The Marble Mosaic training for forty UoP female students hailing from FATA concluded the other day at the Pashto Cultural Museum University of Peshawar. The training organized in collaboration with the World Bank and College of Home Economics was held in three different batches, each a week long, wherein the students were imparted capacity building hands on exercises in marble mining, cement tiles and marble mosaic.
The aim of the training was to inculcate entrepreneurship skills among the female students of the University of Peshawar and unearth their creative skills. Student Ms. Anmol Afridi was declared as the best designer in the event for her inspiring performance.
Vice Chancellor UoP Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rasul Jan was the chief guest of the concluding ceremony and distributed certificates and tool kits among the students. Principal College of Home Economics Prof. Dr. Kaneez Fatima and representative of the FATA Secretariat were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony the Vice Chancellor said that Pakistan is endowed with the best natural resources in the world. He added due to poor extracting techniques more than 50% of the nonrenewal marble gets wasted causing grate loss to the natural exchequer. He appreciated the student’s effort in making beautiful pieces from wastes of marble.
Dr. Jan stated that female contributes more than half of the country’s population and it is integral to bring them into the main stream of the socio economic development so that the mother land can prosper. In education we need more women participation so as to strengthen the system, he concluded.
Earlier Dr. Kaneez Fatima said that the training was arranged exclusively for female students of FATA with the objective of bringing them into the national economy development.