Prime Minister’s Youth Affairs Programme (PMYAP) has launched the ‘Kamyab Jawan Programme’ for uplifting the socio-economic stature of youngsters so that they can play a vital role in the development of the country.

According to an official, under the programme numerous initiatives in the fields of education, entrepreneurship, skills training and civic engagement will be undertaken to engage the youth of the country in positive ways. These initiatives would centre on ‘3Es’: education, employment and engagement and will implement six flagship programmes.

The first flagship programme will be ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme’ under which subsidised business loans would be provided to young aspiring entrepreneurs in a bid to boost the SME sector, the official added. The second programme would be ‘Skill for All Programme’, under which technical and vocational training would be given to 150,000 youth in the arenas of conventional and high-end technological trades.

The source said the third initiative would be ‘Startup Pakistan Programme’ under which potential young entrepreneurs “would be trained and mentored to conceive, incubate, and mature their business plans through access to digital incubation platforms,” while the fourth initiative would be ‘Green Youth Movement (GYM)’ under which small grants would be provided to youngsters so that they can propose innovative solutions to curb environmental and climate crises.

The fifth initiative would be ‘Internship Programme’, under which internships would be offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate students to increase their participation in the private sector, while the sixth initiative would be ‘Jawan Markaz’ a one-stop solution for youth-related issues existing at the grass-root level, along with provision of sports and other youth engagement activities such as career counselling and mentoring, the official added.

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