Act: Using digital tools to support young entrepreneurs to navigate the impact of Covid-19

The Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) Program over the past 7 months has successfully offered innovative digital learning to Social and Creative enterprise leaders via the DICE online portal. DICE intended to enable our fellowships network of 550 entrepreneurs, with the help of over a 100 facilitators and business coaches to collectively navigate the impacts and challenges presented to their social and creative businesses due to Covid-19. DICE is providing special one-on-one coaching sessions from some of the best business minds in Pakistan to fellows who are passionate to learn and are facing specific challenges in their ventures. 15 fellows were selected from a total of 50 that expressed interest.

Learn: Connecting Classrooms to enrich learning and teaching in Pakistan

Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme that aims to help young people develop the knowledge and skills they need for life and work in a global economy. The focus of the programme is to enhance the teaching of global citizenship in schools by enriching the curriculum and inspiring improvements in teaching and school leadership. In Pakistan, teachers have been trained to take an activity-based approach to teaching benefitting more than 300,000 students nationally. Civic behaviour and attendance rates have improved. Students, including marginalized children, have grown in confidence, developed new skills, and received global exposure. Online sessions that started as a temporary response to Covid-19, have also become a success as they have provided access to around 2300 leaders and teachers to training content and support. 

Connect: Giving Voice and Platform to Women and Girls

The British Council Pakistan launched an online series Live with WOW Women under the banner of WOW – Women of the World Festival in June 2020. Introduced in the backdrop of Covid-19, the purpose of the weekly series is to invite women from diverse fields to talk about how their sector has been impacted by the pandemic and what they are doing to support their communities and greater society. It is a digital approach to connect with our audiences via social media channel of Instagram; providing a safe space for discussion to continue dialogue around gender equality. What started as a small forum has blossomed into a platform watched by 10,466 viewers to date.

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