Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship

SSDF works for youth development though different activities and interventions including social, ethical, emotional, physical and cognitive competence building. Various programmes have been organized and executed to help and engage youth towards a better and progressive society.

SSDF empowers youth of Pakistan by encouraging and providing them platform to enhance and display their skills and learning by participating in different competitions and exhibitions. Platforms provided by SSDF or supported by us include the Naqsh Art Competitions held at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) Swabi, the Makeup Competitions organized by Artistico at Alhamra Arts Council Lahore, Tamasha Competition organized by FAST University Islamabad, National Fiesta Competition organized by National Textile University Faisalabad, Pandora Performing Art Competition organized by The Beacon House School systems.

Pakistan Auto Show organized by Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), Skills Competitions at Provincial & National Level organized by NAVTTC Pakistan. Platforms catering social issues include projects with different NGO’s like joint events with Rahnuma on International Youth Day, Project with Youth Advocacy Network (YAN) on creating awareness on Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights (SRHR), Awareness events with AGAHE on World Toilet Day, Water Preservation and Save Earth. Different ongoing Exhibitions and EXPO’s are referred to youth for displaying and selling their products and building linkages with Industry.

Scholarship Opportunities:

SSDF under the aegis of STEP promotes various scholarship programmes. The popular “Edhi Youth Talent Scholarship” is promoted to create opportunities for deserving and talented students who possess talent but lack financial means to pursue their careers. SSDF does the advocacy campaigns for the cause and refers Institute of Art, Design & Management (IADM), a project of STEP, Sister organization of SSDF for the Advancement & Welfare of Community by developing youth.

Guidance & Counseling:

We strive to work for advancement & welfare of community. The aim is to create and explore all possible channels and resources for education and employment of youth of Pakistan. We are indebted to all those volunteering celebrities, professionals and successful entrepreneurs who have always been an amazing support as motivational speakers to instill the aspirations of youth.