First cohort of female electricians graduated under K-Electric’s Roshni Baji Program
The group of Pakistan's first certified female electricians has been graduated under the K-Electric’s Roshni Baji Community Ambassador Program, 24News HD TV Channel reported on Wednesday.
NEPRA Chairman Tauseef H Farooqi presided over the graduation ceremony held at Karachi other day and also distributed certificates among the graduated girls.
Addressing the graduation ceremony, NEPRA Chairman said that it was very important for women to be confident and self-reliant in society.
Farooqi commended the achievement, stating, “It is heartening to see that K-Electric is taking an active interest in inculcating awareness and a sense of community ownership on the tenets of personal and public safety, and also going beyond this to provide women with a springboard for their economic empowerment with holistic training.
The certification entailed 8000 man-hours of training and is enabling these women to break gender stereotypes, gain greater financial independence, and create their own space in traditionally male-dominated spaces.
The training allows them successfully to deploy complete internal wiring on a single-phase supply of up to 5kW from the electric utility’s meters to the distribution board of a home.
Additionally, they have been trained to calculate the load and energy consumption of appliances, which can be used to ensure that the electricity supply inside homes is safe and reliable and create awareness on energy conservation practices as well.
They also have easier access to communities where homes are predominantly occupied by women during working hours; almost 50% of our daytime users are women.
Reporter: Ayaz Rana