Lahore: Young Leaders’ Conference, now in its 12th year is currently being held at the Dreamworld Resort in Karachi. Over 300 participants from 25 different cities have joined the event to partake in intelligent discourse, youthful jubilance and to venture into a journey of self-awakening.
The 3rd day of 12th Young Leaders’ Conference, 2013 on 28 December was dedicated to “Tasheeh” meaning re-thinking, re-exploring and revising.
Dr. Qurratulain Bakhtiyari, a development specialist, formally opened the day by introducing revolutionary concepts regarding Awareness, Environment and Health.
Later in the day, through Life Skill’s activity, the participants focused on 10 case studies formulated around the theme “Tasheeh”. Participants analyzed various problematic situations and identified the root causes of the problems. The activity enabled youth to take active part in discussions and chalk out a workable solutions- a life skill that this country is in dire need of.
The panel discussion, “Did you know?, was designed to create awareness about the active role that youth need to and can play in developing countries. Among the panellists was founder of “Aware girls” Gulalai Ismail, Shahzad Khan from Y-Peer network and Raziq Fahim- a peace builder from Quetta. These young social reformers were all set to inspire the participants to work for social welfare in local communities.
Lyari, Golimar & Ibraheem Hyderi sports coaches who teach peace through sports in these high-risk areas were the next guests who shared their experience regarding their project called “Dosti”. The session proved to be both, enlightening and insightful.
School of Leadership, the official organizers of YLC, in collaboration with Patient Welfare Association also set up a blood donation camp at the Hotel which received a great contribution from the participants.
The dinner too was a simulation which closed the day in reflection for the participants. Participants were made aware of the stark differences among the upper, middle and lower classes in society. Designated by chance, as in real life, the participants each became members of a social class. Within view of each other, the small upper class sat feasted like kings, the much larger middle class too dined respectably where in lower class there was chaos, shortage of food and just too many people.