“Yes!! Together we can..” PROJECT STATUS: FINAL SUBMISSION TEAM LEADER: FAISAL IMTIAZ & MARYAM IMDAD TARGET YOUTH: COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TEAM MEMBERS: INITIALLY 11 in 2 UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES VOLUNTEERING HOURS SPEND: NOT DEFINEDNUMBER OF YOUTH IMPACTED: MORE THAN 100 STUDENTS IN 10 DAYS PERIOD OF PROJECT : PERMANENT AND FULLY SUSTAINABLE
Peers Group at University of Veterinary & AnimalSciences Lahore (UVAS) & Kinnaird College ForWomen, Lahore.
Target Group Those students who did hard work through out their academic career but could not bear the burden of university fees and expenses. Those young people who don’t have any financial issue as such but due to discrimination by society based on Race, colour etc or any other reason, developed negative point of views and didn’t find anyone who would listen to them and give answers to their unanswered questions. Those students who belong to rural & underdeveloped areas by providing them career counselling and connecting them to the professionals.
Project planWe aim to : Arrange & Provide scholarships to deserving students. Find youth icons and connecting youth with them. Promote culture of non violence and peace through peer education and awareness. Bring positivity in youth to help them bring a positive change in their society. Provide physcological support by connecting the students to the volunteers of medical profession. Provide career counseling through experts of their fields.
How ? We will make our team consisting of young people from different professions and institutes. We will organize behavioural change workshops in universities and colleges to eliminate negative attitudes from youth and promote a culture of non violence and peace among young generation. We will organize working groups in universities under the supervision of mentors or teachers. Each group will then find students, who’d like to volunteer, by advertising through notice boards, pasting posters in universities and utilizing social media such as university journals etc We will find donors and also contact with different NGO’s working for same cause by using different means of communications like social media, news papers, university journals etc We will organize open meetings between donors and beneficiary students and also invite young icons to share their inspirational stories to motivate young people. The methodology is effective and by working on it we can easily reach the vulnerable groups (according to our project) of the
What we want ?We want: To take steps for eradication of illiteracy from the society. To eliminate negative attitudes from the youth. To eradicate depression and frustration from youth. To promote the culture of non violence and peace among youth and society. To help youth in selection of right profession by providing career counselling through trained and professional volunteers. To eliminate the sense of discrimination from the society. To empower youth through education. It will open new dimensions in the social sector and will set examples for those who wants to work for the society.
Outcomes Development of healthy educated society. Youth empowerment through education. Promotion of culture of non violence and peace. Elimination of criminal and negative attitudes from youth and also from society.FEEDBACK: Influenced more than 100 students within a week and they appreciated our efforts. At present we are financially supporting 2 students due to lack of financial resources. We organized a workshop last week to create awareness among youth about the power of positive attitudes and behaviors and got an amazing response to it. The project is innovative and in the long run it will become self sustainable as the beneficiaries of today will be the donor of tomorrow and will provide their support to the deserving students of their time. As we are emphasizing on Peer to Peer relationship not Donor -Recipient relationship, it means the donor who is donating through us, is adopting that individual and
Potential actors & Youthinvolvement Underprivileged youth mainly of universities and colleges. Mentors and teachers. Donor agencies and civil society NGOs. Youth icons. Peer educators and volunteers.YOUTH INVOLVEMENT: This project is made by the youth, for the young generation and it will also be implemented by the youth. This will set the best example of youth empowerment. The whole project will be managed, implemented and evaluated by the youth. The target group is university or college students underprivileged in any sense whether financial, discriminatory, racial or behavioural etc.
TEAM MEMBERS: University of Veterinary & Kinnaird College for Women, Animal Sciences Lahore Lahore Faisal Imtiaz (team leader) Maryam Imdad( team leader) Salman Akram Asna Ijaz KhanAdeel Zain Khadija FaisalTajammul Kabir Momina NadeemAsad Khan Lodhi Kristiana D’silvaKomal Farooq All the members are from LAHORE PAKISTAN.