Peace and Education Foundation (PEF) successfully organized a one-week workshop in collaboration with the Regional English Language Office at the U.S. Embassy, Islamabad. The workshop, February 19 to 23, 2024 in Islamabad, aimed to enhance the English language communication and leadership skills of Transgender students and young professionals. A total of 39 Transgenders residing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad participated in the workshop. The workshop was led by Ms. Kiran Rukhsana, an experienced trainer, and assisted by Mr. Arslan Mehmood, well known educator.

The workshop adopted an interactive approach, employing diverse activities and resources curated to bolster English language proficiency, nurture critical thinking capabilities, and cultivate leadership qualities within the Transgender community across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad. Through dynamic discussions and problem-solving exercises, participants refined their critical thinking abilities. Leadership-oriented sessions, facilitated by Ms. Kiran Rukhsana and Mr. Arslan Mehmood, provided participants with essential tools and knowledge to enhance their leadership potential. Real-life case studies and practical exercises offered valuable insights into effective leadership strategies. Furthermore, the workshop equipped members of the Transgender community with job readiness skills, offering practical guidance on entering the workforce.

This initiative addressed a pressing need for professional development opportunities among young Transgender individuals, empowering them to improve their English language proficiency, refine their leadership skills, master effective communication techniques, and prepare for employment. Moreover, the workshop fostered the establishment of a supportive Community of Practice (COP) among Transgender individuals, facilitating ongoing learning and collaboration. The success of the workshop underscores PEF’s dedication to empowering Transgender Youth through education and skill enhancement, thereby paving the way for a brighter future for this resilient community.

Participants expressed profound gratitude to RELO and PEF for organizing this enriching and transformative experience. They lauded the workshop for equipping them with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance their English language proficiency, strengthen their leadership capabilities, and foster effective communication skills. Confident in the skills acquired, participants look forward to making substantial contributions to their communities and achieving their personal and professional aspirations.


Participants Quotations

This Professional English Language Training Workshop offers participants a comprehensive learning experience aimed at enhancing their English language skills for professional contexts. Through interactive sessions, tailored exercises, and real-world simulations, attendees develop proficiency in areas such as business communication, presentation skills, writing techniques, and effective verbal expression. Led by seasoned instructors, the workshop employs a blend of theoretical insights and practical strategies to address the diverse linguistic needs of professionals across various industries. Participants emerge with heightened confidence, refined language abilities, and a strategic toolkit to excel in today’s global business environment. Thanks to RELO for offering this workshop. I hope RELO can offer such kind of learning sessions for our transgender Community again. ¬†One of the Workshop Participants from Islamabad


Last week’s workshop organized by PEF was truly an enriching experience. It provided a unique platform for learning and growth, fostering an atmosphere of collaboration and innovation. I was particularly impressed by the thoughtful organization and engaging sessions that sparked insightful discussions among participants. The workshop not only equipped me with valuable knowledge but also inspired me to explore new perspectives and approaches in my work. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to PEF for orchestrating such a meaningful event, and I look forward to applying the insights gained to drive positive change in my endeavours. One of the Workshop Participants from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa



The training was really good overall. We learned a lot of new things. There were some English vocabulary words we knew, but we didn’t know how to use them properly. Through this training, we learned how to use them correctly. We hope to have more platforms like this for the transgender community. Many thanks to the Peace Foundation and RELO for this opportunity. One of the Workshop Participants from Rawalpindi¬†