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KFW delegation (Government of Germany) visited SRSP

A three member KFW delegation (Government of Germany) comprising of Dr Norbert Kloppenberg, Member executive board, Mr Christian Kramer Director Pakistan and Afghanistan and Mr Wolfang Moller Director Pakistan visited SRSP projects in Chitral. At Ayun Village they saw the Rs 6.8 million funded protective works and irrigation canal which saved large parts of the picturesque village from ravages of floods and climate change shifting of irrigation head witnessed for the first time in over six hundred years. Later the delegation visited Boomboret ( Kalash Valley) where they saw a AusAid funded women village bank and finally they also visited the 700 kw power station set up in Ayun valley with EU assistance. Mr Kloppenberg remarked that he was impressed how economically the unit had been set up.




Two grand dialogues were organized during which 700 community members participated

Spin Qamar village is a far flung area in South Waziristan Agency with over 30,000 population. TDPs have recently returned to the area, which was affected during the crisis. 
Two grand dialogues were organized during which 700 community members participated. They identified their basic critical infrastructure needs; irrigation channel to resume agriculture and drinking water supply schemes. The events were also attended by community elders and representatives of government agencies. The initiative is taken under a four years project funded by the Government of Germany and financed by KfW to support Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) in FATA. The project is implemented by SRSP with the support extended by FATA secretariat.



UN Mission including UNDP, EU, UNICEF, FAO, DFID, DEVCO & SDC in South Waziristan Agency

A UN Mission including UNDP, EU, UNICEF, FAO, DFID, DEVCO and SDC was in South Waziristan Agency, yesterday. The mission was on a visit to various schemes supported with funds from their agencies. The visit included two sites, where SRSP as an implementing partner had conducted interventions. This included food distribution point under the WFP funded project where the delegation was briefed regarding the mechanism of the project. The mission visited Government Middle School Fateh Sher Kot Ghurlama, where SRSP had rehabilitated school infrastructure under UNDP funded FATA Recovery Programme. Community Members presented their work to the mission. The mission acknowledged SRSP’s efforts in the development of the area.





Ambassador of Germany visits SRSP

Mr. Martin Kobler German Ambassador to Pakistan and Dr. Guergen Zoll first Sectary Development visited the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) and held intensive discussions of development issues with the Chairperson, CEO and Management of SRSP. Community members from different programme areas also participated in the discussions. They highlighted importance of peace and their collective achievements in development of the area.



Communities gather to initiate development schemes in FATA Khyber Agency

260 households in 3 of the remotest villages of upper Bara (Khyber Agency) inaugurate the construction of community-managed infrastructure projects. Local people have come together to mobilise collective action and rebuild 3 drinking water supply schemes (DWSS). The total cost of these projects is 7,129,251 PKR and will be completed in 3 months. The initiative is taken under a four years project funded by the Government of Germany and financed by KfW to support Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) in FATA.  The project is implemented by SRSP with the support extended by FATA secretariat.



18 Adult Literacy Centers (ALCs) in three districts of KP that is, Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera

Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) with financial support of the Government of Australia (DFAT) established 18 Adult Literacy Centers (ALCs) in three districts of KP that is, Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera. So far, 360 rural women have been enrolled in the centers. These centers offers certified course in basic literacy, numeracy, and functional skills to women of the age 15 to 55. The centers are run and managed by women community organisations. 18 local women have been trained as teachers.


Suspension Bridge Construction Village Shuga District Buner

Village Shuga, District Buner is inhabited by over 1,500 population. A stream divides the village in two and it was difficult to cross during Monsoon rains. “The stones served as a passage to connect both sides of the village. We could not cross the stony passage fearing deep water, especially during monsoons. It was difficult for women, students and adults to go to the other side of the river during these months” said, Shams ur Rehma, a school teacher. The constructed bridge now connects the village Shuga. The 90 feet long and 5 feet wide suspension bridge was completed during 9 months. The bridge allows easy access for women, children, adults and livestock. The scheme was completed under EU funded PEACE programme.