Thank you for your support and donations of USD 1013. The Project enlightens the vision of AWARD Pakistan to combat the climatic changes 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 a consultancy meeting 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 was willing to cooperate as they do beleive it to be the activity that could save these areas from flood in future.
Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 pandemic the tree plantation didnt took place. However, the AWARD with the community's assistance will be planting 3000 trees initially. AWARD's social mobilizers assisted the communities in developing up the risk reduction plans.
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.
Mar 29, 2021
2nd Report on Promotion of Education
By Azeem Christopher - Program 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 third wave of COVID-19 is on the rise in the country with nearly 12 % 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.
Mar 28, 2021
20th Report on Women Vegetable Club
By Azeem Christopher - Project Leader
Thank you for the kind donations of 16,602 USD and all your support throughout . Our women vegetable club is successfully growing and is currently in its 5th year as more women wants to be the part of the project who wish to start the vegetable farming.
4 of the women groups have recently farmed, bitter gourd and peas as it is high in demand. Selling their first cycle to the markets, they have earned quite a good profit of (1000-2000 per day) . Two of the women groups in Tehsil Samundri , Faisalabad have 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 beneficiary Nadia is very excited. According to her " I used to work in the farms for someone else and remained under paid for many years . I cant beleive that i have my own farm and i can grow whatever i want. I am paying back the installments on time and I wish to acquire more land in future. Few beneficiaries have asked for the loan amount again after succcessfully completing the loan cycle.
AWARD require a generous support from you to bring out the women of rural areas in Pakistan from Poverty.