The Active Citizens Program:

The Active Citizens program links civil society, community leaders and networks of young people and organizations in Pakistan, the UK and other countries. The overarching aim is to deepen trust and understanding within and between communities. Young participants gain various skills including cross-cultural communication and Intercultural dialogue, and its effective role in community action. They are encouraged to play a bigger role in their communities by addressing social issues through volunteering and engaging with community influencers and local Civil Society Organizations.

Core Components of the Program are:

Capacity Building:

A national network of expert facilitators is actively supporting learning and development of young Active Citizens. Young people acquire a wide range of skills in leadership, communication, advocacy, citizenship, volunteering, Social Action Project delivery, fundraising, social entrepreneurship, partnerships, and network building skills.

Youth-led Social Action Projects:

people address their unique local priorities with projects to help their communities.

Policy Dialogues:

Young people are encouraged to share their opinions and perspective with policy makers and opinion makers through neutral platforms encouraging further debate and exchange of ideas on critical youth centric policies.

Developing networks (International / National):

The Active Citizens program provides young people with opportunities to meet with other Active Citizens from around country and the world, build new friendships, develop international linkages, gain cross cultural understanding, and learn from one another. PRWSWO being one of the core partners of British Council of Pakistan worked for young participants to gain various skills including cross-cultural communication and Intercultural dialogue, and its effective role in community action in Bahawalpur and Rahimyarkhan districts and trained 764 (Boys & Girls) of the Islamia University of Bahawalpur and public and private colleges and higher secondary schools.

Glimpses of Active Citizens



PAKISTAN RURAL WORKERS SOCIAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION (PRWSWO)
House No.73, Street 4, Qasim Town, (Post Box No.2)
Bahawalpur-63100, Punjab, Pakistan
Tel:+92-62-2282442 & 2285842 Fax: +92-62-2286045
Email: prwswobwp@gmail.comĀ & prwswobwp@hotmail.com     www.prwswo.org.pk