Annual Progress Report

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PIDS Participatory Integrated Development Society

11-A, Chaman Housing Scheme, Airport Road, Quetta

081-831224, 081-829895


 

Table of Contents

 

Topics                                                                       Page #

 

Acknowledgement                                                                     3

Executive Summary                                                            4

 

Community Physical Infrastructure                                             7

        Community Physical Infrastructure                                     7

Education                                                                          14

        School Water, Environment & Sanitation                              14

        Upgrade Teaching & Managerial Skills

        to Impart Quality Education                                                18

        Community School                                                     25

Relief & Rehabilitation                                                               27

        Drought Relief Program Balochistan                                   27

        Support to Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Program                        31

Survey                                                                              35

        Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey                                       35

Organizational Development                                                      41

Donor Matrix     2004                                                         48

PIDS at a Glance                                                                        49

Major Achievements 1999-2003                                         52

 


Acknowledgement

 

Ever most thanks are due to The Omnipotent, The Almighty Whose gratitude has always enabled us to stand with grace.

 

We are greatly thankful to the community of Balochistan, whose maximum support & cooperation has finally made us call a real change agent in Balochistan. Special thanks are due to our funding agencies generally and UNICEF, Mercy Corps, ESRA, USAID, ECHO & PPAF specially, whose trust was strong enough to motivate us for the achievement of our vision. We can never ignore our partners, no doubt, PCP, NGORC, our partner NGOs, government institutions, elected members, local community organizations, respected consultants, pool of intellects and many more have always been a spring of vitality for us.

 

All what got mentioned in this report and the achievements made in the past, could have remained only a dream, if our most committed, enthusiastic, effective & efficient team were not with us. Never for a single time, we realized that they were simple-paid-employees, in fact they changed the PIDS team into PIDS family who want to see their home developed.

 

In the last, we strongly believe that the journey of development was mainly contributed by our honorable board. Their trust, support & encouraging attitude have always been a great source of motivation for us.

 

In fact, it was not a one man show; rather, it was a team, even those who were never been employed, contributed the maximum.

 

 

Baber Shah Khan

CEO


Executive Summary

 

A new year with a new refreshing zeal and commitment begins with the memories of the last year to remind. Participatory Integrated Development Society had a tremendous experience during the year 2004 with the satisfaction of achievements it had. To provoke your sense of sharing the enjoyment and the satisfaction of community service here is the progress report for 2004.

 

This report includes the achievements PIDS strived for with a yen to come up to the vision of a healthy, educated and prosperous society in Balochistan by means of facilitate the process of sustainable community development through a set of services in water, sanitation, education and human resource development sector with special focus on women.

 

PIDS had an execution of 5 projects and a community school in Kharootabad, Quetta. Focusing up on the major areas to contribute in the improving of the living standards of the community, PIDS continued its activities in the areas of water, sanitation, education and improving of the environment. This focus includes not only the local community but the war driven Afghan refugees, to help them through their capacity building, enabling them to repatriate and live a prosperous life.

 

This report consists of the progress and details of every project which includes; Community physical infrastructure phase I & II under Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund in District Killa Abdullah and Lralai, School WES under UNICEF in Distric Pishin, Upgrade Teaching & Managerial Skills to Impart Quality Education under ESRA ( USAID) in District Killa Abdullah, Drought Relief Program Balochistan under ECHO through Mercy Corps in four Districts of Balochistan i.e. Killa Abdullah, Pishin, Killa Saifullah & Loralai, Support to Afghan Refugees in Pakistan Program also under through Mercy Corps in three Districts of Balochistan i.e. Killa Abdullah, Pishin, & Loralai.

 

A bird view of the achievements for the year 2004 states that  in Community CPI project, PIDS was able to install 70 hand pumps, rehabilitate 8 karezes, lined 5 water courses, provided one shallow tube well and completed 2 sanitations schemes in District Killa Abdullah.  In the Unicef assisted School WES project PIDS was able to intervene 48 schools in District Pishin while the target was 40. These water, environment & sanitation focused interventions benefited 8,369 students (2032 boys & 6397 girls) & 197 teachers. Taking the journey ahead, this year PIDS trained 57 primary teachers of District Killa Abdullah along with providing teacher training manual & audiovisual teaching aid kit, in regards to quality education with the support of ESRA. Community school at Kharotabad played its vital role. This year, it got upgraded to class IV. Relief work in the drought affected districts with the support of Mercy Corps got completed. It benefited to 7,325 families of District Loralai, Pishin, Killa Abdullah & Killa Saifullah through ensuring the provision of 15 liters of water per day per person which is according to the Sphere Standards. This was done by different water provision & rehabilitation schemes and through capacity development programs. The new project of Rehabilitation of Afghan Refugees got started at the end of the year and is expected to prove its major space in the coming year’s progress report. However, some of the initial work has been started i.e. distribution of camps into cluster, male/female councils, identification of training needs & participants etc. Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, covering the whole Balochistan, completed successfully this year. The report is yet expected to come by P&D Department.

 

Major Achievements (1999-2003) of PIDS in Water sector includes Provision of safe drinking water to the rural communities of Balochistan through installation of 1222 deep well hand pumps, 1 tube well, 5 shallow tube wells and 1 windmill benefiting 100,000 persons.

 

In Sanitation PIDS constructed 22817 RFT sewerage line in Kharotabad and Mominabad areas under Quetta Katchi Abadies Environmental Management Program QKAEMP with 50% community financial share. In addition to this 5858 Household latrines have also been constructed in Quetta, Pishin, Kalat, Loralai, Kharan, Khuzdar, Turbat Districts and refugee camps. And most important of all a Garbage disposal pilot project is in operation with 100% community contribution

 

As far as Drought Relief Activities are concerned PIDS has Actively facilitated donors for drought relief activities in Balochistan through distribution of food items, grain seeds, installation of hand pumps and construction of latrines.

 

PIDS has valuably added to the Human Resource Development which consists of a number of activities for instance training for 700 hand pump caretakers, Health & hygiene training for NGOs and GOB staff, environmental car training for teachers and girls guide, 6-day capacity building workshop for field staff of PHE, 45-day community mobilization training on newly developed billing and collecting system for PHE staff in Kuchlak, Kharan, Mastung and Hub, 2-day workshop on PLA study under WWF/PIDS, One-week participatory learning and action exercise in Spazandi valley, Ziarat, Hygiene education and sewerage line maintenance training for low-income area residents of Quetta under QKAEMP, and finally Sanitation promotion and hygiene education through walks, theater show and capacity building activities.

