“Facilitating and managing social change and human development by organizing marginalized social groups and mobilizing community resources for ensuring economic, political and social security”
Causes That Need Your Urgent Attention
In 2009, Philanthrope after ICRC was the only organization which was rendering services to the IDPs of Malakand, Swat and FATA in a curfew based environment. Due to fear of military operation there was no humaitarian partner in Malakand till the operation was stopped and the PM anounced the return of IDPs. Philanthrope provided Primary health care services in Malakand Dargai and in Skhakot camp for 3 months. Later on UNFPA provided delivery kits to us and then unicef extended its services to support Philanthrope in its health and Nutrition activities.
In 2008, Philanthrope worked with Aurat Foundation supported GTZ TB Program in which Philanthrope was the focal point for Mardan and Malakand. Aurat Foundation and Shirkat Gah are the most popular NGOs that have always utilized the young force of Philanthrope and its small local CBOs for their programs implementation in Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda and Malakand. For almost a year, Philanthrope was busy in advocacy camaigns, corner meetings, workshops and seminars to aware the public on their rights and facilities regarding free treatment and service availablity for TB inside the governemnt hospitals and other nearest stations. It also worked closely with EDO Health Office and TB control program and other organizations to eradicate TB from society. The same year, it also remained greatly involved in the strengthening of a family park at Rawalpindi on the main Murree road adjascent to Liaqat Bagh working in joint venture with RDA/Govt. of Punjab.
In 2004, it worked selflessly in Mohmand and Khyber and supported another NGO by establishing 15 schools in those areas. In Mardan, it was involved in networking and capacity building of various small groups that later on founded their own organization like Guldasta etcs. In Mohmand it formed a group, which later on was successful in getting funds from CIDA for integrated development.
In 2003, Philanthrope once again was critically involved with police department of Mardan and Charsadda due to extra-judicial murders of the sons of farmers of Nisatta road living on the boundary line of Charsadda, Nowshera and Mardan. In these events not only the former deputy speaker of KP assembly, Ikramullah Shahid (2002-2007) but young Amir Haider Hoti (later on became chief Minister of KPK fom2008-20013) was also a part of the movement and both appeciated the role of NGOs headed by Philanthrope for the cause. After the incident, Mr. Speaker paid his kind visit to the office of Philanthrope in Peshawat for encouragement.
In 2001-2002, it started movement for the restoraion of lands for poor farmers of Mardan. Philanthrope was critically engaged with the local administration for the rights of the people of villages of Khanpur, Jamodar situated on Nisatta road on the boundary of Mardan and Charsadda. This is one of the greatest achievements of the management in the history of Philanthrope. The poor farmers of those villages are still remembering the great work done by Philanthrope. It also worked for political awareness, the right use of vote, women participation and their role in local bodies polls.
In 2001, Philanthrope started another education campaign in Lahore by the name of “Two Teach Ten” which was highly attractive for the people but the management came back to restart peace education movements in peshawar and political education campaigns at Mardan but here again, it could not get that much support.
In 2000, Philanthrope started its first activity in District Mardan by working for the promotion of education and raising literacy standard through enrolment drives & campaigns in Mardan. But unfortunately, it could not achieve its purpose due to hindrances from local administration on the ground that the strategies and campaign activities of Philanthrope are vague and confused. The entire team of Philanthrope was zealous and young but inexperienced and could not deal with District administration amicably. They were not looking towards any rewards from any where but due to less experience they could not achieve their goal of raising literacy ratio in the area. People were laughing at Philanthrope and its young force which discourged them by rolling back its program and campaign at Mardan level. In 2001, we went to Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore and promised to restart activities with a new vigour and unflinching determination. In 2005-6, the same activities were restated in Batagram and Mansehra after South Asian eathquake in the KPK and Kashmir.
In 2010 floods, Philanthrope extended its services to Charsadda and D I Khan, where it distributed foods and NFIs worth Rs. 3 Million from individual philanthropists and FPI as well. Philanthrope started working in Charsadda having its regular office with the active support of one of its founding members. In DIKhan, it has provided support to 4 UCs in terms of hand pumps, hygiene kits and health hygiene education.
- In 2012, Philanthrope started working on farmers revolution from Mardan, where it opposed the president of farmers union for his attempt to grab presidency for the 10thconsecutive term for the Model Farm Service center. They were involved in embezzlements and jointly colluded with District Agriculture officers. The volunteers and youth force of Philanthrope compelled officials of 7 departments in model farm services centre to set with farmers and solve their issues including seeds, fertilizers, soil surveys, cleaning of culverts and rivers and irrigation channels. Philanthrope has also started Livelhood interventions with suport from UNDP/SMEDA in Peshawar vally in June 2012 and the same activities would be continued till the end of 2012. Both are working jointly to estanlish and operationalize local mandis and provide trainings and revamp business enterprises affected by floods and military operations.
- In 2012-2014 Philanthrope was involved with actionaid abbottabad office in a campaign to work for the political empowerment of women in the 6 Districts of KP (Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda, Buner, Malakand and Swabi). The volunteer women and young force of Philanthrope was deeply involved in all these activities in the 6 districts.
- In 2015 Proposals are in pipe line with Emergency Response Fund, DFID, unicef and WFP regarding education, livelihood and food security in FATA particularly in Mohmand, Bajaur and Khyber agencies.
The same year in 2009, Philanthrope, established 25 schools for the IDPs students of Malakand and FATA at Mardan. In Sheikh Yasin town Mardan, the main school of Philanthrope was there, where approximately 600 students were enrolled with it. Again, it requeted several organizations to provide support to the work of Philanthrope and to provide schools bags, books, uniform, stationaries etc. A group of “teachers from Edwrads college Peshawar” came to Philanthrope for support. “Aurat Foundation” provided their vehicle for transportation of supplies and books from Text Book Board Peshawar and several other destinations where supplies were procured. An NGO “Right to Play” suppored salaries of some of the teachers working in Philanthrope schools. An organization from Islamabad provided school bags in bulk.
In 2007 Philanthrope tried to establish a vocational skill center at Lukki Marwat but was unsuccessful due to two factors; 1) due to security issues and 2) its donor AHAN goal was not matching with that of Philanthrope and therefore, that was stopped till further NOC by our Board.
In 2005 after the Earthquake, Philanthrope medical camps on individual donations reached from Mansehra to Battagram. It also established 5 government primary schools in Battagram. Due to Earthquake there were no school building available and in the absence of rooms for girls and boys, Philanthrope established tented schools for students and coordinated with Khwendo Kor and education department for books, uniforms and stationaries which were later on handed over to local EDO Education office. Later on unicef invited Philanthrope to work with them in the restoration of education activities in 65 schools with the help of a mega project for a year. Philanthrope worked closely with Education department and several teachers training programs were conducted, SMCs/PTCs were revived and strengthened. The total direct beneficieries of this activity were 1250.