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									Transforming Youth from Victims to Social
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            Entrepreneurs
                                               Our Vision

                                       YES     Network     Pakistan
                                       envisions a society where all
                                       young people particularly
                                       poor and at-risk young
                                       people are valued without
                                       any discrimination as the
                                       most promising resource for
                                       socio-economic
                                       development.

                                              Our Mission

                                       Our mission is to be a
                                       catalyst for stimulating
                                       social     entrepreneurship
                                       among youth especially poor
                                       and socially-excluded youth
                                       to develop new ideas for
                                       providing affordable goods
                                       and services to local

 Youth Engagement Services             communities. We equip
                                       youth and youth-serving
                                       organizations          with
  (YES) Network Pakistan               necessary knowledge, tools
                                       and resources for designing
                                       and implementing youth-led
                                       service programs.


 Listen     Learn         Serve           Annual Report
                                              2009




                                        Winning        Team      of
                                        Enterprise        Challenge
                                        Competition           2009
                                        organized     by    British
                                        Council in UK.

            YES NETWORK PAKISTAN
          WWW.YESNETWORKPAKISTAN.ORG
                                  Table of Contents



1. Message from Founder & CEO of YES Network Pakistan…………………………………3

2. List of Board Members………………………………………………………………………4

3. Organizational Profile ……………………………………………………………………..5-6

4. Our Theory of Change………………………………………………………………………7

5. Our Programs

              i.    Youth Social Entrepreneurship Program…………………………………8-9
             ii.    Service Learning Program……………………………………………….10-11
           iii.     Youth Service Program (Youth-led Projects)……………………………12-15.
            iv.     Global Entrepreneurship Week Program…………………………………6-20
             v.     IDPs Program…………………………………………………………….21-22
            vi.     Assessment and Analysis Program……………………………………….23
           vii.     ICTs Program…………………………………………………………….23

6. International Recognition…………………………………………………………………..24

7. Interview with a Youth Service Volunteer………………………………………………..25-29

8. Annexure

               i.   A…………………………………………………………………………...30
              ii.   B……………………………………………………………………………31

9. Audit Report




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                           Message from the Founder & Chief Executive Officer




The year 2009 has been the most exciting year of YES Network Pakistan. This year YES Network
Pakistan has not only strengthened its activities but also broke new grounds for institutionalizing the
concept of youth service and youth social entrepreneurship in the country.

YES Network Pakistan continued to build partnerships with leading international organizations such as
British Council, Global Knowledge Partnership, Pacific Institute for Women’s Health, etc for the
promotion of youth service and youth social entrepreneurship programs. YES Network Pakistan has made
sincere efforts to begin and streamline our programs in the youth-serving institutions of Pakistan. In this
regard, YES Network Pakistan has trained and engaged over 20 technical and educational institutions in
designing and implementation of youth-led projects. YES Network Pakistan has launched for the first
time Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition in the technical institutions of Pakistan with the
objectives of inspiring young people to embrace innovation, creativity and imagination in addressing
issues that are hurting them and their communities.

The overall results have been very encouraging and inspiring as many of these institutions have engaged
young people in developing micro social enterprises. In-view of the gigantic challenges being faced by
our country, I firmly believe that our strategy of engaging and mainstreaming young people into the
development process is the only way out. It is fateful time in our history. It is high time for us to fine tune
our thinking and approaches. Without change there will be no change. It is time for us to treat young
people as the most promising resource in the country rather than the problem. We see young people of
Pakistan as a part of solution rather than as a part of the problem and a major force to bring positive
change in the communities. Our country is in desperate need of the creative abilities of its young people.
Through our programs we have demonstrated that once young people are provided opportunities they
have the capacity of transforming themselves from victims to social entrepreneurs.

We have achieved several unprecedented successes. One of our Youth Service Networks has won the
Enterprise Challenge Competition 2009 in UK organized by the British Council. Our program was
featured at several international platforms such as Arab Reform Forum in Egypt and Global
Entrepreneurship Congress in USA.

Without any iota of doubt, these accomplishments were not possible for YES Network Pakistan without
the matchless support of our board members, staff, volunteers and partners.



Ali Raza Khan




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                              List of Board Members



Mr. Ali Raza Khan
President


Ms. Kulsoom Miraj
Vice President


Mr. Mian Altaf Ahmed
Treasurer


Mr. Junaid Ahmed Qazi
General Secretary


Mr. Hafiz M. Javed Iqbal
Office Secretary


Mr. Sami Ullah Khan
Board Member

Ms. Tanveer Mujahid
Board Member


Ms. Rooshey Hasnain, Ed. D.
Ex-officio Board Member

Ms. Aliya Khalid
Ex-officio Board Member


Ms. Uzma Quresh
Ex-officio Board Member




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                                          Organizational Profile

Known nationally and internationally as the first Youth Service organization in Pakistan, Youth
Engagement Services (YES) Network Pakistan has been at the forefront to pioneer and advance
innovative youth service programs in the country to assist disadvantaged young people to transform
themselves from victims to social entrepreneurs. YES Network Pakistan is affiliated with International
Association for National Youth Service and has strong ties with leading service oriented organizations in
the world.

