SRSP in collaboration with District Admiration District Charsadda observed National Disaster Day on 8th October 2017. The purpose of the effort is to educate the general public how to reduce the effects of natural disasters and save people, and to motivate volunteerism in rescue operations during any disaster in the area. The volunteers of civil defense also demonstrated a demo rescue operation. The operation was observed by a large gathering including Assistant Commissioner/DDMO Charsadda, government officials, general public, media and SRSP. The activity is funded by the Government of Australia.
The representatives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government and UNDP stressed the need for adopting innovative ways to address the issues of unemployment and lack of livelihood opportunities in the merged districts. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister of Finance and Planning Taimur Jhagra and resident representative of UNDP Ignacio Artaza were speaking at a ceremony to inaugurate vocational training for 500 youth from the merged districts of Khyber, North and South Waziristan. The train ing is being organized at the Human Resource Centre of the Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) in Hayatabad. The six-month training is being funded by the USAID through UNDP in a project being implemented by the SRSP in the three districts. The youth are being imparted training in different trades including solar panel, auto mechanic, motorcycle, refrigeration and air-condition repairing. The trainings are certified by the City and Guild London.