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SRSO AND COMMUNITY ALONG WITH ITS PARTNERS ENDEAVORING TO RESTORE HUMAN DIGNITY

  Completed Projects  
 
         

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Project:

 

Village Rehabilitation Project

 

Donor:

  Planning and Development Department, Government of Sindh
  Duration  

1st January- 30th June 2011

    Major Activities
     
  • Reconstruction & Rehabilitation of 7,000 houses in three districts Shikarpur, Kashmore and Jacobabad under Union Council Based Poverty Reduction Program.
  • 43 villages have been selected where each village has 200-300 houses. These villages have been surveyed by SRSO and approved by Government of Sindh for rehabilitation.
  • These villages include:
    1. 12 Villages in Kashmore-Kandhkot,
    2. 18 Villages in Jacobabad,
    3. 13 Villages in Shikarpur.

     

  • The said Project package support comprises of following interventions:
    1. Two room houses,
    2. Each House to have Hand Pump,Latrine and solar light,
    3. Each village to have sanitation drains and Brick paved streets,
    4. Every five houses to share one bio gas plant.

        Project Completion Report
         
         

 

Project:

 

Promoting Child Rights in Cotton Farming Areas of Sindh

 

Partner:

 

Rural Support Program Network (RSPN

 

Funded By:

 

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

 

District:

  110 villages in 9 union councils of District Ghotki
   

Duration:

  September, 2014 to August, 2015(one year)
    Major Activities
     
  • There are 25 million children in Pakistan between the ages of 5 to 16, who are not in school. When a child does not go to school, he or she is vulnerable to all sorts of abuse and exploitation. They are also more likely to be involved in child labor, depriving them of their childhood, their health, their education and condemning them to a life of poverty. With the number of child abuse cases rising each year in Pakistan, there is an urgent need to protect these children and ensure that they have opportunities for a better life.The Pakistani agricultural sector has low rates of mechanisation and the use of low wage labor is rampant; cotton pickers are paid as little as 50-80 rupees (USD 0.5-0.8)per day. In order to meet day to day expenses, people from these families often take out loans in advance against their expected income from picking cotton but are not always able to repay these loans, which means they get trapped in a vicious circle of debt. In order to repay loans, these families also engage their children in cotton picking. In addition, the belief that soft hands are ideal for picking cotton encourages the use of young women and children as cotton-pickers.As a result, children drop out of school to work in cotton fields and risk exposure to various forms of violence and abuse.

  • RSPN has partnered with the Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) to promote an awareness for the rights of children in cotton picking areas of Sindh and to discourage families from sending their children to work on cotton fields.
  • Awareness will be raised among people regarding the rights of children and the negative impact of child labor.
  • By setting up a social fund and offering poor women income generating grants, rural communities will be given the opportunity to earn a better livelihood and stop engaging their children in labor.
  • To Conduct training of 540 selected Incom Generation Grant(IGG) beneficiaries on Livestock Management Training.
  • Social Fund allocation to 50 villages for social development schemes.
  • Multifunctional community centers are also being set up to provide adult literacy classes, skills training for women and so on, in order to help people develop marketable skills which they can use to earn a better living.
  • Identification and training of 56 Community Resource Persons(CRPs).
         
         
         

 

Project:

 

Emergency Relief to Flood affected people in Sindh

 

Donor:

 

HelpAge International , START Network

   

District:

  Ghotki
   

Duration:

  20 August 2015- 30 September 2015
    Major Activities
     
  • Beneficiary selection and Distribution of Relief grant in flood effected UCs of Ghotki.
  • Establish mobile medical camps for consultations, medication and counselling to older patients.
  • Provision of walking sticks, pairs of crutches and hearing aids to outpatients who will visit the mobile clinics.
         
        Project Completion Report
         
         
         

 

Project:

 

Social Mobilization III (District Ghotki)

 

Donor:

  Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
    Major Activities
     
  • The project will cover 35 UCs of the district Ghotki and creat three tier Social Mobilization Organization.
  • To organize the Community Organization (COs) of the poor and their federations will be managing their own development through transparent, equitable, inclusive, accountable and community demand driven processes.
  • Formation of Community Organizations (COs);
  • Formation of Village Organizations (VOs);
  • Formation of Local Support Organizations (LSOs);
  • Community Capacity Building / Training.
         
