Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) has announced Pakistan’s first ever digital freelancers’ awards 2016-2017.
People all around the world despite of their age group are sitting at home and earning great fortunes through online freelancing. Professionals from various fields are working as independent contractors for millions of clients online. It’s an ever growing market and this field is growing more and more prominent these days. For this purpose, KPITB has launched Digital Freelancers’ Awards 2016-2017 in the province Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa for the promotion of this field.
Earlier, the KPITB launched the Youth Employment Program, which they claimed was the first ever Government funded program for freelance training. This program now runs in seven different districts in Khyber PakhtoonKhwa and it has trained over one thousand freelancers, nearing the original target of 2,100 gradually. After successful training, those trained freelancers started working in different sectors in KPK and contributed through their skills for the development of the country.
The KPITB has announced to award the freelancers working on different platforms in different districts. Freelancers from other provinces will be awarded as well. The awards will be awarded in a ceremony held in Peshawar.
The KPITB Digital Freelancers’ Awards will award in the following categories:
- Top three digital freelancers from KPK
- Top three digital freelancers from across Pakistan
- Special awards for female digital freelancers
- Top three female digital freelancers from KPK
- Top three female digital freelancers from across Pakistan
- YEP (Emerging freelancers who attended the KPITB’s Youth Employment Program sessions)
- Youngest freelancer
- Three freelancers to be selected randomly by the Chief Guest