Thank you for the kind donations of 16,603 USD and all your support throughout . Our women vegetable club is successfully growing and helping to change the socio-sconomic condition of the rural women in Punjab Province.
The women groups have farmed, apple gourd which is high in demand. Selling their first cycle to the markets, they have earned quite a good profit of (3000 per day) . Two of the other women groups in Tehsil Samundri , Faisalabad have also cultivated apple gourd and cucumber. As the lockdown has been lifted up , the demand of the vegetable is high and is giving a good profit to all the beneficiairies. The other group earned a profit of nearly 35000 a day. Majority of the women groups are now preparing to farm Cabbage, which is a high profit vegetable and will be ready by the winters .
One of the women group in Dhol Basti is quite happy and earning a good profit from the farm. One of the group member said " With the profit earned i have managed to start a small business on the side which has also started giving me a good profit. I am Thankful to AWARD for believing in us."
The project has seen decline in donations. It is a requeest to all donors and supporters to keep supporting the project.
Jul 27, 2021
7th report on one million tree plantation
By Azeem Christopher - Program Leader
Tree Plantation in the target areas
Thank you for your support and donations of USD 1393. The Project enlightens the vision of AWARD Pakistan to combat the climate change through Plantation in Pakistan. AWARD Pakistan plans to plant 1 million trees in the next 5 years considering the fact that Pakistan is among the top 10 countries which will be most affected by the Climatic Changes.The country had faced several natural disasters on very large scale in the past decade due to rise in temperature such as earthquakes, famine, floods, deadly heatwaves etc.
During the last quarter, AWARD Pakistan initiated plantation drive with the communities (residing on the river banks) for reducing disaster risk and for planting trees in the rural suburbs of District Muzaffargarh. The community cooperated in every aspect and took the lead in plantation of 12000 trees in their 6 respective areas.
AWARD wishes to extend the program to 25 villages in this year. For this purpose , we require more support from the supporters and donors. AWARD has already initiated a program with the help of GlobalGiving for the Relief , Recovery and Resilience for the flood which will also be targeting the training and tree plantation in it as well.
We would like to request our donors to continue their support , to help the people fight back harmful effects of climate change.
Jul 27, 2021
3rd Report on the promotion of Education
By Azeem Christopher - Project Leader
The purpose of the project is to help the unreached communites in Pakistan by helping out small youth volunteer initiatives. Giving Tuesday pakistan under the supervision of AWARD Pakistan has linked up with 50 volunteer initiatives and non profits that are working to promote generosity among their social circles.
The campaign has managed to spread itself in the 15 major cities of Pakistan. 2021 has been dedicated to improve the literacy in Pakistan as Pakistan is far behind and stands at 161 out of 196 countries when it comes to provision of education. Giving Tuesday through its volunteers in all over Pakistan will promote literacy through number of activities such as community mobilization, stationary drives, motivation sessions, advocacy etc.
As the 4th wave of COVID-19 is on the rise in the country with nearly 8 % of the positivity rate, the educational institutes all over the country are closed and many of the people have gone jobless. It is a fear that once the schools will be opened, majority of poor parents would not be able to send their kids back to schools because of the unavailability of fee, stationary , book and other expenses. AWARD requests its supporters to help the kids continue their education who have been affected by COVID-19 lockdown. As in Giving Tuesday, we are encouraging more people to join the giving. For that the campaign require funds to promote education. Therefore we request all our supporters to help us in this regard.
The project hasnt received enough donations to start the activities yet.