Social mobilization occupies a central place in SRSP’s approach with an aim to work at household level preferably with poor and women to participate in SRSP’s programmatic interventions. The approach is based on a standard RSP conceptual package comprising organization of households and identifying true and genuine leadership, capital formation and skills development aimed at reducing poverty and improving socio-economic situation in respective areas. This is augmented through developing linkages with government line agencies and other partners to channelize funds to these communities as per their needs.
SRSP follows three-tier social mobilization strategy fostering men and women community-based institutions at mohallah, village and union council level. Following this approach, SRSP has been able to organize over 46,000 community-based institutions covering over a million members.
The Model & Approach
SRSP has a process oriented and bottom up approach to community development. At the lowest level SRSP builds community organizations of both men and women. Interventions at Union Council level with either of these mentioned community-based institutions ensure an active involvement of local communities thus making it sustainable besides developing its ownership. The community organizations are federated at the village and Union level to form Village and Local Support Organizations, respectively. All these organizations are built on the concept of downward accountability to their base members.
SRSP believes that once people are organized they will have a “voice” and would be in a position to engage with the government and improve both quality of governance and of service delivery.
Impact of Social Mobilization
One of the independent evaluations conducted by AID International reported that 85% of poor households before SRSP’s interventions were clustered in lowest bands of poverty. A re-assessment of the same showed that 45% of households have graduated to non-poor categories in only 3 years. Another independent assessment showed that organized members have gained an access to 58% of the village councils and 75% of Tehsil/district councils in programme areas. The assessment further showed that 50% of organized communities have developed functional relationships with government line agencies and accessing government funds.
Through Community Based Institutions, SRSP has been able to undertake over 80 programmes/projects covering 6 million population in newly merged tribal districts (erst-while FATA)
Speeches of Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan, Chairman RSPN
Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan, the founder of RSP movement in Pakistan, visited Local Support Organizations (LSOs) in Nowshera and Charsadda Districts and met Community Investment Funds members, Entrepreneurs and Value Chain members. He described what he saw as an excellent...read more
In District Abbottabad SRSP formed District Mohallah Committees Education Task force under TACS British Council Programme for the Social Accountability of Stakeholders and Departments working for the improvement of social services delivery at local level. In this...read more
The CEO SRSP delivered a lecture sharing Public-Private Management Experiences in Social Development to officers of grade 18-19.read more
Representative of Australian High commission Mr. David (First Secretary Development), Ms. Hannah Birks (Second Secretary Development) along with Mr. Shoaib Tayyab (Senior Program Manager Economic Growth & Trade) visited Women Economic Empowerment and Market...read more
Financial assistance from DFID improves school facilities in 379 schools of district Nowshera, Buner, Haripur, D.I Khan and Laki Marwat. The project will complete rehabilitation and minor repair work during 6 months in these schools. Inauguration ceremony of...read more
Mohallah Committee in supervision of Local Support Organization (LSO) has constructed two additional classrooms in Government Primary School (GPS) Bilhla, a far flung and remote area of Union Council Sarikot, district Haripur. Classrooms are constructed under Take a...read more