Giving Compass' Take:

• Nida Haroon at Medium highlights the work of young social entrepreneurs from Pakistan and how they are leading the way for second curve philanthropy through organizations to movements and everything in between. 

• It is uplifting to learn that there are many more young trailblazers addressing tough social challenges head-on and are addressing the pressing need for social enterprises in Pakistan. How can other developing countries also do the same? 

• Learn more about what philanthropy in Pakistan looks like. 


Pakistan’s demographics make the country a hotbed for social entrepreneurship and innovation. According to UNDP Pakistan, the country currently has the largest percentage of young people ever recorded in its history. Around 64 per cent of the population is under the age of 30, with roughly 30% between the ages of 15 and 29 years.

For decades, the weak governance, volatile political climate and corruption have prevented individuals to thrive when power is clustered with institutions and the government.

Read the full article about young Pakistanis in Philanthropy by Nida Haroon at Medium