Afghan refugees in India get skill development training

New Delhi: Anudip Foundation, an implementing partner with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), gives skill development training to Afghan refugees to help the expatriates lead a sustainable life.

Presently, some 79 refugees from Afghanistan are enrolled for Information and Technology (IT), and communication skills training at two centers in Delhi.

The foundation also ensures placement to the candidates after they complete three months training in skill development.

Tamana, an Afghan refugee studying at Anudip Foundation, hoped to get a decent job after completing training.

“I am pursuing classes at Anudip..i am hopeful that this training will help me to get a job,” she said.

Mohebullah Selemankhil, another Afghan refugee who is pursuing a course in IT Workplace at Anudip Foundation, said that he is keen to complete the course and continue his education further.

“After finishing course at Anudip, I would like to continue my Senior Secondary education. After that I will be joining college,” he said.

Tahmeena Noori, another Afghan refugee, migrated to India after her father was killed by the Taliban. She was a bank employee back in Afghanistan and now she is honing her skills to find a suitable job here.

“There are lots of problem in Afghanistan, the situation is not good. Women do not have the right to go outside their home because Taliban does not let them continue their education,” she said.

“My father was killed by Taliban and our family is so sad from them and we cannot stay safely in Afghanistan so we came to India,” she added.

After a three-month skill development training the students get placements in BPOs, IT firms, Banks and others sectors in India.

Operations Manager at the Anudip Foundation, Raja Khan, said that several students are getting jobs after completing training at their institute.

“In Malviya Nagar Centre we have been able to train 50 Afghan people. 30 candidates are placed in different organizations in Delhi. In Bhogal, we are still continuing with the placement, so far we have placed it is somewhere around 43 students,” he said.

India is a secure place for large number of Afghans seeking shelter because of ongoing war back home.

As of December 2014, there are some 10,395 Afghan refugees and asylum-seekers registered with UNHCR in India. (ANI)