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Ra’ana Liaquat Craftsmen’s Colony (RLCC)
was established in 1949 by Begum Ra’ana Liaquat Ali Khan to house emigrating craftsmen from India after partition. In the early days the Colony located in what is now Shah Faisal Colony consisted of a compound with housing and workshops for the craftsmen to practice their craft.Founded by Begum Ra’ana Liaquat in 1954 for the rehabilitation of emigrating artisans from India, Ra’ana Liaquat Craftsmen Colony Welfare Program (RLCC) is a non profit organization situated in Shah Faisal Town, Block 1.
ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMME
“I was compleltely illiterate. When I was younger, the nearest school was very far from my home so I was not allowed to go there. NowI feel a great change in myself. Not only can I read and write, but I have a better understanding of things and my general knowledge has increased considerably. This organisation has really helped us and proved that uneducated people can also learn, if given the chance, and make something of themselves. I pray that RLCC grows and flourishes.”
INCOME GENERATION PROGRAMME
“I have been working here for 6 years now. My husband is a chowkidar. When I came here I was in great financial distress.
At first my husband didn’t want me to work here but now he supports me.In fact, when I’m working on orders at home he helps me. I started off with making paper bags but with encouragement, I now make other products that involve stitching. I like coming to work here and I’m proud that I can make a living.”