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Women's Digital League to train 300 women on digital livelihood initiative sponsored by World Bank in the North Western province of Pakistan.

Women’s Digital League will train 300 women on digital livelihood in six districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), the North Western province of Pakistan. The trainings will be conducted under the World Bank sponsored KP Digital Livelihood Training Program.

These trainings have started at partner institutes and organizations in which housewives and female students are learning how to earn from the privacy of their homes using computers and the Internet. For students, trainings will be conducted in different universities of Peshawar, Abbottabad, Mansehra and Hariper – the KP province. Student trainings can be attended not only by the students of that university but also by the alumni of the same institute. There will also be open training sessions at Basecamp Peshawar andTechValley Abbottabad for housewives and any women who want to pursue work opportunities from home.

Up till now one batch of DLP has graduated at Basecamp Peshawar,while 2ndand 3rd batch are attending classes. Trainees are applying for online jobs and have started earning from platforms like UpWork and Fiverr. Through a closed Facebook group, trainees are helpedby trainers and other industry professionals in getting online jobs and overcoming any problems regarding freelancing.

“This training would enable women to contribute towards the financial stability of their families and society”, says Maria Umar, founder of WDL.

“I am lucky to have attended pilot training program at Frontier College for Women, Peshawar. This training adds so much to the confidence and skill of women that I urge every woman should avail this opportunity provided by WDL”. IsmaAkram, former trainee and now a trainer.

Applicationsfor enrollment are accepted online. All interested candidatescan apply through and get information by calling (0092)336-WDL-0-WDL.

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