The Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) is a not-for-profit career development center that offers training to underprivileged youth from marginalized areas of Karachi for better career prospects. Established in 2008, in Saudabad, Malir, it is a public-private partnership initiative between Habib University Foundation and local government of Karachi. iACT offers free of cost, as well as scholarship based courses and trainings and also guarantees 100% job placement to its graduates.
Display of Social Action Projects by the Students of Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) held at Regent Plaza on 13th February 2017. Young and dedicated students from the areas of Malir District showed off their efforts of implementing various social action projects in their communities. Around 120 young participants from Saudabad and Model Colony were enrolled in the six months training program called ‘Lead the Way’. These participants not only got training for their projects from the program officers at iACT, but also implemented in their communities, schools, colleges, and hospitals. The projects included Anti-Smoking and Anti-Drug Campaign, Women’s Right in Pakistan, Cleaning Campaign, Child Labor Awareness, Awareness Camps about Traffic Rules, Education Walk, Library Conception, Motivational Sessions, Renovating Learning Spaces, Tree Plantation and many others.
Ms. Shamim Mumtaz – Minister Social Welfare Department, Rizwan Jaffar – Founder Chairman Youth Parliament, Mr. Feroz Khan – CEO Omar Jibran Engineering Industries Ltd. and principals of the schools attended the event.
Guests not only encouraged students for their amazing work, but they also talked to all the groups individually, questioning and getting their feedback about the challenges they faced and what they learnt.
Social Action projects displayed by these energetic and highly motivated students proved that there is much room of advancement and betterment if we promote our youth and guide them to the right direction. Future of Pakistan would definitely be bright as long as our youth is hopeful, devoted and willing to own their society, city and country.