 

These many activities and these many achievements do not satisfy the thrust and eagerness of PIDS. PIDS brought considerable changes through establishment of MIS Department, Program Development Unit, Skill Development & Monitoring Cell. The department of Admin./Finance got divided into two separate units. These chances are enhancing the longing of the love for community development with a real participation of the community itself, especially the poor masses and the deprived women of our society. May Allah help us to make the dream come true of healthy, educated and prosperous society in Balochistan (Ameen).


 

Community Physical Infrastructure

 

 

Project Title:               Community Physical Infrastructure

Location:                     District Killa Abdullah, and Loralai

Phase:                         II & III

Contract Duration:    2003 to 2006

Funding Agency:       Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund

 

Background

Project was planned to alleviate poverty through improving the community physical infrastructures at District Killa Abdullah & Loralai. These districts are also counted in the drought affected areas. Water table is fairly low. Safe drinking water storages are either not available or if available, there lie no facilities of supply of it to the community. Community also needs water for their agricultural & livestock activities. These activities are the income generation activities for them. Considering the preceding statement, it becomes important to ensure the provision of the water for such activities, if poverty is really planned to be reduced.

 

The first phase of the project was started in Jan 2003 and completed in March, 2004 The Second Phase was started in October 2003 and completed in June 2004. The Third Phase was initiated in July 2004 with the completion date of June 2006.

 

During Phase I, PIDS was able to complete 18 Drinking Water Supply Schemes (Installation of 180 Hand pumps), Rehabilitation of 4 Karezes and one Sanitation Scheme. Total No. of beneficiaries through these interventions were 29,258 from 3,394 houses. These sub project were provided in Union Council Jilga,  Aghbarg,  Killa Abdulla-I &  Roghani of Killa

Abdullah District. Total cost of the sub project was Rs.31.71.939/-

 

During the Phase-II of the project PIDS completed 7 sub project of Drinking Water Supply through installation of 70 hand pumps, 8 sub projects of Kareze Rehabilitation, 5 sub projects of water course lining, one shallow water supply scheme and two sanitation schemes in Union Council Jilga,  Aghbarg,  Killa Abdulla-I &  Roghani of Killa Abdullah District. Total cost of the sub project was Rs. 58,19,340/-

 

The Third Phase was initiated in July and will be completed in June 2006 with the target of 171 sub projects in Killa Abdullah and Loralai Districts. According to the work Plan for July to December 20 projects have been identified and physical work could not be started due to delay in release of funds.

 

Nevertheless, PIDS is still committed to achieve its targets. In this connection, PIDS has doubled the staff of the project this year, in order to achieve the 2004’s targets along with securing 2005’s targets too.

 

It is much attention drawing that PIDS started the project in the most remote area of District Killa Abdullah i.e. Tehsil Jilga. Approaching Jilga tehsil makes one traveling through a single shingle road as no proper roads are available. Communication facilities do not exist at all. Under such circumstances, working there was really a hard nut to crack. PIDS took the challenge and initiated the project from such area.

 

Implementation Strategy

 

The sustainability of such project is really a big question mark. No doubt, while reading the above mentioned statements, a rosy picture is perceived but the very next moment, sustainability puts oneself into thoughts. PIDS, as many other philanthropists, also believes in participatory approach. Feeling of ownership and participatory work could be the only way to ensure the sustainability of the project. PIDS follows the following implementation strategy for the successful interventions of the above sub projects.

 

Identification of Schemes:

The field staff identifies the schemes keeping in mind that   community share is 20% of the capital cost of sub project.

 

Feasibility of Project & Community Organization Formation:

The field engineer then visits the site for design & cost estimation. The project is then approved from the relevant higher authorities. Meanwhile, PIDS staff mobilizes the community into a Community Organization. Every intervened area is supposed to form a community organization. The CO is responsible not only for the proper implementation of the project but is also responsible for the operation & maintenance of the sub project after its completion. Moreover, the community is supposed to contribute 20% of the capital cost of its sub-project while rest of the 80% is contributed from PIDS (through PPAF support). This 20% is not to save any amount but in fact is a way to develop a feeling of ownership into community so that the sustainability gets ensured.

 

¨      Physical Work

After the formation of CO & approval of the scheme from higher authorities, the relevant physical work gets started. CO, as having a clear role, supervises the work. Not only that it supervises the work but is also responsible for arranging material and labor.

¨      Capacity Development

CO is then equipped with required training programs. In this regard, till now they were trained technically in order to look after the project been completed, but PIDS has requested PPAF’s HID section to support in developing the capacity of the COs in terms of record management, finance management etc. so that these COs might reform into a CBO that may contribute to the development of the area on continual & self-dependent basis.

¨      Restart of the Cycle

As one sub project with the CO has gone through from the above mentioned steps, the cycle gets restarted.

 

Types of Interventions

         

¨      Drinking Water Supply Scheme

Open surface wells are an appropriate method of water access in many areas of Balochistan due to limiting geological constraints. They are constructed with a wide opening that allows a greater recharge area for the well and taps the maximum quantity of available surface level water.  Open surface wells are used both for drinking and small scale agriculture purposes locally known as BAOWRI.  They technically resemble shallow wells and can be dug to a maximum of 200 feet.

 

Many areas in Balochistan have little availability of ground water at deeper depths due to the presence of loose shale layers. In such areas, ground water can be found only on the upper strata as superficial water. In the villages of Loralai, ground water availability in the deep aquifers is rare due to geological formation. In these areas, open surface wells are a feasible option for developing new water sources. Furthermore, existing open surface wells have suffered in recent years from the sharp decline of the water table and require repair.

 

¨      Kareze Rehabilitation


A karez is an underground water tunnel irrigation system; an indigenous system for conveying water from mountain springs to arable lands. Kareze water is mainly used for agriculture, drinking and domestic purposes.

A Kareze system consists of a main water source “mother well” and underground tunnel connecting it to a series of manholes dug to the aquifer level and then a “daylight area” where the water emerges to a point of consumption. Such irrigation systems are owned and operated wholly by the community. The maintenance burden is shared by the water share holders in proportion to the amount of water they receive. The functioning of the Kareze is based on social cohesion and collective management of natural resources. It is a system which has been locally developed, operated and maintained by the communities for centuries. The traditional Kareze system extensively exists in Killa Abdullah and Loralai districts.

 

¨      Lining of Water Course

Certain water storages spots do exist in Balochistan, yet, the situation of the vicinity is not very much changed as compared to other areas where water is not at all available. It is due to poor storage and access facilities. Mud ponds are used for the storage and mud water channels are used for providing water to the fields and drinking purposes. This results in much of the wastage of water due to seepage and different communicable diseases. Water gets contaminated through the surroundings easily due to mixing of mud into it.

 

Water course lining is changing the mud ponds and water channels into cemented ones. This seems a minor attempt but results are much encouraging. Chances of water wastage & contamination get decreased.