YES Network Pakistan has played a pioneer role in introducing and promoting youth service and youth
social entrepreneurship programs for in-school and out-of-school young people. YES Network Pakistan
holds a unique position in the country as it is the only organization in the country at the moment which is
providing service learning opportunities to both educated and less educated as well as socially-excluded
youth especially those who are living in low-income communities in an organized and systematic manner.
As a respected youth serving organization, it is committed to excellence in both developing new youth
engagement programs and building partnerships with public and private organizations for the
institutionalization of youth service policies and programs in the country. Our model has been
acknowledged and featured at several major international platforms such as ILO, Global Philanthropy
Forum, Mc Gill University (Canada), Concordia University (Canada), Massachusetts Information
Technology University in Boston (U.S.A), International Youth Employment Summit in Mexico, Waldzell
Meeting in Austria, Arab Reform Forum in Egypt, Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Kansas City,
USA, International Conference on Communities in Action: People and Practice” in Manchester UK, etc
as the most promising and pro-active strategy for youth development and meeting the high service needs
of the society.

YES Network Pakistan has pioneered the concept of treating disadvantaged youth living in low-income
communities “as a solution, not as a problem” in the country. We work directly and indirectly with young
people. Directly, we provide seed financing and incubation services to poor youth for the establishment of
community based micro social enterprises. Indirectly, we train and engage stakeholders such principals,
senior teachers, NGOs representatives in developing and implementing youth-led service projects. Our
youth service programs have assisted several thousand youth especially in-school- and out-of-school
disadvantaged and socially-excluded young people in transforming themselves from dependants to
service providers. Ashoka Innovators for the Public, a global organization that pioneered the field of
social entrepreneurship has recognized our Youth engagement program as a profound idea with
society-changing potential. We have received several international awards and appreciation from world
renowned leaders and think tanks like former U.S.A President, Bill Clinton, former Malaysian Prime
Minister, Muhathir Muhammad, Late Ms Benazir Bhutto etc. We have been working with various local,
national and international organizations in the country.

YES Network Pakistan strives to create a society where all young people particularly disadvantaged and
at-risk young people are valued without any discrimination as the most promising resource available to
meet personal and societal needs. Founded in 2002, Youth Engagement Services (YES) Network Pakistan
is a legally registered non-profit organization. It is operating in major provinces of Pakistan including



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Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. It has the honor of working with leading national and international
organizations. The board members of YES Network Pakistan are highly experienced and qualified
professionals. They are working with leading national and international organizations such as UNDP,
UNICEF, National Commission for Human Development, University of the Punjab and Family Planning
Association of Pakistan. We have a highly qualified staff, who between them have over 100 years of
experience of planning, implementing and evaluating social development programs.



In addition to that, YES Network Pakistan has an extensive network of contacts in the youth service
sector, including many professionals who have pioneered the concept of youth service in many countries.
Mr. Donald Eberly who served as the Executive Director of National Service Secretariat USA for nearly
three decades, i.e; from 1966 until 1994 is the advisor of YES Network Pakistan. The President of YES
Network Pakistan, Mr. Ali Raza Khan is the elected member of the International Association for National
Youth Service. In addition to that, YES Network Pakistan is actively promoting the concept of youth
service at regional and global levels. YES Network Pakistan is at the moment working in close
collaboration with Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP), a Washington DC-based non-profit
organization to promote youth service and civic engagement in the South Asia.



Regarding financial management system, YES Network follows Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (GAAP) and International Accounting Standards. Special consideration is given to strong
internal controls including segregation of duties, authorization and approval of transactions. All financial
transactions are duly authorized, verified and approved with supporting documents and then recorded in
an Accounting Software which has the ability to generate Financial as well as Management Reports. At
the end of every fiscal year financial statements are audited by external auditors.




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              Our Theory of Change




 From considering
Youth as a Problem
                             To considering
                           Youth as a Solution




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                                             Our Programs



                                           YES Network Pakistan has launched first-ever Youth Social
                                           Entrepreneurship Competition in-partnership with British
     Youth Social Entrepreneurship         Council to introduce and institutionalize the concept of youth
              Competition                  social entrepreneurship. The initiative is taken to inspire
                                           young people to embrace innovation, creativity and
                                           imagination. Under this initiative, YES Network Pakistan
                                           trained and engaged principals and lead teachers of 27
technical institutions in designing and implementation of youth-led projects. The list of the
organizations attended the trainings organized by YES Network Pakistan is attached herewith as an
annexure A.

                        Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition in Numbers

    1. 300 technical colleges were reached out
    2. 27 principals and lead teachers of technical colleges were sensitized and trained on the topic of
       Youth Social Entrepreneurship
    3. 25 young people in between the ages of 16-21 were trained in developing and implementing
       social enterprises
    4. 5 technical colleges were provided seed funding and free trip to Islamabad and Lahore for
       trainings and exposure
    5. 1 winner of the competition was provided an amount of Rs. 532,500 and free trip to UK.

