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Sixty Women Complete Internship Programs in Kandahar

16 Apr 2019 Wadsam Afghanistan Business News

Sixty women graduates received

government-issued certificates today recognizing their year-long training and work

experience through the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID)

internship program.

USAID’s internship program equips women with

the knowledge and skills to qualify for jobs with the Afghan civil service. 

Fatima, a graduate of the program said at

the event, “I am ready to work in government now that I have graduated from

USAID’s one-year training. The internship gave us skills and knowledge about

actual work. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” 

Between 2015 and 2020, USAID will train more

than 3,000 women through a year-long internship program for careers in

government. As of February 2019, more than 2,400 women graduated from the

program and are currently applying for government jobs. Over 700 graduates are

now employed in Balkh, Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, and Nangarhar.

The Kandahar Provincial Governor’s Office,

the Directorate of Women’s Affairs, and the Civil Service Commission support

the internship program through on-the-job training and commitment to employ

interns after graduation. 

Kandahar Governor, Hayatullah Hayat, said

“Much appreciation to USAID for training our women in Kandahar. They are our

sisters, they deserve our respect and our support so that they can work in

government offices. We currently have 1,500 available positions in Kandahar and

we are looking for qualified women to fill 200 vacancies. I encourage our

graduated interns to apply.” 

In 2014, the Afghan government committed to

increase the number of women in the civil service from 22 percent to 30 percent

by 2020. By hiring qualified and trained women, Afghanistan will cultivate a

civil service that is more responsive to the needs of its citizens. 

Since 2001, the U.S. placed a top priority

on supporting women’s empowerment as the most effective investment for

accelerating economic growth, and achieving sustainable peace.

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