 

¨      Sanitation Scheme

Light rain can easily indicate the sanitation situation of Quetta which is the most developed city of Balochistan. This further indicates the situation of interior of Balochistan. Diseases due to poor sanitation practices are quite common throughout the Balochistan. It becomes important to, if possible, underground the sanitation channels or cover them through slabs at least. Such type of intervention in the project is termed as Sanitation Scheme.

 

 

 

 


Education

 

Project Title:               School Water & Environmental Sanitation

Location:                     District Pishin

Contract Duration:    April 2004 to December 2004

Funding Agency:       UNICEF

 

Background

Interior of Balochistan is not hidden in the context of development from the general public. Government officials, elected representatives, private institutions & non-government organization are also aware of the situation.

 

PIDS, keeping its mission focused, worked at Bela & Turbat in Government Schools on Water & Environmental Sanitation with the support from UNICEF. Scarce resources of Balochistan have always been delaying the development. PIDS wanted the schools to be improved for the reason, as the pillars of the nation are constructed there. For quality learning, environment plays a major role. Ergonomics are the key component to achieve the objectives of an institution.

 

In the year 2004, PIDS went ahead with focus-district improvement policy. In this regard, PIDS got shifted with its activities from Bela & Turbat to District Pishin. As per policy of UNICEF for the year 2004 PIDS started School WES Project in District Pishin. The project got signed between the PIDS & UNICEF for the period from April 2004 to December 2004. The goal of the project is to improve the water, & sanitation situation of the Government Girls Primary Schools in District Pishin. During the year, it was expected to achieve the targets of almost 40 schools of the district. Major activities to achieve the goal of the project were Capacity Development of Teachers, Students & Parents Teachers Committee in the area of Health, Hygiene & Sanitation, Service Delivery, Communication/Social Mobilization, and Assessment Studies & Monitoring along with improving the water & sanitation conditions of the school.

 

Implementation Strategy

¨      Identification of Schools

Identification of schools took place with liaison from the education department. Different visits of District Pishin were organized. The field staff visited the real tough geographical areas so that the support reaches the most vulnerable first.

¨      Baseline Survey

Field supervisor were supposed to proceed with a baseline survey for the sake of having an inside picture of the schools. After the identification of schools, staff went ahead with a baseline survey form, filling which provided the information on the ground facts of the schools. Physical & academic infrastructure and capacity of the stakeholder got assessed.

¨      Feasibility & Cost Estimation

Field staff was then required to formulate the feasibility and cost estimation of the interventions required in particular schools. After approval, field staff then moved forward with the physical interventions.

 

 

¨      Capacity Development Programs

As the physical work is in progress, meanwhile the capacity development programs got initiated. The programs were entirely based upon the information gathered through baseline. Work plan for the capacity development programs used to get approved and participants were ensured to be present in the program.

¨      Monitoring Visits

The monitoring visits for the surety of qualitative performance were randomly planned by Project Coordinator & Chief Executive Officer throughout the year.

Major Interventions

Following is the list of major interventions, which were planned and successfully implemented under the project in the target area.

 

It is important to note that the annual target for PIDS was to implement the project in 40 schools in the year 2004, while PIDS staff’s commitment and hard work of days and nights managed PIDS to implement these interventions in 48 schools benefiting to 8,369 students (2032 boys & 6397 girls) & 197 teachers.

 

q       Provision of Clean drinking water through installation of 48 water tanks in schools.

q       Sanitation through rehabilitation of 43 latrines in schools.

q       21 new Ventilated Improved Pit Latrines  (VIP)were  constructed

q       Provision of safe drinking water through installation of 10-hand pump in different communities.

q       Proper drainage facilities provided in schools.

q       White washing in schools

q       Environmental education promotion.

q       2 Hand Pump Caretaker Trainings were conducted & 22 community members were trained. 

q        26 PTSMCs (Parent Teacher School Management Committees) of 19 schools were trained on Child To Child Approach (CTC)

q       70 teachers from 48 schools were trained on Child To Child Approach (CTC)

q       200 students from 23 schools participated in School Competitions on Health & Hygiene Education. 

q       FLAAHE training conducted for 969 females in 45 villages

q       1267 students trained in 47 schools on Health & Hygiene Education

q       47 child clubs formed to continue the WES Program in Schools.

q       1066 hygiene kits including spade and broom provided to Child club sanitation and female groups for sanitation promotion.

q       4 CBOs were identified & amount of rupees 15000/- paid to each CBO for the sanitation promotion.

 

 

 

 


 

Project Title:               Upgrade Teaching & Managerial Skills to

                                      Impart Quality Education

Location:                     District Killa Abdullah

Contract Duration:    May 2004 to April 2005

Funding Agency:       ESRA (USAID)

 

       Background

PIDS proposed a project: “To train and improve the capacity of teaching staff of girls’ primary school in District Killa Abdullah” to ESRA, so that they are well equipped to execute their responsibilities under the evolving educational dispensation.

 

In this connection, the project got approved by ESRA (RFA No. ESRA – 03 02). In the pursuit of the proposed project goal and objectives PIDS had the following definition of a school as a backdrop motto “A school is a place with four walls surrounding a future”. PIDS aligned all its activities to enable the teachers to impart learner-centered teaching. To make this learner-centered teaching possible in the primary girls’ school, targeted teachers underwent a sequential series of rigorous trainings of the following:

 

q       Lesson Planning

q       Effective & Efficient Lesson Delivery

q       Time Management

q       Classroom Management

q       Life Skills Education

q       Art & Craft for Primary School Girls

q       Sound-musical Teaching for Primary School Girls

 

 

 

 

Field Activities – In the Context of Training

 

In order to achieve the project objectives, PIDS started its core operations that are conducting the trainings to the teachers.

 

District Killa Abdullah, Tehsil Chaman is a very remote area. PIDS staff had work harder and harder to arrange the training. The staff visited the schools and conducted a survey, in order to find out the teachers for the training. In this regard, they met the government officials, elected members of the community, school administration and the teachers. They gave the orientation of goal & objectives of the project to these stakeholders. After the survey, next task was to identify the teachers. Again the field staff conducted various meetings with the government school administration and interviewed different teachers for selecting participants of the training. The story does not end here but another task to start the training was still remaining. Selection of the venue was another milestone to achieve. The training venue was supposed to be convenient for all the teachers to approach. After visits of many schools finally a hall at Govt. Girls High School Chaman got chosen but still the talk with administration was to be finalized. Ultimately this got finalized too and then the trainings started.

 

Project’s goal could not be perceived as achieved if the only training was imparted. The follow-up and evaluation was a compulsory activity for this target. PIDS staff along with Master Trainer kept visiting the trained teachers for the follow-up and evaluation. The teacher went through random observation classes by the trainers. They were continuously guided afterwards too. The evaluation process was not just oral but written evaluation also took place and encouraging it was to see the teachers trying to implement all what they have learnt during the sessions.

