Oct 12, 2021

Report on Relief/ Recovery for flood affected

Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction
Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project was implemented by AWARD Pakistan in the year 2020-2021 in 15 areas of Kot Addu District Muzzafargarrh, The project was funded by GlobalGiving. The funds raised under this project were added up in the main project and the major intervention of the project  which are mentioned below;

Due to the COVID-19 consecutive lockdowns, the number of target areas for the Disaster Risk Reduction Program was reduced to 15 from 24.

1. Basti Vehniwal
2. Basti Tullana
3. Basti Muradwala
4. Basti Darmanwala
5. Basti Nawan
6. Basti Halla
7. Basti Hassanwala
8. Basti Mochaniwala
9. Basti Malhay
10. Basti Litan
11. Basti Kachiwala
12. Basti Ganjarrwala
13. Basti Talliwala
14. Basti Nabiwala
15. Basti Gurdywala

Meeting with the Key Stakeholders of the target areas:
The AWARD team met the key stakeholders of the 15 target areas. The stakeholders included the community leaders especially women leaders, religious Leaders, Political leaders, beneficiaries and male heads of the few families. The team briefed them about the project and its objectives, interventions, self-help base activities and overall impact of the project. All the stakeholders ensured their cooperation and support throughout the project and gave AWARD a green signals to go ahead.

DRR Training Seminars:
After getting the consent from the stakeholders of 15 areas, AWARD team conducted 15 DRR Trainings Seminars in 15 Target areas in the month of March, April, August, September, October, November of the year 2020 to build up the resilience of the communities to minimize and to reduce the risks of the losses of life and assets. Nearly 1000 community members especially women participated in these 15 sessions. AWARD social Mobilization team of District Muzzafargarh led all the training sessions. They introduced AWARD and its DRR Program (aims and objectives) to the participants. The content of the session were as follows:

a) What is a disaster, its types, and its risks?
b) Preparations for disaster.
c) Risk management.
d) Activities after the disaster.
e) Action Plan with the communities.

Later, the participants were also asked about their losses and damages during the flood. The facilitators gave useful information to the participants about preparations for disasters i-e; how to arrange and save their expensive belongings and precious lives. A number of successful community protective measures models were also shared with communities to improve their understanding and knowledge.
At the end, the social mobilizers helped the community members in developing a preventive action plan for their respective target areas, which was discussed during the Disaster Risk Reduction Sessions. The action plan consisted of the following points.

a) Announcement in Local Mosques.
b) To build small mud hills around the houses and colonies.
c) Saving important documentation.
d) Collection of Dry Ration.
e) Shifting Old, Disables, Children and Livestock to Safe places.
f) Switching off the electric sockets.
g) Analysis of the surroundings during and after flood.
h) Team building.
i) Communication with the Local Development Committees (LDC's)

The participants also asked questions from the social mobilizers , which were answered in a simplest way. The community appreciated AWARD for its support and effort and for reaching out to them.

Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction
Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction
Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction
Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction
Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction
Seminar on Disaster Risk Reduction
Sep 23, 2021

Report on Training Center for Women

Dear Friends, Thank you for your donations of USD 2904 which is helping women and girls from poor background to get trained in diversified skills. Few of the income generation courses which were started at our resource center were Make up art, Industrial Stitching, Mobile repairing for females and Computer basics).

 

Two batches of women and girls have successfully completed these courses and are now in process of establishing their own businesses or getting a job through the skill. Also we wish to share a great news 

In November 2020, AWARD Pakistan initiated a 3 months training on "Mobile Repairing" for young girls of Faisalabad at AWARD Women Resource Center, Faisalabad. 30 girls were enrolled in the training program and 19 were able to complete and receive certification. To promote the skill, AWARD also supported the top 3 students, to open up a small mobile laboratory in their areas,  through a small grant of PKR 38,000 and a 2 days business development training, under its Program " URAAN (A flight towards Socio-Economic Sustainability). The training was presumably the first one in the country conducted for females and gladly it was able to attract the media attention. Similarly, the 3 girls became the first females ever to open up a mobile repairing lab as it is very much considered a male dominated job.  The success stories of 2 of the beneficiaries Sana and Asma, who started their businesses, were covered by 7 national news channels and social media pages reaching millions of people all around the world. The national channels which covered the Success Stories are 

 

1) Samaa News

 

2) Geo News

 

3) Bol News

 

4) 92 News

 

5) Neo Tv

 

6) Urdu Point

 

7) Bridge TV
 The overall reach our training received on social media is nearly 3 million and we thank all our donors who helped us in establishing a space for the girls and women to learn skills.

 

We still require funds to do the finishing such as power genertors and outer tiles of the building. We are excited to receive the new batch of girls to the center who will be acquiring the training in the desired courses. To extend our building i-e building a hall (for the capacity of 40 people) to train marginalized, school dropout and unskilled girls of Faisalabad,AWARD requires another USD 18,000 and for this we need an urgent support from our donors and supporters. The training planned to be conducted in the new hall are: 1) Adult Literacy 2) Financial Literacy 3) Digital Freelancing 4) Jam making, Pickle Making, chicken farming 5) Educational seminars (Environment, Mother and Child Health, COVID-19 precauions, Importance of ID Card) 6) Traffic Rules 7) Communication skills 8) Life Skills 9) Marketing and Digital Marketing Skills 10) Income generation courses for girls and women 11) Cookies and Biscuits making 12) Commercial Cooking 13) Toffee making and Many more courses for the girls to sustain their livelihood and support their families.

We would like to request GlobalGiving community to support us in its completion to achieve our target to support 400 poor women and girls every year.

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Sep 8, 2021

15th Report on Provision of Clean Drinking Water

AWARD Pakistan has taken an initiative to install 3 RO water treatment plants to provide clean drinking water in the 3 villages of Punjab with the support of the local community. We would like to thank as we have received a great support through last quarter and the donation amount has almost doubled.

According to the surveys , 75-80 % of the population in the surveryed villages relies on the under ground saline water, which is becoming the cause of the water borne diseases.

The project has raised 3495 USD. Initially, AWARD requires an amount of 5,000 USD to start installing its first 2 ton water RO plant in one rural area of District Faisalabad. 

The communities have made multiple requests to AWARD Team for the support. Apart from the GlobalGiving Donations , AWARD is also looking for other ways to raise funds and also trying to advocate to the local govt authorities about the issue. Once the target will be near to achieve, the staff will inform the community about the intervention and the activities associated with it and will start initiating the project.

 

APPEAL:We would like to request all our donors and supporters to keep supporting us for this cause to provide children and women an access to safe drinking water.

 
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