Population Welfare Training Institute (PWTI) was established in 1981, with the broad objective of imparting Non-Clinical Training to departmental staff and the target audience through step-down trainings. Capacity building of department personnel includes subjects of office and financial management, community mobilization, communication skills. In the wake of the 18th constitutional amendment, the institute was devolved to the Population Welfare Department Punjab on 04-12-2010. Follow on Facebook for the latest in-house activities.
Enlisted below are the functions followed by PWTI:
- Contributing to build human and institutional capacity to engage in policy-oriented research, awareness-raising campaigns
- Designing and conducting initial/in-service/mandatory promotional trainings
- Preparing syllabi and curriculum/manual for training program
- Arranging sensitization/orientation training programs for religious scholars, nation-building departments, provincial line departments, target group institutions, and non-governmental organizations at District and Tehsil level
- Conducting, preparing and publishing research based data for key stakeholders for developing policies and programs
- Building a core team of trainers and researchers to ensure the quality of capacity building activities and research
The Population Welfare Training Institute has been strengthened in respect of increased training capacity, improved quality of trainings and conduction of research work through execution and completion of the ADP Scheme Strengthening of PWTI 2014-16. The scheme had the following features:
PWTI has established a training hall to cater to the requirement of trainings. The hall is equipped with wall-mounted projector screen, audio system, video recording, multimedia projector, and a seating capacity of 35 trainees. Cooling and heating appliances are also installed to ensure a comfortable training environment. Other training aids are also available to facilitate the trainers and trainees.
IT Resource Lab and e-Library
With the establishment of the IT Resource Lab and e-Library, the effectiveness of training has increased multifold as information in the form of electronic data and up to-date material is readily available. The IT resource lab has 30 latest desktop computers. It offers a swift internet connection for web searches. The e-library of the institute is also accessed from the IT lab. The main library of PWTI has over 1500 books, journals, and reports on population, reproductive health, Islam and family planning, and related subjects. There is a large collection of resource material available on population and reproductive health with PWTI, Lahore.
Research Unit has been established for keeping the department and other stakeholders up to date on various dimensions of family planning and reproductive health in the province. Two operational types of researches have been completed on “Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Family Planning among Married Women (Aged 15-35) in D.G. Khan and Rajanpur” and “Client Satisfaction with Services of Family Welfare Centers in the Rural Areas of Punjab.” Further, with the assistance of the advisor on Islamic Research, the Population Welfare Training Institute has developed Islamic literature for the general public to promote family planning. Publications were provided to different libraries and distributed in public awareness seminars.
The hostel facility is a newly established venture in the 36 years old history of PWTI. It caters to 35 outstation trainees at a time and offers full dining facilities under the management of trained kitchen staff. Each comfortably furnished room on twin sharing basis has a washroom attached. A common room is available with television for relaxation during free time. The hostel is provided with a heavy duty electric generator as an alternate source of electricity. Maintenance staff on the roll ensures the comfort and safety of the trainees.
Training Achievements (2011 - 2016)
1415 officers participated in training courses/workshops arranged on office and financial management, training of trainers, computing skills for Contraceptive Logistic Management Information System-CLMIS. 766 officials attended training courses on management of district store, financial management, office etiquette, and manners. 2247 field functionaries were trained in interviewing and counseling techniques for RH and FP, working with the community, and social mobilization.
The PWTI training calendars are: