ضلع لاڑکانہ کے دیہی علاقے پیارو مگسی سے تعلق رکھنے والی نصرت بانو سے ملاقات یورپی یونین اور سندھ حکومت کے اشتراکی معاشی منصوبے ’سندھ یونین کونسل اور کمیونٹی اکنامک اسٹرینتھ سپورٹ پروگرام‘ (سکسز) میں ہوئی۔ اس منصوبے کے تحت یونین کی سطح پر خواتین کو آگے لانے اور غربت کو کم کرنے کا موقع دیا جارہا ہے۔ نصرت کو پورا یقین ہے کہ محنت ہی ان کی زندگی میں تبدیلی لائے گی۔ وہ کہتی ہیں کہ، ’میرا خواب ہے میرے بچے سی ایس ایس کریں اور بڑے افسر بنیں۔‘
شکر ہے کہ نصرت نے پانچ جماعتیں پڑھ لیں تھی جس کی بدولت آج وہ اپنے محلے کی پہلی کمیونٹی افسر اور منیجر ہیں۔
نصرت بانو لاڑکانہ کی یونین کونسل 13 کی رہائشی ہیں۔ اس یونین کونسل کی آبادی 1978 نفوس پر مشتمل ہے۔ جس میں کل گھروں کی تعداد 293 ہے۔ 250 لوگوں کے پاس موبائل فون اور 142 گھروں میں ٹی وی موجود ہے، جبکہ لیٹرین کی سہولت 231 گھروں میں موجود ہے۔ تعلیم کی بات کریں تو 5 سے 16 برس کے بچوں کی تعداد 684 ہے جن میں سے 47 فیصد بچے اسکول جارہے ہیں۔ اگر بالغین کی تعلیم کے اعداد و شمار کو دیکھیں تو 84 فیصد مرد اور 96 فیصد عورتیں کبھی اسکول گئے ہی نہیں۔ یعنی یہاں کے بنیادی مسائل میں سرِفہرست تعلیم، صحت اور بے روزگاری ہے۔
نصرت اور ان کے شوہر نے قرض لیا، کچھ بچت اور جوڑ توڑ کرکے سلائی اور کڑھائی مشین خریدلی۔ اب دونوں میاں بیوی کپڑے کی سلائی اور کڑھائی کا کام مل کر کرتے ہیں جس کے نتیجے میں اب انہیں دن میں چار پانچ سو روپے مل جاتے ہیں۔
Sindh Rural Support Organization organized a Community Conference on July 11, 2019 at Mehran Cultural Complex Sukkur under the Peoples' Poverty Reduction Program.
The Conference was presided by Chief Minister of Sindh Mr. Murad Ali Shah and Chairman Peoples Party Mr. Bilawal Zardari . Ex Chief Minister of Sindh Mr. Qaim Ali Shah, MNAs Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah and Noman Islam Shaikh, PPP Sindh president Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, MNA Dr Nafeesa Shah, provincial minister Saeed Ghani, provincial adviser Murtaza Wahab, Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, provincial minister Syed Awais Qadir Shah, Waqar Mehdi, Sukkur Mayor Arsalan Islam Shaikh and others accompanied the PPP chairman. A large number of women Community Leaders from Khairpur, Sukkur, Ghotki, Naushahro Feroze, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad, Kandhkot-Kashmore and Larkana districts attended the conference.
Women Community Leaders shared their success stories during the community conference. Mr. Bilawal distributed cheques to the community leaders for Community Investment Funds (CIF), Income Generating Grants (IGG) and Low Cost Housing (LCH) under the People's Poverty Reduction Program - PPRP (GoS). They also distributed laptops among women office bearers of the Local Support Organizations under the European Union funded Sindh Union Council and Community Economic Strengthening Support Programme.
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the Peoples' Poverty Reduction Programme of SRSO would continue despite shortage of funds and limited resources. He said that they would spread the programme in all districts of Sindh and help women stand on their own feet.
The three-day Sartyoon Sang Crafts Exhibition was organised by the Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) in collaboration with the Sindh Government to display the work of 3,545 female artisans from rural Sindh and aims to provide them with market linkages. The Secretary Women Development Department Ms. Aliya Shahid inaugurated the exhibition on Friday 26 April 2019 in Dolmen Mall Karachi and appreciated the endeavours of the SRSO for poor and destitute community and expecting in future to keep such spirit for rural communities of Sindh. She further said that artisans dedicate their entire lives to preparing masterpieces, but their work is never appreciated in urban centers, such as Karachi, However, these activities will certainly bring the handicrafts of Sindh in the limelight. All three-days of the exhibition received an overwhelming response from local and international visitors. Stalls were set up in the malls main foyer that exhibit garments, Ajrak, furniture, decoration pieces, leather handbags, bed sheets and other traditional items. Visitors took keen interest in handmade household goods and other traditional products. Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan H. E. Mr Jean-François Cautain and his wife visited Sartyoon Sang Crafts Exhibition at Dolmen Mall Karachi on April 26, 2019.
The event also featured traditional folk dances.
