Azme-Naujawan (AeN), a collective effort of 10 civil society organizations, will officially launch their youth program for the special occasion of International Youth Day. According to the UN, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda and in society more broadly, is key to building and sustaining peace.Therefore 12th August marked the beginning of Azme-Naujawan, a program launched to address the disengaged state of youth in Karachi. It managed to bring togetherover 1000 youth from all over Karachi, as well as civil societies, and key government officials.Notable celebrities were also present to show their support for this program.

The ceremony was commenced by Sidra Iqbal, prominent journalist and activist, introducing AeN as an exemplary initiative that offers holistic training to the youth to develop their professional and entrepreneurial skills, and provide them with a platform for personal growth opportunities. The program will train 1100 youth from Karachi over a period of six months across six districts. Dr. Nafisa Shah, the chief guest at the ceremony, launched the official website of AeN at the event. The launch ceremony concluded on a high note as Kaifi Khalil, enthralled the audiences with their performances.

Published in Young Nation Magazine on September 2, 2017