         
         

 

Project:

 

Livelihood Enhancement and Protection (LEP) Program-II  (District Ghotki)

 

Donor:

  Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
    Major Activities
     
  • The project aims to enhance the capacity and skills, create more opportunities, transfer of income generating assets and improving the productivity of community members to reduce their vulnerability to shocks, improve their livelihoods initiatives and strengthen their business operations.
  • The project also intends to provide technical support and develop linkages at potential markets.
  • LEP also intends to support community members to build up their savings capacity and proficiency in funds management through promoting internal lending, with complementing these efforts through grants and technical support to increase assets, productivity and incomes, through their joint ventures at a platform known as "Common Interest Group", where they are organized having common interest to facilitate the pooling of resources and products for common gain.
  • Generation of livelihood means by distribution of assets among poor to enable them to earn livelihood.
  • The poor and ultra-poor will be identified through the Poverty Score Card.
  • Livelihood Investment Plan (LIP) to be  filled to identify , analyze and prioritize Ultra, Vulnerable and Poor
  • Skill development Training to improve livelihood.
  • Livelihood grant to the community.
  • Asset Transfer.
       
        Project Completion Report LEP II
        Project Completion Report LEP I
        Project Completion Report Digital Hub
        LEP-I Graduation Survey Report Ghotki
        LEP II Report on Special Initiatives
        LEP Profiles of Beneficiaries (Data of Graduation Survey)
         
       

 

Project:

 

DAIRY VALUE CHAIN  (PPAF Phase-III)

 

Donor:

  Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
    Duration:   April 2014 - September 2015
    District:   Jacobabad
    Major Activities
     
  • Pakistan is facing twin challenges for revival of the economy and reduction in poverty. For this purpose, the Government of Pakistan / Sindh initiates a number of projects for women folks. Mostly the livestock holders living in slum areas, plays an important role in the economy of Pakistan and is a major source of livelihood for many farmers. It is estimated that there are between 30 to 35 million people in Pakistan's current labor force who are engaged in livestock. While the agricultural practice is prevalent throughout the entire country, livestock rearing is more common and traditionally feasible in the fertile provinces of Sindh, and many of the farmers are connected with it.
  • The microcredit schemes are most beneficial to grown up livestock management by the clients and also triggers the income generation activity. Through microcredit programme, women have become empowered to participate in decisions and make the choice that best serves their needs and results in recognition of women's role.The project is planned for development of livestock and its management to produce more milk & meat, with the principal objectives of strengthening livestock farmers through training, introducing latest technologies, and thus alleviating poverty through income generation.
  • The project cost is Rs. 14.39 million. For developing dairy value chains the project is implemented in 15 Union Councils of district Jacobabad.
  • Project intended to identify 500 beneficiaries of livestock holders and their families (about 200-individuals in total), formation of 50 Farmers Development Groups (FDGs) having dairy best practices in livestock production and management of milk, meat and value addition.
  • The objective is to organize farmer communities in 1 platform to assess their needs to improve livestock and dairy farming practices and provides extension services.
  • To develop the capacity and knowledge of animal holders for the development of Livestock sector.
  • To enable farmers for marketing of their products and minimize the exploitation by middlemen.
  • To facilitate farmers in value addition of farm product.
  • A loan product has been designed for herders to help them purchase new productive animals or replace the old ones. The loan product will include modalities for both replacements of old as well purchasing of new animals.
  • In order to mitigate risk at herder’s end, conventional livestock insurance would also be provided (4% for bigger animals and 5% for smaller animals), which will help the herders in absorbing any loss due to death of the insured animal.
       
