|Project||Kandahar Vocational Training Centre (VTC)|
To build capacities and empower the people of Afghanistan.
|Project Partners||World Food Programme (WFP)|
The MERCY Malaysia VTC project is one of the more successful centres in Kandahar. Women attending the programme are given sewing, stitching, cutting and knitting skills over a period of 6 months. To start help the graduates employ their skills, upon their graduation each woman is given a sewing machine and some seed money.
|Period||Since May 2003|
Since the centre opened its doors in May 2003, more than 500 women have graduated, and have now been given a foundation to be financially independent.