Caritas Pakistan in collaboration with St. John’s Catholic Church Youhanabad
organized a career planning seminar on August 04, 2018 for the students who
recently passed out Matriculation Annual Examination, 2018.  There were
almost one hundred participants including students, parents and management
team of Caritas Pakistan. The main objective of the seminar has to provide
guidance and new horizons for the students to become more determined and
ambitious in achieving their respective aims.

The seminar attended by different motivational speakers included Dr. Nabeel
Saqib (WHO), Mr. Naveed Hameed (Director, SOCH Organization), and Mr. Amir
Robin (Operations Manager, Caritas Pakistan). They motivated the students to
work hard and never lose hope. Mr. Amjad Gulzar (Executive Director), Rev.
Fr. Francis Gulzar and Rev. Fr. Waqas Sadiq were also present for the
encouragement of students and they also shared their life experiences and
success stories. “Always prioritize your talents what is rare is the courage
to follow your talent to dark places. Learn what you love to do” – Said Mr.
Amjad Gulzar

Mr. Naeem Naz (facilitator) shared the presentation on five steps to plan
career with the students including Self Assessment, Explore Career Options,
Narrow down list of career options, Decide or choose the best option and Set
a career goal.

Mr. Amer Anwer (facilitator) presented the lists of colleges and
universities where students can get admission according to their needs,
skills and interests. He said that the students can benefit themselves with
technical diplomas and degrees in various subjects for instance in 3D
animation, fashion and interior designing, textile and graphic designing
etc. However, adding more to his conversation he said nothing is impossible,
everything is possible when you make up your mind and work hard to hit
target.

“I am very thankful to Caritas Pakistan for spending their precious time to
guide, empower and motivate the students to build their careers in sciences
and technologies. There will be many barriers in the way to success but
never doubt your abilities; stay determined, have faith; one day the success
will be in your hands,” said by Rev. Fr. Francis Gulzar

A closing ceremony also organized at the end of the seminar where
outstanding students were awarded with Caritas Pakistan Souvenirs as source
encouragement.