MIRPUR (AJK): Change in Education in collaboration with Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom and British High Commission, Islamabad as part of Projecting British Muslims programme, organised a seminar and dialogue on Community, Islam and Youth Engagement in mainstream Britain.
The seminar discussed the experiences of Muslim youth in British and Pakistani societies, and the issues faced by them in today’s world. The seminar was attended by notable stakeholders, government officials, educationists, dignitaries, intellectuals and second secretary British high commission.
The ceremony was also graced by a delegation of youth from Britain along with huge population of local youth.
Seasoned educationist, while addressing the seminar, said that they believe youth is the untapped resource that needs to be utilised in the 21st century; and this driving force will be responsible for growth and development of Pakistan and Britain. An empowered youth together can single handedly change the picture of these regions as we welcome you all to rise and unlock the potential each one of you has for the benefit of our communities.
All of the guests present admitted that it was a great chance to have an open interaction with independent British Muslim youth and community leaders visiting from UK.
The British High Commission representative appreciating the event said, “This was one of the most anticipated visit and conference of the year because of the positive messages and goodwill it brought to raise goodwill between the two countries. Its messages were completely based on Islam as a religion of peace; life as a Muslim in UK; and the role of youth in peaceful future. It immensely encouraged the youth of our nation,” she added.
Speakers said the enthusiasm, dedication and devotion to nurture the youth is very profound. They said that the Change in Education team was very committed to render all-out support and to take an active part in any initiatives aimed at furthering the great cause and promoting community, Islam and youth engagement in the mainstream Britain. Such conferences could lead to empower the youth in unlocking their potential, to think about the challenges of tomorrow and what must be done to face them, they observed.
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