• 28 Jul, 2017
  • Capacity Building

Project Description

KPITB in collaboration with the Elementary & Secondary Education Department successfully launched the first of its kind project – The Early Age Programming, across 60 different government schools in 14 districts of KP. The project focuses on inculcating innovation & analytical thinking in students at a very young age. Harvard’s code.org and MIT's scratch curriculum has been adopted for this project. Nearly 2,700 children have benefited from this project so far. The KP IT Board and E&SE department are in the process of extending the program to 300 schools across KP in the recently launched 2nd phase of the EAP initiative.


  • 27 Jul, 2017
  • Infrastructure, Capacity Building

Project Description

KPITB has launched its Durshal (a pushto word for doorstep/gateway) centers all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Durshal centers are envisioned to link communities with the growing opportunities in technological developments. In addition, Durshal centers aim to advance entrepreneurship with a view to promote inclusion, particularly of women and other disadvantaged groups. So far KP IT Board has established Durshals in Mardan, Swabi, Swat and Peshawar while the process has been initiated for remaining 3 locations.Durshal Government Innovation Lab is a platform for launching the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program and aims to bring about the much needed technological revolution in the province. Durhsal provides a vital link between the local governments, tech industry, IT entrepreneurs and investors to anchor KP’s digital transformation.

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  • 27 Jul, 2017
  • Capacity Building

Project Description

A growing number of jobs are available through global online work. There is significant interest in the concept of “earning money online”, as the unemployment rate continues to increase for graduates in the province—even for those with technical degrees. To this end, The KP IT Board launched the Youth Employment Program (YEP) in 2016, which is one of the first publicly funded training programs on digital freelancing in the world. This has been one of the most promising projects and we received excellent outcomes from the first phase of the project. The YEP phase-1 that ended in January 2017 completed training of 2100 trainees in 7 districts of KP. It is one of the few projects where we saw the results coming in the form of trainees testimonials about their online earnings after the program. The statistics that we collected (mostly through voluntary responses) show over 40,000 USD earning by the trainees. With the completion of the first phase of the Youth Employment Program, KPITB has launched the 2nd phase of the program on an even bigger scale and a much broader scope by training 40,000 youth in the digital skills. Till date a total of 3,500 youth has been trained under the 2nd phase.

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