A silent skills revolution in Jammu and Kashmir
What sets the Himayat programme apart from traditional govt training schemes are several pro job-market innovations
Twenty four-year-old Rubeena Bano had not left her home in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) until something unexpected happened. She heard about the government sponsored Himayat programme that promised to give skills-training and jobs to unemployed youth in the state. She signed up for the three-month course, and the rest, as they say, is history. Today Bano and five other girls from the state are working in a business process outsourcing (BPO) unit of a mobile phone company in Chandigarh and loving every minute of it.
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