Social & Economic Empowerment

At WESS level social and economic empowerment has been conceived as the process of developing a sense of self-independence and self-confidence in the population of target areas and acting collectively to change social relationships and the institutions for poverty eradication.

WESS, under the sub sector has struggled for the empowerment of poor peoples of Balochistan through participatory approach by empowering them towards their livelihood sources including but not limited to land, housing, livestock, savings, social services, asset building and the ability to aspire poor people for a better future. Since its inception WESS has completed 09 projects under this sector in different districts of Balochistan.

  • Demographic Coverage
  • Beneficiaries covered under different projects
HouseholdsNumber of DistrictsNumber of UCsNumber of Villages
20,61393314,60
MaleFemaleChildrenTotal Beneficiaries
25,97228,85889,460144291

Impact

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Since its inception WESS has successfully completed several projects in WASH sub sector with the help of trained and experienced staff. WESS has a separate WASH section comprising skillful and trained staff. Social experts of WASH component make sure that 100% participation of local target communities/schools are ensured in program interventions for ownership and sustainability of each project/program. Whereas technical staff make decision about best use of available options and resources in water and sanitation components. Under the sub sector WESS has completed 14 projects.

  • Coverage Under WASH Sector
  • Beneficiaries of WASH Project
  • Number of WASH Facilities Completed in Schools

Number of Districts CoveredNumber of Households CoveredNumber of Villages Covered
1564,8982297

MaleFemaleChildren
81,77190857281657

Boys School

Hand PumpsDWSSLatrine
19016610

Hand Washing FacilitiesHygine KitWater Tank
7493373805

Girls School

Hand PumpsDWSSLatrine
21224710

Hand Washing FacilitiesHygine KitWater Tank
8664593892

Impact

Education

WESS has a vast experience of 18 years in implementing education projects being focused on quality education, formal and non formal education, school opening, teachers training, social mobilization, advocacy/networking and school rehabilitation programs among others. WESS is active member of Education cluster, contributed in the formulation of education sector plans with Government of Balochistan and UNICEF for the promotion of education sector in Balochistan. WESS achievements in education sector has significantly contributed to different national and international targets/goals i.e. EFA (Education for All Targets), Balochistan Education Sector Plan, MDGs and SDGs targets/goals. WESS has successfully completed 20 projects in education sub sector.

  • Overall Demographic coverage under Education sector
  • Children Benefited in Schools Through Education Sector
  • Number of Schools Covered Under Education Sector
Number of Districs Covered Under Education SectorNumber of Households CoveredNumber of Villages CoveredNumber of UCs
17215661932164
BoysGirls
95200129340
Boys SchoolGirls School
9081257
  • Coverage of Boys and Girls Schools in Targeted Districts
  • Number of Children Benefited Through Different Interventions

Boys Primary SchoolGirls Primary SchoolBoys Middle SchoolGirls Middle SchoolBoys High SchoolGirls High School
836113246922435

Boys School
Hygiene Kit DistributedTraining of Students on HygieneChild Club Formation Health & Hygiene Interventions
17340214351305021610
Establishing Libraries in High SchoolsCocurricular Activities Conducted for School Children BCC Campaigns Launched IEC Material Distribution in Schools Children
321074302234017230
Provision of Furniture to School ChildrenReading Material
1373014450
Girls School
Hygiene Kit DistributedTraining of Students on HygieneChild Club Formation Health & Hygiene Interventions
23430271101555827580
Establishing Libraries in High SchoolsCocurricular Activities Conducted for School Children BCC Campaigns Launched IEC Material Distribution in Schools Children
10112125203079514664
Provision of Furniture to School ChildrenReading Material
1398021230

Impact

Sustainable Livelihood

WESS being a national NGO and a key player at provincial level is striving to reduce poverty and suffering of poor population of Balochistan. WESS is one of the few organizations of Balochistan that played proactive role in recognition of drought in Balochistan through different long term projects with the help of different donors.  WESS efforts have made substantial investments in exploring suitable and appropriate way forward for the people of Balochistan to improve their livelihoods. WESS has successfully completed 09 projects in livelihood sub sector with special focus on IWRM- Integrated Water Resource Management, Natural Resource Management and agriculture livelihood sectors.

  • Demographic Coverage under sub sector
  • Beneficiaries of livelihood component
  • Types and trend of interventions under agriculture livelihood
  • Percentage Increase in Production Against Their Baseline Figures
Number of Villages CoveredNumber of Households CoveredNumber of UCs CoveredNumber of Districts Covered
1890247893814
Male FemaleChildren
3123434704107584

Type & Number of Schemes Completed Under Sub Sector

KarezSpringsCheck DamsGravitional Flow Scheme
45233221
WheatBarleySourgham
43%25%32%
AlfalfaZeeraDates
45%22%15%

Impact

Human Rights and Governance

WESS interventions in sub sector resulted to create an institutional mechanism for addressing challenges of good governance by bringing together potential groups, building their capacity and transforming them into one unit. The self-sustained forums, organizations and networks worked as an autonomous body and promoted awareness on rights guaranteed to the citizen in accordance with the constitution of Pakistan. The capacity of these group were also enhanced on constitutional rights and rule of law. WESS projects in sub sector intervened at the grass root level also focused on universities, press club, bar councils, women, media, Lawyers, and other public representatives at the union council level. In order to create momentum in the targeted groups, various thematic events and capacity building measures were undertaken which significantly contributed towards good governance and human rights. WESS has completed 05 projects under sub sector.

