Sohail Yaqub, Qais Sheikh and Usman Khalid from UKVibe.TV, an organisation ‘launched by the youth, to inspire the youth’ are travelling to Pakistan to film a special edition of their YouTube series – ‘Success Stories’.

They believe that holding a positive attitude is the key foundation to motivating young people to make positive changes to the world around them, whatever their background. Primarily, they create documentary-styled videos, which they publish on YouTube, of remarkable individuals and organisations that are changing the world for the better.

“This is about understanding other people’s lives, their struggles, failures and successes that are completely different to the ones we have already featured.”

‘Success Stories’ is a YouTube series produced by UKVibe.TV giving our youth the opportunity to hear the journeys of some of the most influential and inspirational people of today. To date, they have filmed eighteen episodes, with over 500,000 views on their YouTube channel.

The team are hoping the special edition focus on Pakistan will help them to reach a larger audience and help them learn more about their culture. Like every country, Pakistan has it’s own entrepreneurs, influencers and successful figures who have all experienced completely different walks of life – hence, those starring will be varied from start-up founders and tech geniuses to actors and athletes.

“This is about understanding other people’s lives, their struggles, failures and successes that are completely different to the ones we have already featured. A country mired in political unrest, people are still creating content, launching businesses and living it up” explain the guys behind the project.

Towards the end of the trip, Sohail and the rest of the team will be giving students the opportunity to get a first look at the episodes and partake in a short Q&A session at a University in Pakistan.

“The whole expedition would not be possible without the help of the ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation who are based in London. They have contributed funds that have enabled us to make this happen. We are extremely grateful to have this opportunity and the support from both the ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation and the Pakistan High Commission in London.”

After several months of planning, UKVibe.TV have announced that the project will commence in April 2017 and They are open to suggestions of who they should feature on their series, places to visit and people to meet in Pakistan – they can be contacted via Twitter @UKVibeTV.

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Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Great Central, John has been actively involved in Leicester’s creative community for over a decade – promoting shows and releasing records under the name Robot Needs Home. He is a director of Handmade Festival, and ex member of the band Maybeshewill.

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