PPAF-SRSP Programme for Poverty Alleviation (PPR)

SRSP and PPAF are partnering to implement Programme for Poverty Reduction in districts Lower Dir, Upper Dir, Chitral and Bajaur Tribal district. PPR comprises five major components i.e. Institutional Development (ID); Livelihood Enhancement/ Protection (LEP); Small scale infrastructure (CPI) projects; Improvement of Health services and Improvement of Education services. Interventions under the project are carried out in close coordination with community institutions, district administration and relevant government line agencies.

PPR has effectively contributed towards enhancing capacities of local communities in Sustainable Development Goals, Peace & Harmony, Pluralism, environment, Gender Mainstreaming, & Governance.

Five major components & achievements

      The programme fostered 1,063 community-based women & men institutions at three levels (Mohallah, Village & Union Council) with 25,000 households as its members. These community-based institutions supported in developed 100 UC development plans.
      PPR has been able to create sustainable income generating & livelihood improvement opportunities through livelihood trainings, provision of productive assets & market linkages.
      PPR initiated 207 infrastructure schemes e.g. irrigation channels, st. pavement & sanitation, bridges, drinking water schemes, solar panel, and link roads with a cost of PKR 219 million benefitting more than 35,000 households.
      PPR has contributed in improving H & H services. 170 men/women CRPs have been developed on disease prevention, health seeking behavior, nutrition, hygiene, MNCH and WASH. Health forums in all 4 districts are established to take a lead on improving health through engagement of relevant stakeholder.
      District education development forums are also developed to bring together all relevant stakeholders highlighting, discussing and devising appropriate solutions to improve delivery of quality education services.

Key Achievements of Programme for Poverty Reduction

Institution Development Livelihood Enhancement Physical Infrastructure Health Education
1063
CBOs formed
1722
Ent. Dev. Trainings
207
Schemes Initiated
4
Health Forums
16
Education forums
100
UC Dev. Plans
96
CRPs trained
219
million cost
170
CRPs trained
87
CERPs trained
4,620
members trained
22,500
Olive plants dist.
35,000
beneficiaries
227
Campgn. & latrines
8, 000
St. kits distributed

PPR conducted 46 trainings on disaster risk management for students & teachers, developed 160 PTCs for undertaking their roles & responsibilities effectively, & enhanced capacity of 400 teachers in ECE and joyful learning techniques.

The Earth Shook on this Day

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...

Students Competition Dir Upper PPAF

Student competition events were organized in different schools of District Dir Upper. SRSP organized various events in collaboration with Education department with support from PPAF through the Government of Italy funded project. Members of Village Organizations...

SRSP in partnership with PPAF has started Program for Poverty Reduction in Bajaur agency. Under the Education component, the program will increase enrollment and improve access to basic services at schools by extending financial and equipment support. Sixteen schools...

Establishing Micro Enterprise in Bajaur Agency

To enhance the productivity and increase income levels of vulnerable skilled individuals from Bajaur Agency, SRSP took an initiative for enterprise development and establishment under PPAF funded Programme for Poverty Reduction (PPR). In this connection SRSP delivered...

Volleyball Tournament for the Youth of District Lower Dir

To promote peace and bring harmony within the communities, SRSP organized volleyball tournament for the youth of district Lower Dir. The event was organized and succeeded with the support extended by Local Support Organization (LSO) of Union Council Balambat. Beside a...

Financial Support under Poverty Reduction Project

“I used to run a small business in my village with limited variety of stocks, receiving the asset, I am able to offered an astonishing range of merchandise and to earn enough money to support my family” stated by 40 year old Ghulam Khan. Financial support is provided...