Community Development

Community Development is the foundation of sustainable growth and impacts access to social, economic and basic human rights of people. WESS’ Community Development programs ensured sustainable growth and foster security, gender equality, development opportunities and economic stability in rural and urban milieu and refugee communities of Balochistan. The interventions at rural level addressed the problem of water scarcity, food security and basic needs of communities using an integrated approach to development whereas at urban level the programs were initiated to create a self- sustainable, social capital network for marginalized urban communities through resource mobilization, capacity building, vocational skill and linkages with government welfare schemes. WESS has successfully implemented several long term projects under the sub sector. WESS has completed 4 projects under the sub sector.

Demographic coverage under sub-sector

Coverage Under Thematic Area

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Number of Districts

Number of UCs

Number of Villages

Beneficiaries coverage under sub sector

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Children

Total Beneficiaries

Institutional building under sub sector

WESS had formed 680 female and 492 male community organizations in community development sector.

Different kinds of schemes completed under sub sector

Community Physical Infrasture (Schemewise Percentage)

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BHU

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Rural Centers

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Sanitation in Health Facilities

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Number of Street Payment Schemes

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Public Latriens Rehab

Impact

As a result of WESS interventions 79% of the target community has piped water at householdlevel. In targeted communities 80% of the households were provided with sewage/drainage facilities. Apart from this 45% of the targeted community has garbage collection points for solid waste management. WESS also provided public lightning facilities and solar pumps to poor households for electricity Improvement and water supplies.

78% of the targeted community youth were provided livelihood options through vocational skill programmes. According to WESS assessment of its vocational skill programmes 55% of the targeted youth enjoying improved living conditions. More than 30,000 families and 200,000 individuals benefitted from WESS Community Development projects. WESS intervention also strengthened local institutions to support participatory decision making and conflict resolution processes at the village, and district levels, involving a broad range of villagers, including women and the poor.