U.S. Department of State Hosts Youth TechCamp in Pakistan: Empowering Youth for Social Change

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
September 29, 2012

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Islamabad and iEARN, hosted Youth TechCamp in Islamabad, Pakistan, September 27-29, 2012. A signature series hosted by the State Department to increase digital literacy, Youth TechCamp Pakistan engaged 40 alumni of the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program.

Youth TechCamp Pakistan encourages young people to engage and contribute to the digital networks and technologies of today’s interconnected world.

Youth TechCamp Pakistan provided three full days of training with top local technology experts specializing in civic journalism and social activism. Youth TechCamp Pakistan enabled these future leaders to learn how they can leverage connection technologies to make a positive impact in their communities and around the world.

Join the conversation on Youth TechCamp Pakistan on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #TechCamp. See photos from Youth TechCamp Pakistan here.

For more information and media inquiries about the Youth TechCamp, contact Suzanne Philion at PhilionSK@state.gov

PRN: 2012/1569