Peshawar: In order to develop leadership and communication skills of the youth and to instill them with the spirit of volunteerism, so as they could actively participate in community services process and contribute to progress and development of the country, two capacity building workshops were organized under the title of ‘Active Citizens’ in Mardan district.
Organized by Peace Education and Development (PEAD) Foundation in collaboration with British Council Pakistan at Pelics Institute Mardan, more than sixty male and female students from various educational institutions of Mardan including Abdul Wali Khan University and Government Girl’s Degree College Mardan participated in the workshops. PEAD Foundation Program manager, Tariq Hayat and Field Coordinator Afrasyiab Farooq Yousafzai delivered training to the students offering them an opportunity to gain basic leadership knowledge and enhance communication skills that will enable them to work for a positive change in the region.
Addressing the participants, PEAD program manager Tariq Hayat said Pakistan’s future is bright having its growing and dynamic population of young people who should be educated, informed and guided in right direction to serve the country. “It is the call of the day to promote voluntarism in the region and provide the youth with quality education and emerging skills, so as they could contribute their precious role to the welfare of the society”, he said adding that volunteerism promotes positive citizenship among youth by encouraging them to be more involved in their own communities and solve their issues.
While sharing their views, students said through these trainings, they realized their responsibilities towards their communities and will try to serve as volunteer in the society. We shall be our own leaders and shall not wait for good things to happen, but will make them happen. At the end of the sessions, certificates were distributed among the training participants.
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