2nd PYC

Theme: “Hum Dunya Badlaingay”

Date: 2 – 4 March, 2010

Venue Marriott Hotel, Karachi

After the successful implementation of 1st PYC Drug Free Pakistan Foundation (DFPF) continued the journey and organized its 2nd PYC with more innovations and novelties, with the theme “Hum Dunya Badlaingay”. The underlying belief of the theme rested in the inspiration to bring a positive change in Pakistan’s youth and consequently in the society at large. Concurrent workshops were conducted on communication skills, leadership skills, building self-esteem and how to be a winner and achieve one’s achieve goals. Experts from political, social and economic sector were invited to discuss their success stories, how they conquered the difficulties and hardships they faced in life, and utilized their weaknesses and shortcomings as strength to achieve success. To highlight these concept, PYC invited the first Pakistani female gold medalist Naseem Hameed and the quadriplegic motivational speaker Sarmad Tariq (late), to prove to the youth that once determined, nothing can stand in the way of achieving one’s dreams, and to motivate them to move towards achieving their own goals and achieve success.

Guest Speakers: 

Mr. Raza Haroon – Minister of Information Technology (Chief Guest)

Mr. Niaz Ahmed Siddiqui

Mr. Antonious Riva Setiawan

Dr. Aamir Liaquat Hussain

Ms. Beenish Zia

Mr. Nusrat Ali

Mr. Umair Jaliawala

Mr. Sarmad Tariq – Life Coach, motivational speaker, and writer

Ms. Naseem Hameed – Pakistan’s first female Gold medalist in South Asian Federation Games 2010

Mr. Wajid Ali – Recovery

Mr. Adnan Sabzwari – Scientist and multimedia animator

Dr. Huma Baqai

Dr. Naheed Nabi

Mr. Kishwar Khan

Mr. Mansoor Soomro

Naseem Chaudry

Mr. Uzair Khusro

Post 2nd PYC 


After the 2nd PYC, the policy was created that participants would not be awarded certificates until and unless they cascaded their learning to other people by conducting SMART projects to benefit their communities. Through a well-defined competition, 35 Graduates who had successfully conducted SMART Projects in their areas were further called for advanced PYC Training, themed “Let’s Share the Learning”. These young participants were from Karachi, Hyderabad, Nawabsha, Khairpur and Chitral. The course out line was smartly designed to cover all the elements. The participants were given knowledge about hard & soft drugs, their ill effects, assessment of drug abuse problem, drug addiction among street kids, strategies of prevention, risk & protective factors, development of IEC material, life skills, peer to peer counselling, and event management.