Shaping an Able, Social and Responsible Tomorrow
Youth form the backbone of every Nation. Around the world, youth issues occupy the main stage at both the state and Non-state levels. Between the year 1978 and 1980, China introduced the 1 child policy, owing to its highest rate of population in the world. As is the case with all policies, this one also had a number of pros and cons attached. It helped ease the overpopulation problems and reduced the poverty levels considerably. However, in the longer run, certain widespread adverse effects of the policy were observed among the youth. These include The Little Emperor Syndrome, and higher suicidal tendencies among the youth due to extreme stress. In response to threatening gender imbalance, a higher number of aging population and severe emotional and economic challenges threatening the youth, China had to scrap the policy and allow 2 children per couple in 2012. This invaluable lesson regarding the importance of the wellbeing of youth in a country is an eye opener for all the other nations.
Pakistan is very lucky in terms of youth population. After Yemen, Pakistan has the highest youth population rate which is approximately 58% of the total population. The Pakistani yard stick for young population is the age bracket of 15-29. This age bracket conforms to the Commonwealth definition of youth.
The role of youth is of utmost importance in today’s world. It has proved itself in field of politics, trade, economy, societal uplift and aesthetics. It’s vital role in elimination of terrorism is undeniable. Young participation in ever y field determines the nation’s course of development and prosperity. Youth are gifted with the spontaneity to recognize problems and can solve them in ways far more effective and innovative than the previous generation. Youth energy and motivation acts as strong forces in social movements. As capable and powerful agents of change they can help other young people attain a higher level of Intellectual ability and bloom into qualified adults.
Capable and progressive youth, filled with passionate and towering ambitions, are our biggest hope for a sound vision for our country. This beautiful land needs these youth to make this soil even more fertile.
PATH (PAKISTAN YOUTH) is another initiative of The NGO World (TNW ) envisioned by its founder, Zafar Iqbal in 2016. PATH is meant to deal with the issues specifically related to youth all over Pakistan. Targeting all between the age of 15-29 years, PATH resolves to make them into socially and economically capable, responsible citizen, and dignifiedambassadors of Pak istan.
First batch of PATH internship program completed successfully
PATH (PAKISTAN YOUTH) program team of The NGO World has successfully completed the first batch of the PATH internship program. Internees from media, economics, development studies, IT, sociology, MBA, CA, and MBBS depar tments of different institutions par ticipated in this three month internship program. The inter nship program consisted of par ticipating in INGOLAM training sessions, PATH lectures and Coaching Sessions along with completing practical assignments.
On 26th August, the PATH team ar ranged a cer tificate distribution ceremony at TNW Islamabad in which Mr. Atiq Mirza (Program Director, INGOLAM) awarded cer tificates to the successful inter nees and offered an inspiring speech in which he shared his wisdom from a three decade long career. Ms. Somaira Kiani (Program Coordinator, RIDA) also attended the ceremony. Mr. Usama Chitrali (Program Assistant, PATH) congratulated the internees on exhibiting a learning attitude, practicing discipline and following the SOPs of TNW during the course of their program. The feedback of the interns is encouraging for PATH team to start new internship sessions in coming months.