I spent many years working abroad as an electrician, but I missed my family. When I came back to Pakistan in 2018, I wasn’t initially earning enough. A friend told me about the services offered by the PGFRC. And that’s how my new start began.
My name is Shakeel. I’m 40 years old and I come from a small village around 30 kilometres from Peshawar. It’s in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. I spent 9 years working as an electrician in Saudi Arabia and decided to return to Pakistan in 2018. I wanted to be near my family again,
but sadly I couldn’t earn enough money as an electrician. So I decided to develop myself professionally. I thought that would give me better opportunities.
How I found my professional calling in Pakistan
A friend told me about the services offered by the Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC). I searched the internet and discovered the business development training that the PGFRC provides. That seemed perfect for me: I had lots of practical experience as an electrician, but I didn’t know how to build and manage a business. I applied for the training course and was offered a place.