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July 11, 2011

Youth in court over boy’s killing

 Yemurai Kanyangarara Yemurai Kanyangarara was stabbed as he got off a bus in Welling A third teenager has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 16-year-old stabbed in the neck in a south London street.

Yemurai Kanyangarara was allegedly attacked just after getting off a bus in Welling on 1 July.

A 15-year-old boy from Peckham, south London, appeared at Camberwell Youth Court earlier.

Two other boys aged 14 and 15 have already appeared at Camberwell Youth Court accused of murder.

All three have been remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday and are due back at the youth court on 13 July.

The other 15-year-old is from Peckham and the 14-year-old is from Camberwell.

Yemurai, of Belvedere, south-east London, was with a friend when he was stabbed after getting off a 96 bus in Upper Wickham Lane in Welling.

Yemurai, who went to St Columba’s Catholic Boys’ School, Bexleyheath, had been living with his father in Leicester and had come to the capital to sit his GCSEs, his friends said.

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July 4, 2011

10th Youth Leaders Conference begins

10th Youth Leaders Conference begins

KARACHI: The 10th Youth Leaders Conference with the theme of ‘Eman-Ittehad-Tanzeem-Inqilab’ began at a local hotel on Friday.

The aim of the event is to provide youth with an opportunity to explore their talent and use it for the construction and progress of the country.

The six-day conference was attended by as many as 350 youngsters from the country. The stage and the conference hall were decorated with balloons, having colours of Pakistani flag. The participants were hoisting national flags, which bestowed the ceremony a very patriotic look.
Sports and Youth Affairs Department Secretary Syed Shoaib Siddiqui inaugurated the conference.

In his address, he said that youth were the most important segment of the society and what the department was willing to do was to realise the value of youth to all sectors of life, including politicians, entrepreneurs and others in general and to policy makers in particular.

He said that though the society was facing several negative trends and problems, they also had a beacon of hope in the form of a large number of talented youth. In the Western and developed world, Pakistan was considered as a fortunate country due to its rich percentage of youth in its population, he said.

Siddiqui further said that the society had also some complains about the youth, so it was their duty to redress them and prove themselves as responsible citizens and active members of the society. He urged youth not to waste their time as time and tide wait for none.

He said: “If you want to go abroad to seek knowledge, research, education or even for earning money then you can go, but must remember that none would facilitate, accommodate or respect you as your motherland.”

School of Leadership Director Kamran Rizvi said in a very energetic manner while shedding light over the theme of the conference that youth would play a significant role in eliminating ongoing rising desperation in the society. He told audience: “Revolution comes in a nation when it leaves dual standards, spoiling time and telling lie.”

Rizvi said that they had changed the famous slogan ‘Unity-Faith-Discipline’ into ‘Faith-Unity-Discipline and Revolution’ because unity could not be created without having faith. Faith is the core factor to gain success in the life, he said.

He said that indeed Pakistani nation had not yet experienced freedom as liberty could not be gained without bounding ourselves to discipline. He urged youth to focus on implementing their knowledge, instead of only feeling proud of having knowledge.

The conference was being organised in collaboration with 26 corporate partners. The representatives of these companies and institutions also expressed their views shortly on the occasion.

The conference will continue till Wednesday. During the conference participants will learn leadership values and other required skills of the time.Daily Times.

June 30, 2011

Increasing literacy: Quality education for Baloch youth top priority

PPAF launches Rs250 million programme to improve education in the restive province. PHOTO: FILE


Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) has launched a comprehensive quality education programme for the youth of Balochistan at a cost of Rs250 million. The programme, which aims to increase literacy in the province, has been initiated in Kharan, Khuzdar, Musa Khel, Jhal Magsi, Kohlu, Awaran and Panjgur districts.

Over 12,000 students are enrolled in different schools under the programme. Out of these students, 7,700 are males and 4,400 are females.

PPAF has also established 31 community schools so far, while it has adopted 145 public schools and provided water, furniture, repair, renovation, teachers’ training and activation of school management committees in these districts. Similarly, the institution is providing financial support for fees, books, uniforms and stationery to over 3,000 students under the Chamalang Education Programme in Kohlu district.

The organisation has also arranged regular trips for students as a part of its initiative to expose these students to the diverse culture of the country. Currently 80 students from grade five to twelve are visiting Fort Munro, Ghazi Ghat Bridge in Multan, historical landmarks in Lahore, Military College Jhelum and Mangla Power House and Water Sports Club under the programme.

PPAF, a private sector institution, is one of the most prominent institutions working for development in the country and the largest source of pro-poor spending excluding Public Sector Development Programme. The organisation enjoys the support of Government of Pakistan, World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, USAID, KfW (a German government-owned development bank) and the US Corporate Sector.

The institution’s outreach extends all over the country and its development programmes have been widely recognised. PPAF has received a positive response from donors as well.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 30th, 2011.