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APWA's Online Presentation at PPSEAWA Conference

Date: March 11, 2024

Time: 8:00 am

Mode: Zoom online meeting


On March 11, 2024, the All Pakistan Women's Association (APWA) had the honor of presenting at the parallel conference to CSW 68 organized by the Pan Pacific and Southeast Asia Women's Association (PPSEAWA). The online presentation served as a platform to showcase APWA's grant project proposal for the establishment of a Youth Training Center in Karachi, Pakistan. The primary objective of this initiative is to provide comprehensive training to youth in financial literacy and digital literacy, empowering them with essential skills for personal and professional growth in today's digital age. With the approval of Mrs. Yasmin Dastur – Senior Vice President and Mrs. Jahanara Hai – Chairperson Foreign Affairs, Ms. Rozina Ramzan Ali Khuwaja – Project Director presented the project at the conference.

Project Overview

The proposed project aims to address the critical need for empowering youth by enhancing their financial and digital literacy. Recognizing the importance of equipping young individuals with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of modern finance and technology, APWA seeks to establish a dedicated training center tailored to the specific needs of the local youth demographic in Karachi.

Presentation Highlights

During the online presentation, APWA representatives highlighted the significance of the proposed project in addressing the pressing challenges faced by youth in Karachi, particularly in the realms of financial management and digital literacy. The presentation showcased APWA's commitment to empowering youth and fostering their socio-economic advancement through education and skill development initiatives.

Key points from the presentation included:

  • Importance of Financial Literacy: Emphasizing the need for youth to understand financial principles, budgeting, saving, and investment to secure their financial future.

  • Digital Literacy Training: Focusing on the essential digital skills required in today's technology-driven world, including computer proficiency, internet use, and digital communication.

  • Comprehensive Training Modules: Outlining the structured training modules that will be offered at the Youth Training Center, designed to provide practical and theoretical knowledge.

  • Community Impact: Demonstrating how the project will positively impact the local community by creating a skilled and knowledgeable youth workforce.

Outcome and Next Steps

The presentation received positive feedback from participants at the PPSEAWA conference, with notable interest and support expressed for APWA's grant project. During the presentation, APWA secured an initial grant of US$ 500 for the project. Additionally, other supporters pledged to aid APWA further by providing grants to support the project's advancement and continuity.

Moving forward, APWA will continue to work diligently towards securing additional funding and resources for the establishment of the Youth Training Center in Karachi. Efforts will also be made to strengthen partnerships and collaborations with stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation and sustainability of the project. This includes outreach to potential donors, local businesses, and international organizations committed to youth development and education.


The online presentation at the PPSEAWA conference provided APWA with a valuable opportunity to showcase its grant project proposal and garner support for its mission of empowering youth through education and skill development. With dedicated efforts and collaborative partnerships, APWA remains committed to realizing its vision of creating a brighter future for the youth of Karachi, Pakistan. The establishment of the Youth Training Center is a significant step towards achieving this goal, and APWA looks forward to continuing its work in this vital area.

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