Pakistan’s first Youth Practice School

With over 60% population under the age of 30 in Pakistan, there is a surge in governmental, civil society and youth-led engagement of young people across the country. However, there is no learning space or network available to share experiences, learning and skills. In an attempt to bridge this gap, Green Box has launched the ‘Youth Practice School’, a collaborative maker space dedicated to training and development in the youth work/ practice sector in Pakistan.

The Youth Practice School (YPS) serves a three-pronged agenda:

  • To drive skills development across the youth work sector in Pakistan
  • To create a community of collaborative learning opportunities, building on existing sector capacity in Pakistan
  • To create a culture of learning that is responsive to the needs of young people and wider society in Pakistan

Research Network

The school also houses a research network that is interested in the key issues and challenges around youth work practice in Pakistan. By bringing together youth work and academic researchers in Pakistan, whether formal or informal, we seek to improve the understanding of how youth work makes a difference to young people, their communities and society as a whole across the country.

Completed Learning Opportunities

Certificate in Essential Skills for Youth Work Practice in Pakistan | Online learning | 2 hours | October 12, 2019 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pakistan time

Pre-requisites: Intermediate fluency in English and Urdu

If you are young person starting to work with young peers, volunteer at a local youth organisation or a professional with less than two years of experience working with or for young people in Pakistan, this certificate is an essential for you. The 2-hours long interactive session will help you contextualise your past and present experiences in terms of international standards for youth practice and essential skills required to effectively work with all kinds of youth groups in Pakistan.

How to register?

If you wish to attend the free certification, please register here before 10th October 2019

Registration Link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Assessment Link:

Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Certificate in Youth-led Research and Advocacy in Pakistan | Online learning | 2 hours | Date & Time to be announced

Pre-requisites: Intermediate fluency in English and Urdu

If you are young student or professional under the age of 35 who is interested in developing research, citizen science projects and/or advocacy campaigns developed and run by young people, this certification is your chance to get a qualification for doing so in an effective and professional manner.

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