SHED has implemented various health projects with the financial support of national and international donor organizations including state Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan, UNOCHA/PHPF, UNWHO, UNFPA, UNHCR, Johanniter International and Help Age International. These projects were mainly focused on primary health care (PHC), MNCH, Psychosocial, nutrition-care, health education, rehabilitation & construction of Health Facilities, provision of pre-fab; provision of medicines and health supplies /furniture / equipment, awareness raising and distribution of health cards under Sehat Sahulat Program, etc. Under the primary health care, SHED has provided static and mobile health clinics for provision of primary health services including MNCH and referals.
SHED has been actively engaged in implementing education projects (both Hard & Soft components) in humanitarian and development contexts. The soft components include inclusive education, school WASH (health and hygiene education), Teachers and PTC/SMC trainings, provision of supplies and enrollment campaigns specially on girls enrollment etc. The organization has also carried out school constructions, installation of Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs), school WASH facilities and access roads to schools.
In response to the devastating flood in 2010, SHED has constructed 200 permanent houses for the flood-affected population in districts Charssada and Swat. Besides the construction of permanent houses, the organization has also constructed permanent schools, labour rooms in health facilities and installed pre-fabricated health facilities in the Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) areas of return. The organization distributed NFIs in various communities to support the TDPs.
Livelihood is one of the challenging sectors that needs special focus on the part of donor agencies and humanitarian organizations. SHED is responding to the critical needs of the local communities in terms of boosting local economies through agriculture development, skills development, on farm water management, construction of farm to market access roads, capacity building and linkages development of local communities with the market. The organization has implemented various projects on livelihood development with the financial support of embassy of Japan, Australian High Commission (Direct Aid Program). SHED has recently implemented women livelihood projects in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation funded by Direct Aid Program from the Australian High Commission in Islamabad. The project provided skills development trainings to 400 rural women in different trades including tailoring and embroidery, kitchen gardening, homebased poltry, Adult literacy education and nutritious food cooking.
SHED has implemented projects that included the component on WASH in education and health sectors. The WASH activities included construction/rehabilitation of Water Supply Schemes, Hand Pumps, sanitation, overhead / underground water tanks, borings, and Hygiene education with distribution of hygiene kits/IEC material at Schools, Health facilities as well as at local communities levels.
Pakistan is disaster prone country and has been facing natural and manmade disasters frequently, especially in the last two decades. These disasters have directly affected communities in many ways including displacement, loss of human and livestock lives, damages to infrastructures and houses, loss of livelihood opportunities and psychosocial issues. SHED has been actively involved in implementing DRR projects in communities and schools. Main components that included in the projects were capacity building of the local communities, provision of DRR kits, provision of first aid kits, preparedness and mitigation plans, development of early warning systems, preparation of hazards maps and linkages development with government line departments, Rescue 1122 and Provincial & District Disaster Management Authorities.
Environmental protection is one of the cross cutting themes of the organization and it is ensured in all the interventions being carried out in our projects. SHED has also implemented projects on environmental protection that include trees plantation and awareness raising on the importance of plantation and environment protection.
SHED has vast experience of working in the sector of renewable energy and implemented projects on provision and installation of solar panel systems at household and government institutions level. The activities related to renewable energy solution that have been implemented in these projects included installation of solar panel systems & fuel efficient stoves, Technical Training of Community Recourse Persons (CRPs), Manual Development -for Technical training of CRPs, etc.
SHED ensures advocacy with Government line departments in the implementation of projects in communities for provision of necessary services to the public. Communities are engaged to identify their needs and map out solutions at different levels through formation of village organizations. The linkages of these village organizations are being developed with line departments for the solutions of their identified problems. SHED has implemented projects on initiatives for free, fair & peaceful elections, electoral reforms & oversight of electoral process, and women registration for CNIC acquisition and voter registration. Elected legislators are engaged to influence policies reforms for inclusion of disability, gender and other neglected segments of society.
SHED has a vast experience of working in Construction and Reconstruction sector along with soft activities in different thematic areas. Construction of 200 permanent houses in response to the 2010 devastating floods in Districts Swat and Charsada is an evident of SHED experience in the mentioned sector. Besides, the organization has reconstructed schools and labour rooms with UNHCR funding under the RAHA program in different parts of KP and in Punjab. SHED has also ventured in construction of Farm to Market Access roads and irrigation channels under its livelihoods program funded by Embassy of Japan and Australian High Commission.
SHED has been working to provide relief and rehabilitation services to flood / drought affected population, underserved and underprivileged communities, poor and marginalized communities, IDPs / Afghan Refugees and hosting communities, IDPs return areas of FATA agencies, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and other parts of the country.
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