The Project “Facilitating ECP for the training of electoral staff” is running successfully by HANDS Livelihood Enhancement Program, in collaboration with DAI Tabeer and Election commission of Pakistan. BHC (British High Commission) majorly funds the project. HANDS has been allotted two divisions Hyderabad and SBA, which comprises of 12 districts, 09 from Hyderabad division and 03 from SBA division. Our prime responsibility is to facilitate the training participants in terms of providing meals and refreshment at the best quality, HANDS was also responsible for the boarding and lodging of the participants and trainers .The projects involves a series of training and sessions for electoral staff of ECP that includes POs, APO, ROs, PrOs and Sr. APOs.

The orientation sessions were conducted for POs and APOs (half day), similarly 03 day and 02-day trainings were carried out for ROs, PrOs, and SrAPOs respectively. The project was initiated on 1 April 2018 and will continue till 31stAugust, 2018. During the project duration of 05 months, approximately 1194 orientation sessions were planned out of which 473 were of POs and 721 were of APOs. These sessions were to be conducted from 23 April to 12 May, 2018. But HANDS has conducted total 1303 orientation sessions.

Secondly, the 03-day trainings were carried out of ROs in three phases at Indus Hotel, Hyderabad simultaneously for both divisions, Hyderabad and SBA. The training was held from 21st May to 31st May, 2018. The final training packages for PrOs and Sr. APOs according to the dates announced by the ECP were to be carried out from 25th June to 15th July, 2018. According to the District, election commissioner’s total 590 trainings were to be conducted from which 200 are supposed to conducted in SBA and 390 will be conducted at Hyderabad division. Name of the 12 districts are stated below:

  1. Hyderabad
  2. Jamshoroo
  3. Badin
  4. Thatta
  5. Sujawal
  6. Tando Muhammed Khan
  7. Tando Allahyar
  8. Mattiari
  9. Dadu
  10. SBA
  11. Nausheroferoz
  12. Sanghar