 

This not only encouraged the PIDS staff & trainers but teachers too. A common comment from the teachers was that mostly after the trainings the implementing agencies were least concerned whether the trainees had really implemented their learning or not but PIDS staff and trainers were not only quite concerned about it but were also providing them the feedback regarding the areas of improvisation.

 

       Teacher Manual & Audiovisual Teaching Aid Kit Development

             

In order to ensure sustainability, it was also important to provide the teachers with a Manual & Audiovisual Teaching Aid Kit, so that they might be able to implement their learning in their classrooms. Teacher training manual was a giant task, as participants do not belong to a strong academic background. Manual was supposed to be much easier and simpler, yet completing all the technical requirements of the course. PIDS made a contact with Dr. Fazal Ahmed, Dr. Naseem Qaisrani (Education Deptt., University of Balochistan) & Professor Mansoor-ul-Hudda Abbassi (Iqra University) for their valuable input in the development of Teacher Training Manual. Finally PIDS was honored to have a quality training manual that was supposed to be a great help for the teachers in their future and was an indicator of sustainability for PIDS.

 

The pave doesn’t block here but next task (based on the feedback of the participants too) was to translate and publish the manual into Urdu. The work got started and in its final stages now.

 

It was planned to provide the teachers with an Audiovisual Teaching Aid Kit so that they might be able to implement their learning. In this regard, it was important to identify such aid material that could be long lasting and if not, must be available locally in the target area either free-of-cost or at very economical cost. Market survey along with the education experts  (the names mentioned above, involved in Training Manual development) got placed. Different teaching aids got discussed and rejected either due to unavailability at local basis or available at higher prices. Finally PIDS was able to finalize the following material:

 

q       Scissors

q       Glaze Paper

q       Salofin Paper

q       Crap Paper

q       Gum Stick

q       Poster Colors

q       Brush

q       Scale

q       Pencil

q       Sharpener

q       Erasers

q       Stencil (Cartoon)

q       Cassette Player

q       Piano (Numbers)

q       Blocks (Urdu & English Alphabets)

q       Balochistan Map

q       Puzzle Game

q       Globe

q       Charts

o       Means of Transportation

o       Parts of Body

o       Famous Places of Pakistan

q       Block Puzzles

o       Animals

o       Insects

o       Fruit

q       Blocks

o       Math

o       English

q       Steel Trunk with Lock

q       Audio Poems Cassette

q       Poem Posters

q       Banner

 

Three Training Sessions – Upgrading 57 teachers to Impart Quality Education

 

The first training session started on June 21 and continued till June 26, 2004, at Government Girls High School Chaman. In the first training session 19 teachers from 7 schools of tehsil Chaman participated. Second training session started on July 12 and continued till July 17, 2004, at Government Girls High School Chaman. In the second training session 18 primary school teachers from 5 schools of tehsil Chaman participated. Similarly the third training session was planned from December 27, 2004 to January 01, 2005.

 

The lead facilitator for the first two training sessions was Dr. Fazal Ahmed, while for the third training session was Mr. Wajahat Ali Farooqi. Ms. Tania Rauf & Mr. Umer Ayub Khan assisted them respectively during the trainings.

 

Training on teaching and managerial skills to impart quality education comprised of both classroom and practical learning. Training period comprised of 5 ˝ days of practical learning and 7 ˝ days of classroom learning. The main objective of both parts being kept together was to get optimum results from classroom learning and practical application in school on children.

 

The time breakup of the training was scheduled as:

 

Sr. No.

Topics

Duration (in days)

Classroom Learning

Practical in Classroom

1

Lesson Planning

2

1

2

Effective & Efficient Lesson Delivery

1

1

3

Time Management

˝

˝

4

Classroom Management

1

1

5

Life Skills Education

2

1

6

Art & Craft

˝

˝

7

Sound Musical Teaching

˝

˝

 

Progress in the Year

PIDS was able to train 54 teachers at District Killa Abdullah. Out of this figure, 37 teachers were trained at Chaman while 17 at Mezai Adda. The target for the year was to train 40 teachers but PIDS got honored to train 54. However, due to winter vacations, 17 teachers (who participated in the third training session held at Mezai Adda) couldn’t be observed in context of implementation of their learning which will take place in the year 2005. Discussing the rest 37 teachers who participated in the first two training sessions, it is really encouraging to observe them implementing their learning in their classrooms. PIDS monitoring team accompanied with the trainer was more than pleased to see the results.

 

All of the teachers got provided with the Teacher Training Manuals & Audiovisual Teaching Aid Kits.


 

Project Title:                         Community School

Location:                               Kharotabad, Quetta

Date of Establishment:      April 01, 2001

Funding Agency:                 Pakistan Insaf Welfare Trust & PIDS

No. of Students:                  140

No. of Teachers:                 5

Classes:                                Class Nursery to Class III

 

       Background

PIDS established a school with the support of Insaf Welfare Trust on April 01, 2001 in Kharotabad.

 

Kharotabad, a periphery of Quetta, was already a very underdeveloped area, migration of Afghan Refugees put it decade back. PIDS, visioning to form Kharotabad a model area, has been involved in development work in the context of Water, Environment, Sanitation, Capacity Development & Education in this area. Establishment of community school was another milestone of pave. Keeping the economical condition of the people around, the fee set is very nominal i.e. Rs. 10.

 

Year 2004 was the year when PIDS had to bear all the expenses of the school, i.e. teacher’s cost, syllabus cost, and administration cost etc. from its own. PIDS wishes if the school gets sustainable but of course to bear the expenses, community cannot be bothered as they are already suffering.

 

Progress in the Year

The school started with the enrollment of 40 children but with the Grace of Almighty, is now accommodating 140 students in different grades (i.e. from nursery to class 3). It was a one-room school but now has four classrooms with five teachers.

 

Academically, the school’s results were encouraging. Quality education has been maintained. Different extra curricular activities also took place, i.e. sports week, 14th August & other national days’ celebrations etc. Keeping focused the health issues, health & hygiene sessions time to time were also conducted for the students.

 

PIDS plans to upgrade the school to class 4 in the year 2005 and ultimately shaping it into a full-fledge primary school. Expecting the other philanthropists, PIDS is quite committed to bring a considerable change, directly in education and indirectly in the other social actions of life.

