Our Journey


To impart the importance of Peace, Action and Faith, in their communities, graduates from the Camp Himalayas conducted more than 200 seminars.

To connect the youth of Pakistan to their roots, The MARKHOR book was launched by the CEO of Youth impact.

Realizing the potential of each individual in Pakistan, “Har Jawan hai Pakistan” was set as the theme for the 10th Markhor Conference.

Extending our partnerships with Institutions, Youth Impact partnered with Islamia University Bahawalpur, Baltistan Youth Organization, Special Olympics Pakistan, Tika, Milkar

To maximize our outreach in the country, Learning ka Wheel was developed and run as a pilot project in 15 different districts of Pakistan.

With the goal to develop 1.2 million youth leaders from Pakistan in the next 10 years, Youth Impact launched its Learning ka Wheel Campaign on its 10th Anniversary with the Friends of Youth Impact

Envisioning a more peaceful Pakistan, individuals from more than 50 districts and 33 universities embarked on a journey in 8 different Camp Himalayas, to experience inter-faith harmony and evolve as Peace Leaders.


Exploring their inner “World of Possibilities”, 75 youth leaders graduates from Markhor 21 held at the Manoor Valley in Kaghan.

A highly talented pool of 30 team leaders were trained at the Bootcamp in Siran Valley, to get them ready to lead the Camp Himalayas.


Partnered with National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Karakorum International Univeristy (KIU), Punjab University


For its efforts to create sustainable, scalable, and quantifiable social impact, Youth Impact was awarded with the SWERA Award by NGO World for “Networking for Social Good”

Keeping the Makhor Spirit alive in difficult times, Youth Impact aimed to prepare the youth for the post Covid-19 era under the theme “Fit for Future”. 49 youth leaders graduated from Markhor 20 held at Bhamala.


Empowering its Alumni, Youth Impact in collaboration with ADEV awarded Zara Ejaz, an alumni from Markhor ’18 and a member of the core team with a Scholarship to study in Turkey.


Keeping the Markhor Spirit alive, Youth Impact’s Alumni network raised more than PKR 17 million to financially support more than 11000 families nationwide during the global pandemic due to Covid19


Abdus Samad Khan, CEO Youth Impact speaks at the Association of Experiential Annual Conference held in USA.


Youth Impact joins forces with Akhuwat Foundation to conduct Compass 2020 in Kasur


Exploring a different landscape, Youth Impact held Surfing with the Mavericks at Mubarak Beach in Karachi

Esha Iqbal was offered scholarship to pursue her Masters in Women Leadership in China on Youth Impact’s behalf in collaboration with IPS.


Reaching new heights, Youth Impact’s Journey was presented by our CEO, Abdus Samad Khan at the Pakistan Professionals Forum in Doha.


With the technological revolution in Pakistan, the need for innovation was highlighted before 83 youth leaders under the theme “Innovate for Impact” at Markhor 2019 held in the Shogran valley.


To further its mission to develop Youth Leaders, Youth Impact joined hands with Alsharq Youth in Turkey and our Co-founders participated as speakers at the International Youth Conference in Malaysia


Forging ahead, Talal Khalid represented Youth Impact at Eurasia Global Forum 2019 in Orenburg, Russia


Focusing on creating deep rooted and widespread social change, It’s Outdoors Karachi (It’s OK), a series of camps were held for the girls and boys of Lyari and Orangi Town at Mubarak beach in Karachi.

Partnered with Alsharq Youth and Youth Impact’s Co-founders participated as speakers at International Youth Conference in Malaysia. Talal Khalid represented Youth Impact at Eurasia Global Forum 2019 at Orenburg, Russia

At the platform of Global Immersion, CEO Youth Impact facilitated a youth leadership expedition for Australian youth at Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania


To further the mission of producing youth leaders in Pakistan, Youth Impact developed and conducted, Compass – the first Akhuwat Leadership Camp. 100 youth leaders graduated from the camp held at Kasur.
Taking the inspiration from the Nature’s Classroom, 67 youth leaders graduated from Markhor ’18 with the theme “Rise with the Sun’ at the Mushkpuri Peak.

Saad Amanullah Khan joined Youth Impact as Chairman Board of Advisors


Promoting Youth Leadership on different levels, he International Youth Conference was held in Islamabad for Helping Hand USA


Displaying the importance of learning as a leader, Youth Impact’s CEO participated in the South East Asia Leadership Academy(SEALA) at Kaltura, Sri Lanka


As an effort to promote innovation, Youth Impact partnered with National Incubation Center in Islamabad for an exchange of services.


Continuing efforts to provide more opportunities to the alumni, Maria Jabeen Awwal and Aleena Khan participated in the Russian Conference


As a result of its work to develop the upcoming generation. Youth Impact was shortlised as the leadership training provider for the employees of Higher Education Commission


Impacting Youth globally and promoting togetherness, Abdus Samad Khan facilitated a youth leadership expedition through the platform of Global Immersion, for the Australian youth at Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.


Being a strong advocate of Youth Empowerment, Youth Impact contributed in the framework development for the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Kamyab Jawan initiative.


