Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Social Action Projects of Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) displayed

Social Action Projects carried out by the Students of Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) were displayed at Regent Plaza.
Youngsters from Malir District displayed their efforts by implementing various social action projects in their community. Around 120 young participants from Saudabad and Model Colony were enrolled in the six months training program called ‘Lead the Way’.  These participants not only got training for their projects from the program officers at iACT, but also implemented them in their communities, schools, collegesand hospitals.
The projects included Anti-Smoking and Anti-Drug Campaign, Women’s Right in Pakistan, Cleaning Campaign, Awareness about child labour, Awareness about Traffic Rules, Education Walk, Library Conception, Motivational Sessions, Renovating Learning Spaces, Tree Plantation and others. 

Ms. Shamim Mumtaz - Minister Social Welfare Department, Rizwan Jaffar - Founder Chairman Youth Parliament, Mr. Feroz Khan – CEO Omar Jibran Engineering Industries Ltd. and principals of the schools attended the event. 
The reason behind organizing the ceremony was to show the efforts of participants and also to encourage them. It is heartening to know that the students are eager to carry on with this community rehabilitation work on their own as well.
The motive behind instigating the projects was to provide an opportunity for vulnerable youth to fight against terrorism and extremism. It is not only terrorism that has affected Pakistan, but several of its by-products are also threatening the peace of our society.

To overcome the increasing intolerance and violence, Habib University Foundation took a step forward and embarked on a six month project exercise of engaging youth from various areas of Malir in constructive activities and they get positive results for their efforts.

The Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) is a not-for-profit career development center that offers training to underprivileged youth from marginalized areas of Karachi for better career prospects. Established in 2008, in Saudabad, Malir, it is a public-private partnership initiative between Habib University Foundation and local government of Karachi. iACT offers free of cost, as well as scholarship based courses and trainings. iACT also guarantees 100% job placement to its graduates. 

 Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents has taken up the cause of engaging and empowering young people from marginalized areas as its mission and aims to help youth from areas stricken with poverty, violence, and crime. We bring young people from areas like Lyari, Korangi, Landhi, Malir, and other parts of Karachi along with the youth of other Sindh Districts to iACT to enhance their abilities and strengthen their relations with community.  For this purpose, iACT is investing financial and human resources in the development and implementation of youth development projects of Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sindh in seven districts of Sindh. Not only the courses we make our students go through a rigorous training which involves personal and career development, industrial visits, guest speaker sessions and counseling to enrich them with practical experiences. We also take the responsibility to place our students in the industry and provide them suitable jobs.


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