Infaq Craft Training and Literacy Centre – ICTLC

ICTLC was formed by CDSS in November 2002. This vocational training centre aims to empower the community girls around the CDSS through acquiring technical/vocational skills. CDSS is responsible to run this centre besides providing building and equipment.


The main objective of ICTLC is to provide the girls of the community around the CDSS an opportunity to become self-reliant through mastering the technical/vocational skills.

Reorganization of ICTLC

ICTLC previously being managed by Behbud, now operates under Social Welfare Department of INFAQ Education & Training Centre (IETC) with effect from 1st July, 2018. There has been no change in the women empowerment facilities being extended to the community.


Short & Diploma Courses

ICTLC is offering short & diploma courses held 5 days a week and consist of sessions of 2 hours each:

  • Grooming (beautician course)
  • Sewing & Cutting (Basic / Advance)
  • Hand & Machine Embroidery (Basic / Advance)
  • Puff Machine Embroidery
  • Fashion designing
  • Adult literacy
  • Mehndi classes
  • Cooking
  • Hairstyling
  • Adda work
  • Patch work
  • Vocational Certificate & Diploma Course (S.B.T.E)


Production department also acts as advanced training department where the girls can earn out the sale of stitched work, embroided dresses, school & college uniforms, home textile & order stitching, as well as learn more in their area of expertise. On an average 40 to 60 girls work in the department each quarter which comes to about 100 beneficiaries a year.

Exhibition of Work

Students display their finished products like Kurties & Shalwars, Stitched Suits, Uniforms, Trousers, & Embroidery Work on S.B.T.E. Students Work Display.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Orientation Program for new students 3 times a year
  • Sewing machine maintenance workshop 3 times a year
  • Compulsory Cooking classes for students 3 times a year
  • Library hour each week
  • Sports hour each week
  • Games
  • Counseling hour each week

Annual activities

  • Sports day
  • Pakistan Day
  • Market visit
  • Workshops on skill development
  • Counseling
  • Get together of Passed out Girls
  • Certificate Distribution Ceremony
  • Competition of Art and Craft

The annual budget of ICTLC for the FY 2022-2023 along with cost per student (per annum/per month), worked out on the basis of the strength of 59 (as per the audited accounts as on 30th June, 2022) students then, is as under:

Budget Heads

Total Incurred Expenses against the Budget 2022-23 Cost per student per month

Cost per student per annum




Indirect Expenses on Students

A. Personnel cost

Faculty & staff salaries.







B. Other Indirect Cost

Functions & events, Staff Uniform, Material & Training Cost, Repair & maintenance, Communications, Insurance, Utilities (Gas and water charges), Fees & Subscription & Printing & Stationery, depreciation for year & others








The cost per student, according to the incurred expenses against the budget of 2022-23 with the strength of 59 was worked out as Rs. 7,134/- per student per month.


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