Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS) is a local Not for Profit organization established in 2004 and registered in 2008. PRDS serves the communities based on the principles of mutual respect, devoid of all kinds of discrimination on the basis of caste, religion, gender or any other social or political identities.
Right from its inception PRDS is serving the vulnerable communities and poverty stricken people in remote and neglected areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Sindh. During past 10 years the organization has assisted 80991 vulnerable families (566938 individuals) and deployed 288 project staff in successfully completed and ongoing 25 projects of humanitarian and development nature.
PRDS remained in partnership with UNDP, UNHCR, UNOCHA, UNICEF, ADP, Oxfam Novib, Concern Worldwide, ILO, Cowater and ERF in different geographical areas of KP,FATA and Sindh i.e. Charsadda, Peshawar, Kohistan, Bannu, Tank, DI Khan, Swat, Khyber agency, Bajaur agency, South Waziristan agency and Sindh-Karachi.
The organization has four tiered structure i.e. Development and humanitarian experts at policy/ leadership level, Sector Specialist at the management level, qualified and experience staff at the implementation level and internees/volunteers at the grass root level.
PRDS envisions a prosperous, peaceful and socially inclusive society based on principles of good governance, gender equality and fairness.
Improvement in socio-economic conditions and stabilization in emergencies of vulnerable, neglected and marginalized sections of society through sustainable livelihood and emergency response is the mission of PRDS.
- To build capacity of the target communities and raise awareness though joint efforts in health, education, community infrastructure and livelihood for their socio-economic uplift.
- To capacitate women status and empower them to address their gender needs
- To provide a uniform platform of advocacy for resolving social issues at grass root level for policy level changes
- To support/assist vulnerable families/individuals of disaster/conflict stricken areas through emergency response, relief & livelihood activities