Swat Youth Front (SYF)

Key Information

Organization Name: Swat Youth Front (SYF)

Head Office: Saidu Sharif, Swat

Contact Person: Haris Badar

Working Since: 1997

Areas of Operations: Mingora, Saidu Sharif, Khwazakhella, Besham, Batkhela, Timergara & Daggar.

Activities

(as of March 2015)

Trainings/ Workshops

No. of trainings/workshops delivered to date: 50

Themes: Counter-Extremism, Civic Education, Youth Activism, Human Rights, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Entrepreneurship.

Cities these were delivered in: Mingora, Saidu Sharif, Charbagh, Kabal, Besham, Fizagat, Islampur, Barikot.

Conferences/Seminars

No. of conferences/seminars organized to date: 70

Themes: Youth empowerment, Entrepreneurship, Women empowerment, Literacy, Disaster Management, Drugs prevention, Voter education, Peace through sports.

Cities these were held in: Mingora, Saidu Sharif, Charbagh, Kabal, Besham, Fizagat, Islampur, Barikot.

Campaigns

No. of campaigns launched to date: 11

Themes: Pak Saaf Swat, Dengue Eradication, Adult Literacy, Child labor, Women inheritance Rights, Drug prevention, voter education, consumer rights, Blood donation, Peace through sports, Arts for Peace.

Cities these were held in: Mingora, Saidu Sharif, Charbagh, Kabal, Besham, Fizagat, Islampur, Barikot

Arts & Culture Events

No. of arts & culture events held to date: 10

Themes: Awaami Assembly and folk music, sports cuture for peace, Pashtu Mushaira

Cities these were held in: Mingora, Saidu Sharif, Charbagh, Kabal, Besham, Fizagat, Islampur, Barikot, Alpurai, Bahrain, Kalam.

Publications

(as of March 2015)

NoNameDate PublishedPDF File/Web link
1New Tactics in Human Rights WebLink
2Naveed-e-Sahar (1st edition) WebLink
3Naveed-e-Sahar (2nd edition) WebLink
4Naveed-e-Sahar (3rd edition) WebLink
5Disable Village Children WebLink
6News clippings of SYF campaign on voter education WebLink
7Monthly Newsletter (Sabawoon) WebLink

Major Projects

(as of March 2015)

No.NameNature of Project
Successfully Completed
1Peace Building Collaborative ActivitiesNetworking of CSOs, Peace exchange visits.
2Open Minds PakistanTraining on youth journalism & Human Rights.
3Act for Change ProjectPeace building activities within educational institutes.
4Insani Huqooq ki Nayi Hikmat AmliyaTranslation and dissemination of New Tactics for Human rights.
5Deehat ke khasoosy BacheTranslation and dissemination of Disabled village children
6Sports Culture for PeaceSports tournaments / rehabilitation of sports activities.
7Sports for Peace ProjectDistribution of sports goods among players / rehabilitation of sports activities.
8Rural Women Income Rehabilitation ProjectDistribution of hens and goats among women of rural areas / training on BCE (Business creation exercise)
9Disaster Relief ProjectDistribution of relief goods.
10Mother Child Health Care Centre ProjectEstablishment of health care centre for women.
11Dastakari” Centre Barikot, Swat Project and Capacity BuildingVocational training for girls.
12PPC Girls Colleges ProjectInter level education for underprivileged girls
13Drug Use Control Awareness ProgrammeAdvocacy
14Capacity Building in Reproductive Health SectorTraining
15Non formal basic education community schoolsBasic education
16Learning Institute for Employment (LIFE)Employable skills for youth
In Progress/Upcoming
No.NameNature of Project
1Youth Action for Governance and DemocracySensitization of youth to take actions for Governance and Democracy
2Learning Institute for Employment (LIFE)Employable skills for youth
3School of Arts, CharbaghVocational training
4PPC Girls CollegesInter level education for underprivileged girls
5A community Guide to Environmental HealthPublication & Dissemination
6Swat Peace Exchange NetworkPeace exchange activities among local CSOs
7Sports for Peace NetworkNetwork of players striving for peace through sports
8Swat Youth Volunteers NetworkNetwork of volunteers striving for social well-being
9SYF free legal aid committeeFree legal aid
10Consumer protection Council, SwatAdvocacy
11Senior citizens forum, SwatLobbying and advocacy for rights of senior citizens
12Swat Diabetes AssociationAwareness
13Pakhtun WardrobePromotion of Pakhtuns’ tangible and non-tangible culture / social entrepreneurship

Awards Received

  • Best practices in Social Work by Social Welfare Department
  • KPK
  • Best Volunteer Award by OXFAM GB
  • Appreciation award by Governor KPK
  • Best NGO award by Directorate of Non-formal education school

Additional Information

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