 

         

                  


 

Relief & Rehabilitation

 

 

Project Title:                         Drought Relief Program Balochistan

Code:                                     ECHO 352

Location:                               District Killa Abdullah

                                                District Pishin

                                                District Killa Saifullah

                                                District Loralai

Contract Duration:              August 2003 to June 2004

Funding Agency:                 ECHO through Mercy Corps

 

       Background

The project was implemented in four (4) districts of Balochistan. The districts of Qila Saifula, Pishin, Killa Abdullah and Loralai are located on or near the border with Afghanistan and bare the heavy burden of decades of massive refugee influxes. The region is desert like, arid, dry and rocky. Approximately 52% of the region is covered by mountains and the altitude ranges from 1000m-2500m above sea level. Average annual rainfall varies from 100mm – 400 mm /year. Opportunities for agriculture are very limited; most households rely upon livestock as a means of income. The infrastructure of the area is not well developed; and most communities are without electricity, water, means of waste disposal, roads, health and education facilities.
A severe drought, continuing since 1998 had taken the already difficult situation into a critical state. Local water supplies had dried, and communities in the Qila Saifullah, Pishin, Killa Abdullah and Loralai districts had dangerously limited access to clean drinking water. While Afghan refugee camps and villages had received assistance in recent years from Mercy Corps and other INGOs, the urgent needs of many scattered communities of refugees and host populations had not been addressed. The Pakistani and local Balochistan government had declared the above mentioned districts as calamity areas.

Insufficient rains and consecutive dry spells over the last four years have negatively affected the ground and surface water resources in Balochistan. The water table has experienced a sharp decline; in some areas, at an alarming rate of three meters each year. Shallow wells have dried, while deep wells and Kareze systems are not operational to their desired output, consequently limiting communities’ access to vital drinking water. Low precipitation and a lack of adequate water resource management have resulted in population displacements in some of the most affected regions. The most recent UN report (June 2002) recognizes the drought situation to still be at a critical state in most of the districts of Balochistan.

 

The drought has caused significant loss of livestock and crops and a rapid deterioration of health and ground water resources in Balochistan. The damage to livelihoods from the drought is believed to be a major cause behind the low economic growth rate of Pakistan last year, only 2.6%. 

 

       Major Interventions

¨      Service Delivery

o       Improvement & Development Shallow Wells with Hand Pumps

o       Development of Intermediate Wells with Pumping Equipment

o       Drilling & Development of Deep Tube Well Water Supply Schemes

o       Improvement & Extension of Kareze Systems, with Communal Gravity Flow Water Supply Schemes

o       Expansion & Rehabilitation of Non-functional Water Supply Schemes

o       Distribution of Water Storage Jerry Cans/Containers

 

 

¨      Capacity Building

o       Workshop on Water Usage and Health & Hygiene Preventive Measures for the Endusers

o       Training for Water Management Groups & Community Caretakers

 

Progress in the Year

PIDS is honoured to achieve the following milestones during the year:

¨      7,325 families with improved access to at least 15 liters of potable water per person per day (SPHERE Standard).

¨      44 operational shallow wells with hand pumps (while the target was 40)

¨      05 operational intermediate wells with installed pumping equipment

¨      06 operational Kareze/spring systems (while the target was 04) with improved water yield and each installed with a communal gravity flow water supply scheme

¨      04 non-functional water supply schemes rehabilitated & expanded

¨      3,898 water storage jerry cans provided to communities

¨      Increased understanding of healthy water use and hygiene among 65 target communities through 150 health and hygiene sessions. 

¨      150 community care-takers trained to operate and maintain installed or improved water systems.


 

Project Title:                         Support to Afghan Refugees in

                                                Pakistan Program EC 391

Location:                               District Pishin

                                                District Killa Abdullah

                                                District Loralai

Contract Duration:              November 2003 to January 2006

Funding Agency:                 ECHO through Mercy Corps

 

       Background

According to UNHCR reports, many of the remaining Afghan refugees that are considering returning to their home communities in Afghanistan have refrained from doing so before now partly due to the fact that they struggle to earn adequate income from their family and recognize that the same challenge exists for them upon return. Many of the Afghan refugees living in and around Quetta and in the refugee villages perform unskilled labor in order to support their families and are only able to earn daily wages. Facilitating new skill development will increase refugee’s abilities to generate enough income to support their families.

 

Existing job opportunities are limited in both Pakistan & Afghanistan, making it necessary to explore diverse options in order to generate enough income to support ones’ families. As many families are able to create products which are potentially marketable in the local as well as regional markets, general business and marketing skills are essential for increasing income.

 

Many residents of rural and peri-urban communities of Pakistan and Afghanistan do not have access to basic health care and often do not have the funds necessary to seek health care when needed. Refugees contemplating return to their communities in Afghanistan need to learn and engage in preventive health practices in order to improve their health prior to return and maintain their health upon arrival in Afghanistan.

In order for a successful return, refugees contemplating return need to mentally and physically prepare for the prospect of returning to communities that they haven’t lived in for many years or to new communities which are unknown to them. In the progress of return, there are many obstacles and challenges that present themselves during the journey and upon arrival. Potential returnees need to be prepared physically and mentally to successfully resolve problems as they come up.

 

Types of Interventions

¨      Startup Activity Assessment: Identification of  Cluster Groups and Formation of Councils

¨      Conducting Trainings

o       Vocational

o       Business Development

o       Household Resource Management

o       Basic Nutrition Education

o       Maternal & Child Health Education

o       Basic First Aid, Health & Hygiene Education

o       Landmine Awareness Education

o       Drug Awareness and Harm Reduction Education

o       Mental & Emotional Preparedness Activities

¨      Closing Activities: Future Council Directives

 

Targets & Progress

Targets

PIDS plans to impart different capacity development programs to 9000 participants in 450 different training programs. The breakup is as under:

          Targets for the year 2005 are as:

¨      Vocational Trainings to be imparted to 400 persons at Pir Alizai Camp (40 training sessions), 350 at Surkhab Camp (35 training sessions) & 150 at Katwai Camp (15 training sessions)

¨      Business Development Training to be imparted to 105 persons at Pir Alizai (7 training sessions), 75 at Surkhab (5 training sessions) & 45 at Katwai (3 training sessions)

¨      Household Resource Management Training to be imparted to 105 persons at Pir Alizai (7 training sessions), 75 at Surkhab (5 training sessions) & 45 at Katwai (3 training sessions)

¨      Basic Nutrition Training to be imparted to 405 persons at Pir Alizai (27 training sessions), 345 at Surkhab (23 training sessions) & 150 at Katwai (10 training sessions)

¨      Maternal & Child Health Care Training to be imparted to 285 persons at Pir Alizai (19 training sessions), 270 at Surkhab (18 training sessions) & 120 at Katwai (8 training sessions)

¨      Basic First Aid, Health & Hygiene Education to be imparted to 285 persons at Pir Alizai (19 training sessions), 270 at Surkhab (18 training sessions) & 120 at Katwai (8 training sessions)

