YLC is a residential conference where youth from all over the country interact and network with each other and leading personalities from the world of business, development, politics, academia and culture. Participants take part in plenary and syndicate sessions, and engage in activities and simulations that facilitate learning of essential leadership skills needed to excel in our challenging local and global environment.
Today, the YLC is the most-awaited residential youth event of Pakistan, attended by youngsters from every corner of Pakistan and from around the world.
The Young Leaders Conference has become SoL’s flagship conference and produced young leaders and social action projects in the thousands. Organized on an annual basis, this six-day residential program aims to make the participants socially responsible and self-aware young adults willing to take on responsibility for their communities.
The concept of Alif came into being when a group of independent minds came together to brainstorm the essence of this conference, all into one word.
With the marking of the 20th flagship year, YLC had already held strong ground in transforming, amplifying, breaking through, promoting culture, showcasing the essence of time, uplifting the participants and so much more.
With the massive impact of the past 19 years, and sudden global economic hardships, what else could this year bring to the table? It was in this regard that ALIF came into being. It was merely reflecting and going back to the basics that stuck with us. Alif for one is an Ibtidaa – a beginning of life, a start to a new leg to one’s life, for another, ALIF is a realization of the lapse in the fundamentals deep-rooted within one’s self. Alif is a transcendence, it is the irony of life, and it is the security that every person holds within – an unqualified essence.
In its truest form, ALIF is a feeling, a fundamental and a powerful intuition that takes you to the most powerful place in this entire universe i.e. within. It is said that the world outside is a mere reflection of what’s happening inside. Connecting with your ALIF is the most intangible yet the most powerful feeling one could ever go through. It is the bridge that has to be crossed, to acknowledge our state of vulnerability. This is where one realises their true potential, finds their WHY, understands their worth and comes back to put it all in action to do the unimaginable.
As Bulleh Shah once wrote:
Ilm-o bas karein o yaar
Ek Alif teré darkaar
Leave all (superficial) learning oh my friend
All you need is (the secrets within) Alif!
Hence, we must dig deeper into our souls and find the secrets that lie within.
So stand tall, take risks, initiate a journey of self; and accompany all those who cross your journey with utmost respect, courage and intellect because it is your ALif that carries within, the wisdom of the past, the essence of the present and hope for the future.
If you meet the following criteria, we’ll be more than happy to have you on board:
YLC Team will select the participants who have a passion to learn, a desire to excel & a love for sharing.
Please make cheque payable to ‘School of Leadership’