Interactive theater performance was demonstrated for sensitization of local community on early marriage issue in a village of Mattiari.
HANDS Interactive Theater illustrated the problem in a wide range occur to adolescent underage girls after marriages. Villagers were encouraged to realized the fact that how a child marriage affects the rights of a child by losing health, education, social status and real charm of adolescent age.
This Interactive theater performance was demonstrated under Adolescent Girls Empowerment Project for sensitization of local community on early marriage issue in a village of Mattiari. Bilquis Rehman GM HANDS and Azra Shakeel Manger HANDS monitored and observed the whole activity Chain of these interactive theaters is the part of the campaign of early age marriages bill to present by legislatures in the parliament. Adolescent Girls Empowerment project Proclaim that the legal marriage age of a girl should be 18 years and every girl should be provided well maintained health, education and domestic skills before her marriage.
According to the National Nutrition Survey (NNS)-2011, Sindh declared as the poorest and most food deprived province of the country with only 28.2 per cent households having food security, while the remaining (about 72 per cent) were found to be food insecured. Culture of premature age marriages of girls in sindh crafting the situation worse day by day and causing a underdeveloped and malnourished breed which may adversely effect our country in development.
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Dr Mustaghis ur Rehman Joint Secretary HANDS awarded with International volunteer day shield of honor and subsequently honored to get published his citation in upcoming volunteers directory who’s who of volunteers in sindh. The event celebrated on Dec 12, 2012 at Federation House arranged by the organizing committee for International Volunteer Day with collaboration of civil Society organizations and Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FPCCI).
Mustaghis-ur-Rahman has earned his PhD in NGO Management and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. His working experience spans over 17 years. The experiences include working with public, private, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Universities, as program coordinator/Manager, trainer, teacher, researcher and consultant. Dr. Rahman is a McGill University/LUMS certified trainer for case development and case teaching. He has conducted several training workshops and addressed a number of seminars/conferences internationally. Recently, he has done his post-doctoral research in the discipline of SMEs at the School of Public Policy, GMU, USA.He is a Professor at the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences at SZABIST, Karachi – a private chartered University. At SZABIST, Dr. Rahman is teaching Advanced Management Subjects: NGO management, Organization Development, Strategic Management and Advanced Research Methodology to the MBA and MS/PhD classes.
Dr. Rahman was the first ever awarded PhD in NGO management in Pakistan in 2004. He was nominated for SAARC Award 2004 by the SAARC body for his research work in South Asia in 2004. The award went to Late General Ziaur-ur-Rahman, former President of Bangladesh. He is on the board of social organizations and frequent contributor to Daily Dawn (http://www.dawn.com) and refereed journals on SMEs, Social Development and Business Ethics. Dr. Rahman is frequently invited on various national and international TV channels for his comments and analysis as a social scientist. He has 36 publications to his credit (including case studies). He is a member of various national and international professional associations.
Other than teaching and program management, Dr. Rahman manages and Chairs SZABIST’s two conferences (NRC and SIRC) and brings out JISR-MSSE – a biannual journal. He is consultant to the United Nations Global Network (UNGC) for writing case studies of local corporate organizations (Indus Motors, Hinopak, Fauji Fertilizers).
Dr. Rahman can be reached through 0302-2756876, 021-34663000 in Pakistan Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Ms. Salma lives in village Tando Hyder 10km away from Hyderabad with a population of about 2000 people. The village has the facilities like dispensaries, primary schools and high schools for boys and girls. Her husband was died few years back; her inlaw’s not supported her. She was living in a rented house. She has two children a son 15 years old who is mentally ill and a daughter 11 years old. Although some neighbors and relatives helping her by providing food and used clothes but she had not enough financial support for the treatment of her son and for other expenses. She was just earning rupees two thousands by doing domestic work in other houses which were equal to her house rent.
Since she was un educated so it was difficult to get a job and have not any capital amount to start her own business. Shama Baloch (P.A SMF) surveyed her house and introduced HANDS And Khushhali Bank’s loan policy and she facilitated Salma to get a loan of Rupees 10,000 on EMI pay back program from Khushhali Bank. Salma started a mini shop at her house and now she is able to earn 6000 to 7000 rupees per month and paying back her loan by1050 rupees per month.
Her life is now happy as she have chance to stay at home with her son and able to take care and manage her son’s treatment. She worked hard to groom her skills and left depending on others.