Opportunities do not fall from heaven, neither distributed by the so called ‘big friends’, they are created by the confident and proud people themselves. Five hundreds years ago, Britain was not a rich country. No one in Pakistan can imagine the scale of poverty in Britain at that time but the British were a proud nation, they had an ego and determination to change life on their island for ever. They are still number one and still rulers. They have contributed so much to the advancement of human life that no one can challenge them in this field. Britain is the most cherished country in the world to live in, not without reasons, and not without hard work of centuries.
The Land of opportunities
What is an opportunity? Opportunity is time, circumstance, capabilty, work, a job to do by using your physical and mental power. It is a chance to earn living, to gain experience, to help others, to solve personal and communal problems. Pakistan is the land of opportunity in the sense that there is so much to do- from putting up a sign post to establishing industries, businesses and employing people.
Can we count an area of our society where work is not needed?
Is running away the only solution of our problems? No
The solution lies in self- reliance and self-help. When you depend on others, they use and abuse you and your problems get worse as it happening our youth who has gone abroad.
Proud nations rise from ashes. Pakistanis have got this ability. Give back to the motherland some share of what you and your families have been enjoying for decades for nothing. Build your country by working on economics, environment, education and community areas, employed or independent. The nationalcause should supercede everything else.
Self help is the key of all human problems. It frees your from all type of dependency and slavery and gives you self sufficiency, self respect and self awareness. The fields of work are:
Remember, no job is too small and no work is without gain. So do whatever comes your way, take it do not leave opportunity for others. Regular, consistent hard work always shows and help your career build-up.
We know ‘people succeed where governments fail’. To start with, Pakistan needs 70 % voluntary or community active work for a quick up -lift. Every citizen should spare time at least three times a week free of cost for the nation building. In the West, voluntary sector is very well organized, very active and have legal basis. People are duty conscious toward the state. For them the nation is everything, it comes first.
Volunteers are people who are not greedy despite being needy and who are patriots. Volunteering is charitable work meaning free but still volunteer’s nominal needs are taken into account, such as travelling expenses, light meal, refreshment etc.
There are many schemes for the public to participate in nation building works on free or low cost basis. In Western countries, low employability schemes are being introduced to keep people busy as well as independent at the same time.
National Youth Service
Nationalyouth service is like low paid job or in-training grant like scheme to learn skills.
National Youth Service Corps are youth development schemes quite favourable in today’s world. The schemes work on two fronts:
To register, educate, train and disciplined uneducated youth to skills train and to make them useful citizens.
To bring out educated and skilled youth from cities to work in the countryside and in far off areas to engage marginalised communities, addressing acute problems of ethnicity and regional languages and to unite the nation. National Youth Service is a very cost-effective way of using youth power in different sectors. This is empowering youth by providing them opportunities of choice, direct learning community and exercising leadership role. This schemes have brought commendable results in many under-developed countries.