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A dream doesn’t become reality

Having been through vicissitudes of life, Nasir came to realize that if one believes in one’s skills then whole universe conspires to support his way. In his childhood, Nasir started to support his 4 sisters and 2 brothers by opening a shop when he was studying at grade 10. Their parents have migrated to Gilgit some 45 years ago from Sumayyar, Nager.

Being inhabited in mountains, Nasir was interested in rocks and gems from childhood. His father narrates Nasir, “used to bring colourful stones from the mountains that arouse his curiosity”. Things changed dramatically when he was selected by RF for six months training in gems and gemology in Peshawar. “Surrounded by mountains we were ignorant about gems potential in Gilgit-Baltistan, Rupani Foundation aroused consciousness about the gems and meticulously trained us in this sector” opines Nasir.

Faced with the difficulties to train women in his native village ‘Sumayyar’, he struggled a lot to mobilize people in this sector. He was able to intervene in the community and opened gems and jewellery shop in his native village. By dint of hard work, he was appointed by Rupani Foundation as Master Trainer in one of its centre. Reflecting on his journey of life he states “there is hidden potential in every human being, one needs helping hands, Rupani Foundation has transformed my life and I am further spreading the RF message through skill development trainings”.

Mr. Nasir now runs his own gems cutting centre along with his partners, all of them were trained by Rupani Foundation. Due to increase in demand of their products he is interested in employing 15 gems related individuals at his entrepreneurial venture.

Dexterity never hides in the face of calamity rather it steers its way in tumultuous ocean of opportunities to the isle of perfection.

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