RASC News Agency: The recent announcement from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) spotlights the launch of a cutting-edge mobile phone repair training program in Khost province. The primary objective of this pioneering initiative, as communicated on Wednesday, November 28th, through a Facebook post by the Afghanistan branch of UNHCR, is to offer employment opportunities for the residents of Khost, particularly those who have repatriated from neighboring countries. While specific participant statistics remain undisclosed, this marks the second implementation of the mobile repair training program by the United Nations in Khost province within the past few months. The initial phase of this educational program witnessed the graduation of 75 individuals.
It is crucial to acknowledge that the nation’s unemployment and poverty rates have experienced a substantial surge since the Taliban assumed control, prompting numerous young individuals to seek refuge in neighboring countries like Iran and Pakistan. Presently, Afghanistani immigrants residing in these adjacent nations, including Pakistan and Iran, encounter the imminent threat of involuntary deportation. This situation has evolved into a significant concern due to the dearth of suitable employment opportunities within Afghanistan and the potential collapse of the country’s economy under Taliban rule.
In light of these challenging circumstances, the UNHCR’s mobile phone repair training program strives to address the urgent need for job creation and skill development in Khost province. By equipping individuals with the essential skills to repair mobile phones, this initiative aims to empower the local population and furnish them with sustainable livelihoods.