¨      Landmine Awareness Training to be imparted to 285 persons at Pir Alizai (19 training sessions), 270 at Surkhab (18 training sessions) & 120 at Katwai (8 training sessions)

¨      Drug Awareness & Harm Reduction to be imparted to 285 persons at Pir Alizai (19 training sessions), 270 at Surkhab (18 training sessions) & 120 at Katwai (8 training sessions)

¨      Mental & emotional Preparedness Activities

§         Problem Solving sessions to be held for 380 persons at Pir Alizai (19 training sessions), 360 at Surkhab (18 training sessions) & 160 at Katwai (8 training sessions)

§         Social Events to be arranged for 570 persons at Pir Alizai (19 events), 540 at Surkhab (18 events) & 240 at Katwai (8 events)

Progress

As the project has just been initiated, therefore, only the following achievements have been made:

¨      Formation of 8 Cluster & 16 councils (8 male & 8 female) at Pir Alizai Camp (District Killa Abdullah), achieving the target as the target cluster formation was 8 too

¨      Formation of 7 Cluster & 14 councils (7 male & 7 female) at Sukhab Camp (District Pishin), achieving the target as the target cluster formation was 7 too

¨      Formation of 3 Cluster (3 male & 3 female) at Katwai Camp (District Loralai), achieving the target as the target cluster formation was 3 too

¨      Finalization of Health & Hygiene and Business Development Training Manual

¨      Hiring of Coordination, Monitoring & Field Staff

¨      Establishment of Loralai Field Office.

 

 


Survey

 

Project Title:                         Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey

Location:                               Complete Province of Balochistan

Contract Duration:              July 2003 to June 2004

Funding Agency:                 UNICEF

Implementing Partners:     PIDS, Govt. of Balochistan (P&DD),

                                      M/S Bunyad & M/S Eycon

Background

In the light of recent devolution, the Government of Pakistan has taken positive steps for the planning, management and monitoring of deliverable social services and indicators of development at the denaturalized level. Several key institutions have begun to formulate objective-oriented plans for resource distribution at the district and provincial levels. The current information and reporting system relies heavily on the secondary data collected from the line departments, outdated census reports, or supplemental national surveys. Moreover, the regional, national or gender disparities and other social indicators are inadequate to meet the planners’ needs. A major constraint in following a rational approach in preparing realistic plans is the non-availability of appropriate, reliable or relevant fist hand data.

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) is an effective tool developed and tested by different Governments and UNICEF in various especially social development sectors with good degree of statistical precision with a representative sample. It is a district-based, cross-sectoral household survey, successfully used in several countries globally. The main strength of MICS is to provide effective results that simultaneously gauge a wide range of following indicators for social development:

·        Economic Status

·        Health & Nutrition Profile

·        Education Level

·        Water Availability & Hygiene/Sanitation Practices

MICS was developed after the World Summit for Children Declaration (1990), for the regular and timely collection, analysis and publication of data required for monitoring social indicators related to the well being of children. Various international organizations prepared MICS, which was then successfully applied in more than 100 countries. The worldwide and local success of MICS encouraged all the provincial Governments to request UNICEF to support a similar survey in their respective province. It is planned that all four provinces of Pakistan will complete a MICS survey by mid 2004.

Objectives

 

MICS got planned keeping the following objectives in consideration:

·        Develop a strong advocacy tool and poverty-ranking indicators for reducing the prevalent inter-district disparities and enhancing the delivery of social services in different sectors of society by the provincial government

·        Establish a credible baseline for monitoring the socioeconomic status of the districts to ensure effective devolution

·        Empower and motivate district officials and community leaders through reliable knowledge of critical socioeconomic conditions that define their lives

·        Disseminate multi-indicator information for child-focused targets to help monitor progress to the goals set in the World Fit for Children and Millennium Development

·        Build capacity of the relevant government infrastructure and institutions in their active involvement in every phase of the study

 

 

Target Area – Balochistan Province

The survey assumed each district of Balochistan as a separate an independent survey unit while Quetta district has been taken as two independent towns. Hence the MICS is a set of 27 independent survey units. A two stage stratified random sampling technique has been used.

A.    A sample of 730 clusters (Primary Sample Units – PSUs) has randomly been selected from the province (71% rural / 29% urban).

B.     As a secondary-sampling unit, 12 households from each urban and 16 from each rural PSU are randomly selected for the survey.

Key Partners

 

       The following institutions are providing support as following:

·        Federal Bureau of Statistics: Provided Sample design & Cluster listing, similar to that done for the MICS in other provinces

·        UNICEF: Provided the services of a full time coordination support through PIDS and an international consultant (on time-sharing basis) to support the MICS Secretariat for the implementation of the survey

·        District Governments: Provided available staff and coordination/facilitation support and mobilize elected representatives to cooperate for smooth implementation of the survey at the community and household level

·        Participatory Integrated Development Society: Provided all technical & coordination support to the MICS operations in Balochistan

·        Civil Society Organizations: Provided staff where needed and extended cooperation for community mobilization and awareness both in urban and rural areas

 

 

 

 

 

Progress in the Year

 

MICS is the biggest survey ever conducted in the history of Balochistan in terms of its volume and diversity. A total of 10,680 households are covered.

 

For provision of the coordination support services, UNICEF executed an agreement with the PIDS in July 2003 till the end of December 2003 which later extended to initially March and then to June 2004. Unfortunately, because of the workload and unavailability of the International Consultant and the consultants for the Economic portion of the report, the MICS time schedule is further extended towards the end of July 2004.

 

PIDS appointed a reputable consultant since the initiation of the survey and has been a part of the process throughout, to execute coordination assignment. PIDS has been involved in all the survey phases, including:

 

·        Survey planning and keeping effective liaison between UNICEF, P&DD-GoB, Regions and Districts

·        Arranged and coordinated two steering meetings and around eight working group meetings at Quetta

·        Helped the government in establishing initial MICS Secretariat at the Bureau of Statistics, which was later shifted to an independent place in Shahbaz Town. That office at Shahbaz Town continued till end of March, later shifted to P&DD Block Civil Secretariat.

