SEPLAA Foundation (SF) has been working in Punjab since 2010 when it first started it’s disaster relief work for the flood victims in Muzaffargarh, Kot Addu and Baseera Colony in South Punjab.
Since then SF has worked in Lahore, Kasur, Rawalpindi, Bahawalpur, Multan, Muzaffargarh and Bahawalnagar in several capacity building sessions, talks and empowerment projects for youth and women.
SEPLAA Foundation & Umeed Jawan Project in South Punjab (2014-2015):
Over 2,300 youth received social entrepreneurship orientation and 480 youth benefited from the social entrepreneurship pre-incubation training from the SEPLAA Foundation team in Bahawalpur under the Umeed Jawan project in South Punjab. A further 480 underprivileged youth also participated in orientations on the benefits of social enterprises and at least 16 new social enterprises have been created over the span of just nine months. Over 11,000 indirect beneficiaries have benefited to date despite numerous challenges faced both in Bahawalpur as well as in Lahore.
In December 2014, the young social entrepreneurs trained under the SEPLAA Foundation Umeed Jawan project traveled from Bahawalpur to Lahore to attend the annual SEPLAA Conference where 16 projects were showcased through displays and presentations. 16 websites are planned to be launched in January 2015.