The British Council started the Next Gen Program to cultivate the voice of the youth and commit to their choices. It began in 2009 in Pakistan and since then expanded to other nations. The program puts at its core research that explores the path of the youth. Through its research projects, the program takes a look at the views and opinions of young adults on topics like:
They are meant to discover the hopes and fears youth have about their country, how they view the broader world and how much interaction they have at an international level. It even touches upon the values and beliefs of the people.
There are three main objectives of the Next Generation Programme:
1. Intensify youth voice
2. Aid better youth policy-making
3. Comprehend youth attitudes and aspirations
The program was created by the British Council because they believe that the next generation is the coming leaders who will shape their individual countries. They are the influencers of tomorrow, and by listening to them and engaging them, a better future can be created. It is vital to support the youth so that they transform to be creative, fulfilled and active citizens who work towards progressing the world.