Youth and Sports

Jubilee Games – Golf Qualifiers 2023
Jubilee Games – Golf Qualifiers 2023
31 October 2023

The Global Encounters Festival 2024 (GE Festival) is a high calibre global sports tournament advocating excellence, healthy competition and sportsmanship by complying with international standards established by the various international sports federations.

Empowering Youth Through the Young Ambassadors Programme 2023
Empowering Youth Through the Young Ambassadors Programme 2023
3 October 2023

In a world characterized by rapid change and global interconnectedness, the role of young leaders in shaping the future cannot be overstated. The Young Ambassadors Programme (YAP), a collaborative effort between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Ismaili Council for Pakistan, stands as a testament to the power of youth engagement and empowerment. With its mission to foster empathy, develop professional skills and promote community service, YAP is preparing a new generation of leaders poised to make a meaningful impact on society.

Jubilee Games eSports National Qualifiers 2023
Jubilee Games eSports National Qualifiers 2023
22 September 2023

The Global Encounters Festival 2024 (GE Festival) is a high-caliber global sports tournament advocating excellence, healthy competition and sportsmanship by complying with international standards established by the various international sports federations.

Broadening Horizons Youth Camp 2023: Inspiring Resilience
Broadening Horizons Youth Camp 2023: Inspiring Resilience
12 July 2023

A transformative experience for participants, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSB) held the Broadening Horizons Youth Camp (BHYC) 2023 in Gahkuch, Pakistan. This eight-day residential camp provided a platform for young individuals to explore their identities, develop essential skills and foster a sense of global citizenship. With a focus on inspiring resilience, promoting diversity and leadership, the camp aimed to shape participants into future leaders who would positively contribute to their communities and their homeland.

National Arts Festival 2023 - GE Festival 2024 Qualifier
National Arts Festival 2023 - GE Festival 2024 Qualifier
16 April 2023

Jubilee Arts was inaugurated during the commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee and consists of three anchor programmes: The International Art Gallery (IAG), the International Film Festival (IFF) and the International Performing Arts Showcase (IPAS). The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan will host regional and national qualifiers as part of the National Arts Festival 2023, leading up to Jubilee Arts at the Global Encounters Festival in 2024.

Young Ambassadors Programme 2023
Young Ambassadors Programme 2023
14 April 2023

The Young Ambassadors Programme (YAP) offers a life-changing experience to work on meaningful projects with AKDN agencies and contribute towards transforming the quality of life of people in Pakistan.

Josh Games 2023 - GE Festival 2024 Qualifier
Josh Games 2023 - GE Festival 2024 Qualifier
11 April 2023

Global Encounters is now the parent organisation where many international initiatives reside including Jubilee Arts, Jubilee Games, Global Encounters Camps and Internships, Heritage Journeys, a new Talent Institute and many other international programmes.

Broadening Horizons Youth Camp 2023
Broadening Horizons Youth Camp 2023
25 March 2023

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSB) is excited to welcome participants and facilitators for an unforgettable summer with the Broadening Horizons Youth Camp (BHYC).

Broadening Horizons Youth Camp - An eight-day residential camp in Hunza
Broadening Horizons Youth Camp - An eight-day residential camp in Hunza
15 August 2022

From creating start-ups to igniting revolutions, young people have been toppling the old structures and processes that govern our world. Just imagine what solutions might be found if young people are given the space and encouragement to participate and lead – Kofi Annan, (Excerpts from a speech made on the International Youth Day in 2013)

With the advent of the 21st century and the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has changed its course for the future. Demanding creativity, collaboration, strong communication, leadership and resilience in the light of adversities, the youth today face unique challenges. Investment in our youth is the best investment a community can make to secure a dynamic future. Sensitive to the needs of the Jamati youth in Pakistan, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) organised the Broadening Horizons Youth Camp (BHYC), an eight-day residential camp in Hunza.

AKS Winners Announced
AKS Winners Announced
5 June 2022

AKS is one of the many initiatives launched as a part of Ismaili CIVIC Pakistan in the first year of its execution that centralises the environment as a core theme for this year. AKS, a national art competition, encourages youth across Pakistan to articulate their relationship with nature and their ideas for environmental sustainability using diverse artistic expressions. 

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.

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