Active Citizens Pakistan
The British Council's Active Citizens’ programme is to be mandatory for all universities in Pakistan, to start grass-roots social action projects across the country.
At the time of writing (April 2015), Active Citizens has trained and inspired more than 60,000 community activists around the world.
The Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HEC) is now making Active Citizens a core programme in all their universities. The Citizenship Foundation is leading the training.
At least 300 facilitators have been trained to start grass-roots social action projects across Pakistan through this university-based version of the programme.
A compulsory course will put undergraduate students into classrooms and communities to help people work together on local solutions to local social issues.
We developed an Active Citizens in Universities web tool, which relieves the strain of administration on universities and helps them measure student achievement.
The Pakistan programme develops content and trains facilitators in Azad Jamu Kashmir (Pakistan-controlled Kashmir). It is funded mostly by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).