The air was full of aspirations as 350 participants from over 25 cities, towns and villages in Pakistan discussed their resolutions, their vision for social and personal change.
Social Entrepreneurship was one of the key topics of the day- where participants, leveraged by their geographic disparities and hence wide reach, discussed many grand yet practical plans to evoke community, thus taking the first and the most important steps towards developing their communities.
As part of successfully graduating from the conference, YLC, requires participants to give back to the community. For this purpose they are given a three month duration after which a project report is to be submitted. Once the report has been viewed and approved by the School of Leadership only then does a participant qualify for the YLC certificate.
As reference, Active Citizens Social Action Project Awards were showcased to give YLC participants a benchmark. The award winners of SAP Awards shared their stories including challenges faced during the process.
At mid-day with heavy hearts and eyes brimming with tears, the participants said their good-bye to friends they made in just a week which, given the experiences shared and bonds created, would likely last over a lifetime.
The Conference continues to attract around 350 plus students from all regions of the country, and will be held for the 13th time in December 2014 in another city of Pakistan.