Islamabad: Gilgit-Baltistan Youth Development Project is the pilot phase of a radical initiative taken by Code and Marafie Foundation to develop and empower individuals of this region. these individuals were graduates and students with an IT background, selected through a rigorous process and trained for two months in several IT courses.
The project is exceptional for the fact that it has focused on enabling these individuals in becoming leaders in the future and empowered them to be self-sustainable. It has also paved way for establishing incubation centers in the remote areas of Pakistan.
The Chief Guest of the event was Mr. Zulfiqar Ahmad, the executive director of National Vocational & Technical Training Commission. It was attended by several accomplished industry professionals particularly the heads of USAID, UNDP, PPAF from the international non-profit organizations, leading professionals of PTCL, and Zong from telecom sector and heads of IT department from GIKI and NUML from the education sector.
The event was joint collaboration of Code and Marafie Foundation.