Islamabad (PR): Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan and PepsiCo Pakistan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to offer the largest internship programme in the country.
PepsiCo and its bottling partners will offer 1000 internships for students from across the country through a virtual internship program. The internship program will prepare students for their professional careers by giving them experience of working in a business environment.
PepsiCo’s ambition of rolling out a large-scale initiative for youth has been made possible through leveraging its ‘Roshan Kal’ platform. PepsiCo Roshan Kal is a youth platform that develops the professional skills of students through internships and skills development programmes. Roshan Kal has created over 5300 opportunities for youth through its internship program and its professional skills development program that is run in collaboration with Amal Academy.
Present at the occasion Mr. Furqan Ahmed Syed, CEO PepsiCo Pakistan and Afghanistan commented ‘Creating opportunities for the Pakistani youth is a government priority and part of PepsiCo’s DNA. I believe this synergy between Kamyab Jawan and Roshan Kal has created an opportunity to develop the skills of our youth at an unprecedented scale.’
The Prime Minister’s Kamyab Jawan programme is rooted in the principles of education, employment and engagement for the youth of Pakistan. The programme operates a number of schemes for youth. These include internships, loans for entrepreneurship, skills development, volunteering programs and supporting talented youth in fast tracking their ideas through a ‘start up’ programme.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar was also present at the MoU signing ceremony.