·        Development of the questionnaires and manuals for the survey

·        Planning and conducting the District Orientation Workshops for the District Nazims, Coordination officers, media, NGOs and other government officials

·        Planning, development of training manuals for the training and conducting training of Master Trainers and Field Trainers at Quetta

·        Training for the field workers at six Regional Headquarters

·        Specifically, taken the responsibility of coordinating and conducting field training at Quetta and Kech regions

·        Provided initial training and regular orientations to the Regional Technical Coordinators at different times

·        Regular follow up with FBS on sampling and listing and its issues in the field

·        Attended MICS related meetings in Islamabad and Lahore with FBS and UNICEF officials for experience sharing and issues resolution

·        Regular feedback with the regional and district officials for effective coordination and support to the teams in the field

·        Provided MICS related plan and progress presentations to the Chief Economist, Departmental Secretaries, Additional Chief Secretary (Dev.), Chief Secretary Balochistan, Senior Minister of Planning & Development Department GoB, Chief Planning, Project Officers UNICEF Islamabad and Quetta at different times

·        Conducted field monitoring visits to almost seventy percent the districts in the province for support and quality monitoring

·        Provided field monitoring and MICS related coordination meetings reports to UNICEF and Government of Balochistan (P&DD) on regular basis

·        Facilitated and guided preparation of a MICS Staff Directory to be published by UNICEF/GoB and shared with all the MICS participants and other relevant organizations for reference. This would help the organizations/departments in identification of potential staff for their initiatives in the province.

·        Helped the MICS Secretariat in designing and preparation of the Certificate, which were awarded to all the participants.

·        Shared the MICS initial key finding reports with Line Department’s Secretaries and some technical persons of those departments to get their inputs for preparation of final report to be presented to the Steering Committee for approval.

·        Supported the international consultant in preparation of the initial and final analysis of the data and supported in preparation of the key findings for the report.

·        Supported the International Consultant in writing parts of the report and prepared plans for presentation of the final report

Organizational Development

 

 

A short span of time enabled PIDS to produce its say in the development sector. Despite of being a Donor Dependent NGO, PIDS has been able to strengthen its systems & structure. These milestones were not the hardships of hours but in fact were the untiring efforts of committed staff & sincere leadership of years. Outstanding results, effective strategies & efficient decision-making finally brought PIDS into the list of leading NGOs of Balochistan whose performance is unchallengeable.

 

This development pave has been spilling around the years from 1999 to 2004. The year 2004 brought some considerable development crosses based upon the lessons learnt during the previous years. A glimpse of the steps leading to such change is as under:

 

Certification

PIDS is now a certified organization by Pakistan Center for Philanthropy. Getting certified by PCP, in fact, is not a piece of cake. It definitely needs enough strengths and achievements at one’s profile to achieve the score for certification. PIDS was able to score as:

 

 

 

Certification Score Sheet

Evaluation Parameters

Total Score

Score Obtained

Remarks

Internal Governance

300

195

Qualified

Financial Management

300

238

Qualified

Program Delivery

400

262

Qualified

Total

1000

695

Qualified

 

PCP evaluated PIDS quite keenly. They paid the visit in the field intervention areas, critically analyzed the financial statements & progress reports along with meetings with board, management & staff of PIDS. Through following the most comprehensive & critical procedure, finally PIDS got certified. PCP not only evaluated PIDS but also shared a detailed Critical Evaluation Report showing PIDS major strengths & weaknesses in every area. This report has further helped PIDS take more steps for it development.

 

Departmentalization

Based on the recommendations by PCP, HID Section of PPAF & NGORC, PIDS established some more departments. In this connection, Program Development Unit, Human Development Unit, Monitoring Department & MIS department came into existence. Similarly, to enhance the performance of Admin./Finance section, the department got divided into two different independent departments of Finance & Admin. The question mark of second line management vanished due to the establishment of Program Development Unit. A quality human resource got hunt to strengthen the units.

 

Partnerships

PIDS was able to develop its partnership with the PCP, HID Section – PPAF & renew with NGORC. Partnership with other NGOs, Donors, Government, District Administrative staff & community got strengthened through PIDS interventions and participatory approaches. Linkages with all the stakeholders got developed than ever before.

 

Partnership with NGORC aims to strengthen the organizational capacity. Currently, the Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) has a system already in place whereby it grades CSO maturity and recommends them to donors for funds or capacity building support. The Aga Khan Foundation is working on a USAID-supported program to develop a national CSO organizational integrity benchmark and identify promising CSOs in Pakistan who can be groomed to meet its requirements, leading to possible funding opportunities.

 

Program Development

PIDS initiated three new projects while another phase of a project in the year 2003.

·        PIDS was able to start the capacity development program for government female primary teachers of District Killa Abdullah with the sequential series of training covered under the title of “Upgrade the Teaching & Managerial Skills to Impart Quality Education” with the support of ESRA.

·        A project with the support of UNICEF got started to benefit the girls’ schools of District Pishin focusing Water, Environment & Sanitation. Simultaneously, with the name of Community WES, another project with the support of UNICEF got started.

·        With the support of Mercy Corps, PIDS was able to initiate a capacity development program for the refugees. The project titled, “Support to Afghan Refugees in Pakistan” is being implemented in District Pishin, District Killa Abdullah & District Loralai. The major focus of the project is develop the capacity of Afghan refugees so that as they repatriate, should be able to bear their living expenses through their skills at their homeland and can face the challenges related to health, drugs, landmines etc.

·        Phase III of Community – CPI Project, supported by PPAF, got started. The project is being implemented at District Loralai & District Killa Abdullah. The major focus of ht eproject is to alleviate poverty through developing Community Physical Infrastructure in the areas of safe drinking water provision & sanitation schemes development.

Board of Governors

The board of governors steers the working of organization. They not only advise the management but also represent PIDS at different forums.

 

·        Col. (Retd.) Mirza Anwar-ul-Haq              Chairperson

Ex Vice Chancellor

Khuzdar Engineering University

·        Syed Mukhtar Ahmed                               Honorary Member

Ex GM Planning

Saindak Metal Limited

Ground Water Expert

·        Haji M. A. Rashid                                     Member

Ex Chief Economist Planning & Dev. Deptt.

Government of Balochistan

·        Col. (Retd.) Saadullah Khan                       Member

Store & Procurement Expert

·        Mr. Muhammad Nadeem                            Member

Retired Director Accounts

Local Government & Rural Development Deptt.

Government of Balochistan

·        Dr. Shakeel Baber                                   Member

Livestock Department

·        Ms. Farida Nausherwani                           Member

Consultant, Gender Expert

·        Dr. Fazal Ahmed                                      Member

Consultant, Educationist

          Registration

 

·        PIDS is certified by PCP on October 10, 2004 vide Certificate No. PCP-2004/0009

·        PIDS is proud to say that the NGO is having a certificate of registration with SAFRON.

·        PIDS is having a Tax Exhumation Certificate issued by Regional Commissioner of Income Tax on 28th May 2002, Ref No RCIT/SR/S.O.1/2002/137.

·        PIDS is also registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 No. 869 of March 1999.

 

       Financial Audit

 

PIDS has been availing the services of Rehman Iqbal and Umer Iftikhar Chartered Accountant Firm for annual audit of the organization but this year it decided to change the Audit firm and made a contact with Ejaz Ahmed & Company c/o Hassan & Company for annual audit.

