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Challenge:Youth in Sargodha

by Umaira on 16th December, 2013 at 6:34 PM CEST

From 1985 until 2013, Pakistan Unemployment Rate averaged 5.4 Percent reaching an all-time high of 7.8 Percent in June of 2002 and a record low of 3.1 Percent in December of 2011.

To enhance the idea of youth empowerment, a group of youth activists organized Challenge:Future’s event in Sargodha (City Of Eagles), Pakistan, in which more than 80 young change-makers from different disciplines took participation. The event was held at the University of Sargodha (MBA Hall) in collaboration with the department of Psychology from 10:30 AM to 3 PM.

The Dean of Social Sciences of University of Sargodha was Chief Guest at the event and Psychology department teachers were also among the chief guest to encourage their students to take the challenge.
The Event started with the recitation of Holy Quran and after that chapter president, Jawad Nazir took the place on stage and had a word on social entrepreneurship in Pakistan all along sharing his experience of his successfully growing project “Pakistani Treats”.


Jawid Nazar (Challenge:Future Pakistan chapter president)

When we get into the habit of truly paying attention to life, we often find that miracles are all around us. They are simply everyday occurrences seen more clearly.

Jawad Nazir passed the floor to Faisal Imtiaz. He lifted up the participants with his energetic greetings as he carried out his session with activities having a moral of unity, team-work & leadership development.


Faisal Imtiaz (Leader, C:F Local Representatives network)

Faisal was the keynote speaker of the event and he shared his leadership experience with Challenge:Future  organization and other notable international organizations. His session was focused on leadership development. At one point he said “No leader sets out to become a leader. People sets out to express themselves and when that expression is of value, they become leaders and that is how I achieved this position within Challenge:Future.” 

After that the final session which was the group exercise was conducted by C:Y Team which particularly focused on developing and enriching entrepreneurial culture in Sargodha. We invited the participants to develop a project ( Guidelines provided) and initial phase of the project was discussed during the event. Afterwards the participants were given 7 days to submit their final reports.

The event was inspiring and igniting! Most of the participants gave us their feedback and entered interactive discussions as they started exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with each other. The real outcome of this event is not simply the ideas being created, but the change in the lives of all participants and organizations that took part in.


Group photo with participants, trainers and teachers 

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.

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umaira hussain

umaira hussain

Happy to work with such motivated team members and trainers.(y)

17th December, 2013 @ 4:53 PM CEST

Stefan Alievikj

Stefan Alievikj | C:F staff

Congratulations Pakistan team! You are truly amazing :)

17th December, 2013 @ 9:12 PM CEST

Faisal  imtiaz

Faisal imtiaz

All credit goes to local chapter team :-) Really.proud of the crew

18th December, 2013 @ 4:33 PM CEST

Anam Rana

Anam Rana

:) feeling happy to work with such amazing trainers and active team :) good luck next time :) (y)

18th December, 2013 @ 8:34 PM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

oooh amazing work

21st December, 2013 @ 6:35 PM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

Faisal. U always prove that u r Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21st December, 2013 @ 6:36 PM CEST

Ami Choubey

Ami Choubey

I am really excited to see such great and useful initiative. Salute

14th January, 2014 @ 11:47 AM CEST

MUHAMMAD KHAMIS

MUHAMMAD KHAMIS

it was a great experience being in the management of this event

21st September, 2014 @ 4:29 PM CEST

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