BOONI: A project funded by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has been launched to empower youth by equipping them with soft and technical skills and promote diversity and pluralism through a series of interactive community building events.
The project launching ceremony was held at the Al-Karim Welfare Society’s office in Booni, attended by office-bearers and general members of society alongside people from different walks of life.
Manzoor Ahmad, President of the Al-Karim Welfare Society, delivered a presentation shed light on the history of the society and its significant contributions to the community since its inception.
Recognizing the importance of adaptability in the rapidly evolving world, he stressed the importance of equipping the youth with emerging technological skills to empower them to be relevant and successful in the contemporary world.
He stated that this newly launched project reflects society’s dynamic and adaptable character, allowing it to endorse and embrace new approaches in addressing the evolving challenges faced by youth.
Project Manager Salah Uddin explained how the project’s activities will contribute to the ultimate objective of building a peaceful, productive, and resilient society.
According to him, the project will focus on building capacities of youth employable skills such as in computer programming, freelancing, graphic designing, coding, communication skills, content writing.
The resource center being supported by the project will provide access to an academic learning environment and a co-working space for young boys and girls to start their own businesses.
The project will also organize cultural events that will promote peace, tolerance, responsible citizenship, and build a strong sense of community.
Sardar Hakeem, Chairman Tehsil Council Mastuj, who was chief guest of the ceremony, appreciated society’s efforts to engage and empower the youth through newly emerging digital skills.
He emphasized the importance of aligning our approaches and efforts with the continuously evolving world. He noted that as the world is rapidly transforming, it is necessary to change our priorities and actions in the right direction to meet the demands of the changing world.
In his closing remarks, the chair of the ceremony Qazi Ghulam Rabbani expressed his appreciation for the society’s positive contribution to the community.
He emphasized the importance of sincerity and honesty in all undertakings and asserted that if we carry out our work with sincerity and honesty, we receive the blessings and guidance of Allah.