         
         

 

Project:

 

Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme

 

Donor:

  Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program (Government of Sindh)
    Major Activities
     
  • SRSO - Institute of Managment and Skills Development with the partnership of BBSYDP has launched the project for 2039 (pax) both men and women in following trades:
    1. Advance Tailoring
    2. Computer Information Technology
    3. Home Made products (Embroidery)
    4. Banking and Finance
    5. Hatchery

  • Through this project, Skill for Life of Northern Sindh (Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore @ Kandhkot, Qambar @ Shahdadkot, Ghotki, Khairpur) will be targeted by providing Vocational training facilities at local level.
  • Vocational training enhances the knowledge and skills of potential women and enables them to earn livelihood while residing at their local places.
  • The project aims to enhance the capacity and skills, create more opportunities, improve their livelihoods and develop linkages at potential markets.
         
         
         
       

 

Project:

 

Integrated Skill Development Programme (ISDP)

 

Donor:

  Planning and Development Department Govt. of Sindh
   

Duration

 

18 Months

    Major Activities
     
  • The project aims to enhance the capacity and skills of unskilled youth of District Qamber Shahdadkot through skill development training for self employment and sustainable income generation.
  • 1140 youth will obtain skill development training. 48 % of the targeted population will be women.
  • After the completion of VTP graduation the female Business Development Groups (BDGs)would be formed and link them with local and international market through Business Development Mechanism (BDMs).This activity is consisting on identification, training and exposure and market linkages.
  • Training will be conducted for following trades;
    1. Heavy Machinery Operators
    2. Mobile Repairing
    3. Building Electrician
    4. Welding
    5. Motor Cycle Repairing
    6. Generator Repairing
    7. Tailoring
    8. Applique Work
    9. Value Addition of Local Crafts (Chabi, Sindhi Cap & Zari work)
    10. Beautician
    11. Product Development Training
    12. Participation in Exhibitions for productive linkages
         
         
         
         

 

Project:

 

Disaster Resilience Inclusive DRR & Climate Change

 

Donor:

 

HelpAge International, funded by Cordaid International

 

District:

  Jacobabad
 

Duration:

  10 Months
    Major Activities
     
  • Hazard, Vulnerability and capacity analysis
  • Revival and establishment of Village Disaster Management Committees (VDMCs)
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Practice-KAP survey
  • Training of VDMCs on inclusive DRM planning and development of VDRM plans
  • Inclusive Early Warning System-IEWS
  • Focus group discussions with community for Stockpile and provision of equipment
  • Conducting drill for plans implementation
  • Survey on climate change and its impact of livelihood and agriculture
  • Conduct trainings for 16 farmers association on ways to build agricultural resilience and increasing production
  • Introduction of three plantation schemes to reduce canal side erosion and salination of agricultural fields
  • Group Maturity Index-GMI survey
  • Survey on climate change and its impact of livelihood and agriculture
  • Training of stakeholders on VDRM plan consolidation and contingency planning
  • 2 days training of 16 communities on diversification of their livelihood and savings
  • Networking with financial institutes, social safety nets and on-going livelihood programme through meeting and 3 one day workshops.
         
        Project Completion Report
         
         

 

Project:

 

Age Friendly Project (AFP)

 

Donor:

  HelpAge International
  Duration  

15th June, 2013 to 31st March, 2014

    Objective  
  • To secure the livelihood of older people.
  • To provide training on Care of carers & NCD, to families of older people.
  • To ensure ADL (active daily living) of Older people through providing assistive devices.
  • To develop community action plans with support of indigenous knowledge of older people for DRR (disaster risk reduction).
  • Advocacy on the rights of older people.
  • To build linkage with Govt. and NGOs for working on older people.
    Districts  

Shikarpur and Jacobabad

    Major Activities
     
  • Formation of Old People Association (OPA) registration with social welfare department.
  • To mobilize and establish district level network of OPAs for their linkages building, coordination, sharing, learning and fundraising.
  • To Provide training on Non-Communicable diseases to older people , their family members and OPAs.
  • Provision of mobility aids to older people such as hearing aids, walking sticks, elbow crutches, wheelchairs and walking frames
  • To Provide eye screening services ,ocular medicines, cataract services and visioning glasses to deserving older people at community level through organizing eye camps.
  • To conduct training of community based disaster risk reduction and management. 
  • To train Older People in 'care of carers' and the role of older people in emergencies.
  • To build the capability of OPAs on Older people rights, data collection, monitoring at local level, advocacy on rights of older people, organizational development and conflict management through arranging trainings
  • Provision of cash grant and interest free loans for livelihood activities.
  • Activities based on advocacy for older people.
  • Arrange Older people campaigns including ADA & unjust campaign.

