The Punjab government has decided to launch the ‘Kamyab Jawan Junior Program’ in collaboration with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).
According to the details, the Punjab government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UNICEF for collaboration to launch the ‘Kamyab Jawan Junior Program’ for the children from 10 to 19 years of age.
The MoU was signed by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM)on Youth Affairs Usman Dar and UNICEF Representative in Pakistan Aida Girma. The collaboration will develop an adolescence equality index to assess various vulnerabilities and challenges confronted by children.
SAPM Usman Dar said that the index will help to assess the situation on the ground and play a crucial role towards future policies aimed at the well-being of children and youths.
“The collaboration between Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan Programme and UNICEF is significantly important for the development and welfare of young Pakistani population,” he added.
According to Usman Dar, the collaboration might lead to the formation of the Kamyab Jawan Junior Programme, however, more details regarding the matter were not shared by the SAPM on Youth Affairs.
Furthermore, the UNICEF representative Aida Girma also welcomed the mutual cooperation and pledged on behalf of UNICEF to contribute towards working for the well-being of children in Pakistan.
He added that UNICEF will provide technical support in training the concerned officials for the formulation of the adolescence equality index and also help review existing social sector policies in Pakistan, especially those related to children and women.