Welcome! <Company Name> EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL OF YOUTH AS CHANGE AGENTS: EMPOWERING LOW-INCOME/NON PRIVILEGED YOUTH THROUGH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY IN PAKISTAN
Contents 1. Introduction 2. Political System of Pakistan 3. Model Project 4. Results 5. Future
INTRODUCTION YOUTH Youth Population: Pakistan’s youth constitutes almost 64 per cent of the total population. ? Question: W hether Pakistani Youth is ready to determine the fate of entire future of Pakistan? LOST The Generation Lost : A n age that lack stable government, justified economic growth, basic physiological needs and high rate of unemployment.
The Political System of Pakistan PUBLIC It’s not the Public: Pakistan’s political system has always been ruled by reigns in hands of few influencing families or army dictators. DISTANCE Youth at Distance: The imbalance in the political infrastructure restricted the youth to participate in the national policies and ultimately the process of policy making. EXPLORE Exploring the Potential : Now in globalised world It’s very high time to explore the potential of Pakistani youth as positive change agents.
GOALS THE PLAN RESULTS IDEA INITIATIVE SELECTION OF AREA MODEL PROJECT PROBLEMS PHILOSOPHY & SOLUTION
IDEA do it! Amr bil Ma'ruf wa Nahy an al Munkar: establishment of justice, equality and righteousness (Ma’ruf) in society, and the eradication of injustice, falsehood and evil.(Munkar)
INITIATIVE Y4D Youth for Development: offers training programs to help youth to develop, implement and evaluate new initiatives and to manage their respective organizations more strategically at grassroots level.
PHILOSOPHY & SOLUTION Change! Information for Change: Information is the catalyst, the driving force, and the product of such an evolutionary process is change . Good information flow is an integral part of social and economic development.
GOALS 4 Four Guiding Goals: Youth would be seen as agents of positive change and improvement in society as a whole, through…
SELECTION OF AREA BK Tehsil Mankera: Thesil Mankera is one of four administrative units of District Bhakkar(BK). Mankera is further divided in to 7 union councils (administrative units). There are 108 villages and total population is 170,000.
PROBLEMS OF THE AREA ISSUES! What they have: There is only one intermediate (till 12 th garde) school and only 12 high schools offering education till 10 th grade with some primary schools offering education till 5 th grade. Health and transportation facilities are very rare.
THE PLAN ICT Information & Communication Technology: The Plan was to train at least 5 youth representatives from each union council in using internet ,networking and communicating there problems and suggesting solutions through it.
RESULTS Y4DC Youth for Development Centers: So far there are 108 male Y4DC’s and 108 female Y4DC’s and 7 union council level Y4DC’s. Each center has working body of 10 trained people.
CHANGE BEFORE Isolated Groups: The youth and the majority of the people were not aware of the power of community-networking and were very passive about their role in community. AFTER Hear Us: they want to be heard and participate in policy making process at every level.
Service-learning Civic engagement Youth governance Leadership development Organizational development Youth development FUTURE