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Jazz Gurus: Impacting Lives by Donating Their Time

Pakistan currently has the largest percentage of young people ever recorded in its history, according to the new National Human Development Report launched on by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan, titled Unleashing the Potential of a Young Pakistan. The report states that 64pc of the total population is below the age of 30, while 29pc is between the ages of 15 and 29 years.

Jazz has been on the forefronts to support Pakistan’s youth by providing them the right skills and expertise. By utilizing internal resources and expertise, a volunteer program called Jazz Gurus was created with the aim of establishing linkages between Jazz and start-ups through the National Incubation Centre and Jazz xlr8 programs.

Each Jazz Guru was assigned one start-up for the duration of 3-6 months and were mandated to spend two hours per month mentoring their start-up. A total of 40 Gurus were engaged voluntarily in this program which provided expertise in the area of analytics and reporting, UI/UX, Marketing & Growth, Finance, Payments Platform, and sales and business development.