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Youth Development

HRDN implements projects regarding community development through capacity building in partnership with different organizations.

UMEED JAWAN

Thematic area:

Youth development

Project duration:

July 2014-May 2015

Donor agency:

Creative Associate International

Geographical Location:

South Punjab- Multan, Muzaffargarh, Lodhran and Bahawalpur.

Project Objectives:

The project primarily focuses on the young graduates of the South Punjab region while providing them internship opportunities, mentoring, and counseling. Furthermore, two new Career Development Centers were established and two rehabilitated and trained 20 career development officers

Achievements

  • Signed MOUs with academia institutions two universities of project targeted area
  • Provide internships, career counselling and mentoring services to 4,370 university students and graduates of Target Districts.
  • Improved tolerance level and promote cultural values in the young students of south Punjab.
  • Helping youth to denounce extremism and avoid joining extremist groups by promoting moderate religious and cultural values.

PInternship Program

Cohort 1- Year 2014 (Summer Internship Program)

Over 300 Students from Colleges/Universities applied for Nationwide Summer Internship program and after being tested, approximately 40 were short listed, that were ultimately chosen for the Internship. The students eligible to apply for this program were expected to posses’ extraordinary interpersonal skills and computer literacy. This was an opportunity for young, fresh college/university students preferably studying the area of social sciences with an age limit of 28. This distinctive learning experience allowed students to acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical field experience in research and other scholarly investigations over the period of 8 weeks.

Cohort 2- Year 2014 (GBC Region)

The HRDN Internship Program Cohort 2- Year 2014 was mutually launched by us as Pakistan’s largest Network and one of the Asia’s leading capacity development organization “Aga Khan Rural Supporting Program Network” (AKRSP). The Internship Program was in collaboration with Enhancing Employability and Leadership for Youth (EELY) Project of the AKRSP. The three months internship was for energetic and talented young men and women who have completed 16 years of education and are from Gilgit-Baltisitan & Chitral (GBC). The Agenda of Cohort 2- Year 2014 essentially focused on about a 50 internships that included 12 weeks of unique learning experience. It allowed students to acquire both theoretical knowledge and practical field experience in research during their attachment in the host organizations in their respective areas.

Cohort 3- Year 2014 (South Punjab Region)

The HRDN Internship Program Year 2014 was mutually launched by Pakistan’s largest Network “Human Resource Development Network” (HRDN) and one of the Asia’s leading International Donor Agency “Creative Associates”. The Internship Program was in collaboration with Umeed Jawaan Project of Creative Associates. The three months internship was for energetic and talented young men and women who have completed 16 years of education and are from Multan, Bahawalpur, Lodhran and Muzzafargarh.

Basic objective of this program was to provide a professional environment to targeted fresh youth to utilize their academic knowledge a realistic work experience; and provide practical, structured and supervised learning experience. This on-the-job learning experience aimed to enhance their chances for a successful career development.It also meant to give them an opportunity to interact with professionals of different NGOs, public private sector organizations to be able to identify and boost the skills they need to make true professional, successful manager, employable and self-employable for the future.

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