Dedicated to empowering a community of thinkers and change makers

Our Approach

Since 2015, EYDS has championed entrepreneurship as a powerful tool for societal transformation. Our focus is on equipping communities and young individuals with the knowledge and tools they need to become changemakers. Through structured action, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial initiatives, we aim to demonstrate how anyone, regardless of background, can effectively contribute to and drive positive change. Our programs are designed not only to elevate socio-economic statuses but also to instill a widespread conviction that entrepreneurship is accessible to all.

Social Technology Entrepreneurship Programme

Social Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP) was a 6-month program, designed to identify young social ventures that are leveraging technology to deliver social interventions to alleviate socio-economic issues and/or propose business process innovations.

The program was a first of its kind in Pakistan to support social enterprises exclusively. At the end of the program, STEP awarded $10,000 each to 3 promising enterprises. In addition, they were given 3 months of mentorship to further grow their enterprise and create a lasting impact in Pakistan.

Beach Clean-up 2021

Beach Cleanup was designed to engage and mobilize the local community, encouraging them to participate actively in cleaning up the beach. The goal was not only to clear the litter but also to raise awareness among participants about the importance of maintaining our natural environments. Such events foster a sense of community responsibility and illustrate the positive impact collective action can have on our surroundings.

Beach Cleanup was designed to engage and mobilize the local community, encouraging them to participate actively in cleaning up the beach. The goal was not only to clear the litter but also to raise awareness among participants about the importance of maintaining our natural environments. Such events foster a sense of community responsibility and illustrate the positive impact collective action can have on our surroundings.

Enterprise Challenge Pakistan

Enterprise Challenge Pakistan is an initiative of the Prince’s Trust International (UK), delivered by Entrepreneurship and Youth Development Society in partnership with SEED Ventures in Pakistan. It is a pan-Pakistan entrepreneurial competition for secondary school students between the ages of 15 – 18 years and was launched in 2015. Over the course of six weeks, students engage in one-to-one mentorship with business industry experts, play an exciting business simulation game, and develop their own enterprise ideas. At the end of six weeks, top-scoring teams from each region are selected and compete at the National Finals for seed money by pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges.

Imarah

Enterprise Challenge Pakistan is an initiative of the Prince’s Trust International (UK), delivered by Entrepreneurship and Youth Development Society in partnership with SEED Ventures in Pakistan. It is a pan-Pakistan entrepreneurial competition for secondary school students between the ages of 15 – 18 years and was launched in 2015. Over the course of six weeks, students engage in one-to-one mentorship with business industry experts, play an exciting business simulation game, and develop their own enterprise ideas. At the end of six weeks, top-scoring teams from each region are selected and compete at the National Finals for seed money by pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges.

Mission Cleaner Pakistan

Mission Cleaner Pakistan is a sustainability awareness programme. The focus of this program was to engage communities to tackle the growing waste and climate challenges. This was done by encouraging them to participate in clean-up drives across the country. The movement has activated 2600 volunteers in 5 major cities across Pakistan (Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar, Balakot) and collected 6 tons of trash. Mission Cleaner Pakistan has raised awareness about waste management through educational activities conducted at the clean-up drives with the volunteers. To draw more attention to the waste issue amongst the general public, art pieces made from the trash collected at cleanup drives have also been displayed in public centres capturing people’s attention towards the amount of waste they generate.