 

         
        Project Completion Report
         

 

Project:

 

Integrated Health System Strengthening Alliance Services (IHSAS)

  IHSAS
 

Donor/Partner:

 

The Consortium for Health Service Delivery Contracting-Out in Pakistan, branded as IHSAS, comprising of Integrated Health Services (IHS) as the lead agency with IbneSina Afghanistan and SRSO as other partners, have been awarded contracting out project by Government of Sindh & One UN with financial assistance of Norwegian Government, under Norwegian Pakistan Partnership Initiative (NPPI).

         
    Objective:  

The prime adjective of this project is to ensuring quality Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Care and Family Planning services under Pay for Performance contract in two districts of Sindh; Shaheed Benazirabad and Larkana covering a population of 2.778 million.
There are two major outcomes of the project, one for supply side and other aimed at strengthening the demand side through social mobilization & behavior change communication.

   

Duration:

 

9 Months

    Major Activities
     
  • SRSO with support of social mobilization approach organize, mobilize, and motivate the rural community to undertake the social development activities with formation of Community and Village Level Organization CO and VHCs.It is solely for conceptualization, sensitization and realization to address the social problem in respective communities which leads them for change behavior.
  • Under the project of health service delivery contracting out in Pakistan for Maternal Newborn and Child Health Service SRSO would form the 1129 health committees (HC) in district Larkana through social mobilization strategy.
  • Target oriented behavior change communication (BCC) dissemination campaign in identified areas.
  • Organizing community theaters at/around  identified facilities.
  • Orientation of  identified Ulema's and Corner Meetings with Male Groups  on identified/ageeed MNCH messages.
  • Involve local journalists, FM radio & electronic media anchors in highlighting MNCH issues.
  • Organizing Sehat Mela.
  • Provision of medical kit for FF.

         
         

 

Project:

 

Age Friendly Project

 

Donor:

  HelpAge International
  Duration  

August 2012-March 2013

    Major Activities
     
  • Formation of Old People Association (OPA).
  • To mobilize and establish district level network of OPAs for their linkages building, coordination, sharing, learning and fundraising.
  • To Provide training on Non-Communicable diseases to older people , their family members and OPAs.
  • provision of mobility aids to older people such as hearing aids, walking sticks, elbow crutches, wheelchairs and walking frames
  • To Provide eye screening services ,ocular medicines, cataract services and visioning glasses to deserving older people at community level through organizing eye camps.
  • To conduct training of community based disaster risk reduction and management. 
  • To train Older People in 'care of carers' and the role of older people in emergencies.
  • To build the capability of OPAs on Older people rights, data collection, monitoring at local level, advocacy on rights of older people, organizational development and conflict management through arranging trainings
  • Provision of cash grant and interest free loans for livelihood activities.
  • Activities based on advocacy for older people.

 

        Project Completion Report
         
         

 

Project:

 

State Land to Landless Harries

 

Donor:

  Land Utilization Department (BOR) Government of Sindh
    Major Activities
     
  • Organize Land Allottees;
  • Form Farmers Cooperatives;
  • Support package;
  • Micro Health Insurance cover to each family;
  • Assistance in registering as Cooperatives with relevant government department;
  • Assist the Cooperatives/individual farmer families in preparing agricultural improvement plans, identifying self-help activities, and developing linkages with concern line agencies in improved agriculture, livestock and forestry practices.
        Project Completion Report
         
         
         

 

Project:

 

Community Physical Infrastructure Development (CPI Schemes)

 

Donor:

  Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund
    Major Activities
     
  • Water Supply Schemes;
  • Irrigation,
  • Culverts and Water Courses;
  • Street Pavement and Drainage;
  • Link Roads.
         
