PAST PROJECTS

GEMS AND JEWELLERY DEVELOPMENT CENTRE:

In 2008, KADO with its partners, which includes Rupani Foundation and Aga Khan Rural Support Program (AKRSP), established a Gems Cutting and Polishing Center (GCPC) in Hunza where local youth – both women and men- are being trained in the art of cutting, polishing of precious and semi-precious stones and gems and jewelry making to optimize the benefit for the local communities.

PURPOSE OF THE CENTRE

The main purpose of the center was to produce skilled and technical experts in Gems and Jewellery in order to facilitate the value chain of the sector thereby increasing the potential to develop the Gems and Jewellery sector.

By the end of 2008, the Center produced 40 (30 women, 10 men) trained people in gem cutting and polishing. From the opening of the center, an initial breakthrough is witnessed in order to benefit local people socially and economically.

 KADO is also actively engaged in raising awareness and lobbying activities to increase value addition in this sector.

OUR CENTER OFFERS

KADO is also actively engaged in raising awareness and lobbying activities to increase value addition in this sector.
Currently, the center offers training in:

Gems Cutting

Polishing of precious and semi-precious stones

Jewelry Making

Carving and Gemology.