MISALI Project

HANDS with the collaboration of philanthropist funding is running the MISALI project in 13 districts of Pakistan. The target is to achieve 20,000 model communities both in urban and rural settlements. The goal of MISALI Model villages is to relieve them from poverty, illiteracy and illnesses.

This is an integrated project including Livelihood, CPI, Wash, Social Mobilization, Health, and Education & Gender. The main objective of the project is to support the local community in their basic needs such as capacity building, improve WASH and sanitation facilities, support in livelihood and enterprise development trainings, and provide basis health and early childhood education facilities.

HANDS received Agri-Inputs (fertilizer) denotation from Fatima Fertilizer Ltd- Rahim Yar Khan and project team distributed 5420 bags (271 MT) of DAP and UREA to 2000 vulnerable farmers. In addition distributed small enterprise assets to 435, livestock to 438  and distributed kitchen gardening seeds to 468 beneficiaries in all 81 villages of 13 district of MISALI project.

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Distribution of Food Parcels to Syrian Refugee Families

HANDS International at Turkey distributed food parcels to 150 Syrian Refugee families with the support of International Blue Crescent IBC for one month. The objective of the distribution was to support the affected families in their food needs.

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Community Capacity Building Package Training under CDP Project at Sanghar, Sindh

HANDS Social Mobilization Program conducted three days training of Community Based Organizations at District Sanghar under Community Development Project (CDP). Objective of the training was to develop skills of local communities in Chotari Dam. Main topics were Leadership Skills, role of Community Based Organizations in development of village, record keeping, roles and responsibilities of members

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Initiatives to mainstream persons with disabilities (PWDs) into development

HANDS is taking initiatives to mainstream persons with disabilities (PWDs) into development. For this purpose HANDS has also adopted Independent living Center in Karachi through philanthropic funding.

HANDS in collaboration with other organizations working on disability, assist communities in Multi Year Humanitarian Program – MYHP areas of intervention for assistive devices (wheel Chairs, White Cane etc.) In HANDS areas of intervention. District offices are regularly reporting and updating PWDs in the respective communities for different assistive devices. HANDS in collaboration with Saaya Association of Pakistan arranged a program of Wheel Chair distribution in July 2017 for Persons with Disabilities from different districts of Punjab. More than 100-wheel chairs were distributed.

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Emergency Response at Karachi Urban

Recent heavy rains created urban flooding situation in Karachi. Urban HANDS Disaster Management Program initiated emergency response within two hours to provide immediate support to affected population.  The support includes provision of safe drinking water through tankers, Shelter repair, Cash for Work (CFW) & Conditional Cash Grants (CCG). Repair of pumping station is also in process and supply of water will continue till pumping station is made functional.

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Establishment of Multi grade Classes in MISALI villages

Under Integrated education learning program HANDS has planned to establish Multi grade classes in MISALI villages of 3 provinces and 13 districts of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan.

Initially 20 village base multi grade education centers are started focusing to re-enroll out of school children from each MISALI village. After basic interventions for implementation,    finalization of villages, orientation of project staff, orientation of community through meetings, identification of school space, construction plan of multi grade classes and construction of 18 classes is in progress. Teacher’s recruitment has been done, education material has provided to classes, Students enrolment done after listing and mapping out of school children from villages, teaching and learning activities have started in classes.

Ongoing ECE class education services in MISALI villages.

As per new academic interventions 50 early childhood Education classes are ongoing in HANDS established MISALI villages. Teaching and learning material has been provided to classes, class room support monitoring visits , on job sessions, material development through low cost and no cost material is in progress. Classes are run on activity based teaching and learning services. Teachers conduct meeting with class students in group. Feedback activities are part of ECE class education services.

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First Aid Training for Disaster MANAGEMENT

Training on First Aid for Disaster Management was conducted from August 21-27, 2016 at Hala district Matiari, Sindh. 20 participants belonging to different local primary & secondary schools attended. This was the first training on first aid for school teachers from HANDS platform. The main purpose was to increase awareness on the topic in community, to have knowledge on basic first aid in case of injury, to react correctly to a given emergency situation, to know importance of first aid at community level, to give knowledge about shock and its types and management at community level. Such initiative by HANDS was highly appreciated by government officials and participants and gave assurance that they will spread the knowledge at different level in community in order to create basic knowledge on First Aid.

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HANDS MISALI Project

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HANDS has vast experience in implementing integrated community development projects and has developed many model villages. Now HANDS with the collaboration of philanthropist funding is running the MISALI project in 78 villages of 13 districts in Pakistan. The target is to achieve 20,000 model communities both in urban and rural settlements. The goal of MISALI Model villages is to relieve them from poverty, illiteracy and illnesses.

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Annual assessment of MISALI Schools

HANDS is managing MISALI Early Childhood Education schools in 65 villages from 13 districts of Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab provinces. 1984(1074 boys and 910 girls) students are enrolled in these schools.

HANDS conducted annual assessment of enrolled students , through developing technical assessment tool comprising  environmental ,social, Islamic education, adding words, building blocks  completing pictorial shapes, lining up and down words with  matching pictures ,basic counting ,  reading writing  basic words ,  drawing,  coloring  pictures, knowing basic concepts of heavy small big, thin ,fat through practical observations with support of tutors facilitator.

1896 students appeared in assessment activity and 80% students were promoted to the higher classes. These students are part of continuous observation to ensure retention rate in higher classes for forthcoming 5 years.edu

Integrated Community Development Project- HANDS MISALI Model Villages

HANDS has vast experience in implementing integrated community development projects and has developed many model villages. Now HANDS with the collaboration of philanthropist funding is running the MISALI project in 81 villages of 13 districts in Pakistan. The target is to achieve 20,000 model communities both in urban and rural settlements. The goal of MISALI Model villages is to relieve them from poverty, illiteracy and illnesses.

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Livelihood program of HANDS works on both on farm and off farm and work on strategy to ensure self-employment. On farm livelihood component promotes natural resource management, work for food security and income generation for the underprivileged communities. On farm activities enhance the livelihood of people through agricultural interventions, provision of livestock, poultry & fish farming, transfer of assets, promotion of horticulture and social forestry. The program also provides capacity building trainings to the beneficiaries. The funds can be utilized to support the area to make beneficiary self-employee. It is best way of poverty Alleviation.

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During this quarter 5431 vulnerable right holders   received livelihood support from this project, including 936 beneficiaries received need based enterprise and transfer assets such as    (Shops, Donkey Carts, Agri-inputs, poultry birds, livestock, stitching machines , needle work, chingchi rekshows and etc ), similarly 3950 beneficiaries received support in fruit, fodder and trees plants although 545 beneficiaries received kitchen gardening seeds . To enhance the capacity of all 5431 beneficiaries

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