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Sustainability

DurationApr 01, 2015Mar 31, 2018
LocationDistrict Umerkot, Thatta, Sindh Province
Key Activities
  • Developing women’s skills in embroidery, dying, block printing and quilting through vocational training;
  • Formation of Women’s Enterprise Groups;
  • Training of women with basic literacy and numeracy skills as Sales and Marketing Agents;
  • Training of skilled women as Quality Assurance Supervisors;
  • Gender awareness activities to sensitize communities on gender discrimination and encourage support of women’s income-generation, control over resources and household decision-making;
  • Formation of Household Gender Action Groups
Participants700 women in vocational training
3,080 immediate and 7,560 extended household members benefitting from increased income
1,400 men and community members benefitting directly from gender sensitization activities
3,450 community members sensitized on gender issues through Gender Action Groups

DurationJul 01, 2014Jun 30, 2015
LocationUCs Ichrian, Khaki, and Mansehra, Mansehra District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Key Activities
  • Provide accessible preventive and curative health services to women and children from refugees/host community in Ichrian and Khaki camps
  • Provision of RH (reproductive health) services to the women of Child bearing age
  • Enhance the capacity of male and female health workers (M/FHWs) and the Community Health Committees
  • Transition of health services to Government Health Department, Mansehra and enhance their capacity to cope with the refugee caseload in the future
Participants52,200 Afghan refugees
12,800 Host community members

DurationFeb 01, 2015Oct 31, 2015
LocationUC Jarma, Muhammad Zai, Kharmatu and Tappi (Urban VI) of Kohat
Key Activities
  • Increased income generation opportunities for affected households through cash-for-work activities
  • Distribution of cash grants
  • Poultry inputs provision
  • Livestock vaccination
  • DRR trainings
Participants699: Cash-for-work
30: Cash grants
200: Poultry distribution
1,000: Vaccination
100: DRR training participants

DurationJun 01, 2014Nov 30, 2014
LocationKohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Key Activities
  • Provision of vaccinated, improved breed poultry, a cage and one month’s feed to 175 participants
  • Vocational skills development training on tailoring and embroidery, and provision of start-up kits, for 50 women
  • Training on driving, welding, plumbing, auto-mechanics, tailoring and electrical repair for 50 men
Participants50 men and 225 women heads of households representing 275 families or 1,790 individuals

PhasePhase OnePhase Two
DurationSep 07, 2014Sep 06, 2015
LocationMansehra and Haripur Districts (Afghan Refugees Camps and surrounding host community)
Key Activities
  • Provide vocational skills to 216 Afghan refugees (144 men and 72 women) and 144 Pakistanis (96 men and 48 women) from the host community to earn dignified livelihood through vocational training.
  • Trades included in the vocational training program are: tailoring, motorcycle repairing, electrical work, and welding for men and dress designing/tailoring and handicraft for women.
  • Secure employment for and increase household income of 513 previously-trained and 360 newly trained graduates.
Participants360 (240 male and 120 Female) Training participants
270 Previous male graduates: Marketing/linkages:
370 (100 women and 270 men): Refresher/advance training:
216 (100 women & 116 men): Employment/linkages of newly trained graduates
240 Women: Enterprise development training
20 (10 men and 10 women): Small medium enterprises
100 Graduates (men): Linkages/employment in Afghanistan
30 Graduates (women): Exhibition

Many villages in Nangarhar are host to communities that cannot financially support their children’s education. Higher education is even more inaccessible due to distance, financial constraints, security concerns, and prevalent cultural restrictions.

Our girls’ education project is designed to provide the girls of these communities with a sustainable source of income, learning, and empowerment. Skills based classes on handicrafts such as hand embroidery, bead knitting, drawing, and painting were conducted as extra-curricular activities in the local girls’ schools selected in the Surkhroad District of the province as part of this project.

“My higher education is now ensured which will help me become a doctor so I can further support my family and the community.”

Diana, a student at the Peer Sayed Hassan Gailani High School in Surkhroad, and recipient of the skill based classes on embroidery handicraft has benefited immensely from these activities. One of her handicrafts was selected as the best piece by the panel of judges at the school competition. Diana started receiving numerous orders for making hand embroidered garments and other accessories from many schoolmates, teachers, and community members.

“I am really thankful to the Girls’ Education Project because it provided me the opportunity to introduce my skills to a wider audience. I, myself, did not realize my hand embroidery skills until I was appreciated by the judges’ panel and skill based class participants. That is when I recognized my skill and decided to further improve it and use it as an income source.”

Today, Diana has four female students from her neighborhood, to whom she teaches embroidery skills at her house, along with making products on order for other clients from the community. Diana plans to establish a handicrafts business center with other women from the community, in the future.

