In parallel to the disengagement initiative, rehabilitation activities were conducted with vocational skills training, employment skill training, small business management skill training, and basic education. These trainings and technical skill development programs enabled the youth to earn a decent livelihood.
Though this project got completed in 2019, but our implementing partner is still in touch with the beneficiaries because there is always a chance of a relapse. Impact analysis of this project showed that the intervention was successful in bringing a positive behaviour change in our young beneficiaries’ lives.
UNDP remains committed to providing young men and women opportunities to live respectable and constructive lives and contribute to making their communities peaceful and prosperous.
Supported by Federal Republic of Germany UNDP’s Local Level Disengagement & Rehabilitation Project Karachi completed in 2019. Together with our partners, local Government and other stakeholders, we successfully implemented this project for at risk youth, both men and women, in District West, Karachi.
Tabindah Anwar, Communications Associate, Communications Unit, UNDP Pakistan.
Ayesha Babar, Communications Analyst & Head of Communications Unit, UNDP Pakistan.