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Empower Youth for work to create 17000 vacancies

Faryal Nadeem May 18, 2017
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A five-year project aims to empower youth by providing them sustainable jobs to at least 17000 youngsters. The jobs have been assigned to the people in District Layyah, which was launched in a local hotel on this Wednesday.

The event was well organized by BARGAD that is the supporting organization for youth development and support from Oxfam in Pakistan.

Minister of Sports, Archaeology, Youth, and Tourism Department Jahangir Khanzada said that youth will provide special programs and can tackle the burning issues rising in the society with this project. The program is initiating for Layyah Youth for next 5 years.

He addressed all the policy makers, Government officials, parliamentarians, the private sector, civil society members, academia and youth from Lahore as well as Layyah at event.

Empower Youth for work

The project Empower Youth for work is a multi-country, which is exceptionally designed to economically empower young people from disaster prone communities in the district of Jamshoro in Sindh and Layyah in Punjab. This project will provide them opportunities to secure their livelihood. The project BARGAD Oxfam implements partner in district Layyah ad provide them training which will enhance and boost their skills that enable them to access to finance 17000 young people with the 70% girls of ages 15 to 24.

The role of young people is critical in the development of Pakistan. The Country Director of Oxfam in Pakistan, Mohammad Qazilbash said

Four million people enter the workforce every year in Pakistan with an estimated amount of 60% that employs in unstable and low paid jobs.

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Youth is energy and participate in determining the direction of Pakistan. The imperative young people will feel empowered to influence the decisions, which affect the lives as active citizens.

He assured that Oxfam is taking measures to support young people especially girls to become the future leaders and play their role in the Pakistan industry. The economy will then be recognized and valued.

Under the Empower Youth for Work project, the rural area is formed in Layyah which bridging youth with informal and formal job markets, small and medium enterprises, multinational companies, a business development that support providers and the private sector organizations.

Chief Coordinator of PM Youth Programme Makhdum Adeel ur Rehman appreciated the goals of the program and advised youth to take complete benefit from the opportunities through a project, which allows them to explore new horizons. These opportunities lead in strengthening the economy of Pakistan because Senior Member Special Monitoring Unit Government of Punjab Salman Sufi encouraged women who are residing in rural areas of district Layyah that will empower entrepreneurial skills to earn a sustainable livelihood. The job opportunities in almost every sector are created merely for the youth of Layyah.

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The representative attended the event from Punjab Labor Department, Urban Unit, Punjab Skill development fund, Department of Agriculture, TEVTA Secretariat, department of social welfare, Department of Population Welfare, PITB ad much more. Members from civil society academia and a large number of youth from Lahore and Layyah participated in the event.

Young people who attended the event were excited to receive opportunities.