Sindh Workers Welfare Board (SWWB) has reflected its perpetual commitment by establishing a well-coordinated and harmonious network of schools all over Sindh to educate the children of industrial workers, a hardworking but poor segment of society, Through these institutions, SWWB is imparting quality education to children in coordination with its provincial counterparts in every nook and corner of the country. These schools are providing free of cost quality education to the children of workers in a conducive and receptive manner, It may be mentioned that SWWB is also establishing a large number of schools in far-flung areas of the country to cater for the emerging needs of working class.
Under this scheme two types of scholarships are offered to the students:-
- Merit Scholarships
- Foreign Scholarships
The Governing Body of Workers Welfare Fund (WWF) in its 38th meeting held on 08th January 1997 launched this scheme so that the children endowed with intellect and intelligence can properly benefit from this scheme, These scholarships have been approved for talented children of workers studying in F.A, F.Sc, upto M,A, M.Sc., besides Medical and Engineering Colleges / Universities. These scholarships are also awarded to those workers who intend to improve their educational qualification / skill.
In the 58th meeting of the Governing Body, WWF, held on 04th November 2001, another scholarship scheme was launched according to which those children of workers who get admission in prestigious and reputed institutions on merit could also claim tuition fee, hostel charges, books from WWF.
This scheme was initiated primarily for providing an opportunity to those children of workers who are hard-working and deserve to get higher education from foreign universities. It was started in 2001 and under this scheme four scholarships, one for each province is approved in the fields of Information Technology, Physical and Biological Sciences and Engineering etc., for M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels on merit basis, All the expenditures incurred on this scheme is borne by the WWF.
With the progress of modern sciences and industry, technical education is receiving great importance and emphasis in all advanced countries of the world. In Pakistan there is a need to develop the skills of our manpower to achieve national self-sufficiency and to raise the prevailing standard of life. Along with it, we also need to make efforts to develop positive attitudes among the young generation towards manual work and Labour, to develop and maintain an industrial community, it is necessary to have manpower trained in a wide range of skills.
Basic education and gainful employment is the constitutional rights of every citizen. Unfortunately, in Pakistan employment situation is alarming and aggravating with passage of time due to high population growth and slow rate of economic development. The lower income particularly the industrial workers and their children are main victims of prevailing unemployment due to lack of their access and opportunities for education and training on account of financial constraints/resources.
Vocational training for youth has always been one of the top priorities of Sindh Worker Welfare Board, Keeping in view the importance of vocational training; SWWB has established Industrial Homes in various parts of Sindh. Presently training courses like dress designing, knitting, machine/hand embroidery, leatherwork, painting, candle making, pottery, secretariat training are offered at these Industrial Homes.