Iftin Foundation collaborating with Puntland Chambers of Commerce held dialogue about the Role of Businesses, NGOs and Government on female graduates in Garowe on 7th June 2015. The occasion which was organized as the high level meeting among the above three entities discussed their effective roles on young female graduate employment and career development.
Ahmed Ali Ugas, the executive director of iftin Foundation and Mr. Abduqadir, the chairman of Putland chamber of commerce welcomed and thanked together for all guests from government, NGOs, private companies and civil societies for attending this wonderful session and announced that session is open. After thanking and opening the dialogue Mr. Ugas talked about the importance of this theme” The role of business, NGO’s and government on female graduates job placement” and how it’s vital to talked about and discuss it overly.
The facilitator briefly introduced Iftin foundation and their initiate project named ”FURSAD” with the participants for the aim of prompting job placement of female grandaunts in public and private sector. Mrs. Nasro, the project coordinator gave details to the subject and why they choose? She appreciated the attendants and talked about how FURSAD was initiated and reaches this position, she remarked that recently Iftin Foundation had been working on education sector in the entire Somali regions and this project named Fursad was out of the programs that Iftin Foundation was established and worked for recent years. Nasro continued her speech and noted that the main aim of FURSAD project is to promote and advocate job placement of female graduates in private companies, because most of private companies don’t provide and employ female in their settings and that may have negative impact on their physical, mental and, economic and social development. Furthermore noted that Iftin Foundation had done several studies on young female graduate’s job placement in private sectors, and they discovered that 20.5% of female worker employ education sector. I.e. schools, nursery, and higher institute and so on. And on least ranking percent was telecommunication sector. Finally noted that Iftin Foundation has developed a database which helps young female graduate to submit their CV’s and also enable other interesting private companies to sort out their job candidates from the website.www.fursad.so