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. ICTLC offers classes in dressmaking, embroidery and adult literacy. CDSS is responsible to run this centre besides providing building and equipment.

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.


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


ICTLC started by offering one class each in dressmaking, embroidery and adult literacy and a staff of eight. Each course is of 4 months duration. The classes are held 6 days a week and consist of sessions of 2 hours each:

  • 4 classes in dressmaking
  • 8 classes in embroidery
  • 3 classes in adult literacy

In addition ICTLC offers 6 short courses in the following areas. These courses are mostly for 10 weeks and consist of one 4 – 5 hour class each week.

  • Cooking
  • Grooming (beautician courses)
  • Mehndi
  • Hairstyling
  • Adda work
  • Patch work


Production department also acts as advanced training department where the girls can earn, 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.

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
  • Counseling hour each week

Annual activities

  • Behbud Mela
  • Sports day
  • Pakistan Day
  • French Bazar
  • Market visit
  • Workshops
  • Mother’s Day Sale
  • Counseling
  • Out-Reach Program for Teachers
  • Old girls get together
  • Certificate Distribution Ceremony
  • Competition art and craft

           Cost per trainee/student (2019-2020)

Head of Account

Expenses 2019-20


Cost per trainee/student per year


Cost per trainee/student per month


Capital budget




Personnel cost




Production Expenses




Indirect cost (training workshops, sports, extra-curricular, etc.)








The number of enrolled students during year 2019-20 is 302 .

  • It’s never too late! IETC – Education for Girls
    INFAQ Education & Training Centre (IETC) was established in August 2003 with a purpose to train the teachers for Korangi Academy. As the Centre sailed through its journey it experienced avenues which could lead the challenging tasks that lay ahead. It found out that the environment existing in the community needed INFAQ’s attention and support […]
  • Bridging the Digital Divide to Empower Parents & Students
    The management of KA took two initiatives to bridge-up the digital divide to enable digital learning, as briefly described & illustrated below: a.On Thursday, 17th December, 2020 50 OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) XO-4 (touch) Laptops were issued (on a…Read more ›
  • Teachers’ in-house Capacity Building Programs
    During the difficult time of Covid-19 pandemic, KA arranged the following training programs of multiple levels & durations for capacity building of its teachers: 1.The English Skills Enhancement course conducted by Mr. Rizwan Amjad.            …Read more ›
  • Re-opening of KA under Covid-19 SOPs
    KA resumed its educational activities from Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 for the classes IX to XII under a strict adherence with zero tolerance by staff, faculty and students of the school to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) promulgated by the…Read more ›