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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.…

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…

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…

‘Youth Ka Green Pakistan’

With the 'Youth Ka Green Pakistan' campaign, we hope to inspire Pakistanis to make their country a safe space for youth, safe from physical violence and environmental crises. The campaign…

Pakistan year 2 overview

During the second year, the Empower Youth for Work project in Pakistan achieved various milestones. The rural innovation hub was launched and has among others organized a successful job fair and a competition…

Global overview Year 2

Knowledge, skills and self-confidence are the basis of empowering youth to take control of their own futures. Through targeted trainings, Oxfam and our local partners have built the agency and…

Mentorship: a lantern of hope

Many women in Pakistan want to master the world by starting a business. 86% of them are eager to learn new skills, preferably in the non-traditional areas of work. However, taking the few first steps can be extremely challenging. One way…

Youth empowerment extends beyond mere employment

Meet Fareeha Ali Yahya. This 26 year old is the new Media and Communications Officer at Oxfam in Pakistan. Together with her team she joined the three-day Influencing Strategy Development…

Cultural learnings between Pakistan and Nepal

As part of an E-motive trajectory, the learning group of Pakistan country team visited READ Centre, Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels, Rockstart and Daayitwa Rural Enterprise Acceleration Programme. Each initiative tackles local challenges. Inspired by new…

Pakistan Launches Innovation Hub

With more than 500 attended the opening ceremony, the launch of the first Innovation Hub in Layyah is a successful next step in empowering youth in their economic development. The Organization…

Kick-off Annual Global Learning Event

  In November, the Empower Youth for Work team came together in Thailand for the first annual Global Learning Event. 37 participants including country teams, partner organizations and technical advisors…

Solving one maze at a time

Bushra Ahmad, Youth officer in Pakistan urges the Empower Youth for Work programme to keep building upon successful strategies that worked in other countries especially when addressing gender inclusive entrepreneurial environments. I am pretty…

E-motive learning exchange, from Pakistan to Nepal.

As part of an E-motive trajectory, the learning group of Pakistan visited 4 initiatives in Nepal during a 10-day visit. Each initiative tackles local challenges. Inspired by new insights and knowledge, an action plan was drafted on how to implement…

Update

We would like to give you an update on the Empower Youth for Work project, where we will focus on what has been achieved the first quarter of year 2.…