World Vision believes that the best way to improve children’s lives is through child-focused development. We work with communities and children through a range of programmes that promote change and improve their well-being. World Vision’s development work aims to ensure that children:
EDUCATED FOR LIFE
. Twenty schools destroyed during the war with militants in the KPK of Dir have undergone reconstruction with support from World Vision Netherlands and UNICEF. These schools will be ready for use by July 2012.
Twenty schools in Peshawar and Charsadda have also undergone repair work. A total of 5,918 children and 122 teachers are directly benefitting from these interventions.
“My teacher is my role model”- a four-year project benefitted 13,210 children and communities in 20 villages of Sindh (Sukkur, Khairpur) directly. The main aim of the project was to help school authorities, including teachers, deliver professional learning experiences, resulting in capacity enrolment, improved student attendance and improved learning outcomes.
“Pakistan Pinedabad Education Project (PPEP) was another education programme that renovated 20 schools in Muzafargarh and benefitted 4,120 students and 120 teachers directly. Addressed the gaps of missing facilities and other needs like furniture, teacher learning aids and kits, toilets, books etc.
Under PPEP and MTMRM projects 60 and 51 teachers (of the target school) were trained at Muzaffargarh and Sukkur AIPS respectively. Training included multi-grade teaching, lesson planning, child-centered teaching and learning techniques, and class room management.
Provided ICT Materials in 10 NFBE centers of UC 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10 in Rawalpindi. NFBE curriculum was transformed in ICT mode to improve the learning outcomes of 2500 children. Later these ICT modules and materials were given to Department of NFBE, Government of Punjab.
Provided ICT Materials in 5 community based learning centers in Muzaffargarh. More than 300 out of schools girls were given basic numeracy and life skills to improve the quality of life. Later these ICT modules and materials were given to Department of Education, Local government Muzaffargarh.
During last 2 years, WVP invested USD 1.08 million in Education interventions. Served 3,990 beneficiaries that include 3679 girls and boys, who were supported to get quality education.
CARED FOR, PROTECTED AND PARTICIPATING
Twenty-four Child Protection Centers in KPK, Punjab and Sindh have provided psychosocial support, basic numeracy, health and hygiene awareness and recreational facilities to 6,594 children (including 3,328 girls and 3,266 boys).
354 (196 boys, 158 girls) street children and those engaged in child labor (ages 5- 11 years) including 12 disabled were registered at drop-in-centers under Urban Area Program's MANZIL Project.
In Urban and Galliat AIP, 575 boys and 412 girls participated in the child rights orientation sessions. The sessions were supported by the MANZIL –Reach Further Reach More and Protected Children-Progressive Future Projects.
ENJOY GOOD HEALTH
Nineteen BHUs in flood-affected districts of 2011 were repaired, including water and sanitation systems. More than 36 BHUs in the affected areas were supported with equipment and medicines in Sukkur and Muzaffargarh.
Malnutrition issues emerged as key challenges in the flood-affected areas of Punjab and Sindh and World Vision played a key role in assisting under-nourished children through 55 nutrition sites and four stabilisation centers. Through these nutrition sites, around 4,000 children aged 6-59 months who were severely malnourished but without complications, received treatment through the Out Patient Therapeutic Programme sites, around 6,500 moderate acute malnourished children of the same age group received treatment and around 4,000 pregnant & lactating mothers were assisted in these nutrition sites. More than 200 MoH staff received training on health and nutrition-related subjects.
Two longer-term projects on maternal and child health concluded in Muzaffargarh and in Nathiagali.
Three clinics are delivering primary health care in three union councils and staff has conducted some 51,149 consultations since October 2011. In coordination with UNICEF, 30 additional Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition sites are to be established by World Vision Pakistan.
Under TDP response in Bannu, Forty two (42) and forty five (45) males and community health workers and paramedics were trained in Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) and Basic Emergency Obstetric Care Centre (BeMOC). These trainings helped the trained staff to effectively serve the needs of Temporary Displaced men, women, boys and girls through regular government system. The performance of the trained staff is regularly monitored by the government health department. 12943 mothers, PLWs and caregivers received ANC& counseling on infectious diseases. These sessions would enable them take good care of their children thus enhancing their survival.
For last 2 years, WVP assisted 82,351 girls, boys, women and men investing a total of USD 4.35 million. In the Health sector, WVP invested USD 1.67 million serving 34,522 beneficiaries. Health beneficiaries included 5,172 children who were vaccinated and 3279 boys and girls of age 0-5 months who were exclusively breastfed. In Water Sanitation Health and Hygiene (WASH) sub-sector of sector Health 5053 boys and 4544 girls from 2999 households had access to clean drinking water.
Following the 2011 floods, which impacted some 5 million people in Sindh province, World Vision, worked with partners to help 135,545 people during the initial phase of the emergency response. World Vision distributed 964.254 mt of food among 15,710 families.
Some 20,000 families in the flood-affected district of Khairpur received food baskets, 4,000 families in the worst hit district of Badin and Sangar received non-food items such as tents, mosquito nets and utensils as emergency aid.
A WASH programme for 800 families was implemented in Khairpur, Sindh.