Introducing myself and my journal: My mother land Balochistan seeking for support for poverty alliviation.

Abdul Baloch
Posted January 1, 2010 from Pakistan

About Me: Sangat Development Society (Sangat Lasbella) is an autonomous not-for-profit, Non-Governmental, Non-Religious & Non-Political organization working in the rural areas of Lasbella & Awaran Districts of Balochistan. Initially it was funded by the Concern world wide (Pakistan Programme), IDSP & DTCE, PAIMAN in order to attain its envisaged goal of alleviation poverty in the rural areas of Balochistan. Sangat Lasbella has created by the efforts of a young Group of District Lasbella from Bela City, organization purely and actively working for improving and uplifting the people quality of life by developing a support mechanism that can ensure the provision of social guidance to the communities at the approachable level. Today the poverty poses most important development challenge in developing countries like in Pakistan and specific province of Balochistan, to address this pressing social, economical & political issue, the participatory development approaches (PAR & PRA) has been selected as effective tools for sustainable and long term development of Poorest and marginalized section of society. Sangat has taken the challenge to playing a proactive role in initiating the supplementing efforts for eradication poverty by increasing livelihood options. Sangat is unique organization established in Lasbella Balochistan solely for the eradication of poverty. Its innovative technique of social mobilization through PRA or PAR enables the poor to accesses, to control or utilize most efficiently the resources meant for them. It is represented by the people who are committed to social, political and economical change of the poor and believe that the strengthening and empowerment of the poor is critical to the poverty alleviation, because the powerlessness and poverty are almost synonymous. The pragmatic reality that the poor lack choice and control over the resources and right to influence their future from the basis of their powerlessness. Sangat development society has a well-experienced implementation team and has at least 180 volunteers in working areas of district Lasbella & Awaran. It has done a worked in district Awaran on emergency relief response and shelter rehabilitation, it is successfully achieving aims and objectives of organization in collaboration/support of different partners such as concern world wide (Pakistan Programme), JSI, PAIMAN, US Aid , DTCE Pakistan, IDSP Pakistan, Abt Association Inc(US Aid Contractor). Concern World Wide (Pakistan Programme) initiated emergency relief work during 2003, after flood hit Lasbella, for the most affected families and particularly for woman and children. Sangat Development Society was instituted as part of this plan to address the effects of flood by involving communities in a development process. Service delivery and semi-development work continued until 2003, when an external evaluation was commissioned, which recommended Sangat Lasbella to translate the experience in to an independent organization, supporting communities in forming village development organizations and build their capacities through disaster risk management training.

My Passions: Sangat focusing poverty, and empowering communities for sustainable development.

My Challenges: 1. Lack of awareness 2. political expliotation 3. Domenency of land lords 4. low rate of litracy 5. lack of oppertunities

My Vision for the Future: A free world where no one feels any threat or fear. Positive and constructive thinking development and prosperity. Greenery is all around and peace every where.

My Areas of Expertise: Emergency Relief Response, Rehabilitation, Early Recovery, Mothers and Newborn health care, Safe Drinking water, Education, Heath, Mitigation, Social Mobilsation, Water & Sanitation, Democratic Education Programme, Gender, Women Rights, Fellowship School

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  • Sharese
    Jan 01, 2010
    Jan 01, 2010

    You are the first member of 2010 according to the member directory! Welcome to pulsewire. I very much admire your passion for alleviation of poverty and sustainably development.

    There are many people on this site that are working to do the same things in their communities. Let me know if you would like to connect with them. Also there is a group called Pakistan Cafe where you can connect with other like minded and motivated people in your country.

    I look forward to reading about your organization more and about your part of the world! This is a wonderful and safe space to share about your journey.

    Much Peace,


  • Fatima Waziri - Azi
    Jan 01, 2010
    Jan 01, 2010

    Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

    Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

    Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

  • Jade Frank
    Jan 02, 2010
    Jan 02, 2010

    Hello Abdul and Welcome to PulseWire.

    We are thrilled to have you as a new member in our thriving community of women and supporters of women's initiatives who are lifting their voices in the name of empowerment and connecting across borders to make positive change for women everywhere!

    I encourage you to use your journal as a place to introduce yourself, your work and your passions to the PulseWire community. Think of your journal as a blog, where you can speak your mind and reach an audience of over 3500 supporters of the women's movement. Check out what others are writing about in Voices Rising. I think that you will find PulseWire to be an exciting place to garner support, make connections and share your story!

    You might also be interested in joining some of our groups where you share in the dialogue on specific topics by contributing to the group journal. Here are a few that might interest you:

    Pakistan Cafe Defense of Human Rights by the Muslim Women of Pakistan

    Through His Eyes This group is a safe and open space for men supporting women

    Looking forward to hearing more of your voice in our community! Happy New Year.

    Warm regards, Jade