Feb 9, 2021

Report -October 2020- January 2021

Peace School for Afghan Refugees and Host Communities

Report –Oct 2020- January 2021

Case Study:

Aisha is studying in grade 4. She is the middle child among the 5 siblings. Her mother is a home-based worker and works for a garment factory nearby. Her father is a plumber and works on daily wages. Her mother wanted her children to study well in school and also get some jobs after completing the studies. There is a culture of early marriages in the family and most of the girls got married at the age of 14-17 generally. Her father forced her mother for the early marriage so f the daughters and told her mother that she along with her elder sister will not continue her studies in the future. But her mother resists the view of her husband and discusses it with the school staff to convince and pressurize the father to stop him from his plans. The principal herself met the father and convince him about the significance of girl child education and the country's laws to stop child marriages. Now her father is convinced and the Aisha and her sister are studying in the school. Aisha wanted to become a doctor in the future and wanted to continue her studies. During the COVID period, she regularly sends her work to the school and does all her work on time.

A session with Students on COVD SoPs

The session was held on the COVID SoPs and how to protect the community and the surroundings from the COVID 19. The students were briefed about the precautions and the activities were demonstrated. The students have performed the activities for the other fellows on it. The students were briefed on how to wear mask properly, hand wash, social distancing, use of sanitizers. The students were briefed about the spread of COVID and the importance of social distancing. These exercises helped the students to revise and remind the COVID SoPs.

World Food Day:

 
Like every year, activities were held with reference to world food day. Students were briefed about the significance of a balanced diet. The teachers have briefed the students about the COVID and its impact on marginalized groups as they cannot get sufficient food for their daily requirements. The teachers have discouraged the wastage of food to students and teach them how to use the natural resources in an effective way.

 

Global Hand Wash Day

The Global hand wash day was commemorated among the students. The students were educated on the significance of hand wash and particularly in the COVID. The teachers guided the students on hand wash and the students also demonstrated the way to wash hands till 20 seconds. The hand wash sachets were also distributed among the students.

Sharing the experiences some of the students said, they don’t have soaps at their homes many times and they just wash their hands with water. In the households where the provision of basic necessities of life is a real challenge, the heads of the families count such things as luxury and often came under their priority list.

Science Experiment:

The science experiments held with the students from grades 2-5. The students learned about the windmills and the use of batteries as a source of energy in the experiments. The students learn how to generate energy from the battery and the use of energy and how to save energy as well. This experiment helped the students to better understand and relate the theory in the textbook and practical.

Drawing Session:

The drawing sessions were held with the students to engage them in extra-curricular activities. The students from the prep to 2 classes were assigned for the drawings. This activity helped them to remind the color names and express their emotions through the drawings. The teachers also brief them about the coloring and shading of the objects before their activity.

Staff Meeting

Since the government has notified that the schools will be resumed in 3rd week of January. The staff meeting was held to discuss the reopening strategy of the school. It was discussed that how to review the schedule of the school after the children will resume. The children in the community came from underprivileged backgrounds so it has been observed that most of the children were not that efficient in the studies when they came back after the first lockdown. So it was decided to start revisions from the first chapters and extra classes for the students in the schools.


Attachments:
Feb 4, 2021

Report -October 2020- January 2021

Corona Virus Relief Support for Pakistan

Report –October 2020- January 2021

 

Installation of more hand washing units (Soap, wash basin, water tank)

A total of 04 hand-washing units were installed in 04 local targeted communities of Lahore, where domestic workers, janitorial staff, security guards, salesmen & women and daily wagers are resided. Before installation of hand washing units, the local community members were engaged in order to decide the appropriate location in their local communities for larger impact of hand washing units. The community leaders and members of the local areas played a vital role in monitoring the units through personal visits and ensuring availability of material, including soap and water according to the need. The general public, including men, women and children, benefited through these installed hand-washing units, as they reduced chances of infection and acted as an essential protective measure against the coronavirus. The hand washing units also served the purpose to enhance awareness about importance of washing hands to prevent the spread of disease.

