Frequently Asked Questions
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What is The Hunar Foundation’s vision and why is it important
The Hunar Foundation’s (THF) vision is to create a new cadre of skilled Pakistanis with internationally recognized technical qualifications that will open a new world of opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.
Keeping to this vision, THF is empowering the marginalized youth, both boys and girls, with vocational training at six THF Institutes all across Pakistan, making them gainfully employed thus creating ‘A Skilled Pakistan’ in the process.
What support does vocational education and training need from the public and private sectors to reach a full impact creating a "Skilled Pakistan"?
Our objective of a ‘Skilled Pakistan’ is a mammoth task, and no one be it the government or any organization can do it on its own. We need support, from everyone.
Corporate entities like OGDCL, Pakistan Petroleum Limited, China Power Hub Generation Co. are supporting THF’s cause through Student Sponsorship Program. Under the programme, companies support the whole batch of students. We need more companies to come forward and help us in mission.
What are the courses being offered at THF institutes and how many institutes do you have?
The courses that THF offers ranges from refrigeration, air conditioning, auto mechanics to plumbing, welding fabrication, electronics, auto cad and graphic animation for boys and hair dressing, beauty therapy and personal care attendance for girls. All the courses are developed following the City and Guilds curriculum, and accredited by the Sindh Trade Testing Board, TEVTA Technical Board and City & Guilds, UK.
Does the foundation charge a fee for training?
Although the cost of a single course is around Rs 90,000 but most of our students are not in a position to pay. So, THF provides these deserving students with scholarship to help them complete their training and stand on their own feet. Further, the institute also bears the expenses of only their uniform and stationary so they could focus on their studies rather worrying about all the expenses.
THF is a Shariah compliant organization and audited by Ernst and Young. Therefore, a lot of THF students are eligible for Zakat.