Social security is the right of every citizen in a democratic country. It is the responsibility of the state to provide its people with basic necessities to live, along with socio economic growth opportunities and freedom to express. A modern welfare state is based on the principle of equal opportunity, equitable distribution of resources, and public participation for all. And nations like the Nordic Countries, Germany, France, and Netherlands are following this structure.
Pakistan like many developing nations is struggling with its own set of problems, but the Government is persistently taking initiatives on both public and private platforms to work towards developing a prosperous environment for all citizens. Government run programs for social and economic uplifting are generally categorized as either monetary support programs or empowering/enabling programs.
Monetary support programs work more like welfare programs where the Government subsidies to the poor, such as housing assistance, health insurance, financial aid etc. People below a certain poverty line qualify for such type of assistance. Whereas, enabling programs are inclined towards skills development of the people which leads to individual economic growth resulting in overall prosperity of the nation. Anyone can benefit from such programs; the privileged and the underprivileged.
One such enabling program is currently run by the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom is DigiSkills.pk. An online portal providing training in digital skills completely free. Courses offered include Freelancing, E-Commerce Management, Digital Literacy, Digital Marketing, AutoCAD, WordPress, Creative Writing, QuickBooks, Graphic Design and Search Engine Optimization. All specialized skills, which once learned can enhance the person’s ability to earn, improve career prospects and surge business growth. Anybody can sign up for these courses whether an existing freelancer, student, housewife, professional, entrepreneur etc.
The Government undertakes all sort of programs for the benefit of all its citizens and DigiSkills.pk is one of them. To register log on to www.digiskills.pk, and benefit from this platform without having any second thoughts.