Yousif Mangi My name is Yousif Mangi, I am 22 years old. I am working as a provincial coordinator for U-Report Pak Avaz at School of Leadership Foundation. I have done TTYT in 2014 and I started my career as a trainer from 2015 so from 2015 I have conducted over 40 training sessions and trained almost 6000 plus audience in interior Sindh.
My story starts from YLC 2013 at Dream World. I am from Interior Sindh and could only speak in sindhi language. When I came to this field I found a lot of hindrances. I couldn’t even talk properly nor did I know how to converse in urdu or English but I never gave up. I did YLC then TTYT and then became a part of the YLC team and alhamdullilah all that I am is because of SoL. The turning point of my life is YLC 2013. Before joining YLC, I used to be very shy. I stayed at home after 6 pm. Had no social network No one knew me. I couldn’t even talk to my parents properly because I used to get nervous. After YLC, I gained so much confidence and exposure. I stayed at a hostel and got along with people. YLC was a turning point in my life where I felt that I should make use of my skills. I am very spiritual. If God has made you, it is due to a reason the only difference is that
You may have heard stories, about how attending Young Leaders Conference changes your life. I need to share my story with all of you. I belong to the city of Khairpur in Interior Sindh, and I was one of the shyest person anyone could ever come across. I didn’t even have the courage to stand up and speak to my parents. I had no social life or friends either. I could not even speak in any other language than my native language, Sindhi and that had caused major problems for me. My journey starts from Young Leaders Conference 2013, which is a 6-day conference held by the School of Leadership. It took place at the Dreamworld Resort, in Karachi. The 6 days that I spent there, gave me a moral boost. Never had I imagined to gain so much confidence, so much exposure in just a matter of 6 days. Attending YLC was a turning point in my life, and one of the best decisions that I had ever taken. I understood that every person is born with a unique set of capabilities that differentiates them from others. God gives the same mind to each human being and loves each one of His creations equally. It’s just on us to realize what we are truly worth. I found what I was capable of after attending YLC. I am talking to you in English right now, I am talking to you at all, and it is because I pushed myself each day trying to overcome my fears all of which was possible in just a matter of 6 days. I lived alone at a hostel for my studies, I made friends and got along with all sorts of different people. YLC wasn’t just the end of it. I thought of taking the next step and joining Train the Young Trainer which is also a premier program for aspiring trainers conducted by School of Leadership. I wanted to become a trainer. There, I learned how to reach out to my full potential, how to address in front of a crowd, how to handle difficult audiences. I worked hard, day and night to ensure people see how SoL has transformed my life. I am now a successful trainer. I have conducted over 40 training sessions and trained almost 6000 plus audience in interior Sindh. Thank you SoL, I am whoever I am today because of you.
Yousif Mangi is 22 years old. He is working as a provincial coordinator for U-Report PaK Avaz, an initiative by UNICEF at School of Leadership Foundation. He did his Train the Young Trainer in 2014 and started off his career as a trainer from 2015.