United Youth Conference concluded
ISLAMABAD July 16, 2010: Three-day United Youth Conference (UYC) aimed to train youngsters motivationally in goal setting, handling decision making paradigms, attainment of goals and to exceed their creative skills was concluded here in Islamabad club on Friday.
The conference was organised by B2 Innovative, a private company and a development firm in which students from various colleges and institutions of Lahore and Islamabad participated. There were different events for three days which were designed by professional trainers to coach participants in such a way so that they can actively contribute in the struggle for a positive change in society.
“The basic dilemma faced by us is the fact that we do not have faith in ourselves to make a change,” emphasized one of the participants, Amrina who had come from Karachi to attend the conference.
The first day was basically about the realisation of goals and making a decision. The will to decide something in life and the dichotomy between the wish to achieve something and on the contrary the realization of deciding to do it in life.
On the second day, participants were motivated and vowed to take action in their lives and follow their passions and turn their dreams in reality. “It was very interesting to learn about the paradigms of decision making and the importance of creativity and I sincerely believe that the students will learn greatly from such activities,” said Salman Ahmad, a participant.
Day three was about ‘breaking through barriers’, learning to interact and communicate and uniting in the face of diversity. This was explained through multiple activities given to the students revolving around creativity, entrepreneurships and breaking barriers. The participants were given tasks to make a product out of lemon and to break one inch thick wooden slabs. The participants brilliantly did both jobs.
“When I looked at those slabs, I certainly thought that being a girl; I would not be able to break them. However, I was made to visualize the slab as barriers in my life and I successfully broke them as if breaking the piece of wood!” exclaimed Sarah, a student of BSC Economics.
At the end, participants praised the effort made by Waleed Anwar, Bazigh Kayani and Adeel Anwar who conceived this idea and brilliantly executed it.