         
         

 

Project:

 

Scaling up Rural Sanitation in Flood Affected & High Polio Risk Districts (RuSFAD Phase II & III)

 

Donor:

  Plan International
  Duration   Phase I: June-2011 to May-2012
Phase II: Oct-2011 to Oct-2012  
    Major Activities
     
  • Community mobilization focusing specially on school Children;
  • Defecation trenches;
  • Sanitation facilities;
  • Hand washing facilities through provision of materials and cash incentives;
  • The RuSFAD project highly focused and invested on capacity building program through which SRSO covered 2,000 villages with physical target achievement of Capacity building of Community stakeholders through Training of Community Resource Persons.
  • Teachers were trained on PATS followed by training of Masons trained for alternative low cost sanitation options with linkage of trained entrepreneurs/sanitation marts funded for community facilitation;
  • Demo Latrines are Constructed, WASH facilities provided to Schools & 43 Villages of Latrine, Drinking Water & Sanitation facilities;
  • Hygiene Messages were conveyed through IEC material, Interactive Theatres & Print/electronic media;
  • Distribution of Hygiene kits among school Children with immediate result of adopting Hand washing & water boiling practices.
  • Construction of 83,808 new latrines/CLTS by community itself & declaration of 1,775 Villages Certified as Open Defecation Free (ODF) are the remarkable achievements of the project.
  • Plan introduced new approach of bioremediation solution through NBS with construction of 2 wetlands for the treatment of domestic and industrial waste water to bring water quality parameters under the limits of National Environmental Quality Standards (NEQS). The reclaimed water can be used for agriculture purpose or discharged into rivers and water bodies without disturbing the aquatic ecosystem. These wetlands were constructed in Ghotki and Khairpur District.
         

 

Project:

 

Benazir Income Support Program (BISP)- Poverty Targeting Survey

 

Donor:

  RSPN funded by Govt. of Pakistan
    Major Activities
     
  • Government of Pakistan launched Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) as one of the main social safety net programmes in 2009. The main objective of the programme is to support poor and vulnerable against the negative effect of food crisis and inflation. The government in its pilot phase adopted a "Targeting Process" through Poverty Score Card Roll-out survey. Based on successful completion and learning of the test phase in 2009, the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has launched the "National Poverty Targeting Survey".
  • Poverty score card survey consisting of 13 questioner which are weighted for their answers and 16.17 is the weighted total used by the BISP as a cut off score and with this BISP use a scientific instrument for covering every household for targeting the poorest household.
  • In this regard RSPN on behalf of RSPs formed partnership with BISP for carrying out survey in three province of Pakistan. RSPs are one of the key stakeholders for poverty alleviation in Pakistan. Poverty targeting is in line with RSPs objectives.
  • Through RSPN partnership, the SRSO was to survey the targeted Cluster-C Sindh, which includes (sub-cluster Karachi and sub-cluster Sukkur), in district Naushehro-Feroze, Khairpur, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kashmore-Kandhkot, Shahdadkot, Larkana and Karachi.
  • A total of 3,618,712 (103%) households and 9,868,132 (102%) population have been surveyed by SRSO.
         
         

 

Project:

 

Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Waseela-e-Haq Scheme

 

Donor:

  Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
    Major Activities
     
  • Benazir Income Support Program is the main social safety net mechanism established by the Government of Pakistan (GOP) to contribute to the alleviation of poverty. Waseela-e-Haq has been started as one of the BISP initiative was formulated with the mission of "breaking the vicious cycle of poverty through micro loans". Under this scheme, female beneficiaries from the most marginalized segment of society are selected through a computerized prize-draw, to receive a loan of up to Rs. 300,000 for setting up an enterprise to improve their livelihood.
  • This micro loan to the targeted beneficiaries is to be used only for establishing mutually identified businesses. Keeping in view the need for providing those beneficiaries or their nominees, a basic entrepreneurial training was started as one of its mandatory component. In partnership with PPAF, SRSO imparted enterprise development training to the said project beneficiaries before the provision of loans.
  • A 10-day Enterprise Development Training programme was developed by ECI and PPAF, with six days dedicated to business training and four days focusing on skill enhancement.
         
