In recent years, steps have been taken by Pakistan’s citizens to address the lack of educational opportunities for the young adults.
The roots of The Hunar Foundation THF have been laid by a group of concerned Pakistanis, with the objective of finding a solution to these problems by young adults, a sense of direction with regard to their career options.
75 million young adults are unemployed.
40% of employers say a lack of skills in the main reason for entry-level vacancies.
What happens when they leave school, after having gained their basic education?
For many of these young adults, finishing high school also signals their return to an uncertain future, with little or no guidance towards possible careers.
Pakistan houses one of the youngest populations in the world. 57% (over 100 million) of Pakistan’s population is below 25 years of age. Within this population, those aged between 15 to 35 accounts for almost 37% or 66 million people. Assuming 3 million are graduates, we are left with almost 63 million young adults who are potentially skill able (Source: Population Association of Pakistan,2011-12).
THF aims to address the challenges of livelihood for the youth by providing quality vocational training of international standards. Students are equipped with skills and training of various trades through one-year courses followed by internships in the industry or commercial organizations.THF objective is to turn the disadvantage of overpopulation into an advantage by creating cadres of skilled technicians in a host of relevant disciplines with internationally accepted qualifications.
Aside from professional training, THF is also committed to creating better human beings by teaching work ethics, social and moral values. We are specifically focused on these critical aspects of social conduct so as to produce a high quality, skilled workforce of integrity, and who are readily employable locally and globally.