Manzur Family Fund (MFF)
Manzar Family Fund (MFF) has sponsored various projects under our Education, Health and Sustainable Environment programs for nearly a decade. To promote education among the less privileged communities, the sponsored projects of MFF have included HDF schools in Rahim Yar Khan, Karachi, Mardan and Tando Muhammad Khan Regions where the current enrollment has reached around 1600 students.
Furthermore, in 2017 the MFF funded projects which increased access of people to safe drinking water. The projects include installation of water filtration plants in Rahim Yar Khan and Tando Muhammad Khan Regions. A water filtration plant has been successfully installed in a Government High School in Rahim Yar Khan, while installation of the other in Madina Colony is still in progress. Moreover, installation of a filtration plant at a HDF Secondary School in Tando Muhammad Khan is also currently in progress.
HDF Swat Relief Initiative (SRI) Project
The second phase of the SRI project began in June 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by June 2019.
This year, the capacity level of the project staff was further developed through trainings in social mobilization, human resource and procurement, reporting formats and advocacy. More seminars were held to raise awareness among the population about issues, such as dengue virus and nutrition. Healthcare services were provided to around 2,000 families during 2017. 90% of children were immunized, 100% of women had antenatal and postnatal checkups, while skilled birth attendants successfully handled 98% deliveries. Under this project, the infant mortality rate of the area has been reduced to 18/1000 live births and the under-five mortality rate to 22/1000 live births. Moreover, no maternal death was reported during 2017.
Ghazi Minara Project
Started in 2014, this project in Sheikhupura has been sponsored by individual donor Dr. Shahid K Chaudhary.
The CHC under this project has been equipped with relevant facilities for its smooth and proper functioning. The center has initiated preventive healthcare and treated 2,356 patients up to 2017. Two infant deaths out of eighty nine live births were reported during 2017. In addition, strong coordination with community and health groups regarding preventive health care activities in the area has been developed. Mobile medical camps were held to extend outreach and facilitation to the community, particularly for mother and child healthcare. Also, the three installed water filtration plants have been effectively meeting the people’s need for clean drinking water.
The solid waste management system developed for households is being executed successfully. Waste bins have also been placed to ensure proper disposal of solid waste. A “Street Cleaning” campaign was launched as well to ensure cleanliness in village streets and in the sewerage channels.
The VDOs have been focusing on developing their youth’s future. Community meetings identified unemployed youth by mutual consultation of the VDO members and provided them with technical trainings. Over the course of the year, targets of Village Development Plans were achieved by the VDOs. Capacity building of the VDOs was also carried out. This included disaster management training with Rescue 1122, Basic CMST and Advance CMST.
HDF Pakistan, HDF North America, and Nazar 2020 have partnered to promote quality of learning experience and quality of life in general among children attending schools in HDF program areas through improved vision care. In 2019, 5125 students were given an eyesight screening, out of which, 535 students were given glasses on the spot.
Mohd Sheikh Village