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1. Barani Area Development Project (II)
CE is remains the implementing partner of Barani Area Development Project (GOVT: KPK) financially assisted by Asian development Bank (ADB), International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) and Govt. of KPK. The project is implementing through Social Organization Unit (SOU) in the whole district of Bannu to ensure active and effective participation of marginalized communities with project interventions. As Social Organization Unit (SOU) for Barani Area Development Project Phase-II, CE has been contracted to play its due role in community mobilization and work with Govt., line Departments in the project area.
Barani Area Development Project-II (BADP-II) is continuation of BADP phase-I. The Project aspires to reduce poverty in remote areas of NWF Province, particularly among small land holders and landless communities in arid and semi-arid areas. In addition, the Project strives to improve the status of women in the traditionally conservative areas where access and opportunities is limited or restricted. The project strive to enhance and improve agriculture, natural resources, community infrastructure rural livelihood opportunities and alternatives, particularly to boost women’s access to social and economic resources and development. The project is going to contribute in institutional development at the local level. The Project is based on the following two CORE objectives:
I. Poverty Alleviation
II. Improvement of Women’s Status
I) Village Level Development Component:
Community Mobilization:
CE is the key role player in social mobilization and organization at district level. The District Program Office of CE team strived to achieve the assigned target with zeal and cordial efforts. The process of formation of Community organization both men and women are being established through a process of social mobilization to gain momentum with more effective community involvement and interact with marginalized communities for development under the Village Land Development Component of project BADP-II. Since its inception CE has established and organized more than 300 COs in district Bannu including Frontier Region (FR).
Gender Development Forum:
Community Empowerment has established a Gender Development Forum at district Level to empower women so that they can fully participate and take full benefits from the project activities. Like other backward and disadvantaged district of KPK, Bannu is one of them where one can find visible discriminations at different levels, i.e. racial, ethnic, gender and religious. The gender is one of the very vital contemporary development issues, because it has been missing perceived in both developed and developing countries of the world. The manifestation of
male and female relationship is usually defined either by the so-called liberals or by the religious extremists. This dichotomy is needed to be challenged through a conscious process of dialogue on the phenomenon of particular cases.
The Gender Development Forum is a flashlight on the sever issues, regarding Gender discrimination at family, society and regional level. It helps the participants to understand the primary gender myths and perceptions created in the socio-cultural framework in the district. Organizing GDFM helped to build network for effective information sharing of gender activities in the district. The District Program Office of CE organized Gender Forum Meeting each month under the specific and assigned target of Annual Work Plan of Barani Area Development Project. The participants were gathered from different segments of society ………. about Definition of Gender Development, Gender Mainstreaming, Gender Development and Equality and Gender Forum Networking.
Training LHVs in Public Health School:
Community Empowerment identify and nominate women candidates through a process and procedure i.e. identification by different Women Community Organization, resolutions from women community organizations and thoroughly preparation of merit list by the District Program Office of district Bannu. The nomination list of candidates for LHV course is being forwarded and enrolled in Public Health School D. I. Khan for the period of two years course. Community Empowerment kept close coordination with PHS DI Khan and regularly monitored the candidates to complete successful respective course.
Training of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs):
The district has limited mobility of women to health services and facilities particularly during maternity and child bearing. CE organize and conduct 15-Day Training in Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) through the Office of the Executive Director (Health) as per work plan to help women and promote women health especially maternal care in birth delivery cases. The trained TBAs serve their community and help in reduction of mother and child mortality in the area. In training 15 Women from different Women Community Organizations (WCOs) participate and they are equipped with latest medical tools and equipment necessary for the assignment.
Health Awareness Campaigns:
Community Empowerment conducts Health Awareness Campaigns during each year to create awareness among the rural communities specifically women to understand the importance of health hygiene practices and its observance in their daily life.
II) Improving Village Based Girl’s Education Services:
Girls Education Awareness Campaigns:
Community Empowerment organized Education Awareness Campaigns conducted at different locations of the district during each year to create awareness among the masses about importance of education in development and daily life. The campaigns carried out by involving youth,
elders, educationist and other personnel from various walks of life to disseminate information and sensitized the masses for promotion of education.
Non- Formal Schools:
Access to basic education and achievement of primary education are among the most important goal of the project. Education is a vital prerequisite for combating poverty, protecting children from hazardous and exploitative labor and sexual exploitation, promoting human rights and democracy, empowering women, protecting the environment and influencing population growth.
In order to address the comparatively low education coverage, the project documents envisage the establishment of Non Formal Schools in the project area. Community Empowerment has established fourteen Non Formal Schools in those areas where children has no access to primary education. Following are the detail of Non Formal Schools running by community Empowerment in the district Bannu.
