Youth and Sports

The Ismaili eBasketball Cup
The Ismaili eBasketball Cup
19 February 2022

The Ismaili eSports segment, which is a Global Encounters Programme and under the umbrella of the Jubilee Games, will comprise a multitude of activities that build on each other and culminate in a competitive tournament. The tournament serves as a means to an end and not an end in itself. The third eSport selected for this segment is “The Ismaili eBasketball Cup”.

Think Global, Act Local
Think Global, Act Local
16 January 2022

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan organised a three-day Global Citizenship Conference that highlighted powerful approaches to global issues and sustainable development goals. Forty-nine Girl Guides from Pakistan collaborated to disseminate the concept as well as the relevance of global citizenship and its need in today's world.

Crossroads - A Multi-Institutional Camp for Youth Development
Crossroads - A Multi-Institutional Camp for Youth Development
5 January 2022

The Youth Coordination Forum, including the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB), the Aga Khan Education Board (AKEB) and ITREB, organized the Crossroads Youth Camp in Karachi and Multan in December 2021.  Adopting a graduated camp model, Crossroads is a unique experience that promotes a continuum of learning through a multidisciplinary approach for youth aged 12 to 14 years. The camp focuses on several important themes including global citizenship, communal identity, civic service, social wellbeing and 21st century skills.

Heritage Discovery Programme 2021 – Food Culture
Heritage Discovery Programme 2021 – Food Culture
15 November 2021

Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for online series of Heritage Discovery Programme in Pakistan. The theme of this year’s discovery is “Food Culture”. Food Culture is an important part of cultural heritage that creates a connection between ethnicity, attitudes, beliefs, and practices surrounding food production and consumption. Food can also help us make friends and help us communicate with others within and outside the communities.

Preparing Guides to become Ambassadors of Change
Preparing Guides to become Ambassadors of Change
7 August 2021

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan organised a transformational nine-day virtual camporee for Junior and Girl Guides. Around 602 Guides from seven different countries including Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, UAE, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique participated in the camporee which focused on exploring models of advocacy, social entrepreneurship and environmental sustainability. The camp was divided into two groups including Junior Guides aged six to 11 and Girl Guides aged 11 to 16. The first virtual camporee was held in December 2020.

Hybrid Youth Camp – Innovations in Youth Engagement during COVID-19
Hybrid Youth Camp – Innovations in Youth Engagement during COVID-19
8 March 2021

Youth camps are generally known for promoting collaborative and experiential learning environments. However, in 2020, youth camps at the national and international level had to be modified to adapt to the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19, which necessitated social distance and isolation. During the pandemic, some virtual camps were arranged to fill a much-needed gap in youth engagement. However, virtual platforms have limitations, particularly due to the restrained engagement between participants and the lack of reliable internet connectivity in most regions of Pakistan.

FUNKAAR Winners Announced
FUNKAAR Winners Announced
15 November 2020

The unprecedented nature of COVID-19 has influenced the way youth manage their time. Due to school closures and focus on social distancing in the ‘new normal’, many youth are struggling to invest time in learning a new skill, and some who are able to utilise their time effectively, do not have adequate forums to demonstrate their skills. To address this gap and to promote positive youth development during COVID-19, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) organised ‘Funkaar’, a national platform for youth to learn and showcase their talents using diverse expressions.

Virtual Scout Camporee
Virtual Scout Camporee
18 September 2020

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) organised the first Virtual Scout Camporee on the 27th and 28th of June, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on large gatherings and programmes that require physical presence have been enforced across the country. Utilising technology, this barrier was easily overcome, and Boy Scouts from throughout Pakistan had the opportunity to participate in a National Camporee. AKYSBP Chairman, Mr. Hassan Somani shared, “A Virtual Camporee during the challenging times of COVID-19 not only engaged youngsters from across the country in learning intervention but also enabled all of them to share best practices of the scouting movement.”

Guides Youth Forum – Accelerating Actions and Transformative Pathways
Guides Youth Forum – Accelerating Actions and Transformative Pathways
15 July 2020

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan’s (AKYSB,P) Guiding Portfolio arranged a Guides Youth Forum held on the 3rd - 4th of July 2020. Conducted on a virtual platform, the programme was attended by 81 participants from across the country, along with Jamati leaders and experts from various fields.

FUNKAAR
FUNKAAR
15 June 2020

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan is bringing yet another exiting and intriguing new programme for the youth to showcase their talents through diverse expressions. Ismaili youth, between the ages of 12 and 19, may participate in one of the following three categories:

Architectural Revival
Architectural Revival
6 March 2020

A model competition was organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Amynabad in the respective Jamatkhana on the 24th and 25th of January, 2020. The competition aimed to create awareness about the global network of Ismaili Centres in the cities of Dubai, Dushanbe, Lisbon, London, Toronto and Vancouver. Understanding the concept behind each Jamatkhana, built upon the history and heritage of the Ismaili tradition, provided the Jamat with the knowledge as well as the ability to convey the importance of architecture in modern-day society.

Nurturing Leaders for Tomorrow (Part II)
Nurturing Leaders for Tomorrow (Part II)
6 January 2020

Seven days, two cities, 62 Ismaili youth from all over Pakistan and a plethora of emotions, memories and lifelong friendships. This sums up the flagship programme, Broadening Horizon Youth Camp (BHYC), of the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) held in Lahore and Islamabad from the 24th of December through the 30th of December, 2019. Continuing its legacy, this year the BHYC used a multidisciplinary approach to ensure that Ismaili youth develop the tenacity and drive to make positive, informed choices in addressing contemporary challenges, take pride in their identity and are able to enhance their leadership skills to become ambassadors of the community.

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