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Social Mobilization

Improved service delivery by provision of effective social mobilization and motivation as well as capacity strengthening by qualified professional trainers while maintaining focus on special considerations for gender mainstreaming and the right to life with dignity by involving womenfolk and vulnerable...

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Community Awareness Sessions

Community Awareness Sessions, training and mobilization on DRR, health and hygiene education, child’s rights, emergency preparedness & response was conducting by PRDS in Swat. keeping in view the local culture and norms, responding to emergencies, children in emergencies, Good health and hygiene...

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Emergency Education - Swat

PRDS successfully implemented Emergency Education Project funded by Emergency Response Fund (ERF). The duration of the project was six months, starting from April 01, 2011 to September 30, 2011. Under the project, 20 TLCs were successfully established in six Tehsils of District Swat where 4000 children...

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Restoring Community Infrastructure in DI Khan

PRDS with the Support of UNDP Peace and Development Programme and Italina Fund implemented 21 Community infrastructure schemes benefitting an overall population of 23207 individuals including 9621 females, 596 children, 3420 youth, 2190 elders and 150 physically impaired or disabled individuals....

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RESTORING COMMUNITY BASED INFRASTRUCTURE IN SWAT

Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS) has successfully implemented Restoration of Community Infrastructure in three union council of Tehsil Khwaza khela, District Swat with the financial and technical assistance of UNDP under the Peace and Development Programme. The duration of the project...

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REFUGEE EDUCATION PROGRAM

The PRDS-REP Refugee Education Program continues to provide and facilitate quality education to 9358 Afghan Refugees Children, comprising approximately 65% girls and 367 Refugee Teaching and REP Staff, management and support staff in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa province.

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CASH FOR WORK

Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS) completed community livelihood and infrastructure Cash for Work activities with the support of ILO funded Cash for Work programme in flood affected areas of Charsadda. The project focused was to initiate community livelihood improvement and infrastructure...

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Participatory Rural Development Society (PRDS) is a nonprofit and non-governmental organization working for the well-being of poor and disadvantaged segments of the society. It was established in 2004 and is registered under society’s act of 1860. The establishment of the organization was deeply rooted into the systemic problems of system including poverty, human rights, climate change, livelihoods and peace and security. Since its establishment the organization has played key role in minimizing the sufferings of people regardless of gender, cost, creed or religious preferences.

PRDS remains committed to contribute in its renewed vision of a just, prosperous and peaceful society free from poverty and Conflict through poverty alleviation, social justice, peace building and environmental conservation. The proposed plan consists of strategies that build upon the lessons of organizational work extended over a decade. Two particular lessons inform this plan. First poverty is an overarching context having much influence on socio-economic and socio-political conditions of masses, thereby demanding affirmative and holistic development planning which is economically viable, socially acceptable and ecologically compatible to local needs and natural environment. Secondly the struggle for rights, particularly economic, social, political and cultural rights in consonance with humanitarian charter (UDHR, CRC, and CEDAW) will remain the basic tenet of overall planning, management and implementation of various interventions of PRDS.

 Programme Thematic Areas of PRDS

The programs are linked with current context that was analyzed by PRDS team keeping in view all the social, economic and political problems faced by country. In future PRDS intends to launch following programs to achieve its strategic goals.

  1. Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL)
  2. Water Sanitation and Hygiene promotion (WASH)
  3. Community Basic Infrascuture (CBI)
  4. Health and Education
  5. Rights based advocacy (human rights/food security)
  6. Resilience building
  7. Conflict transformation

 While serving the poor and grassroots communities, PRDS started its activities in 2004 on mutual help basis from rural remote areas of KPK and gradually expanded its services to disaster affected communities in Northern areas, Malakand and southern districts of KPK. Together with development and relief work, PRDS remained actively involved in pursuing its mission of bringing about change in the status quo environment of political exploitation, gender-discrimination and violation of human rights both at various levels.

 After the earthquake of 2005 in northern areas , military operation of 2009 in Malakand and Floods 2010, PRDS was one among the few organizations which supported the affected communities through relief, early recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of their livelihoods. Keeping in view the miserable conditions of the victims of both made and natural disasters PRDS expanded its operations in more disaster prone and conflict affected areas including northern areas and Malakand agency and FATA. Currently PRDS is a national level Humanitarian and development organization with proven track record of serving the masses on humanitarian grounds.

 PRDS has gained some useful experiences in the field of poverty alleviation, human rights, food security, disaster management, environmental conservation and human and institutional development. Presently it is working in 05 districts (Peshawar, Swat, Charsadda, DI Khan and Tank) of KP and 02 Agencies (Khyber and South Waziristan Agency) of FATA with its presence in more than 300 villages. PRDS’s major achievements in the last five years are:

  • A well-established office in provincial capital of Khyber Pakhunkhwa, fully equipped with necessary human and material resources and readily available to generate immediate response to anywhere in the country.
  • A clearly defined mobilization strategy with a network of more than 300 male and female village organizations.
  • A strong and technically sound financial system support by financial policy and procedures developed in line with generally acceptable standards.
  • Defined policies for HR, Admin and logistics approved by the board of governors.
  • A network of field offices located in close proximity of host communities which provides easy access to program beneficiaries for all sorts of planning, inputs, feedback etc.
  • Good working relationships with donors, government and partner communities.
  • A holistic and integrated approach with an equal focus on sustainable livelihoods, good governance, poverty alleviation, social sector development and human resource development.
  • Mainstreaming of gender issues and concerns at all levels of PRDS’s work. Adherent to its vision of just and prosperous society, PRDS accords equal opportunity to both genders to conceive and realize their aspirations. PRDS has been able to integrate and mainstream gender at organizational and program levels.
  • Institutional development has had been strategic focus of the organization. All the partner male and female organizations were provided with a set of trainings having focus on developing their conceptual, technical and administrative capacities.
  • PRDS remained actively involved in promoting just and inclusive culture of development where local communities are engaged at all stages of project cycle management.
  • A valuable lesson PRDS has learnt is that a long term vision and commitment, a holistic approach and well-designed interventions significantly contribute to good governance, poverty alleviation and sustainable development. Currently local communities, local government representatives and government line agencies are important stakeholders of PRDS and provide all necessary support during the course of various interventions.
  • A self-reflection exercise done by the internal and external stakeholders of PRDS reviewed the internal strengths and weaknesses and market external opportunities and threats.
 

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