DAYGE provides financial and strategic facilitation for individuals belonging to the marginalized sections of society. DAYGE empowers through skills training and job opportunities creation along with their acceptance, visibility and inclusion into the social fabric.
Pakistan remains the largest producer of illiterate and unskilled youth in South Asia. Moreover, 31% of the total population lives below Multi-Dimensional Poverty line to which women and minorities are extremely vulnerable to. Go Green Pakistan aims at developing earning skills among collaborating individuals and participating groups, in order to ensure their empowerment.
Transgender Emancipation Under DAYGE:
In the first phase, we have targeted the transgender community with the support of Haath Barhao (another welfare society working for trans empowerment) where we were able to mobilize leading makeup artist, award winning photographer, an established dress designer to train and work with two members of the transgender community as makeup artists. Our cause has been endorsed by Sadya's Bridal Salon, Fine Arts Wedding by Irfan Ahson and Tabya Botique. We also inspired culinary and Hotel Institute of Pakistan (CHIP) to enroll two more members of Trans community into their fully funded International Chef Diploma courses. In future we would like to run our own vocational training institutions catering to the needs of the marginalized segment of our society. We aim at the inclusion of the less privileged and differently able individuals as beneficiaries of our operations.
Two transgender Hira and Mawia have completed their make-up training and two other are currently enrolled at CHIP for a six month CHEF training course.
Project Head: Aasma Farhad