By: Iqra Javed
Youth Ambassador YEP
The Information Technology has captivated the imagination of millions around the world for opportunities. It offers in transforming the market place and the rules govern way we communicate, make decisions, and do our business. Digitalization is the process of emerging new technologies in human life, which can be like sounds, images, scientific ways, documents, sites, and other progressions for converting information into digital shape.
For instance, previously, Letters were sent to each other for communication. …
2nd Interactive Youth Forum 2020 (Virtual)
2nd Interactive Youth Forum 2020 (Virtual)
Every year, on July 11th, The World Population Day is celebrated throughout. This year, in commemorations with The World Population Day on 11th July, 2020, Institute for Social and Youth Development (ISYD) arranged a one day online 2nd Interactive Youth Forum 2020 with the generous support for Population Council and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a theme of “Breaking Stereotypes and Advocating for Enforcement of SRHR & Family Planning” for the youth of Pakistan with the aim to spread awareness, building capacity and increase knowledge of younger generation about the sexual and reproductive health, Family Planning and safe abortion, not only through interactive discussion, but also via online theater performance and a virtual award distribution ceremony to motivate young activists and change makers in field of SRHR, Family Planning…
In the current COVID-19 situation, a live Webinar was organized by Kafka Welfare Organization Pakistan to celebrate ‘International Day of Sports for Development and Peace’ 6 April 2020. Sports Professionals and researchers have participated from 10 different countries. Umair Asif Founder Kafka Welfare Organization (also a member of UNESCO Task Force on Sports) and Gobinath Sivarajah from the National Olympic Committee Sri Lanka moderated the session. Caroline Baxter Tresise (Australia), Dana Haider Touran (Jordan), Eduardo Butter (Brazil), Nicolas Teran (Ecuador), Benazir Meera (India), Cecilia Saraee (Sweden), Dan Gudgeon (UK) and Derrick Charway (Ghana) spoke on the occasion. …
Today, Umair Asif Social Activist and South-Korean Sports Scholar got elected as a ‘Leader of the House’ at Youth Assembly Foundation. Kamran Khan Chairman Youth Assembly Foundation has issued the notification. Kamran also praised Umair’s efforts for youth empowerment and social change. He also said Pakistan’s youth is united and will make Pakistan greater as a country. Umair will take oath on 23rd March 2020 as a new Leader of House. On this occasion, Umair shared a thanks note with the members of YAF. He also said that youth is the strength of our beloved country and together in the positive direction we can grow.
LAHORE: The Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) took place in Lahore with children singing songs and participating in learning activities. The Children Library Complex was decorated with colorful banners, and streamers, and each hall and room was utilized for the CLF — sessions, activities, and exercises.
Kafka that is a youth-led organization founded by Ravians in 2010 has organized sports for citizenship, gender equality, and inclusion sessions with Youth Assembly Foundation. Children from multiple schools have participated in ‘sports for sustainable development’ focussed inclusive activities. The field was named as ‘Sana Mir Ka Maidan’.
In a society where we have been fighting against narrow minds and conservative behaviors, Atif Badar an artist and an art teacher is busy teaching kids arts. Our society badly needs more people like him who use storytelling as an expression to teach kids positive values.
In the last CLF Islamabad, he ran multiple energetic sessions on the second day of the CLF. The first was a theatre workshop that engaged the young audience in storytelling with expressions, using a Rumana Husain’s publication, “Tota Khan aur Bakri Ara ka Safarnama”.
Atif Badar enacted the story with great verve, showing the children the illustrations in tandem. He then said: “The children will now read the excerpt I was reading — with expressions. It is always more fun to read a story with expressions on your face and in your voice and it is very important to imagine whatever you are reading.” …
Given the longevity and sheer size of the bushfires that have ravaged New South Wales over recent months, it’s no surprise that the blow felt by the affected areas has been truly terrible.
Just how terrible, though? Well, frightening new estimates by ecologists suggest that almost half a billon native Australian animals have lost their lives since September.
More than three million hectares of New South Wales have burned as a result of the fires. It’s now being projected that as many as 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles may have died directly or indirectly.
“Ecologists from the University of Sydney now estimate 480 million mammals, birds and reptiles have been lost since September.” https://t.co/dBKubvZJr7 …
Institute for Social and Youth Development (ISYD) and Pakistan Advocacy Network (PAN) ran a great social media campaign to celebrate 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. …