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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

DurationJan 01, 2014Dec 31, 2014
LocationKohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Key Activities
  • Formation of village committees
  • Cash-for-work schemes that contribute to rehabilitation of livelihood support infrastructure
  • Training farmers on kitchen gardening and providing kitchen gardening inputs, such as vegetable seeds and organic fertilizers
  • Community training workshops on disaster risk reduction
Participants2,800 conflict affected families, including internally displaced persons and the host community

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

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

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

DurationAug 01, 2012
LocationThatta District, Sindh Province, Pakistan
Key Activities
  • Formation of local health management committees to raise awareness of the health center and its services, and promote knowledge of key health issues;
  • Provision of check-ups for women and children, symptomatic diagnostics, pregnancy tests, ante- and post- natal care, family planning, provision of free medicines and nutritional supplements, and referral of cases;
  • Curative services to children under five, pregnant and lactating mothers
  • Community health sessions on family planning, ante- and post- natal care, hygiene and sanitation, nutrition, breastfeeding, and common and seasonal diseases
Participants20,504 community members (population of Union Council Bijora, District Thatta)

I am very happy with the support of CWS-P/A; they have saved my baby…They have properly guided me for nutrition and care of my pregnancy.

Noor Jahan, MNCH patient

If this center would not have existed, I couldn’t have accessed treatment from any hospital due to my poor economical situation. No doubt CWS-P/A has saved my life.

Muhammad Mallah, MNCH patient

PhasePhase OnePhase Three
DurationJan 01, 2015Dec 31, 2015
LocationThatta, Sindh Province, Pakistan
Key Activities
  • Adult literacy and vocational training
  • Product development and market linkages
  • Training workshops on disaster risk reduction skills, techniques and procedures
  • Community awareness-raising on key issues of sexual and reproductive health
  • Training and mobilization of community activists
Participants4,700 women from rural communities

After getting admission in the adult literacy center, I used to teach my daughters. My daughters were inspired when they saw me go to school with my bag. Now, they are motivated for education, and I have admitted them into the local school.

Saima, a project participant

After the 2010 floods, I have worked with different NGOs/INGOs. The way CWS-P/A works for sustainability is genius. We like working with them. Other organizations have given shelter, etc, but then they leave. These vocational skills will never die and will trickle down to our children.

Samoon, President of the Village Organization in Ghulam Mohammad Soorjo

We were very glad to see that our embroidery work can be sold in the market. I saw a hand bag for Rs. 300 (USD 3). I didn’t know these small handbags could be expensive. After the first visit, I came back and shared about the differences in cost here and in Karachi.

Bejum Jan, participant in the exposure visit to Karachi