Youth and Sports

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.

Ismaili Boys Win at 58th Sindh Open Swimming Championship
Ismaili Boys Win at 58th Sindh Open Swimming Championship
25 December 2019

The 58th TPL Sindh Open Boys Swimming Championship was held in Karachi from Friday, the 8th of November through Sunday, the 10th of November 2019, where more than 400 competitors from schools, colleges and leisure clubs participated in the event. Organised by the Sindh Swimming Association (SSA), the event included competitive swimmers from all over Sindh, as well as friendly races for children from the Special Olympics. From the Jamati level, four boys - Abran Jeeva, Aly Muhammad Dadwani, Rayan Jivani and Zayan Ajanee – participated winning five gold medals, three silver medals and four bronze medals.

Nurturing Leaders for Tomorrow
Nurturing Leaders for Tomorrow
24 December 2019

The best investment for a community is an investment in its youth. The Ismaili youth of today – the leaders of tomorrow - are more global, technologically advanced, and exposed to more diverse career options compared to the previous generation. What is required, therefore, is to facilitate the youth to best achieve their ambitions whilst also developing empathy in them to serve the community in leadership roles.

6th Guides Commissioner’s Conference
6th Guides Commissioner’s Conference
30 October 2019

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSBP) held the 6th Guides Commissioner’s Conference from the 18th to 20th of October 2019, primarily aiming to discuss the milestones achieved in the past year. Catering to 42 Ismaili Guide Commissioners from Pakistan, the annual conference not only established the leaders’ strategic direction but also conducted various capacity-building sessions to help them translate their vision to every area and process.

Painting our Future: Youth from Pakistan Jamat contributing through Arts
Painting our Future: Youth from Pakistan Jamat contributing through Arts
10 September 2019

Pakistan celebrated its 73rd Independence Day on the 14th of August 2019. To commemorate this auspicious day, the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AKYSB) for Southern Region organised a mural painting activity in the city of Karachi. Members of the Ismaili community, known for their community spirit and positive contributions to society, observed the national day with great zeal.

AKYSB’s First Football Club launched
AKYSB’s First Football Club launched
13 June 2019

The Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan (AKYSB,P) has launched its first Football Club in Pakistan. Since 2018, sports such as cycling, volleyball, winter sports and blind cricket are amongst the various clubs that have been initiated by AKYSB,P. The objective of initiating the various sports clubs was to give a platform to the talented youth of the Jamat in professional sports and to help them excel at the national and international level.

AKYSB Pakistan organises a Musical Training Camp
AKYSB Pakistan organises a Musical Training Camp
4 March 2019

Music is the nucleus of artistic expressions; it translates the emotions and simultaneously contributes to the preservation of the melodious culture of any region. It helps the Jamat reflect that the human race is greater than we can fathom.

Scouring the Past – Heritage Discovery Tour
Scouring the Past – Heritage Discovery Tour
26 February 2019

A “Heritage Discovery Tour” was organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board for Pakistan for young individuals to explore the richness of Punjab’s historic and cultural heritage. 27 inquiring minds, with an interest in cultural knowledge, participated in this programme from different parts of Pakistan. By understanding the initiatives undertaken by the Aga Khan Development Network, participants became aware of the quest to preserve this tradition. 

Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board organises 6th Camporee
Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board organises 6th Camporee
20 January 2019

Unity in Diversity – Let’s Embrace Our Differences’ was the theme of the sixth boy scouts and girl guides camporee organised by the Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board, Pakistan. The camp was held at Pakistan Boys Scouts Association headquarters, Sumbal Park, Islamabad. An astounding 255 boy scouts and 286 girl guides from all over the country attended the camp. 

Winter Arts Camp 2018
Winter Arts Camp 2018
12 January 2019

A pioneering Winter Arts program for young Jamati members from Gilgit-Baltistan saw teachers from one of Pakistan's top art schools travelling to the region for a series of workshops that introduced key techniques and skills to budding artists.

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