Pakistani electric supply company K-electric has introduced its ‘Roshni Baji’ program at Dubai Expo 2020 and has given stage to Abeera Kamran and Zara Afshan, the first certified female electricians to share their inspiring journey at Pakistan Pavilion.
The key features of KE’s Roshni Baji program were highlighted during the event. The program essentially promotes women’s role in our society, inclusivity, and raises awareness in communities reshaping Pakistan’s power sector.
What is the Roshani Baji Program?
The Roshani Baji translates to Beacon of Light in English, is a program envisioned by K-electric under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) – gender equality and women empowerment. This program aims to provide women with a platform to showcase their talents while conducting a grassroots modification of their neighborhoods.
As per World Bank, in Pakistan, labor force participation (FLFP) has remained the lowest in the past two decades. Reports reveal that FLFP in Pakistan’s power sector drifts around four percent.
How has the Roshani Baji Program Helped Women in Pakistan join the Workforce?
Abeera and Zara shared their story at the Pakistan Pavilion. They said that with rigorous training, they have become professional at using and maintaining motorcycles to increase their mobility and have become certified as Pakistan’s first female electricians. They are fully capable of completing the internal wiring of a house, office, or warehouse on a single-phase supply.
The program has helped many women be inducted as full-time employees in K-Electric while others become entrepreneurs after completing the training program.
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