ISLAMABAD - The British Council and SEED Ventures have partnered to work together for building the capacity of the youth in Balochistan and creating a new breed of entrepreneurs and leaders.

This promising partnership is initiating programmes in parallel that would be working on ground with members of the community as well as creating the foundation of large-scale programmes to be implemented in the near future.

Robin Davies - British Council Director, Sindh & Balochistan, said, “We are working closely with SEED Ventures on this opportunity to inspire and build the capacity of members of the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders in Balochistan.”

SEED Ventures Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Faraz Khan, a UK based Pakistani social entrepreneur and investor, commented that it is the collective efforts of organisations like the British Council and SEED Ventures that would inculcate the seeds of entrepreneurship in members of the society across all geographical boundaries. He expressed the need to create leaders who follow their own paths changing lives and leaving their mark.

Director and Co-Founder SEED Ventures Khusro Ansari remarked, “The doors of opportunity should be open to all including the marginalized communities and that the programme in Balochistan with the British Council aims to achieve that through structured programmes in the province”.

Under the current circumstances in Balochistan, engaging the people, especially the youth, and introducing them to multiple avenues of career options and growth as well as personal development is essential.

A combination of higher education, business and leadership skills as well as the means to utilize both will help the people of Balochistan to derive maximum advantage from their abilities, and in the long run will transform them into conduits for economic progress in different parts of Balochistan.