Islamabad, January 17, 2011
Mr. Sato Toshiya with trainees before their departure for Japan
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under its Training Programme for Young Leaders has sent a total number of 26 participants who have left for Japan for 18 days of training today.
The Training Programme for Young Leaders of Pakistan is initiated by the JICA under its Technical Cooperation Scheme for Pakistan. This year, a total number of 16 young trainee participants from vocational education and 10 trainees from health sector in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Baluchistan, Punjab, Sindh and Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan are participating in the program. The Program has been designed essentially for vocational education teachers and administrative staff in public vocational education and health system of the Government of Pakistan. This Program is expected to enhance and polish the capabilities of the participants in their fields through the Japanese experience, which has already established it's self in vocational education and health sector. Besides training, the program will also ensure the promotion of mutual understanding and friendship among people of Pakistan and Japan. The participants will get an opportunity to experience Japanese living style through home stay with Japanese families and by exchanging knowledge and information of their respective countries.
Mr. Sato Toshiya, Senior Representative of JICA while speaking at the occasion hoped that this training program for young leaders will provide an opportunity to the young vocational and health professionals to learn from Japanese experience of technological advancement.
The Training Programme for Young Leaders was started by JICA in 1991 and till date a total number of 442 government officials of various ministries of the Government of Pakistan have been sent to Japan for training in various fields of technical and management positions.