Advancing Youth Social Entrepreneurship in Pakistan YES Network Pakistan has pioneered the concepts of Youth Service, Youth Social Entrepreneurship and Service Learning in the country. We provide an an effective mechanism to youth to re-integrate into the society as active-citizens and not as citizens-in-waiting. Sector Development Needs Untapped Potential •Education: 55% of the total population •There is a youthquake in Pakistan, as is unable to read an write. 30 million 70% of the total population is under the children are out of school. age of 29. •Health: 30 thousand women die every •There are no separated programs or year form pregnancy related policies for disadvantaged, half-educated, complications socially-excluded youth in Pakistan. •Poverty: 34% of the total population is •Enormous talent, intelligence and living below the poverty line. positive energy are being wasted as these young people are being left behind. •Sanitation: 50 million people have no access to sanitation facilities. •Millions of young people are growing up without any hope and desire in life and are falling into disaster’s way. Imagine if we could solve both of these problems at once? From providing services to To engaging young young people people in the delivery of Services Over 75 Youth-led Social Enterprises are in operation. Over 200 Youth-led Service Projects are launched. It is an intensive engagement of young people in organized activity that contributes to the community development. Over 75 community-based youth-led micro social enterprises are in operation in rural areas of Pakistan. Sensitized and Trained 50 Principals of Leading Educational Institutions Over 450 Teachers Trained and Engaged Over 8,000 Students of All Ages Involved in Planning and Execution of Service Projects Over 600 Representatives of Technical Institutions Are Sensitized on the Topic of Youth Social Entrepreneurship in- partnership with British Council 20 Technical Institutions provided Trainings and Seed Funding For Innovative Youth –Led Service Projects 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 National University of Singapore, McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, MIT University in Boston, USA. Revenue generation: It assists youth to generate revenue by providing services. Youth-led: It enables youth to take a lead role in addressing local challenges. Needs-based: It assists youth to provide services in need- based areas. Self-reliance: It transforms youth from dependants to service providers. Youth poverty alleviation: It gives poor youth, access and control to financial resources. Work force: It provides society a large number of workers at a very less-expense. Social exclusion: It combats social exclusion by mainstreaming left-out youth. Training Ground: It provides an excellent training ground for building good citizens. Service delivery: It develops a service delivery mechanism for the poor and needy. Employment policy: It contributes to employment policy by providing work experience to youth. Head-off violence and terrorism: It is an effective way to reduce the incidence of neighborhood crime, poverty, drug abuse and terrorism. Education in action: It is an effective way to counter balance the years of largely passive education received by students in the classroom. . Founder and CEO of YES One of the Youth Service British High Commissioner, Network Pakistan, Mr. Ali Networks of YES Network Ambassador of Philippines Raza Khan meeting with Pakistan won the regional and CEO of NAVTEC highly Former USA President enterprise award organized appreciated the efforts of Mr. Bill Clinton in by British Council in UK. YES Network Pakistan. Washington, DC. From Citizens-in-waiting To citizens-in-action From Sheltered To Shaper of the Society From Dependants To Providers From At-risk To At-strength From Victims To Leaders From Apathetic To Involved In the words of Ms. Susan Stroud, CEO Innovations in Civic Participation “In a country where youth comprise more than three quarters of the population, where the cost of NOT creating meaningful opportunities is felt the world around, I can safely say that there is no youth service program on the global scene that has more promise than the Youth Service Program of YES Network Pakistan. “ Working with disadvantaged youth is like throwing a stone into a pond; the ripples will keep expanding far beyond our time and place, far beyond our ability to measure or perhaps even envision.