OSDI-NCHD signs MoU for poverty alleviation in rural areas

Karachi, July 10, 2019: National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Islamabad and Organization for Social Development Initiatives (OSDI), a Karachi based Social Policy Think Tank, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate and work together for poverty alleviation and sustainability creation in the rural areas of Pakistan.

Both the organizations have mutually agreed to collaborate on improving the lives of the vulnerable people through engaging in education, health-care and livelihood programs in the focused communities of district Mardan (KPK), Thatta (Sindh) and Lasbela (Baluchistan).

OSDI shall construct and renovate Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs) and Feeder Schools; along with a donation of necessary school equipment to facilitate the students.

NCHD, on the other hand, shall appoint and train teachers in all the educational facilities intervened by OSDI. Moreover, both the organizations shall support each other in School-Based De-Worming program (SBDW), Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T.) tests, setting up Free General Medical Camps (GMCs) in the focused communities and provide vocational training to empower the youth. Besides this, NCHD shall also facilitate in training of farmers in Livelihood Assistance Program (LAP) of OSDI.

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A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by both the organizations in a simple and graceful ceremony held at Islamabad, where Col. (Rtd.) Amirullah Khan Marwat – Chairman, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and Aasim A. Siddiqui, Founder Trustee, Organization for Social Development Initiatives (OSDI), came into a formal agreement for mutual cooperation. The event was witnessed by Sheheryar N. Khan – Manager Programs from OSDI and Shafqat Ali Janjua – Director Education, from NCHD.

OSDI, Organization for Social Development Initiatives (OSDI) aims to improve living conditions for underprivileged communities in the rural areas of Pakistan through sustainable poverty reduction strategies.

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