University of Swat and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the youth empowerment of Swat Valley.
Mr. Mahboob Ur Rahman, Registrar University of Swat and Mr. Qazi Azmat Isa, CEO, PPAF signed the document on behalf of University of Swat and PPAF respectively. Moreover, Mr. Asif Saud Jan, Director DORIC, University of Swat and Mr. Muhammad Waseem, Manager Program for Poverty Reduction, PPAF witnessed/signed the MoU as Focal Persons for the mentioned collaboration.
Under the MoU, PPAF will provide trainings to nominated/selected students from pre-defined disciplines in relevant topics. The MoU will be beneficial not only for the students but will also create a new cadre of “Communicators for Development” in the remote areas. Apart from the trainings, PPAF shall also provide internship opportunities for the UoS Students at PPAF’s office subject to availability of slots and funds. Similarly, PPAF will link the UoS to a youth engagement communication initiative for sustainable community self-development through a Pakistani-Italian liaison wherein University of Swat will be fostered by an Italian University (managed by PPAF) to liaise with other Italian Academia. Moreover, PPAF may also seek technical expertise from UoS for capacity building of Community Resource Persons (CPRs) and Community members around Agri-tourism & Cultural heritage.