Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Kamyab Jawan Programme offering the young people a set of opportunities related to education, skill training, entrepreneurship and civic engagement.
He inaugurated the much-anticipated project at the Convention Centre in Islamabad, packed with youth from different parts of the country. The programme will not only secure employment opportunities but also prove progress of small and medium enterprises by providing loans worth Rs100 billion for five years.
Through six flagship initiatives under the programme, the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme will provide subsidised business loans to young aspiring entrepreneurs for the promotion of SME sector. The Skill for All Programme will impart technical and vocational training to 150,000 youth, both in conventional and high-end technological trades.
The Startup Pakistan Programme will train potential young entrepreneurs to help them conceive, incubate, and mature their business plans through access to digital incubation platforms. The Green Youth Movement will provide small grants to Pakistani youth to bring economic innovative solutions to tackle environmental and climate crises.
The Internship Programme will be for undergraduate and postgraduate students to facilitate them for actively participating in the private sector. The Jawan Markaz, a one-stop solution for youth-related issues at the grassroots level, will not only provide access to sports and other youth engagement activities but also provide them with career counselling, mentoring and access to a host of digital services.
Also, the framework of National Youth Development Strategic Roadmap has been completed and a National Youth Council set up as well. A portal will record all credible data of the youth benefiting from the programme.