INSPYRE – Inspiring Pakistani Youth to Reach Excellence through Counseling and Training in Sindh is the project of Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sindh and is being implemented by Habib University Foundation (H.U.F.) at Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) with the technical support from British Council. It offers Free Career and Skill based Professional Courses, Career Counseling and Entrepreneurial Trainings

Objectives

INSPYRE is an innovative youth development program that aims at providing the youth with a platform for their personal growth, economic and social development. The program is designed to provide free training opportunities to youth of Sindh. INSPYRE is being implemented since May 2009 at Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) which is an initiative of Habib University Foundation (H.U.F.) and City Government of Karachi.

In order to continue the facilitation, INSPYRE phase II – July 2012 to June 2015 – has been launched with enhanced portfolio of eight program areas and new locations. INSPYRE will be facilitating youth collectively in the Districts of Hyderabad, MirpurKhas, Larkana and Sukkur via offering various skill building programs under service sector.

Outcomes

INSPYRE has facilitated 467 youth (Male: 234 and Female: 233) from all over Sindh during its first phase from August 2009 to June 2012 under program areas of Call Center, Retail Management, Digital Media, IT, Fashion and Textile Designing.

It has also facilitated:

  • Construction of library, digital media lab, photography room and a seminar hall at iACT
  • Internship and job placement of 190 students
  • Development of Entrepreneurship Program-Bean Entrepreneur
  • 20 students initiated their business successfully