                                      Impact of the Competition
                   Pre-situation                                         Post-situation
                                                       In post-test evaluation, more than 90 percent
No trainee had awareness regarding meaning of
                                                       trainees had some or more awareness regarding the
Youth Social Entrepreneurship.
                                                       meaning of Social Entrepreneurship.
Data show that 29 percent trainees had no Remarkable improvement is seen in post-test
awareness regarding difference of business evaluation. It is observed that 100 per trainees had
entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship        some or more awareness regarding difference of
                                                    business     entrepreneurship       and      social
                                                    entrepreneurship.
A very high majority of trainees (88 percent) had Outstanding improvement is seen in post-test
no awareness about what it takes to be a social evaluation as 88 percent of trainees had some or
entrepreneur                                        higher awareness regarding subject of the question
majority of trainees (63 percent) had no awareness A high level improvement in awareness is observed
about how to develop Social Enterprise Plan where in post-test evaluation as 100 percent trainees had
as 17 percent were close to zero score on the scale some or higher level awareness regarding how to
0 to 10                                             develop Social Enterprise Plan.




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Continued: Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition

A short description of the 5 technical institutions which were provided training and seed funding:

Institution          Location                Position            Seed Funding          Idea
Vocational           Jhang                   Winner              Rs. 250,000           Integrated    Solid
Training Institute                                                                     Waste
                                                                                       Management
Govt. College of     Naushehra               Runner up           Rs. 50,000            Cultivation      of
Technology                                                                             Mushroom
Govt. Vocational     Faisalabad              Runner up           Rs. 50,000            Skill Development
Training Institute                                                                     of Poor Female
for Women                                                                              Youth
Rahim       Yaar     Rahim Yaar Khan         Runner up           Rs. 50,000            Tree Plantation
Khan College of
Technology
Jinnah               Multan                  Runner up           Rs. 90,000            Manufacturing of
Endeavors                                                                              Low-cost UPS
Institute       of
Technology




       An Unprecedented Success
           The Winning Team of National and Regional                 “Participating in the Youth
           Enterprise Challenges. They were awarded                    Social Entrepreneurship
                Rs. 532,500 and free trip to UK.                     Competition in UK was life-
                                                                      changing experience for us
                                                                     as it had given us a sense of
                                                                        purpose and identity.”
                                                                     Winning Team of Regional
                                                                     Enterprise Challenge held in
                                                                                  U.K.




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                                             Our Programs



                                             YES Network Pakistan is a national leader in service learning
         Youth Service Learning              programs. It has played a pioneer role in introducing and
                Program                      promoting youth service and youth social entrepreneurship
                                             programs for in-school and out-of-school young people. YES
                                             Network Pakistan holds a unique position in the country as it
                                             is the only organization in the country at the moment which is
                                             providing service learning opportunities to both educated and
less educated as well as socially-excluded youth especially those who are living in low-income
communities in an organized and systematic manner. Youth Engagement Services (YES) Network
Pakistan launched the Service Learning Program in the leading Catholic Educational Institutions of
Pakistan. During the last two years YES Network Pakistan has been conducting sensitization sessions
with the Principals of leading educational institutions of Pakistan. This year YES has been invited to roll
out the program in the 11 leading Catholic Schools. The list of the 11 institutions is attached as an
annexure B. YES Network Pakistan has evolved the following model to start and institutionalize Service
Learning                    Program                      in                   the                  schools.




     Service Learning is the most              Service Learning has           Service Learning is a powerful
           exciting teaching                generated unprecedented           strategy to promote all-round
      methodology. Principal St.         enthusiasm among students to           development of students.
                                                                              Principal St. Anthony’s School.
            Joseph School                  learn and serve. Ms. Nayar
                                          Teacher Sacred Heart School




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Continued: Youth Service Learning Program




          Outcomes of the Service Learning Program
           Principals/Lead Teachers of over 11 Technical and
            Educational Institutions Sensitized.

           Over 350 Teachers Trained and Engaged in Designing and
            Implementing Service Learning projects.

           11 Service Learning Committees Established.

           Over 100 youth-led Projects developed by Students.


           Over 7000 students are engaged in developing and
            implementing Service Learning Projects.




               Memories of the Training Workshops with Principals and Teachers




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                                                Our Programs



                                          YES Network Pakistan has launched first-ever youth service
                                          program in the country with the view of mainstreaming
         Youth Service Program            young people into the development process. YES Network
                                          Pakistan has developed a unique methodology to help young
                                          people to become self-reliant and contributing members of
                                          the society.    YES Network Pakistan has evolved the
following model of engaging young people living in low-income communities.




Under this program, YES Network Pakistan has supported over 250 youth in setting-up and strengthening
around 50 micro social enterprises in the areas of education, ICTs, health, environment and skill
development. These young people are provided orientation, training, seed-funding and on-going
mentoring services. All these micro social enterprises are youth-led. Over 90% of these micro social
enterprises are female-youth led. These micro social enterprises are providing services to over 30,000
people of all ages.




