MITI – Pakistan
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day, but teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”
So runs an old adage. Even in the inclement moral, ethical and spiritual climate of today,there is nothing that can cap the effervescence of compassion and time and again, we get to experience something so surreal and extraordinary that it restores our trust in good old-natured humanity; MITI is one such hallmark.
With the growing human populace and the ever so rapidly, depleting resources, the country’s youth is left unattended, unwelcome and unemployed. World Memon Organization has left no stone unturned to nurture society; be it education, business, sports or culture and MITI is one of WMO’s most prized projects. MITI was launched as a program to curb the alarmingly, increasing rate of unemployment and since its inception, it has yielded unprecedented results. With entrants and incumbents registering in thousands, the success of this social welfare initiative is self explanatory.
Miti (Memon Industrial and Technical Institute) is a Vocational and Technical centre for the youth (both boys and girls) offering a wide variety of technical, IT, multimedia and home economic courses/disciplines. MITI opened its doors for students in June 2009 with 7 Trades for men. And today, courses are offered in 31 Trades for men and 25 for women. Course durations last 4 months, 6 months, 1 year and short courses of 2 weeks to 2 months and even single day proficient classes are on offer. Courses range from self grooming, stiching and cooking classes to CCNA(Cisco Certified Network Associate), Diploma in Information Technology, HD Media Production and Web Development. MITI offers a professional Photography course of 6 months duration in which proficient and world class photographers of the country take out time to teach students about the sublime art of photography. Youth have benefitted considerably from these creative courses and are now, not only placed in renowned organizations but most have become entrepreneurs and are, themselves offering jobs to other graduates of MITI from the same decipline.
MITI is affiliated with the City & Guilds of the UK and Trade and Testing Board (TTB), Sindh and is frequently visited by local and international delegates who shower praise and appreciate the hard work being put in to benefit young minds and empower them.
Brave men work while others sleep
Brave men work while others fly
They build a nation’s pillar deep
Beyond a shadow of doubt
The aforementioned stanza could very well be used to describe the life of Mr. H M Shehzad (Chairman MITI). Coming from a philanthropic background and understanding the clarion call of time, the man has put his own shoulder to the wheel to rudder the adrift youth.
Mr Shehzad is the driving force behind MITI and he has done a stellar job over the years, to provide the youth of Pakistan with a world class platform where they can be taught, trained and polished to become successful individuals and future entrepreneurs.
Each year 14,000 graduates pass out of MITI and till date 70,000 students have secured employment or are self employed.
Official Website: http://www.wmomiti.com/