VISION – MISSION – VALUES
WHAT IS NEW ABOUT YES YOUTH-LED CHANGEMAKING?
The paradigm shift established by the work of YES Network is a direct turnaround in comparison to existing programs:
Compare here, how the YES Network model is different from existing programs HERE .
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YES Network Pakistan, founded by Ali Raza Khan has innovated a unique trust-based model to turn young people into changemakers. He has tested this model with 16000 young people from almost every walk of life.
Thomas Jakel was inspired by the work of Ali Raza and decided to visit Pakistan to see his Youth-led Changemaking model himself in action in 2017. After spending two weeks in the field with Ali and interacting with several hundred young people and faculty members of vocational and educational institutions, he ended-up firmly dedicating himself to share Ali’s model as an ambassador and supported Ali in documenting his work by co-authering the book with him YES! Youth-led Changemaking.
Ali and Thomas believe that the idea and method should be shared with teachers, parents, policy makers, social workers and young people. The idea has the potential to revolutionize the entire youth development field and educational practices.
It is noteworthy to mention here that YES Network Pakistan’s model of Youth-led Changemaking has been featured in more than 30 countries of the world already. International organizations such as Ashoka, Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, British Council, Innovations in Civic Participation, United States Institute of Peace, USAID, GIZ, Global Knowledge Partnership, International Association for National Youth Service and Agha Khan Rural Support Program have endorsed the work of YES Network Pakistan.