Medical and Humanitarian Aid Projects

Project Kandahar Vocational Training Centre (VTC)
Objectives

To build capacities and empower the people of Afghanistan.

Project Partners World Food Programme (WFP)
Activities

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.

Locations Afghanistan
Period Since May 2003
Accomplishments

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.