 Distribution of Ration (Food Items)

The ration (food packages) was provided to 35 vulnerable families of domestic workers, daily wagers, laborers, security guards, salesmen & women and janitorial staff of 04 local targeted communities of Lahore who lost their livelihoods during the outbreak corona virus. The ration was consisting of flour, pulse, sugar, rice, black beans, salt, red chilli, spices, tea, oil/ghee, and baby’s powdered milk. The food package was met their nutritional needs and provided them with short term assistance while they follow the SOPs of the lockdown.The aim of the distribution of food packages was to provide the families with adequate sustenance till they are able to restore their livelihoods. The distribution decreased the risk of undernutrition and food insecurity among the affected families; pregnant women, infants and young children had access to food and adequate nutrition, which minimized health risks and optimized survival outcomes. 

 Distribution of Hygiene kits 

FACES Pakistan distributed 25 hygiene kits to 25 families of domestic workers, daily wagers, laborers, security guard, salesmen & women and janitorial staff of 03 targeted communities of Lahore. A total of 25 hygiene kits were distributed to 25 families of the targeted areas. The hygiene kits helped at-risk families in warding off local transmission of the novel coronavirus and preventing community infections. Each hygiene kit consisted of 10 hand washing soaps, 10 hand sanitizers, 50 face mask and 20 gloves. The kits encouraged beneficiaries to practice better hygiene, including washing their hands regularly and using gloves and mask while visiting the local market, going to work and visiting their relatives. The distributions of the hygiene kits were conducted through small gatherings (5-10 people) following social distancing rules and using personal protective equipment (PPE). A team of volunteers and community leaders facilitated the distributions, monitored adherence to SOPs, and informed beneficiaries of the method of distribution.


Attachments:
Jan 29, 2021

Report -October 2020- January 2021

Earthquake Reconstruction in Azad Jammu & Kashmir

Report –October 2020- January 2021

Fully damaged houses Construction (14*14)

During the reporting period of (October 2020- January 2021), FACES Pakistan constructed more houses 282 fully damaged houses in the earthquake-affected areas of Azad Jammu & Kashmir. They constructed 282 houses were handed over to 282 beneficiaries/families of this project for their security, safety, comfort, and sustainable accommodation. These houses provided them thermal comfort, protection from the climate and secured their privacy. During the construction of houses, beneficiaries were selected as laborers for cash for work in order to provide livelihood opportunities during the reconstruction phase. The material of houses and techniques were used to minimize the adverse impact of the local natural environment during the summer and winter seasons. 

 

Fully damaged washroom Construction (6*6)

During the reporting period, a total of 282 washrooms have been completed in earthquake-affected areas of Azad Jammu & Kashmir and handed over to 282 beneficiaries/families. The beneficiaries were involved in the designing phase of the washroom in order to meet the WASH needs appropriately. During the construction, the families were also the part of the management of the construction of their washroom. After the completion of washrooms, the men, women, and children of all ages were aware and mobilized to adopt measures to prevent deterioration in hygiene conditions and to use and maintain the facilities which were provided to them. The FACES Pakistan has provided access to appropriate and acceptable washroom facilities close to their houses to allow rapid, safe, and secure access at all times (day and night) and to maintain their personal hygiene, health, dignity, and well-being.

 

Livelihood Support

The FACES Pakistan provided livelihood support to 753 affected families in earthquake-affected areas of Azad Jammu Kashmir during the reporting period of October 2020- January 2021. The support enabled them to recover and develop the resources necessary for their food security & future livelihoods priorities. The selection process was adopted in order to select the most deserving and affected people who have lost their livelihood and stored foodstuff for their survival. The community groups were also facilitated to reach the most deserving families through a strong verification process. The people are very happy about this and are living a peaceful life now.

 
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