“The Youth Employment Project (YEP) is a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to improve human capital profiles of youth from conflict-ridden neighborhoods of Karachi. The project provides training and employment opportunities in textile-related sectors. As you know Karachi’s garment industry accounts for a large percentage of jobs. It provides an opportunity for youth to emerge from poverty and improve their livelihoods.
Some renowned garment companies including Gul Ahmed Textile Mills have partnered with UNDP. They played a significant role in providing job opportunities to vulnerable youth. The Youth Employment Project has empowered 6,600 young men and women in garment-manufacturing skills through training programmes. It also provided job opportunities to 3,700 youth belonging to marginalized areas of Karachi.
Gul Ahmed Textile Mills, in partnership with UNDP under the YEP has provided training and employment opportunities to nearly 1,000 vulnerable young men and women in Karachi.”