At a recent event organised at the Lahore College for Women University, seven young people from Pakistan had seven minutes to persuade a panel of judges how their ideas could make their country and the world a better place.
They competed for a place on Future Leaders Connect, an initiative of British Council – the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The prestigious programme aims to develop the next generation of globally connected leaders who will create positive change through effective policy making.
Fifty winners, selected from more than 15,000 applications around the world, will travel to the UK in October to undergo advanced leadership training at the Møller Institute, University of Cambridge. They will meet with British MPs at the Houses of Parliament and other international leaders to discuss their policy ideas.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 6th, 2019.