BENEFITS OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
The rewards of a youth empowerment approach in high-poverty communities are significant. There has never been a better time to invest in youth empowerment they are tomorrow’s leaders and if appropriate opportunities are made available to put their natural endowment to creative and productive channels, they are indeed capable of working wonders”.
Today it is globally realized that youth empowerment led the nation and prosperity for next generations. Now many countries are focusing their youth by investing heavily in education, health, skills development and leadership education. These steps brought on forefronts, ultimately these nations leading the world. Therefore we can say that youth empowerment is integral for national development especially for under developing countries where youth constitute majority of overall population. If these countries focus on youth development and empowerment it will led them towards long term prosperity. Those countries who invest heavily in their youth they get high returns on their investment in every sector.
If we talk about Pakistan, it has a large population that can be categorized as falling within the UN’s definition of youth. In above scenario, scope of youth empowerment becomes vital because youth is the future of country and they are nation builders. Since 2 decades Government, civil society, NGOs, Youth Groups made extensive efforts to promote youth empowerment. Various youth oriented initiatives were taken by different stakeholders working to empower the youth and impact of these steps is widely seen throughout the country in different sectors.
The task of nation building is very challenging and can be divided into phases. Everyone can contribute towards it according to his or her capabilities. First of all, the young people should be made to understand a specific project and its importance to the society. They should be given a suitable direction so that they can work hard...