iLEAD – Inspiring Leadership, Empowerment and Development in Youth is a public-private partnership project between the Youth Affairs Department, Government of Sindh and Habib University Foundation (H.U.F.) with technical support being provided by the British Council. This project aims to facilitate the Youth of Pakistan to develop interpersonal skills, leadership qualities and active citizenship, through sports and communityservice.
iLEAD completed its pilot phase from 2009-2012. The key objectives of the project were:
- To design a National Sports Curriculum and promote sports as a co-curriculum activity in schools and colleges
- To facilitate leadership and personal development of young people through sports
- To foster cross cultural understanding, tolerance and respect for diversity
- To create active citizenship and responsibility through community service and community development
- To create opportunities for youth to train for national and international sports
Districts in Focus were Karachi and Hyderabad
The current phase (2012-2015) focuses on targeting the following objectives:
- Facilitating youth to enhance their knowledge, skills and values to nurture healthy minds and healthy bodies through the curriculum on ‘Nurturing Healthy Minds and Bodies.
- Creating opportunities for children and youth to acquire basic physical fitness and sports skills (i.e. Fundamental Movement and Motor Skills) essential to participate in various sports through the EnergActive Program.
- Enabling youth to take a leadership role for promoting a healthy and active life style through community sports and health awareness events.
- Fostering cross cultural understanding, tolerance and respect for diversity.
Districts in Focus are MirpurKhas, Larkana, Sukkur, Hyderabad and Karachi
- 57 partner institutes facilitated for sports curriculum
- 3400 youth facilitated through sports curriculum
- 15718 children and youth facilitated through sports events, competitions, galas, coaching camps, community events
- 25 partner institutes (teachers) will be facilitated to learn and implement sports curriculum
- 2500 youth will be facilitated by teachers during curriculum implementation phase
- 3900 children and youth will be facilitated in multiple sports event (tournaments, coaching camps, sports gala etc.)