Rural artisans will get a chance to hone their skills in a training workshop that began here on Wednesday.
There will be five batches of the 14-day workshop. The first batch will complete its training on July 17. The second batch will train between August 30 to September 12, third batch from September 14 to September 27, whereas the fifth batch will train from October 15 to October 28, according to the organisers.
The organisers say the project is intended to provide capacity building for marginalised craftspersons and artisans from lower-income groups. A total 128 master artisans and 768 artisan apprentices will benefit from the programme.
Each master trainer after successful completion of training will be responsible for training five other local artisans from his or her own locality for two months. Master artisans will get Rs5,000 as honorarium for their work as trainers.
The workshops are being held in collaboration with SUNGI Development Foundation, GIZ and DAACHI at the Lok Virsa complex.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 5th, 2012.
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