Nov 27, 2020

Update on Clean Drinking Water Facility in Sujawal

Facility where the plant will be placed
Facility where the plant will be placed

We are grateful to you for support in our efforts to initiate our work to build a clean drinking water facility in the premises of our special school in Sujawal. Sujawal is one of the poorest districts of Sindh, where clean drinking water is like a luxury. 

We delighted to inform you that the work on the RO plant has successfully started. The main facility where the plant has to be placed is about to get done. Boring has completed and the water sample has been sent for testing on the basis of which the plant will be completely setup.

Due to the pandemic, there has been a few hiccups in the construction, but this project will be operational by the end of December. 

We are still in need of funds for the on-going operations of this facility. This facility is going to assist 2200 people with and without disabilities on daily basis. Please circulate this message to your friends and family members!

Water storage tank
Water storage tank
Oct 12, 2020

Resumption of Training & 100Days100Lives

100Days100Lives
100Days100Lives

With Coronavirus cases under control in Pakistan, and the country opening up for routine activities, NOWPDP also resumed its training center after assessing the situation and making strict rules to ensure the safety and comfort of trainees, trainers, and staff.

Under the COVID-19 protocols of mouth-covering and social distancing, NOWPDP initiated its in-person training by organizing a Refresher Course for the individuals who were trained virtually.

Moreover, NOWPDP restarted its Rickshaw Training for people with physical disabilities. Thus, allowing them to learn to drive a retrofitted rickshaw and earn livelihood on their own terms. Out of the several trainees, 3 have also been employed by NOWPDP’s social enterprise initiative as loader drivers.

NOWPDP has also initiated the Screen-printing training and is in the process of creating opportunities of employment for individuals with disabilities who will be completing their trainings after honing their artistic skills by learning the art of screen-printing.

Mobile repair trainings have also resumed. This particular training required mandatory in-person presence because of the nature of the task. Therefore, the resumption came as a blessing for those people with disabilities who wanted to acquire this skill and establish their own small mobile-related businesses or work at a local shop as mobile repair technicians.

The new batch of Computer Operator training for Deaf individuals has also been inducted and classes have started. Whereas, the batch of the same training for people with physical disabilities will be starting soon.

NOWPDP is also introducing a new trade in collaboration with Pakistan’s leading textile firm. The trade is called Dry Processing and the trainings are starting soon at NOWPDP’s premises. The collaboration with the textile firm will ensure that the trained individuals are placed at jobs in their factory.

To complement various training taking place at NOWPDP’s Training Center, and to ensure that the trained individuals achieve their goal of employment, and thus, economic empowerment, the Employment team of NOWPDP – Yaqeeen – has initiated a campaign titled 100Days100Lives. The goal of this campaign to place 100 individuals at a job by the end of 2020. With this campaign, we are aiming to create an environment of inclusiveness at workplaces and are hoping to lay the foundation for thousands of jobs for our trainees and the entire community of people with disabilities living in Pakistan.

* Necessary permission has been taken from the beneficiaries for using their pictures for this report.

Sep 18, 2020

Your assistance reached a remote village in Pakistan

Once again, we are grateful to you for your assistance to create ease in the lives of persons with disabilities in this difficult time.

While we have been in various parts of interior Sindh for the last few months for ration distribution, a remote village called Ammu Mallah caught our attention due to the challenging situation persons with disabilities were facing there.

Please watch this short video (link shared below) to know how your donation assisted people from this remote village.

Recent rains in Sindh have deprived many persons with disabilities of their shelter and source of income. Mobility and infrastructural barriers have further aggravated the challenges they face. Please continue supporting the cause and recommend it to your friends and family members.

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