Youth Volunteers, Mingora, Swat 22 December, 2014


This consultation with youth volunteers was facilitated by Swat Youth Front, itself a youth-run NGO working in the areas of poverty reduction, women empowerment and disaster management. Initially, there were some concerns that the large size of the group would not allow everyone to contribute to the discussion. However, with some encouragement, everyone took part in what turned out to be a very lively session. The only female participant in the group added a very articulate and considered voice to the discussion.



“Our society can only move forward if we have the right man on the right job.”

Female, Swat

“We can talk about peace and development on forum like these, but it is useless unless we get across our message to those who cannot read and write. Youth have to take responsibility for changing their lives for better.” 

Male, Swat