                   Glimpse of Youth-led Projects Supported by YES Network Pakistan




 Location: Bagh (Azad Kashmir)
 Service Rendered: Formal Education
 Setting: Rural
 Project Beneficiaries: (Over 200 Children (per year))
 Support Provided by YES in 2008-9: (Training and Financial Assistance)




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Continued: Youth Service Program


                  Glimpse of Youth-led Projects Supported by YES Network Pakistan




 Location: Dheerkot (Azad Kashmir)
 Service Rendered: Skill Development
 Setting: Rural
 Project Beneficiaries: (Over 60 young girls (per year))
 Support Provided by YES in 2008-9: (Training and Financial Assistance)




 Location: Kotli (Azad Kashmir)
 Service Rendered: Formal Education
 Setting: Rural
 Project Beneficiaries: (Over 300 Children (per year))
 Support Provided by YES in 2008-9: (Training and Financial Assistance)




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Continued: Youth Service Program


                  Glimpse of Youth-led Projects Supported by YES Network Pakistan




 Location: Bagh (Azad Kashmir)
 Service Rendered: Coaching
 Setting: Rural
 Project Beneficiaries: (Over 400 Children (per year))
 Support Provided by YES in 2008-9: (Training and Financial Assistance)




 Location: Batapur (Lahore)
 Service Rendered: Education
 Setting: Rural
 Project Beneficiaries: (Over 300 Children (per year))
 Support Provided by YES in 2008-9: (Training and Financial Assistance)




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Continued: Youth Service Program


                  Glimpse of Youth-led Projects Supported by YES Network Pakistan




 Location: Batapur (Lahore)
 Service Rendered: Education
 Setting: Rural
 Project Beneficiaries: (58 young boys and girls (per year))
 Support Provided by YES in 2008-9: (Training and Financial Assistance)




 Location: Rawalpindi
 Service Rendered: Education
 Setting: Rural
 Project Beneficiaries: (150 children, young boys and girls (per year))
 Support Provided by YES in 2008-9: (Training and Financial Assistance)




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                                             Our Programs



                                             Spectacular and unprecedented scenes of joy, excitement and
     Global Entrepreneurship Week            hope were witnessed during the first-ever celebrations of
                 Program                     Global Entrepreneurship Week Festival in Pakistan. The
                                             event was held at Pakistan’s premier Auditorium the
                                             Rawalpindi Arts Council from 16th to 19th November 2008.
                                             The event was organized under the theme of “Advancing
                                             Youth Social Entrepreneurship in Pakistan”. The Youth
Global Entrepreneurship Week Festival was organized by YES Network Pakistan in-collaboration with
British Council and KSB Pumps as well as leading educational institutions of Pakistan. Over 500 young
delegates took part in the event. These delegates came together to share ideas, experiences and visions of
how they can take the lead in promoting positive change in their communities and becoming active and
contributing citizens of the society.

During the festival a wide variety of inspirational activities were carried out such as orientation
workshops, youth social entrepreneurship competition, poster competition and interactive theatre
competition on the theme of “Youth as Changemakers” to inspire young people to embrace innovation,
creativity and imagination.

The other striking feature of the Global Entrepreneurship Week Festival was the establishment of youth
innovation market place through which young social entrepreneurs of YES Network Pakistan and its
partner institutions showcase their ideas and service projects to others. YES Network Pakistan invited its
young social entrepreneurs operating throughout Pakistan to share their service projects, success stories
and challenges.

Despite of high security risks and fragile law and order situation in Pakistan, several notable dignitaries
and personalities such as British High Commissioner Mr. Robert Brinkley, Ambassador of Philippines
Mr. Jaime J. Yambao, Secretary of Youth Affairs Mr. Ashfaq, Chief Executive Officer NAVTEC Mr.
Athar Tahir, Country Representative World Population Foundation Mr. Qadeer Baig, etc attended the
event. In addition to that representatives of several public and private organizations such as UNFPA,
UNDP, Ministry of Social Welfare, Chamber of Commerce, etc also attended the event.

On 16th November, YES Network Pakistan organized an orientation session on youth social
entrepreneurship to prepare the students of 5 selected colleges for the upcoming Social Entrepreneurship
Competition on 19th November. These 5 colleges were selected to participate in the final round of youth
social entrepreneurship competition organized by YES Network Pakistan and British Council. The
sessions started at 10.AM and finished at 5.00 PM.

In addition to that, YES Network Pakistan organized a poster competition on the theme of “Youth as
Changemakers” among the young people of colleges and organizations. All the participants of the
competition drew wonderful and inspirational posters highlighting the role of youth in bringing change in
their communities.




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The young people also shared through posters the challenges and status of the youth in our society. A
total of 46 posters were received. YES Network Pakistan constituted a team of experts to select top three
posters for cash prize.




The first and second prizes were won by Government Waqar-u- Nisa College for Women Rawalpindi.
The third prize was won by Rawalpindi Arts Council.

On 17th November, YES Network organized an interactive theatre competition on the theme “Youth as
Changemakers”. YES Network Pakistan selected 6 teams for participating in the competition. All the six
teams gave outstanding performances. A team of well renowned experts was constituted to select the
winner of the competition. Based on the exceptional performance of Government College for Women
Satellite Town Rawalpindi, they were awarded the first prize.




Fatima Jinnah Women University Rawalpindi College was declared second and Inspire Group of Young
Girls from Lahore was declared third. The winners of the competition were given cash prizes by the
Ambassador of Philippines Mr. Jaime J. Yambao.

