Youth entrepreneurship project launched

Participants will be trained in various IT skills.


Express May 03, 2011

KARACHI:


The Sindh government in cooperation with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) has started a youth entrepreneurship project to groom young businessmen, says Sindh Youth Affairs Minister Syed Faisal Sabzwari.


Inaugurating the 6th Information and Communications Technology Exhibition and Conference -Connect 2011 at the Karachi Expo Centre on Tuesday, he said the first project worth Rs6 million had been launched in collaboration with Habib University Foundation and information technology (IT) was an essential part of the programme.

Sabzwari said that the Youth Affairs Department would start a career counselling project to guide youth in their career planning in every district of the province.

Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) Managing Director Zia Imran said that Pakistan had exported $750 million worth of software solutions last year. “PSEB is also facilitating software houses in expanding their capability and capacity to boost exports,” he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2011.

COMMENTS (8)

Mohsin M. Siddique | 10 years ago | Reply Thats a very commendable step taken by Mr. Sabzwari. We fully support the idea, that if we are looking forward for a sustainable growth for Pakistan, we have to bring out the people from the misery of poverty, and we have start for it now or its never. For this we already have Launched our project in Feb 2011, of creating "One Million Businesses" across Pakistan, within 3years. Here is the Idea Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6B3YZPIghE Here is the Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/1Millionbusinesses our strong part is that the businesses we are creating is ideally going to be started in just 10,000rs and would be able to generate upto 30,000rs a month. So we are working on these lines, and invite others to become the helping hand and propose your ideas, so that together we can take this country out of poverty. Regards, Mohsin M. Siddique
Hedgefunder | 10 years ago | Reply One needs a generation of Educated Young People for this sort of schemes to really work and progress in Market Place!! So where is this Generation of Educated Young People and it does not stop there! It also needs continuance of smart young minds not diverted by other factors and events in society which is stable to cherish in! Good idea thou, hope it works as there is no lack of human resources in Pakistan.
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