S. № School Name Date of establishment Class wise Distribution of Students No. of Students Name of Teacher 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 1. Fazal Shah Mira Khel July 2004 15 15 18 14 62 Nabila Khobaz 2. Masoori Mama Khel July 2004 13 13 15 13 54 Sofia Bibi 3. Shah Dew MamaKhel Agust 2004 14 12 16 11 53 Mehr-u-Nisa 4. Syedan Dredariz July 2004 12 14 13 13 52 Saeeda 5. Toot Ghari Mira Khel March 2006 20 25 — — 45 Sania 6. Nusrat March 2006 25 20 — — 45 Nik Dara 7. Jadia Sadiq Abad January 2006 20 19 12 — 41 Bas Noora 8. Mandew Khas March 2006 25 20 — — 45 Huma Bibi 9. Sheri Khel Essaki Mach 2006 25 20 — — 45 Rabia Basri 10. K.A.Khan February 2007 32 — — 32 Bad Shah Zareen 11. K. Akhundan July 2006 20 15 — — 35 Khitwana Bibi 12. K.Kabir Khan July 2006 40 22 — — 62 Nasreen 13. Bezan Khel April 2007 32 —— — — 32 Hina 14. Ghori Wala April 2007 34 —— — — 34 Maria
Work Force Generation through Youth Skill Trainings
The principal objective of the youth skill program is to assist youth in vocational training to increase their employment and economic absorption capacity and to provide combatants with sustainable and appropriate means of making a living. Keeping in mind these objectives of the project, CE with joint consultation and a process with partner community identify the deserving and capable individuals both male and female sexes within community for vocational training in various trades. The list showing details of trade and trainees are as follow;
S. № Name of Trade No. of Trainees Institution Male 1. Electrician 40 Govt, Vocational Training Center Bannu 2. Computer 30 // 3. Auto Diesel 40 // 4. Radio & TV 40 // 5. Refrigerator & Air Condition 40 // 6. Mechanical 40 // 7. Agriculture Extension 60 District Agriculture Office 8. Male Office Bearers 320 District Program Office 9. Men Activist and Leadership 150 District Program Office Female 1. Embroidery 40 Govt, Women Vocational Training Center Bannu 2. Tailoring 40 Govt, Women Vocational Training Center Bannu 3. Lady Health Visitors Course 19 Primary Health Care Institute D.I. Khan 4. Traditional Birth Attendant 60 District Headquarter Hospital Bannu 5. Primary School Teachers Course 27 Elementary College Kohat
6. Kitchen Gardening 60 District Agriculture Office 7. Fruit Preservation 60 District Agriculture Office 8. Women Office Bearers Training 220 District Program Office 9. Women Leadership Trainings 80 District Program Office
b) Water Supply & Sanitation Project:
CE has completed a project of Water supply & Sanitation Project with financial assistance of Trust for Voluntary Organization (TVO) Pakistan. The main objectives of the project were to improve the life standard of the poor community through providing water supply and sanitation facilities. The project was also educated the beneficiaries about the health and hygiene and environmental cleanliness. One of ongoing project under the financial assistance of DTCE for the registered CCBs of district Bannu. We are working on 11 Projects in respect of water supply and sanitation in the same number of Union Councils in district Bannu.
c) Community Infrastructure Project:
In collaboration with Community Infrastructure Project (CIP), CE is providing support of community mobilization and social organization for smooth and effective implementation of CIP-II activities of infrastructure development. The main responsibilities of CE are;
 Community Mobilization
 CCBs formation
 Capacity Building of CCBs
 Identification and recommendation for technical feasibility
 Ensuring community participation and contribution
CE has signed another MOU with DTCE for completion of Street pavement in two Union Councils of district Bannu. Physical work has been started on these projects. DTCE is also funding CE in execution of community infrastructure projects in district Tank in connection Rehabilitation project for the flood affected areas of the Tank district.
d) NWFP Urban Development Project:
Services of CE have been hired for the social mobilization/ community participation & development component of the KPK Urban Development Project funded by Asian development Bank. CE was found successful for three zones out of total four through bids for the said task. CE has already initiated its work & undertook the following activities in 22 TMAs for NUDP across the province.
 Masses awareness campaign
 Sub-Projects identification through community consultation
 Community organization in the respective TMAs
 Organizational Networking
 TMAs profile development
 TMAs & CBO income generation & saving capacity building
 TMAs staff , CBOs/ NGOs capacity building
 TMAs & NGOs/ CBOs partnership development
e) Universal Birth Registration Project (Plan Pakistan International)
The project was mainly concerned with the provision of a reliable population database for future planning, as the current Chowkidara system couldn’t work anymore. The project was to be carried out, mainly by three stakeholders, the local Govt., the Community and the NGO. CE has successfully completed the project in district Bannu, Financed by Plan International Pakistan.
f) Drug Abuse Prevention:
CE arranged free medical camps for the treatment and referral of Drug Users and creation of awareness among the communities about the harmful effects of illicit drug uses. Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) regional directorate also provided some financial assistance in the project.
g) Health Care/Reproductive Health:
CE is providing services in reproductive health at the district Bannu with financial assistance of Directorate of General Health and Services Govt. of KPK to strengthen mother and child health services through active and effective involvement of community. The services include;
 Reproductive Health Services Package
 Enhance male involvement in family health care
 Safe motherhood pre-natal care and post- natal care
 Child health care
 Brest feeding and weaning food with (10 Points National Breast Feeding Policy) and balanced diet
h) FATA Capacity Building Project:
Community Empowerment successfully implemented a project with FATA CBP to strengthen the capacity FATA’s general community and community based organizations.
i) B-FARE:
CE successfully conducted two months Base Line Survey in FR Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank and D.I. Khan B-FARE.
j) UNDP:
CE has successfully completed one project with DTCE/UNDP regarding monitoring of CCB Mobilization and Project Cycle Management training being conducted by a local Training CSO called South Development Organization Bannu. CE has developed 98 monitoring reports in connection with the MOU signed with UNDP/DTCE.
k) DTCE:
CE has executed 20 projects (11 water and sanitation, 2 street pavements and 7 supply of furniture to Government Primary Schools) in 20 UCs of district Bannu.