The Young Leaders Conference (YLC) proceeds with its 16th year of excellence, with the primary objective of changing the lives of youngsters by connecting them with opportunities for the future. The theme for this year’s YLC is: The 300 – which calls out to the awakened, imaginative, disciplined, and dynamic youth of our country.
With the conference just two months away, preparations are at their peak. Each year, YLC hosts 300 young individuals, between the ages 18-24 from all over Pakistan who unite and spread the dream of a new era. The champion for this year is Mehak Ameer, who is leading the 16th YLC along with passionate young facilitators, specifically skilled for the mega-event. Kamran Rizvi & Umair Jaliawala, Directors at School of Leadership (SoL), Hammad Saeed, Chief Executive Officer – SoL, Maalik Khaskhely, Executive Director – SoL and Waqar Ali, Learning Consultant – SoL will serve as mentors for this team.
“YLC’17 will be a fusion of innovation and inspiration, which will urge the participants to look at future possibilities, and will activate a sense of social responsibility through post-conference social action projects. School of Leadership is keen to train and facilitate youth of Pakistan gathering at the platform.” states Mehak Ameer. She further said, “It is a blessing to be making this life-changing journey a possibility.”
During this action-packed week, participants will not only network and interact amongst each other but will also have an opportunity to interact with leading personalities from the world of politics, governance, business development, academia, technology, music, movies, culture, media, marketing and advertising. Over a period of six days, more than 40 learned experts, trainers, specialists from all over Pakistan and abroad will assist the diverse program. The YLC will primarily be centered on a diverse range of topics, including; self-awareness, developmental issues and problems in the society, emerging markets, rights & responsibilities, cultural, political and economics etc. to best assist the youth.
Head of Marketing EBM, Ayesha Janjua, said, “since the past 14 years “EBM and SOL have been partners in promoting this pioneering youth platform .We have great faith in SoL’s development program for the youth and it has proved itself by achieving greater heights over the last one and a half decade. There is no dearth of talent in this country, but what is lacking is direction, and initiatives like YLC help in bridging that gap”.
Since 2002, YLC has contributed over 4,400 young leaders to our global landscape. Their combined force has further influenced numerous individuals across Pakistan to bring about a positive change in their communities.
School of leadership does not stand alone in this initiative, and is partnered by various magnificent private and social sector organizations over the years, including English Biscuit Manufacturers; Founding Partner, Cause Partners; Thal Limited, U-Report: Pak Avaz, UNICEF, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung, Feroze1888, ACM Gold, The United States Education Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP), Habib Metropolitan Bank (HMBL), Behtareen.pk KFC Pakistan, Cinepax Cinemas, Shamrock Communications and SEHER Foundation and Media Partners Jang Media Group, The News, Geo News and Radio Partner Suno FM 89.4.