|Project||Breaking barriers for youth social enterpeneurship, FATA|
|Date of Approval||15 March, 2012|
|Number of Beneficiaries||7830|
|Implementing Partner||Youth Engagement Services(YES) Network Pakistan|
The project will initiate concept of social entrepreneurs among youth and women in FATA. The beneficiaries will be provided seed money to establish 20 micro social entrepreneurs. FATA is a conflict ridden area with limited access to trainings. The vision of the project is to address community issues through social mobilization using indigenous resources and creating economic empowerment opportunities for the youth. The purpose of the project is to empower the youth of FATA by training them to be social entrepreneurs.
Stories From FIT: Dreams Come True
Twenty-five-year-old Lousia Sharif has had a dream that she has nurtured for as long as she can remember: to educate children – especially those of the downtrodden class of society, for whom the education of their kids is nothing but an otherworldly fantasy. Hailing from the remote and volatile valley of Kurram Agency—bordering Afghanistan and a target of the worst-ever sectarian violence since April 2007—this young and energetic girl believes that only education can bring about a change for the better in the lives of the people of this region.
A few years ago she had an idea to establish an educational institute which could provide quality education in her native town, Parachinar. The large-scale closure of schools in the wake of the years-long conflict in Kurram Agency was a devastating blow to her goal; but it could not shatter her determination to advance the cause of education. In fact, it strengthened it.[Read More]