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Lok Virsa's workshop on textile crafts for Pak artisans
Sep '12
With an aim to provide marketing skill training to textile artisans who have no or limited linkages in big markets, Lok Virsa is organizing training workshops for textile artisans, in association with SUNGI Development Foundation and GIZ.
After conclusion of the first workshop of the series in July, the second workshop focusing on textiles-based crafts commenced from August 30 and would go on till September 12. More than 750 artisans, including master artisans and apprentices, are participating in the workshop.
Lok Virsa Executive Director Khalid Javaid said the project focuses on helping marginalized craft persons and artisans, particularly from rural areas with low income, to build their capacity. He said there are some home-based workers in far-off and deprived areas, who have no or limited linkage with big markets to sell their goods.
Group management, skill enhancement, product designing and development, Gender Action Learning System (GALS), quality control, colour scheming, pricing, raw material purchasing, marketing and also economic rights of home-based informal workers, all forms a part of the training module.
The training mainly remains focused at providing skilled artisans an exposure in value chain development and marketing practices by allowing them to gain practical experience through exhibition or marketing facility at Lok Virsa.
Upon successful completion of training, each master trainer would be made responsible to impart two months training to five local artisans in his or her locality, and would be paid an honorarium of Pk Rs. 5,000 for the same.
This honorarium would be paid to them upon successful completion of training during provincial level marketing exposure events like craft exhibitions, industrials fairs and exhibitions by Chambers of Commerce.

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