Diana further added, “I am very happy and hopeful for my future because my father has advised me to save my income generated through these sales for enrolling in university instead of contributing for household expenses. My higher education is now ensured which will help me become a doctor so I can further support my family and the community.”

Our girls’ education project began in 2009, with an aim to increase girls’ enrolment in school, enhance teachers’ capacity, and encourage community involvement in education, gender equality, and economic growth.

PhasePhase OnePhase Two
DurationJul 01, 2010
LocationMansehra and Haripur, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Key Activities
  • Skills training in auto mechanics, carpentry, electrical works, masonry, plumbing, welding, dress designing and handicrafts
  • Training on market behavior
  • Career counselling
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) writing skills
Participants1,005 male Afghan refugees and members of host communities
510 female Afghan refugees and members of host communities

I now play an important role in my family’s livelihood. We spend most of this money on nutritional needs and also health and clothing needs…I will invest some of the net profit in order to make my business more stable and productive.

Majid Khan, vocational training participant who opened his own business

The provision of health education and professionally staffed out-patient departments, fully equipped with Disease Early Warning System (DEWS) and Health Information System (HIS), significantly improved access and the quality of health care.
PhasePhase OnePhase Two
DurationJul 01, 2014Jun 30, 2015
LocationUC Korora and Shangla, District Shangla, KPK, Pakistan
Key Activities
  • Provision of services through 2 health centers in Karora, Allpuri and a delivery room in Besham.
  • Provision of general OPD out-patient department care services.
  • Provision of ante and postnatal checkups Referral of complicated cases to the next level of health facilities.
  • Provision of free essential medicines to patients attending our health facilities in Shangla.
  • Screening of malnourished, lactating, or pregnant women for nutritional status.
  • Screening of children who are malnourished.
  • Distribution of safe delivery kits and hygiene kits to pregnant and lactating women
  • De-worming of children
  • Establishing DEWS (Disease Early Warning System) and HIS (Health Information System) reporting.
  • Deliver basic trainings to traditional birth attendants in the catchments of our health facilities.
  • Delivery room of Besham hospital remains operational with staff and material resources.
  • Provision of Health Education through IEC (Information Education and Communication) materials
Participants38,000 Preventive and curative services
7,000: Reproductive health services
10,000: Broader assessment of nutritional health status among women and children
34,000: Health Awareness

Only two delivery cases were handled in this building during the past 15 years. [The health education campaign] really brought positive change into the community. Now, many women visit this health facility. It strongly reflects in the fact that in five months we handled 50 labor room cases.

Dr. Ayesha, a doctor with Community World Service Asia’s health program

Improved mother and child health care has significantly reduced the maternal and infant mortality rates.
PhasePhase OnePhase Two
DurationJul 01, 2013Jun 30, 2014
LocationShangla, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Key Activities
  • Patient examination (by doctors, medical officers and lady health visitors)
  • Provision of essential drugs
  • Reproductive health services with a special focus on Mother and Child health care including antenatal and postnatal care
  • Distribution of safe delivery kits
  • Health Education sessions focusing on water borne diseases, STIs, HIV/AIDS, locally endemic diseases and distribution of information materials
  • Referral of patients to secondary and tertiary health care facilities
  • Management of alerts, threats and outbreaks, if any, in collaboration
  • DEWS reporting
  • Referral of disabled patients to facilities where assistance is available
Participants

Only two delivery cases were handled in this building during the past 15 years. [The health education campaign] really brought positive change into the community. Now, many women visit this health facility. It strongly reflects in the fact that in five months we handled 50 labor room cases.

Dr. Ayesha, a doctor with Community World Service Asia’s health program

DurationJul 01, 2013Jun 30, 2014
LocationMansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province
Key Activities
  • Consultations by qualified doctors and lady health visitors (LHV)
  • Provision of essential drugs
  • Reproductive Health care services with a special focus on Mother and Child health including Ante-Natal and Post-Natal care
  • Health Education sessions focusing on water borne diseases, STIs, HIV/AIDs, locally relevant diseases and distribution of information materials
  • Referral of patients to Secondary and Tertiary healthcare facilities
  • Management of alerts, threats and outbreaks, if any, in collaboration with MOH/WHO
  • DEWS reporting
  • Expanded program on immunization against childhood preventable diseases
Participants60,000 Afghan refugees

When I was a child, I received vaccinations from CWS-P/A’s basic health unit and visited the BHU when I was sick. It was my dream to become a doctor and help my community. I really liked the vaccination and awareness programs, which is why I wanted to work and am still here eleven years later as a medical officer.

Dr. Wali Jan, a doctor with Community World Service Asia’s health program