The dawn of 18th saw several hundred young boys and girls dressed in colorful costumes lined in the
Rawalpindi Arts Council compound eagerly waiting to enter into the premises of Rawalpindi Arts
Council for celebrating the Global Entrepreneurship Week. Mr. Abdul Moqueet, Youth Service Volunteer
of YES Network Pakistan was the master of the ceremonies, while welcoming distinguished guests and
general public he began the proceedings of the day with the introduction of the Global Entrepreneurship
Week and YES Network Pakistan to the general public. After the introduction an interactive theatre
performance of the winner of the last day competition was held to highlight the theme of Global
Entrepreneurship Week. The performance was highly appreciated by all the chief guests and young
people. After the interactive theatre performance, British High Commissioner Mr. Robert Brinkley was
invited to share his thoughts and views about the whole event. The High Commissioner appreciated the
efforts of YES Network Pakistan in stimulating youth social entrepreneurship in Pakistan and organizing




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youth social entrepreneurship festival. He said that it is an honor for British Council to work with YES
Network Pakistan in promoting youth social entrepreneurship in Pakistan.




Highlighting the significance of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Mr. Robert Brinkley stated that today in
over 75 countries young people are sharing their talents, potential and creative abilities for bringing
change in the society. He talked about how young people bring new ideas and fresh ways of thinking to
help themselves, their families and their communities.




Ambassador of Philippines Mr. Jaime J. Yambao appreciated the efforts and accomplishments of YES
Network Pakistan. The Ambassador stated that it augers very well for the future of Pakistan that such a
unique initiative has been taken to channelize the energies of youth towards constructive pursuits. He
further said that he is very pleased to meet with the young social entrepreneurs of YES Network Pakistan
and he is very impressed with the work being carried out by them in the field.

Chief Executive Officer NAVTEC Mr. Athar Tahir congratulated YES Network Pakistan for organizing
youth social entrepreneurship festival. He said that it is the need of the hour to design and implement such
youth programs. He further stated that NAVTEC is also making sincere efforts to equip young people
with sound knowledge and skills so that they can become contributing members of the society.




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Secretary Youth Affairs, Mr. Ashfaq Sahib also appreciated the efforts of YES Network Pakistan for
introducing the youth service program in the country. He shared that Ministry of Youth is in final process
of launching youth policy and we will work in close collaboration with YES Network Pakistan for the
positive development of young people of Pakistan.

Country Representative World Population Foundation, Mr. Qadeer Baig expressed his felicitations to
YES Network Pakistan for promoting youth social entrepreneurship in Pakistan. He stated that today a
vast majority of population is comprised of youth population and unfortunately there is no youth policy in
Pakistan to cater the needs of these young people. He said that World Population Foundation is planning
to organize a youth summit to identify new ways and means of empowering youth of Pakistan.

Country Representative YES Network Pakistan, Mr. Ali Raza Khan expressed thanks to all the chief
guests and participants for participating in the event. He said that in Pakistan, the entire nation’s security
and economic well being is in jeopardy because so many of our young people are left behind and ignored
from the societal and economic mainstreams and are falling into disaster’s way. There is a youth quake in
Pakistan, as 70% of the total population is under the age of 29. It is not only an enormous opportunity but
also an enormous challenge. There are no separate programs or policies for disadvantaged, half-educated,
socially-excluded youth in Pakistan. Enormous talent, intelligence and positive energy are being wasted
as these young people are being left behind. He said that our idea is based on the concept that we should
stop treating young people as empty vessels into which we pour our wisdom and instead we should treat
young people as the most promising resource available to us in developing a new societal structure and
meeting the high service needs of our communities. It is a program that envisions young people as part of
the solution rather than part of the problem and a major force to bring positive change in the communities.
We have demonstrated at various locations that once these socially excluded, marginalized, under-served
and half-educated young people are provided structured opportunities to prove themselves they can be
change champions.

A very thought provoking case study of a young social entrepreneur Mr. Frayad Masih of YES Network
Pakistan who is blind by birth was also presented on the occasion. Mr. Frayad shared the experiences and
challenges faced by him during his childhood. He shared with the participants that when he was a kid his
parents never counted him as a member of the family. He was considered a liability. There were tears in
the eyes of most people after listening to his experiences. He never gave up and worked very hard to get
the basic education. He stayed determined despite of many challenges and failures. After completing his
basic education and diploma in computers, he joined one of the Youth Service Networks of YES Network
Pakistan in Lahore to teach the children of his community. Soon after he was given the opportunity by
YES Network Pakistan to set-up his computer center so that he can transfer computer skills and
knowledge to poor children. He shared that recently he has trained a batch of 12 young people in basic
computer skills. He feels so happy due to the fact that he has been able to make a difference in the lives of



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the children of his community. He further said that despite of many hardships he is fully determined to
continue to work hard and render services to his people. He urged all the young people sitting in the hall
to waste no opportunity of helping others. He said that if he can do something for the poor children why
cant those young people who have sight are waiting for things to happen. He urged the people to support
such initiatives so that other disabled young people may not waste their lives in misery. This case study
created a deep impression upon the people and was an eye opener for many in the audience.

A special chart was prepared to get the feedback of the high dignitaries and participants of the event.
Following are the few comments received from the guests and participants of the event.

