Free Medical Camp by Peace Foundation For PEP School, Raichand Menghwar
According to the PEP sustainability report, a free medical camp in the village of Raichand Menghwar, Mirpurkhas, Sindh was provided for the community. This medical camp was supported by an organization called Peace Foundation that works with many villages in rural Sindh.
In this free medical camp, 116 patients from Raichand Menghwar village were treated which included women and children. There were over 25 women who needed ultrasound and treatment for pregnancy, and children who were treated through first aid and medicines.
It was the first time for the village of Raichand Menghwar to visit a free medical camp that proved to be extremely beneficial, because otherwise for women travelling to other cities to see a doctor was hard to access.
The School Management Committee (SMC) of Raichand Menghwar School initiated the free medical camp to build relationships with peer organizations ensuring sustainability in the community.
The objective to build PEP schools in rural Sindh was to provide quality education as well as to empower communities to raise their standards of living. By having PEP school in Raichand Menghwar village, the community has developed ownership through the seed of education, and emerged as a sustainable valuable society.
Marginalized To Valued Communities
Building relationships with other peer organizations, or the government, gives the belief to a community that they are accepted as a society, and their identity matters. Initiatives such as medical camps, awareness raising programs, and student programs are empowering communities to grow out from the bonds of being marginalized and stepping in to the reality of becoming a valued community.
Why Their Story Matters
More than a decade ago when Primary Education Project did not exist, the commuities in rural Sindh were known to be marginalized and they were those people whose existance was not acknowledged.
For a long time, the tribal communities suffered from ignorance severe poverty, and lack of knowledge about education, health and safe infrastructure. As initiatives were taken to support such communities, their existance became audible which gave way for their growth.
And now, the communities of rural Sindh need to tell their part of the story.
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