Self-employment awareness project for youth launched

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The British Council (BC) and YES Network Pakistan have jointly launched “Youth Enterprise Generator Project” in order to inspire and equip young people to become agents of positive change through their involvement in civil society, economic development and their communities.
A statement issued here Saturday said the purpose of the project would be to provide social entrepreneurship education, infrastructure, skills orientation, access to interest-free credit, business management skills, local and international exposures and peer networks.
The British Council and YES Network Pakistan have been working together for the last four years to promote youth social entrepreneurship and self-employment by engaging them in the technical and vocational training colleges.
Now, British Council and YES Network Pakistan have geared up to build local capacity to provide social entrepreneurship education and services by setting up ‘Youth Enterprise Generator” in universities and technical education institutions in Pakistan, said the statement
Salman Shehzad, the Regional Skills and Business Development Manager at British Council, said on the occasion, “The Youth Enterprise Generator will support students to become self-reliant and contributing members of the society by enhancing their technical and entrepreneurial skills/careers and providing support for start-up as a pathway to productive livelihood.”
YES Network Pakistan CEO Ali Raza Khan said, “It is commonly known that jobs in the private and public sectors are not growing fast enough to keep pace with the growing youth populations. It is therefore essential that we support efforts of educational institutions to create youth-centred and youth-led enterprises and opportunities for self-employment.”

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