Govt launches ‘Kamyab Jawan’ programme for youth uplift

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Youth Affairs Programme has launched the ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme’ for the socio-economic development of the country’s youth.

According to an official, under the programme, a vast array of projects and initiatives would be undertaken in education, skill training, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.

These initiatives would focus on ‘3Es’: education, employment and engagement; besides six flagship programmes.

“Under the six flagship programmes, the first will be ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme’ wherein subsidised business loans would be provided to young aspiring entrepreneurs for the promotion of the SME sector,” the official said. The second would be ‘Skill for All Programme’, under which technical and vocational training is to be imparted to 150,000 youth both in conventional and high-end technological trades.”

He said the third initiative is ‘Startup Pakistan Programme’ under which potential young entrepreneurs would be trained and mentored to conceive, incubate, and mature their business plans through access to digital incubation platforms.

“The fourth would be ‘Green Youth Movement (GYM)’ wherein small grants would be provided to Pakistani youth so that they could formulate innovative economic solutions to tackle environmental and climate crises,” he added.

The official said that the fifth initiative, ‘Internship Programme’, would include effective internship programmes both for undergraduate and postgraduate students so that their active participation in the private sector could be ensured.

“The sixth initiative would be ‘Jawan Markaz’, a one-stop solution for youth-related issues at the grassroots level. It would not only provide access to sports and other youth engagement activities but also provide them with career counselling, mentoring and access to a host of digital services,” he concluded.

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