 

The PIDS conducts its accounts audit at three levels (i) internally itself, (ii) the donors and by (iii) the external auditors. This reflects transparency in the account management of the organization.

 

       Human Resource Development

 PIDS strongly believe in the development of its staff capacity for efficient & effective outputs of the programs & organization. In this regard, PIDS extensively nominated the following persons into relevant workshops, trainings, seminars etc.

 

·        Mr. Shafqat Israr Dar, Coordinator MERD and

   Mr. Wajahat Ali Farooqi, Field Supervisor

Attended a 2-day (Feb. 12 & 13) workshop on Organization Capacity Assessment, arranged by NGORC at Karachi

·        Mr. Shafqat Israr Dar, Coordinator MERD

Attended a 2-day (Feb. 26 & 27) workshop on M&E Systems, arranged by PPAF at BRSP, Quetta

·        Mr. Baber Shah Khan, Chief Executive Officer

Attended a 2-day session (Mar. 15 & 16) on Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Development, arranged by NGORC at Karachi

·        Mr. Munir Ahmed, Field Engineer

Attended a 5-day workshop (Jun. 28 to July 02) on Effective Communication & Conflict Resolution, arranged by PPAF at BRSP, Quetta

·        Ms. Sadia Rauf, Social Organizer

Attended a 7-day workshop (July 18 to 24) on Participatory Rural Appraisal, arranged by LEAD & UNICEF at Serena Hotel, Quetta

·        Mr. Nidab James, Field Engineer

     Attended a 11-day workshop (Sep. 06-16) on Project          Planning & Management, arranged by PPAF with          Management Development Foundation-Netherlands at      Islamabad

·        Mr. Baber Shah Khan, Chief Executive Officer

     Attended a 11-day workshop (Sep. 21-01) on Institutional   Strengthening & Organizational Strengthening, arranged     by PPAF with Management Development Foundation-       Netherlands at Islamabad

 

·        Mr. Rana Muhammad Yameen, Finance Officer

Attended a 3-day workshop (Oct. 04 to 06) on NPO Certification Program, arranged by NGORC at Karachi

·        Mr. Baber Shah Khan, Chief Executive Officer

Attended a 2-day workshop (Oct. 13 & 14) on Development Communication for NGOs, arranged by NGORC at Karachi

·        Mr. Shakeel Ahmed, Field Supervisor

Attended a 2-day workshop (Oct. 04 & 05) on Effective Writing Skills, arranged by Concern at Quetta

·        Ms. Tayyaba Shahid, Project Coordinator

Attended a 5-day workshop (Nov. 24 to 28) on Publications, arranged by Aurat Foundation at Quetta

·        Mr. Wajahat Ali Farooqi, Manager Program Development

Attended a 3-day workshop (Dec. 13 to 15) on Need Assessment in Emergencies, arranged by Oxfam, at Hyderabad

·        Mr. Rana Muhammad Yameen, Finance Officer

     Attended a 1-day seminar (Dec. 23) on Learning for Development, organized by NGORC, at Karachi

 

 


Donor Matrix 2004

 

 

S.

No

Amount of FUND

(Rupees)

Donor

Project

Period

From

To

1

5,160,635

Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF)

 

Community CPI

 

 

Jan. 2004

Dec. 2004

2

2,255,622

 

ECHO through MC

 

 

Drought Relief

 

Jan. 2004

Jun. 2004

3

2,101,700

 

UNICEF

 

 

 

School WES

Community WES

 

Apr. 2004

Dec. 2004

4

668,300

 

USAID through ESRA

 

 

Teacher Training Program

 

Apr. 2004

Dec. 2004

5

1,882,003

 

 

ECHO through MC

 

 

Support to Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

 

Nov. 2004

Jan. 2006

 


 

PIDS at a Glance

 

 

Introduction

 

Participatory Integrated Development Society PIDS was established in February 1999 as a non-governmental organization and registered with Balochistan Government under Societies Registration Act 1860. PIDS is an offshoot of Balochistan Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project (BRUWAS) funded by Royal Netherlands Government and Government of Balochistan. The Board of Governors is the apex body of PIDS, which provides vision and direction for working of organization. The Chief Executive Officer looks after the operational activities of PIDS and also works as Secretary to Board of Governors.

 

It is worthwhile to mention that within the short period PIDS got high profile recognition with the donors, Government, NGOs and community. Training to the rural communities is an integrated part of PIDS activities. PIDS has developed training manual and expertise in water, sanitation, and hygiene education and also in teacher training. The PIDS basic working / functioning structures enhance and emphasizes on the need of quality output through maximum input of social mobilization, community participation, women involvement and creating sense of ownership for sustainable development.

Vision

A healthy, educated and prosperous society in Balochistan

Mission

PIDS mission is to facilitate the process of sustainable community development through a set of service in water, sanitation, education and human resource development sector with special focus on women’s.

 

 

Objectives

                                  I.      To facilitate improved living conditions among the communities through provision of certain community physical infrastructure (CPI) services, solid waste management and hygiene education.

 

                              II.      To facilitate literacy enhancement through formal and non-formal education.

 

                         III.      To develop human resource in PIDS areas through establishment of Human Resource Development Center.

 

                             IV.      To undertake program based advocacy in order to create better policy environment and practices

 

                                 V.      To facilitate the donors in disaster management and emergency relief.

 

         


 

Major Achievements

1999-2003

 

 

       Water

Provision of safe drinking water to the rural communities of Balochistan through installation of 1222 deep well hand pumps, 1 tube well, 5 shallow tube wells and 1 windmill benefiting 100,000 persons.

 

       Sanitation

              Sewerage Line

PIDS constructed 22817 RFT sewerage line in Kharotabad and Mominabad areas under Quetta Katchi Abadies Environmental Management Program QKAEMP with 50% community financial share

              Household Latrines

5858 demonstration latrines have been constructed in Quetta, Pishin, Kalat, Loralai, Kharan, Khuzdar, Turbat Districts and refugee camps

Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposal pilot project is in operation with 100% community contribution

 

 

Human Resource Development

·        Training for 700 hand pump caretakers

§         Health & hygiene training for NGOs and GOB staff, environmental car training for teachers and girls guide

·        6-day capacity building workshop for field staff of PHE

§         45-day community mobilization training on newly developed billing and collecting system for PHE staff in Kuchlak, Kharan, Mastung and Hub

·        2-day workshop on PLA study under WWF/PIDS

§         One-week participatory learning and action exercise in Spazandi valley, Ziarat

§         Hygiene education and sewerage line maintenance training for low-income area residents of Quetta under QKAEMP

§         Sanitation promotion and hygiene education through walks, theater show, capacity building

 

Drought Relief Activities

Actively facilitated donors for drought relief activities in Balochistan through distribution of food items, grain seeds, installation of hand pumps and construction of latrines.