Partnership with USAID

RF has partnered with USAID to implement a two year project in gem sector value chain development. Under the aegis of this project, Foundation has established two state of the art gems training centres in Hunza and Garam Chashma 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