    1. “You have all done a fantastic job. It has been a really inspiring event. Thank You Everyone”.
        British Council
    2. “Congrats to the YES Network Pakistan for organizing this event and for its work and
        accomplishments empowering the youth through entrepreneurship”. Ambassador of Philippines
        Mr. Jaime J. Yambao
    3. “Excellent YES Network Pakistan, the event is very timely. Ministry of Youth Affairs will work
        with you to accomplish better future for our youth”. Secretary Youth Affairs Mr. Ashfaq
    4. “Well done keep it up”. NAVTEC
    5. “Excellent event, I dream to celebrate the event in the same way in my city for youth” SR
    6. “Definitely, YES has come out with a brilliant platform for youth of Pakistan”. Aarzoo
    7. “Unique and excellent” Unknown
    8. “It was awesome” Zaidi Yasmeen
    9. “The event has been organized very nicely. Should organize it on regular basis to promote our
        youth”. Sana Shaukat
    10. “This event has brought tears into my eyes. I have dedicated my life for YES”. Engineer Raees
        Asif
    11. “The management was superb. Great experience”. Anam Waqar
    12. “From security point of view it was also great and best event”. SHO New Town

On the 19th November 2008, Youth Social Entrepreneurship Competition was held among the 5 selected
technical and vocational colleges of Pakistan. These 5 colleges were selected out of 27 colleges. The
purpose of the competition was to inspire young people aged between 16-21 to embrace creativity and
innovation and involve them in entrepreneurship programmes. This competition is a joint initiative of
YES Network Pakistan and British Council to create an entrepreneurial culture in Pakistan. All the
selected five teams were given sealed envelops at the beginning of the day containing the challenge. Each
team worked from 9 to 5 to develop their ideas and projects on the given theme. At 5.00 PM all the five
teams submitted their ideas and projects for change. After that each team were given 90 seconds to
present their ideas. YES Network Pakistan and British Council has established a panel of renowned
development workers to choose one winner of the competition. The result of the winner will be
announced at the end of the November 2008.




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                                             Our Programs



                                             YES Network Pakistan launched a relief program for the
        Internally Displaced People          children of internally displaced people of Malakand division.
                  Program                    Under this program, YES Network Pakistan established
                                             schools with the assistance of local young girls to provide
                                             education, care and counseling services.

                                              The program aimed at helping local female youth to help
themselves in re-building lives and meeting high service needs of the affected communities in an
organized and structured manner. YES Network Pakistan selected 6 young girls as teachers for providing
services to 180 children. These girls were from IDPs. The reason behind the selection of these girls was to
bring them back to a normal life. 180 IDPs children were enrolled by these young girls. YES Network
Pakistan provided support material to the teachers’ i-e school stock registers, attendance registers and
admission register so that the teachers could maintain the data of the children admitted in the school.
YES Network Pakistan provided stipend to 6 young girls in advance so that they can meet their basic
needs. The advantages of engaging young girls from the internally displaced families were following:

       Easy to connect with vulnerable children
       Rapid assessment of the needs of the vulnerable children
       Easy to communicate with the vulnerable children as they speak the same vernacular language


Outcomes of the Project

       Established two schools for providing services to 180 affected children.




       6 educated young girls trained and engaged as teachers from the internally displaced families.




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   180 poor and neglected children mobilized and enrolled for education.




   180 Children provided books, edibles and sports equipment.




   A grassroots level committee of notable has been established to oversee the issues faced by the
    teachers of the school and update YES team about these issues.




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                                             Our Programs



                                            One of the activities of YES Network Pakistan is to
        Assessment and Analysis             undertake various research projects relating to the positive
                                            development of youth especially in the fields of education,
               Program                      health, reproductive health and Youth Social Engagements.
                                            The staff of the organization includes a team of
                                            demographers and researchers who are well qualified and
                                            experienced in the field of research and evaluation.

In this regard, YES Network Pakistan carries out a research project every year in collaboration with
Punjab University Social Work Department. Last year, we carried out two researches. The first research
was on identifying the specific deprivations of students studying in the Madrasas and the second research
was on exploring the current level of knowledge, skills and attitude about social entrepreneurship among
students studying in the leading educational institutions of Lahore.

Presently Catholic Board of Education Lahore, that manages a large network of schools in the country,
has desired to get their system of schools evaluated. YES Network of Pakistan has agreed to undertake the
evaluation. As a pilot project, evaluations of 11 schools are carried out as specified by the management.
The purpose of these evaluations is to help the schools in improving learning environment, teaching
techniques, building healthier culture and identifying loopholes.


                                       YES Network Pakistan has launched a comprehensive ICT
                                       training program to equip the teachers of leading schools
             ICT Program               with the latest ICT skills. In Pakistan digital divide is
                                       increasing every hour. There are millions of teachers who
                                       have no access to modern ICTs tool for their personal and
                                       professional development as well as for the development of
                                       their students. In-view of the huge vacuum existing in the
area of ICT, YES Network Pakistan has launched a comprehensive program which comprises of the
following components:

    1. Capacity building of teachers in ICTs
    2. Website development of schools
    3. School management software for the schools

YES Network Pakistan has already trained over 300 teachers in basic ICT skills. We have developed
websites of the 12 leading schools. We are in process of finalizing “School Management Software” to
assist teachers in managing students, to assist principal in supervising the performance of teachers and to
assist parents in monitoring the progress of their children on-line.




