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Teenager wins government award for contribution to society

‘As a woman, if the Honorable Prime Minister of our country can think about the whole country at the age of 71, then why can’t I think about my own…

Launch of Youth Innovation Hub in Pakistan 

by Ashfaque A. Soomro On 7 December 2018, ministers and academics joined young people and Oxfam staff and partners to celebrate the launch of the Youth Innovation Hub in Jamshoro.…

From apprenticeship to self-employment: will it be a solution for Pakistan?

Imagine you are a rural girl named Mary from Pakistan and want to start your own agricultural business, what kind of challenges do you think Mary will face with? In…

It is women’s business: mobilizing young women

During the Global Learning Event in Ethiopia of the Empower Youth for Work (EYW) program, 4 young participants of the program shared their story. They are entrepreneurs and some are part…

An inspiring E-Motive exchange: Community-based Tourism in the Philippines

‘When I saw the government of Pangkajene Kepulauan talking with Oxfam about tourism, I could not hide how happy I was!’ Mr. Abd. Gaffar, participant on the EWY E-Motive Indonesia–Philippines…

Karibu sana: The Tanzanian E-Motive experience

I learned a lot from the exchange visit to Tanzania. In one sentence: youth need capacity-building training intensively and continuously.’ Abdinassar Hassen, Project Officer in EYW’s implementing partner, Somali region,…

A dream of Sajida, who escaped an early marriage

I have a dream of providing free education for girls Sajida's story Sajida, 17, was being forced into marriage by her own family earlier this year. She sought the help…

Innopreneurship boot camp TIE Islamabad

TIE Islamabad organised the first Innopreneurship Boot Camp in Karachi. It was held the 17th till the 19th of October. This 3 day event focussed on Business Scale up, Access…

Farhana dreams to empower other girls

I have a dream of empowering girls with life skill education Farhana's story Farhana, 17, saw girls in her community leaving school and being forced into early marriages, and became…

Fatuma dreams to start her own bus company

I have a dream… to have my own bus company Lured by the promise of a better life overseas, Fatuma found herself ruthlessly exploited as a housemaid. She told us…

A Story from Qararu – Kediro’s Dream

I have a dream… to start my own health clinic" Kediro was just 15 when he found out he was going to be a dad. Now aged 25 and a…

Dreams from Sulawesi – Nur Hasanah’s story

I have dream to be a teacher With support from EYW, Nur hopes to set up a thriving seafood business that will enable her to achieve her ultimate dream of…

A Passion for Fashion – Nurhaeda and Her Dream

'I have a dream to be a fashion designer' Nurhaeda has a dream – to one day be a ‘famous independent fashion designer – for my family, and for South…

A Brighter Future – Mukta’s Story

I have a dream to own a electronic sells and service shop When 20-year-old Mukta Rani Dash was forced to drop out of education due to her family’s financial situation,…

A Life of My Own – A Story of Rupa

‘I want to make a life of my own, without any violence, and to be able to depend on myself to continue my education.’ Rupa shares how she escaped from…

Youth Ka Green Pakistan update

In August, young people in schools across Islamabad did their bit to tackle climate change by planting a tree in support of EYW’s Youth Ka Green campaign. “Small actions today…