Smart Tajir by Youth Impact will enable 400 rural school girls from Balochistan to learn the science and art of entrepreneurship. Through an integrated program model, they will be able to connect local opportunities with their newly learnt skills. Young girls from some of the most neglected districts of Pakistan, i.e. Turbat, Gwadar, Panjgur and Lasbela will benefit from this program.
Balochistan is considered as the most neglected province when it comes to literacy, social, political and economic development. And within Balochistan, women are the most marginalized segment of the society. The challenge is to provide these young girls with basic entrepreneurial skills, opportunities to survive and thrive in their communities and empowering them to live with a better self-image.
This project aims to help teenage girls in rural areas to get entrepreneurship education and learn skills that help them contribute in the family income. Through experiential and hands on trainings, these girls will be enabled to tap into the available opportunities within their surrounding. High school female students would be encouraged to look around and find local resources to design products and services to do a small scale business from their home.
This training will help females to start their own business and promote local agriculture/non agriculture products. Youth Impact has conducted similar trainings for Pakistani youth. Many of them are already on the track of supporting their families while studying. On successful implementation, the same program can be expanded to other rural areas of Pakistan, benefiting thousands of youth.