Creating a new cadre of skilled Pakistanis with internationally recognized technical qualifications, opening up a new world of opportunities.
THE HUNAR FOUNDATION (THF) is a non-profit organization that took root with the objective of finding a solution to the problems of livelihood for the youth through quality vocational training of international standards. We offer one year courses in various trades followed by internships in industry or commercial organizations.
The key objective of THF is to provide school leavers and other young adults with international standard vocational training that meets the expectations of the market, leading to employment or small business creation – and eventually economic freedom and empowerment. THF’s intention is to offer this service to the underprivileged and marginalized segments of society – the deserving, women, minorities, and geographies where need is considered to be more urgent. With such a degree, the graduates can seek employment outside Pakistan. In addition to offering courses accredited by the Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), most of our courses / curriculum are approved by City & Guilds UK and students receive C&G Diplomas which are recognized in over 80 countries.
ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE:
- Pioneer in introducing International Qualifications in Vocational Education – City & Guilds(UK)
- 3000 plus deserving young adults graduated from THF Technical Institutes by June 2017
- Trained and Certified instructors from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
- Affiliated with IVETA (International Vocational Education and Training Association)
- Linked with German Trainers of Senior Experten Services (SES), Germany
- MOU with Education Training International (ETI), Western Australia
Currently following courses are offered in THF institutes for men:
- Fabrication & Welding Technology
- Electrical Installation
- Refrigeration &Air Conditioning General Fitter & Plant Maintenance
- Motorcycle Mechanic
- Electrical Home Appliances, UPS & Generator Repair
- Electrical &Electronics Technology
- CNC Machine Operator (Advance Diploma)
We offer two levels of City and Guilds qualification in Pakistan.
- Level II – Diploma
- Level III – Advance Diploma
VOCATIONS/ TRADES OFFERED IN THF WOMEN’S INSTITUTE
THF plans to offer a variety of courses to women, however, will begin with the following trades in its women’s institute.
1. Hair Cutting Techniques
2. Hair Colouring Techniques
3. Beauty Therapy
4. Personal Care Attendants
5. Sales Representative
Some other vocations for women under consideration are: Basic Accounting & Book Keeping, Industrial Garment Stitching, Baking and Cooking & Catering.
DELHI MERCANTILE SOCIETY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (DMSTI), KARACHI – 2010
THF’s first vocational training center, DMS Technical Institute in Karachi and training started operations in Feb 2010. The campus offers training in 6 vocational trades.
HAJIANI ASHRAF KHATOON TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (HAKTI), TANDO ALLAHYAR – 2013
THF in collaboration with Rashid Memorial Welfare Organization (RMWO) has established a vocational training institute in Rashidabad, TandoAllahyar, about 200 km from Karachi. Training at the institute commenced in January 2013 and has a capacity for 600 students per year in 12 vocational trades/ workshops.
FAROUQ AHMED AND AFTAB SHAMSI TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FAASTI), LAHORE – 2014
The Farouq Ahmed and Aftab Shamsi Technical Institute is THF’s first institute in Punjab. The institute has a capacity for 800 students in 16 workshops.
THF– NAJAM VOCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN, KARACHI – 2014
THF’s first institute for women, the Najam Vocational Institute for Women was started in in Delhi Colony, Karachi. The institute is in process of relocating to a modern renovated building at Central Hotel near Karachi Gymkhana. With capacity to graduate up to 300 students per year and will offer both short and long courses.
Hunar Foundation Sahib Dad Abdul Mannan Khan Technical Institute, (SDAMKTI) Kharian 2015
Sahib Dad Abdul Mannan Khan Technical Institute (SDAMKTI) is the most recent edition to Hunar Foundation’s campuses. The institute is located in Kharian, Jhelum and can accommodate around 1000 students.