Reaching new heights, Markhor ’17 kicked off as a global a campaign. With the focus on the digital age, 81 delegates from Australia, Finland, Turkey, Yemen and Pakistan graduated from Markhor with the theme “Lights Camera Impact” at Kaghan Valley.
Youth Impact proudly initiated the Karachi Youth Initiative with a series of 5 outdoors Experiential Peacebuilding camps at Mubarak beach for at-risk youth in Karachi.

Nisar Moosa, Co-founder of Youth Impact, represented Youth Impact at World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Qatar.


Our CEO delivered a keynote speech at International Summit on Civil Society Organizations, 2017, Istanbul, Turkey


Developing a sense of responsibility and introspection, Markhor 2016 was held the theme “Whats your impact” and 86 youth leaders embarked on their journey of creating Impact.
A new approach towards education, Experiential Education Pakistan was launched at the Habib University in collaboration with Training Impact.

Youth Impact hosted 21st Century Learning Symposium at NUST where trainers from Australia and UK joined.


To reach the underprivileged youth of Pakistan, The Learning Ka Wheel Pilot was launched in 18 different schools in Quetta.


Youth Impact conducted a series of 6 outdoor experiential camp for the management of the Higher Education Commission.


Markhor 2015 was held at the majestic Mushkpuri peak where 113 youth Leaders geared up to create impact in our homeland be “Fit for Pakistan”.

Dreamworld Resort was the epicenter of empowerment for boys and girls as we hosted CampAction in partnership with Hinopak Motors.


Lahore saw the emergence of 60 new leaders as Jasmine042 was launched.


Youth Impact was honored to receive the BEST SOCIAL STARTUP AWARD at Startups EXPO Islamabad, solidifying our mission to empower youth.


Our CEO, Abdul Samad Khan, represented Youth Impact on a global stage as he participated in the International Visitors Leadership Program in the USA, focusing on youth development.


Hailey College students were equipped for success as we launched Get Set Go, a workplace readiness program.

Jasmine042 was launched in Lahore with 60 youth leaders graduated.

Manzil Project Launched for Street Children with British Council.


Islamabad kicked off the new year with a bang as we hosted the inaugural Happy New You event.
Markhor 2014 aimed to raise a generation of leaders with its theme ‘Raising the Markhor Nation’ and 75 youth leaders rose to the challenge.

Gujrat, Sialkot, and Gujranwala saw a surge of girl power as we held Go Girls Leadership Camps.


Abdul Samad Khan shared his vision for a leader-filled future at TEDxUET with his talk on ‘Raising the Markhor Nation’.


Teenage boys embarked on an adventure of self-discovery in the beautiful Shounter Valley with our first SeM Adventure Expedition.


Sacred Pearls, a leadership camp for emerging girl leaders was held at the Chinar Golf Club in Bhurban.


Students of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Technology were introduced to personal growth and empowerment as we held “Into the Wild”.


Youth Impact launched the Manzil Project in partnership with the British Council, providing support for street children to reach their full potential


Smart Tajir – A dynamic training program for young entrepreneurs that launched in Karachi and sparked success for participating youth.


Chasing Snow Leopard – A thrilling leadership program for young adults that began in the snowy Galyat region, making history as Pakistan’s first snow-based program.


Margalla’s rugged terrain served as the backdrop for Where Eagles Dare, a youth leadership development program.


First Board of Directors of Youth Impact was formed under the Chairmanship of Naseem Zafar Iqbal


Faiq Sadiq joined Youth Impact as Chairman Board of Advisors, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to guide the organization’s progress.


Markhor – A groundbreaking wilderness-based youth leadership conference that launched in Pakistan. 77 young leaders graduated, who were ready to make a difference.


Youth Impact formed a partnership with the Institute of Policy Studies to further their impact.


Alim Impact, a leadership training program for young religious leaders, was launched in Sindh.


Youth Impact and Rahshown merged to become a stronger force for positive change in the community.


The First Youth Impact Forum held at Faisal Mosque Auditorium Islamabad

Chasing Snow Leopard – Pakistan’s first snow based youth leadership program kicked off in the snowy Galyat region.

Soul Freedom – Juvenile offenders training program started in central jail Karach.


Soul Freedom, a training program for the juvenile offenders in the central jail karachi, was started off as an effort to include the youth of this country coming from all kinds of backgrounds


A series of Outdoor Leadership programs for the Youth of Pakistan were kicked off by Youth Impact.
Jumpstart – A Beach based youth leadership development program started in Karachi
Rising teens – The very first training program for teenagers launched by Rahshown
CampAction Ziarat – An initiative for the development of the youth of Balochistan was launched


Youth Impact expanded its horizon and Abdus Samad Khan worked as a Co-lead Trainer for the Global Youth Expedition, with World Challenge UK


Proud Pakistani Digital Campaign launched by Youth Impact to exercise the importance of Youth Leadership in Pakistan


Abdul Samad Khan was awarded with the prestigious Executive Endeavour Award by Ministry of Education, Australia


Abdul Samad Khan joined hands with Wilderness Malaysia to train youth from Australian International School Singapore at Langkawi Island


The foundation of Youth Impact was laid in 2010 and Ms. Saima Esma was named as the Director.


The first outdoor Leadership program “Be Your Best” was conducted in Gawadar


Abdul Samad Khan graduated from National Outdoor Leadership School, USA in 2007, and realized that Uplifting the Youth of Pakistan is the key to this Nations Progress