October 8, 2005 a devastating earthquake severely hit AJK and Hazara division of KP province Pakistan with an estimated death toll of more than 74,000 people, rendered 3.5 million homeless and destroyed more than 5,300 schools. SRSP with the support of various international and national donors responded to the unprecedented destruction and had reached more than 1.5 million earthquake affected population in 6 districts. Major projects included 62,000 permanent homes, 13,500 tents distribution, approx. 5,000 permanent shelters, 60,857 corrugated sheets distribution, 416 basic infrastructure schemes, 98,972 families with food distribution, capacity building 120,445 persons, 17 medical camps with 5,593 patients, health & hygiene 4,500 persons and reconstruction of 40 schools
50 young people, between 18 to 30 years of age, receive skills enhancement training in electrician and sanitary fitting courses. The group was selected from District Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera. The training was organized at SRSP’s Technical & Vocational Center in Peshawar, which offered a certified course from City & Guilds UK. Their team conducted post-training evaluation and certificates were distributed among the best performances. The initiative is funded by the Government of Australia under Women Economic Empowerment and Market Development (WEEMD) project.