Youth are the asset of a nation. Healthy, well educated and trained youth is surety for future progress of the country. About 60 % of Pakistan's population (104 million) comprises of people under the age 30. Our youth is facing numerous problems such as; poverty, unemployment, improper educational system etc. For these reasons, our young people are being derailed from the way of progress and being hunted by drug abuse problems.
Owing to the use of variety of drugs, youth are experiencing academic difficulties, health-related problems (including mental health), and poor peer relationships. Additionally, their family, community, and the entire society are at great risk of health and social problems. Lack of the spaces for healthy activities is one of those reasons which are making grounds for using drugs among youth.
Youngsters do not have any specific space where they could spend their leisure time and develop their skills. Establishing healthy spaces for youth to build skills are the demand of this crucial time. YES (Youth Empowering Spaces) is a great example of such types of spaces for our youth. Such types of institution will be helpful to polish the skills of our youth to compete the society which further will prevent them from drug abuse problems. Our government should establish more institutions for our youth where life skills training and awareness of drug abuse problems should be given besides building their creative and occupational abilities