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                                  International Recognition




  Founder and CEO of YES          British              High      One of the Youth Service
  Network Pakistan, Mr. Ali       Commissioner,                  Networks of YES Network
  Raza Khan meeting with          Ambassador of Philippines      Pakistan won the regional
  Former USA President Mr.        and CEO of NAVTEC              enterprise award organized
  Bill     Clinton       in       appreciated the efforts of     by British Council in UK.
  Washington, DC.                 YES Network Pakistan at
                                  GEW in Islamabad.

YES Network Pakistan’s work has also been featured at the following international platforms:

    Featured at Arab Reform Forum in Egypt
    Featured at the Civil Society Conference in UK
    Recognized as a profound idea with society-changing potential by Ashoka, Innovators for
     the Public.
    Featured at the International Youth Summits in Egypt and Mexico.
    Selected for a major presentation at the Roundtable of World Youth leaders.
    Selected as the most promising model of youth engagement by GKP.
    Featured at the Global Philanthropy Forum in Washington, DC.
    Selected by the Waldzell Institute in Austria for “Architect of the Future Award”.
    Featured at the ILO technical meeting on youth in Japan.
    Selected for major presentations at leading international educational institutions such as
     McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, MIT University in
     Boston, USA.




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                               Interview with a Youth Service Volunteer




Name (Entrepreneur): Saima Haider

Age: 24 years

Sex: Female

Education: B.Sc.

Address: Atto Kay Awan, Batapur, Lahore.

Why did you join YES?

Following were the reasons for participating in the YES Networking Pakistan:

      It is working particularly for the young people

      In this programme everybody is given an opportunity to express himself/herself.

      All the members work together and there is a continuity of responsibilities that all the members
       work in a chain and sense of we feeling develops.

      Nobody is burdened during working conditions and distinctive attitude is not adopted.

      Ambitions are encouraged.

      Opportunities are provided to create own resources.




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       Best guidance and training is provided when needed.

Above were the reasons due to which I participated in the YES Network Pakistan.


What kind of assistance was provided by YES Network Pakistan to you?

In the beginning we were provided with the accessories of computer with which we introduced the
courses (DOS, Office, In-page, GW Basic) for boys and girls at a very low fee of Rs. 200/- per student.
After that we were provided funds for starting a Primary School. We started it where standard, modern
education is imparted with a very low fee.



Are the services provided to you helpful to you? Explain (How)?

Yes! We might not have been able to provide computer literacy facilities to so many girls, had we not
been provided initial help. The girls who were not in a position to pay fee might have been sitting in their
homes without education, might not have been able to come out and neither might been able to create
resources for themselves. Similarly those boys and girls come to the school who used to work during the
day hours, keep playing in the streets all the day or were involved in committing petty crime like stealing
by going in the hands of miscreants. But now all of them are getting education.

What is the name of your project?

Inspired Training Center

Where is the project situated – in villages or in city?

Villages (Atto Kay Awan)

What sort of services you are providing through this project?

Computer literacy, School, Skill (Stitching)

What was the situation in your community before starting the project?

       The girls were not allowed to get education from boys.
       It was considered very bad for girls to go out of the community.
       There was no Computer Center in the community, which charged less than Rs. 200/- as fee.
       Due to domestic circumstances small kids were forced to work.


Why did you start this project?
Following were the requirements before starting this project:

       The mothers were worried and were hopeless about their children, coming in the NCHD Literacy
        Center. The reason being that they (children) might not be able to earn.




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       The girls, who were very much fond of getting education but were unable to do so as they did not
        have sources to pay the fees. This situation compelled us to do something for them.

       Small kids, who were supposed to be getting education and busy in games, were compelled to
        work. Due to these awful conditions we decided to impart free education to these children.


What are your major successes?

Our major successes are:

       More than 1000 boys and girls have been getting computer literacy.


       100 children are getting benefit from our school.
       There are more than 300 households where women and girls are having their income enhanced
        through stitching and embroidery.
       The young people have got the platform, which helps them to go forward.
       Fully conducive atmosphere is provided to the girls of the community and now they seem to be
        fully confident.
       In the beginning we had no identity but now every one knows us.
       In Islamabad Entrepreneurship we got third position.
       In the training programme of stitching and embroidery under the ORIX Bank we secured first
        position twice.


To how many people you have provided your services to date? (Men, Women, Children).
Up till now we have provided services in the field of education, training and computer training to more
than 600 households.

How many hours you give per week?
60 hours.

How much monthly income you are getting out of this project?

10,000/- rupees.

How are you utilizing this income?

Payment of salaries to teachers, utility bills, wages to women and other educational expenditure.

Have you provided employment to other young people for running this project?

Yes!

How much monthly income you provide to young people? What are their ages?

Farzana            Rs. 1,000       27 years
Saima Bashir               Rs. 1,000       33 years



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Rabia                    Rs. 1,500        24 years
Rehana Khokhar           Rs. 1,000        24 years


Has any prominent change occurred in your life after participation in this project? And how this
has affected your family?

