Learning a new profession or starting your own business is something many people dream of. The Pakistani-German Facilitation and Reintegration Centre (PGFRC) helps turn dreams into reality. It works together with partner organisations to hold vocational training courses, among other things. One of these is a training course in motorbike mechanics. A glimpse behind the scenes.
The dream of having your own workshop
Suleiman is standing beside a dismantled motorbike engine in a modern-looking workshop in the busy Sheikhupura Road district of Lahore. He is dipping each part of the carburettor into a solvent bath to give the parts a thorough clean. He is currently training to become a motorbike mechanic, which will enable him to open his own workshop in the near future. Suleiman came back to Pakistan just two years ago, and opened a shop selling replacement parts for motorbikes.