         

 

Project:

 

Construction of 200 Low Cost Houses

 

Donor:

  People’s Housing Cell , Government of Sindh
    Major Activities
     
  • Constructed 200 low cost houses.
  • Selected beneficiaries in selected districts that were below the poverty-line and specially those that were houseless, with special emphasis on women.
         
         

 

Project:

 

Prime Minister's Livestock Initiative (PMLI)

 

Donor:

  MINFAL (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock) & RSPN
    Major Activities
     
  • Improved access to veterinary services;
  • Enhanced livestock meat & milk production for income generation;
  • A cadre of self employed community livestock extension workers creation;
  • Training of women livestock farmers in livestock management.

 

         

 

Project:

 

Crop Maximization Project (CMP-II)

 

Donor:

  MINFAL & RSPN
    Major Activities
     
  • Formation of Farmers Associations;
  • Federated Farmers Associations into Village Organizations (VOs);
  • Capacity Building of FA office bearers and VO office bearers;
  • Developed Village Development Plans;
  • Mobilized and Trained Women Farmers.

 

         

 

Project:

 

Combating Rising Food Prices in Pakistan

 

Donor:

  WFP and FAO Funded By European Union
    Major Activities
     
  • Combating rising food prices in Pakistan – Addressing the negative impact of rising food prices on food insecure and vulnerable households in Pakistan;
  • To provide services for the identification of targeted beneficiaries and distribution of food to them by engaging them in food for work (FFW) activities in the selected Union Councils of district Sukkur and Khairpur of Sindh Province;
  • Agri-Inputs (Bag of Urea, DAP and Wheat Seed);
  • Vegetable Seeds (Spinach, Turnip, Tomato and Pease);
  • Provisions of Lentils;
  • Training of beneficiaries on balanced use of fertilizer, sowing methods etc.
  • Formation of Farmer’s Associations (FA’s);
  • Establishment of Machinery Pool Group (MPG);
  • Reconstructions of water channel and water harvesting structures;
  • Land Leveling of beneficiaries land;
  • Training of beneficiaries on post harvesting losses of Wheat crops;
  • Monitoring of distributions;
  • Programme impact assessment.

 

         

 

Project:

 

GFATM Malaria Project Round 7

 

Donor:

  NRSP & Global Fund for Aids,Tuberculosis and Malaria
    Major Activities
     
  • Establishment of Outlets;
  • Project Orientation Workshops with Line- Departments & Stakeholders;
  • Community Orientation workshops for Men & Women;
  • LLIN distribution in targeted population;
  • Follow-up visits to LLIN recipients;
  • Organizing Puppets shows at cluster level.

 

         

 

Project:

 

Family Advancement for Life and Health Project (FALAH)

 

Donor:

  RSPN Funded by USAID
    Major Activities
     
  • Improved access to veterinary services;
  • Enhanced livestock meat & milk production for income generation;
  • A cadre of self employed community livestock extension workers creation;
  • Training of women livestock farmers in livestock management.

 

         

 

Project:

 

Mother & Child Health Care Initiative (MCH)

 

Donor:

  RSPN Funded by UNICEF
    Major Activities
     
  • Involved communities for polio eradication and immunization activities;
  • Organized communities in non-LHW covered areas for Mother & Child Week twice a year;
  • Conducted health education sessions for men and women in target areas about the importance of vaccination,
  • ante-natal care, hand washing, latrine use, newborn care, infant and young child feeding and use of iodized salt;
  • Developed a community channel for dissemination of messages and supplies.

 

         

 

Project:

 

Integrated Water Efficient Irrigation Program (IWEIP)

 

Donor:

  Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)
    Major Activities
     
  • Drip Irrigation Schemes, Lining of Water Courses and Tube Wells;
         

 

Project:

 

Basic Infrastructure & Social Sector Services (Daharki-District Ghotki)

 

Donor:

  PPAF & Engro Foundation.
    Major Activities
     
  • Formation of Community Organizations (COs);
  • CPI Schemes;
  • Social Sector Services such as Education,
  • Health etc.
         
 
 
         

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