Women in Remote Regions Posted on January 5, 2019
At Thar Foundation we strongly believe in the women agenda and are committed to taking affirmative action on UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.
The Women Dump Truck Driver Program is an acclaimed and breakthrough project that is empowering females in the remote region of Tharparkar. Through the Women Dump Truck Driving Program, the Foundation aims to provide rural females of Tharparkar an opportunity to broaden their livelihood by completing a training course to learn how to drive a dump truck in the Thar coal projects.
- Through the program the Foundation aims to establish new generation of empowered females who have access to better socio-economic opportunities, financial inclusion and agency in an area that has historically been notorious for ranking low on major Human Development Indices.