I am fully confident and by the grace of Almighty Allah I have got the courage to face ups and downs of
the life. Due to this project I work in the community. Having interaction with the people I get practical
information and gain new experiences.

In spite of the fact that I am a girl I am creating resources myself. On this point not only the members of
my family but the people of the community also feel proud because the girls of the community are now
working hand in hand and creating resources to meet their educational expenses.


In view of the time you have given to the project, are you satisfied with the results? Explain.

Yes! I am satisfied with the results and the time given because:

       Boys and girls of so many families are getting education due to our efforts.

       Many skilled persons were jobless but now they have got the jobs due tour efforts.

       Many households are having their kitchens functioning.

       Many educated persons have got the platform through which they can progress and become
        successful persons.

       My team and myself are successful as our families are with us.


Do you think that this project has played an important role in giving you a new identity in the
community? Explain.

Yes! Now I have an identity in the community. The people know me by name and by my services. My
team and myself are known by the name of “Inspired Group” because like other educated person we did
not keep ourselves bound and silent in the homes and neither we created problems for our parents. We got
this important guideline from YES Network Pakistan that “young people are not the problem but are
solution of the problem”.

We not only bear our own expenses but also try to make other young people to be able to create their own
resources.



Do you consider yourself as a change-agent? Do you think that you have impressed young people of
the community for adoption of positive attitude?




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Yes! I am a change agent because I was alone first and then from one we became 15 and gradually this
number is increasing in to hundreds. In this number not only young people are included but also old ones
and children. All of them are trying their level best to create better atmosphere.




What sort of knowledge, skills and attitude you have gained after participating in the project?



I have learnt a lot e.g:

        To teach children according to their psychology.

        To create tips for computer literacy classes. It was very difficult job but I accepted it as a
         challenge.

        To prepare samples of stitching and embroidery. I faced many difficulties in preparing samples of
         cutting but I was able to make the drafts etc. for the purpose successfully.

        Handling the management of a school is a big challenge, which includes the satisfaction of the
         parents of the children and following the rules and regulations.

        Doing the fieldwork in the community and conducting survey.

What sort of experiences you have gained after participation in the project and what have been the
results?

My team and myself have gained a lot after participation in the project. I can work for the welfare of the
people now not only in my own area and city but also out of the city. Recently I have worked with the
team of YES Network Pakistan in Nowshehra for the welfare of the displaced people. It carries a lot of
importance for me.


Was the starting of a social service project commendable job?
Yes!

Will you suggest entrepreneurship to young people?
Yes, of course the young people should join Entrepreneurship because the country will progress if the
young people make the progress. The progress of any country is linked with the progress of its nation.
What advice you will give to them?

I would advise the same thing that we should serve fellow human beings. Almighty Allah has created all
of us with the aim to serve the humanity. Therefore instead of getting help we should render help to others
as far as possible.




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                                  List of Technical Institutions


Name of Institutions                                               Location
Pakistan Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management                 Karachi
Govt. Polytechnic Institute for Women                              Karachi
National Institute of Leather Technology                           Karachi
ABC Academy of Business Computers                                  Karachi
Govt. Mono Technique Institute                                     Tando ALLAH Yaar
Vocational Dastkari School                                         Karachi
Govt. College of Education in Commercial Practices                 Gharo, Dist Thatta
SMA Rizvi Textile Institute                                        Karachi
Govt. College of Education in Commercial Practices                 Tando ALLAH Yaar
CAD Master Computer Training Institute                             Karachi
Govt. Polytechnic Institute                                        Dadu
                                                                   Dist: Nasirabad Qamber
New World Academy of Computer Sciences
                                                                   Shahdad Kot.
Vocational Training Institute, Vehari Seed farm Road,
                                                                   Vehari
RAEDC Complex
Vocational Training Institute                                      Jhang
Govt. College of Technology                                        Multan
Rahim Yaar Khan College of Technology                              Rahim Yaar Khan
Jinnah Endeavors Institute of Technology                           Multan
RSLN Govt. Vocational School (TEVTA)                               Lahore
Govt. College of Technology                                        Rasul, Dist: M.B.Din
Govt. College of Technology                                        Faisalabad
Govt. Vocational Training Institute for Women                      Faisalabad
Quaid-e-Azam Institute of Technology                               Khanewal
Govt. College of Technology                                        Naushehra
Peak Solution College of Commerce & Technology                     Lahore
Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (ITHM)                     Lahore
Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Hazara University           Hazara
Govt. Polytechnic Institute                                        Thakt Bhai Mardan
Annexure: A




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                                  List of Educational Institutions

Annexure B

St. Anthony's High School Faisal town, Lahore                  Lahore
Sacred Heart Cathedral School, English Medium                  Lahore
Sacred Heart Cathedral School, Urdu Medium                     Lahore
St. Anthony's High School, Sarfaraz Rafiqui road, Cantt        Lahore
St. Dominic's Girls High School                                Lahore
Don Bosco High School (English Medium)                         Lahore
Don Bosco High School (Urdu Medium)                            Lahore
St. Joseph's English High School (English Medium)              Gujranwala
St. Joseph's High School (Urdu medium)                         Gujranwala
St. Mary's High School                                         Lahore
St. Anthony's High School, 3- Lawrence road                    Lahore




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