Karachi: The young boys of underprivileged areas like Sultanabad and Hijrat Colony can do wonders if their energies are channelized towards positive activities. This was said by the Commissioner Karachi, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, at inauguration ceremony of Sultanabad/Hijrat Colony Young Leaders’ Conference (SHYLC) here today.
He said that the two neighboring areas of Karachi unfortunately lack in open spaces for the youth to engage them in constructive activities which ultimately leads the young blood towards negativities.
However, he added, the youth of Sultanabad and Hijrat Colony can turn the table by getting engaged in events like SHYLC for creating a better society and not only securing the future of themselves but coming generations as well.
Siddiqui commended the efforts of Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI) and School of Leadership (SoL) for organizing the SHYLC.
SoL has engaged 150 boys, aged 18-24 years, from Sultanabad and Hijrat Colony for a 5-day residential conference at a local resort in outskirts of the city. Top trainers from Pakistan are training the young participants on leadership, peace-building, conflict resolution, critical thinking, culture, arts, religion, society etc. with the support of Karachi Youth Initiative.
According to the organizers, the young blood of underprivileged areas needed a platform to learn necessary skills for standing parallel in the society and School of Leadership (SoL) in association with the Karachi Youth Initiative (KYI) has provided them a common platform by organizing the Sultanabad/Hijrat Colony Young Leaders’ Conference (SHYLC).
They said that the conference aims to cultivate positive aspirations among the participants and empower them with a toolkit on how to achieve their goals. There will be extensive training and development sessions for the participants during the conference.
The interesting and practical impact of the conference will be witnessed after the conference when the young leaders of Sultanabad and Hijrat Colony will return to their communities and execute social action projects, they added.
CEO and Director of SoL, Umair Jaliawala, said, “It has been a remarkable experience putting together SHYLC. What I appreciate the most is the diverse group of participants we have. The participants are highly involved in the conference and they will surely draw a lot of value from the program and the networking, in a fun manner and will take this learning to their communities to create positive impact.”
He said, “SHYLC is a dynamic program that will polish the hidden skills of the participants and will give them a way to lead their communities to a new way of life where there would be more positive and less negativity.”
KYI spokesman, Farhan Iqbal, said, “The participants are extremely talented and have the capacity to improve their lives and positively impact their homes and community.”
“The young boys have a good chance in the form of SHYLC to polish their hidden skills and we are confident that they are going to lead their communities in the right direction,” he concluded.
SOURCE: PRESS RELEASE