Partnership with USAID
RF has partnered with USAID to implement a two years project in gem sector value chain development. Under the aegis of this project, Foundation has established two state of the art gems training centers in Hunza and Garam Chasma Chitral to train 240 individuals in advanced gems cutting, polishing and beads making. Foundation is also establishing a gem testing lab in Gilgit to provide services to private sector in certification of gem stones to help private sector in reaching international markets.
Article on New Career: Such a Gem has been published in The Express Tribune on Friday, April 11, 2014