The three-day 6th Sartyoon Sang Crafts exhibition was organised by the Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) in collaboration with the Sindh Government to display the work of female artisans from rural Sindh and aims to provide them with market linkages. Sindh chief minister, Murad Ali Shah inaugurated the exhibition on Friday 04 January 2019 in Ocean Mall Karachi. All three-days of the exhibition received an overwhelming response from local and international visitors. As many as 15 stalls were set up in the malls main foyer that exhibit garments, Ajrak, furniture, decoration pieces, leather handbags, bed sheets and other traditional items. Visitors took keen interest in handmade household goods and other traditional products. The event also featured traditional folk dances.
For the establishment of linkages between the local government and the community institutions, Sindh Rural Support Organization (SRSO) Khairpur office have organized a Managerial Activist Conference(MAC) under Govt. of Sindh funded "Peoples Poverty Reduction Program" (PPRP) at village Qadir Bux khaskheli in UC Fatehpur of taluka Kot Diji and district Khairpur on January 27, 2019. Rural women representatives of Community Institutions (COs, VOs and LSOs) from different villages of UC FatehPur participated in the conference.
Mr. Munwar Wassan Member of the provincial Assembly of Sindh was the chief guest. Other key stakeholders were also invited including notables, government officials, elected representatives of local government ,media representatives and SRSO official to inform them about the community level initiatives. This interaction between community institutions and local government is a platform towards the linkages development between the two entities.
A one day orientation training program, for the journalists of three district Shikarpur, Larkana and Kambar-Shahdadkot, was convened by Programme for Improved Nutrition (PINS) at its headquarter in which the journalists of Shikarpur, Larkana and Qambar-Shahdadkot participated to spread awareness regarding Nutrition, Malnutrition and the nutrition status of under five and pregnant and lactating women in Sindh corresponding to the second target indicator of the Sustainable Development Goal 2 [SDG2], funded by European Union, here on Sunday.
Rabab Jaffar, the Communication Officer, told the journalists that PINS has launched four year programme is being implemented in close collaboration with Sindh Government’s multi-sectoral Accelerated Action Plan (AAP), it will focus on capacitating the Govt of Sindh so that it could efficiently implement its multi sectoral nutrition policey while providing direct assistance to significantly and rapidly reduce malnutrition in Rural Sindh.
Pins will build upon the social mobilsation approach to community driven development of RSPN and RSPs endorced by the Sindh Government. The component focuses on nutrition sensitive interventions that will help create improved WASH infrastructures, implement climate-smart Agriculture and strengthen food security in Rural Sindh with active participation of native communities in a sustainable manner.
SRSO under the "Program for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS)" has organized 5-day training workshops for agricultural entrepreneurs and farmers at village level to educate them on kitchen gardening, livestock and poultry management to tackle malnutrition with multi-pronged strategies.
SRSO is imlementing Program for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS) in Larkana , Kamber Shahdadkot and Shikarpur, districts in a partnership with RSPN and financial support of the European Union.
In order to reduce stunning rate up to 40 percent under EU- Programme for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS) has conducted several meetings with Community Institutes leaders for growing the Morringa Plants. Mumtaz Ali Malik, the Agriculture officer, Agriculture Extensions Department Shikarpur, said that there is dire need for growing plants in houses and field for the betterment of environment adding that malnutrition is also sever in sindh especially northern Sindh, Morringa growing is the best for the poorest family who could not afford expensive fruits and other food in a workshop held at Union Council Bhirkan of Shikarpur for celebration of Pakistan day convened by Sindh Rural Support Organization where speakers urged that grow the plantation for better environment.
A delegation of Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) on led by its Chief Executive Officer, Muhammad Dital Kalahoro called on Sindh Minister for Women Development, Syeda Shehla Raza.
Talking to a delegate, Minister said that the Provincial Government of Sindh is committed to bring a change in the living standards of women, She said that she would play her role to empower the rural women and further hands will be strong the all our stake holders, partners like SRSO, said a statement issued here on Sunday.
Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) marked the Independence day of pakistan with patriotism during a ceremony at the Government Cluster Schools and Government High School.
Every nook and corner of schools was illuminated with slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ while students, teachers and youths wore green and white dresses.
SRSO Chief Executive Officer (CEO)Muhammad Dital Kalhoro urged students and members of local community to realise the significance of independence and play their role to strengthen Pakistan.
The celebrations ended with a colourful programme presented by students. Later, CEO Kalhoro, Admin senior manager Shahzaib Mahar, Social Services Sector manager Naimatullah Shaikh and USAID Schools manager Muhammad Akram Shaikh presented awards to the students.
The tree plantation drive of Moringa tree has been initiated to cope with reduction of stunting and malnutrition as well climate change effects of Shikarpur, Shahdadkot and Larkana districts.
This was said by Nisar Ahmed Pathan, project manager, Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) with collaboration of different government departments, community Organisations and Rural Support Programme Network (RSPN) has started plantation of over 12,000 Moringa tree in Shikarpur, Larkana and Shahdadkot districts of Sindh under the EU Programme for Improved Nutrition in Sindh (PINS).
He said that Moringa is one of the indigenous valuable plants, the tree grows fast and has high nutritional value in all its parts – leaves, pods, seeds, flowers, roots and even the bark which provides protein, calcium, minerals, iron, and several important vitamins.