Ms. Jennifer Ankrom Khan Country Director Action Against Hunger (ACF) Pakistan, along other members; Mr. Mudassir Ahmed (Program Director PINS ER3), Ms. Anis Memon (Program Manager PINS ER2), Dr. A. Khaliq Mangnejo, Roa Ayub Khan (Senior Technical Manager Agriculture), Mr. Javed Memon (Divisional Manager ACF), visited Shikarpur, Larkana and Kamber- Shahdadkot .
Ms. Jennifer Ankrom Khan interacted with community members and Programme beneficiaries, and witnessed different interventions i.e. Peddy fish farms and selling process, livestock, poultry, and agriculture entrepreneurs, and Farmer Field Schools. She discussed PINS ER-II and III supported interventions with Community Leaders and impacts on their lives.
SRSO is implementing the Program for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS) ER-II and ER-III, funded by European Union (EU) with technical support by ACF led by RSPN in Kamber-ShahdadKot, Shikarpur, and Larkana Districts.
A debriefing meeting held at SRSO Head Office in Sukkur and concluded with vote of thanks.
On 13 November 2020, Chairperson-SRSO Board of Directors Ms. Naheed Shah Durrani and CEO-SRSO Mr. Muhammad Dittal Kalhoro visited NRSP Agriculture Processing Company Ltd (APC) in Hafizabad along with Members SRSO-Board of Directors, i.e; Ms. Shereen Narejo (Secretary PnDD GoS), Mr Tasneem Ahmed Siddiqui, Dr. Waheed Umrani and Dr. Rashid Bajwa (CEO NRSP and Advisor to the SRSO Board).
Great hospitality and cooperation by the host team of NRSP- APC,.
Thank you for hosting such wonderful visit.
Heavy rain and flash floods claim lives and destroy homes .The Provincial Government declared 20 districts as ‘calamity- Hit areas’. People displaced from their houses ,millions of people had been marooned, 80 per cent of standing crops on thousands of acres have been wiped out due to the flood-like condition in various rural areas of Sindh. They also have no potable water to drink.
SRSO is now accepting donations from philanthropic individuals, non-profit organizations and corporations. Provide assistance in the priority areas of dry ration, clean drinking water, tents, non-food items, mosquito nets, fodder for livestock and medical supplies. Please donate generously at this time of need.
A delegation of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) led by Chief Executive Officer of PPAF Qazi Azmat Esa visited Kashmore @ Kandhkot and Shikarpur districts on February 24, 2020.
Delegation participated in the Productive Assets Distribution ceremonies organized in UC Rasool Bux of Kashmore @Kandhkot) and village Khabri of UC Taib in Shikarpur, districts and conducted dialogues with organized community members and beneficiaries of the BISP under the National Poverty Graduation Programme (NPGP).
The CEO-PPAF distributed productive assets among 61 beneficiaries from District Kashmore and 18 beneficiaries from district Shikarpur. Productive assets are being distributed to the poor households under the Government of Pakistan's and International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD) funded National Poverty Graduation Programme (NPGP) managed by the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund in 23 districts of Pakistan and SRSO is one of the six implementing partner of PPAF implementing this program in Shikarpur and Kashmore Kandhkot.
Mr. Qazi Azmat Esa said on the occasion that: “NPGP has been started by Govt. of Pakistan with an aim to end poverty from the poorest of poor families of Pakistan on sustainable basis. PPAF have strong believe in five core values i.e; participation, partnership, transparency, accountability and sustainability at all levels and I am very happy to see all these values are in practice by SRSO and women leaders of Community Institutions at gross root level.”
The Agreement signing ceremony regarding the expansion of the “Peoples'
Poverty Reduction Program” (PPRP) was held on 28 January 2020 . It was organized between
Planning and Development Department Government of Sindh
and Sindh Rural Support Organization for district
Ghotki and Sukkur. Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan (Chairman
SRSO Board of Directors) Mr. Muhammad
Waseem Chairman (P&DD Board), Ms, Shireen Narejo (Secretary P&DD),
Ms. Iffat Malik (PC- PMU-PPRP), , Mr. Muhammad Dittal Kalhoro (CEO SRSO), Team Lead-
PPRP- SRSO, and other key officials of PMU participated in the
Now SRSO is implementing the PPRP in eight districts of Sindh in order to improve the livelihood of rural communities through women economic empowerment.
Sindh Minister for Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah inaugurated the 7th Sartyoon Sang Crafts Exhibition organized by Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO) in collaboration with the Sindh Government and its partners at the Ocean Mall Clifton Karachi from 10 to 12 January 2020, displaying work of around 3,545 women artisans from the different districts of Sindh with aim to provide market linkages to rural women and artisans.
The Minister appreciated the endeavours of Sindh Rural Support Organizations for poor and destitute community and expecting in future to keep such spirit for rural communities of Sindh. Speaking to the media on the occasion, he said that Sindh government was concerned about giving skilled women of Sindh access to the international market through e-commerce. Various steps have been taken to empower women.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), SRSO, Muhammad Dittal Kalhoro told that the event’s objective was to facilitate better incomes for women artisans of rural Sindh. “We have trained more than 15,000 women from some of the most under developed regions of Jacobabad, Kandhkot-Kashmore, Shikarpur, Ghotki, Kambar-Shahdadkot, Khairpur and Sukkur that to help these women gain maximum monetary benefit from their skills, they have incorporated urban trends into their work.
Besides citizens, a number of foreign guests visited the festival and took keen interest in handmade home products, Apparels, furniture, decorating pieces, pure leather handbags, bedsheets, basketry and other cultural items.