  • Demographic Coverage
  • Beneficiaries Detail
Number of Villages Number of Households CoveredNumber of UCs CoveredNumber of Districts Covered
5805247207
MaleFemaleChildrenTotal Beneficiaries
734691822020136729

Institutional Building

In this sub sector WESS has formed 270 male and 310 female community groups. Whereas 2,800 males and 3,175 females became part of these groups. WESS had also delivered 210 female and 180 male CMST trainings to the members of community groups.

WESS also supported the local government system under sub sector. In this regard WESS had formed 55 male and 38 female CCBs-Citizen Community Boards in targeted areas.

As a result of WESS interventions 89% of forum members trained and gained significant knowledge about good governance, rule of law and transitional justice. 100% of the targeted groups and their intuitional heads were trained in Leadership Management Skills which resulted in improved advocacy and better policy implication for human rights in line with Pakistan’ constitution.

Impact

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
  • Beneficiaries coverage under sub sector

Coverage Under Thematic Area

Number of HouseholdsNumber of DistrictsNumber of UCsNumber of Villages
300818441172
MaleFemaleChildrenTotal Beneficiaries
4211352642115812210567

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)

BHURural CentersSanitation in Health FacilitiesNumber of Street Payment Schemes
13%6%7%17%
Public Latriens Rehab
57%

Impact

Child Rights and Child Protection

To uphold and protect the basic rights of working children as envisioned in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, WESS significantly contributed to said convention,  implementing Working Children’s Protection Program since 2002, with the support of different donors like Plan Pakistan, UNICEF, Oxfam, UNICEF and Concern Worldwide in Quetta. The aim of these projects were to provide basic necessities and protection to working children of Quetta. Working Children Protection programs ensured access of working children to education, recreation, health and hygiene services and vocational training for older children and their families. The program not only enhanced the protection and socio-economic conditions of working children but also enhanced the income of parents of working children through vocational skill development in different marketable trades. The program was run through  Drop in Centers, outreach learning facility and vocational skill facility for older children and their parents. Number of projects completed under sub-sector: 07

  • Demographic coverage under sub-sector
Number of HouseholdsNumber of DistrictsNumber of UCsNumber of Villages
9619518180

Number and nature of interventions with beneficiaries details

Impact

Humanitarian Assistance

WESS has a dedicated team to respond to emergencies across Balochistan. Since its inception WESS has responded in all kind of emergency situations in different districts of the province. We focus on emergency response, rehabilitation, reconstruction, prevention, mitigation and preparedness with special focus on gender, diversity, climate change, conflict-sensitive programming and advocacy for a resilient society. In this regard WESS has supported over 750,000 people in the provinces of Balochistan. Number of projects completed under sub-sector = 28.

  • Demographic coverage under sub-sector
  • Beneficiaries’ details
Number of VillagesNumber of UCsNumber of DistrictsNumber of Households
31224710144409
MaleFemaleChildrenTotal Beneficiaries
1819552021736267351010863

Nature of interventions in emergency response

Under emergency response 24,000 temporary shelters, 22,200 hygiene kits, 5,800 water storage facilities, 35,200 NFI kits & 81,715 food packages were distributed in targeted communities of Balochistan.

WASH interventions under disaster response programmes

During recovery phase WESS provided 290 hand pumps, 37 Drinking Water Supply Schemes, 5,950 latrines & 2,150 water tanks to the affected households in targeted areas of the province.

Agriculture response in recovery phase

2,610 farmers were benefited through voucher schemes and 1,227 farmers were provided with fertilizers. 3,115 farmers were provided seeds for agriculture purpose. Apart from this, 890 farmers were trained on good agriculture practices.

Type of shelter interventions in recovery phases

WESS also supported the affected beneficiaries through provision of 4,000 permanent shelter and 9,300 semi-permanent shelters.

Irrigation schemes and protection structure rehabilitation in recovery

WESS also rehabilitated 1,440 small sailaba bandat with 218 water courses and 35 protection bands in targeted districts of the Province. Covid response: WESS has also responded in Wash, Health and livelihood benefited 289510 population of target districts

Impact

Organizational Capacity Building

WESS carried out an internal Training Need Assessment of the Organizational Staff and identified the significant areas where the staff needed crucial support in their capacity building. The human resource department in collaboration with WESS management devised a plan to optimally capitalize the in-house expertise of staff by complementing and supplementing each other.

In this regard  several In-house trainings were planned and conducted for staff. These trainings were coordinated by the Program Managers with the support from the Senior Management. The trainings were conducted on the following topics:

Sr.
Trainings (Topics)
Facilitators
1
Training for Drivers(Safety &Security )Mohammad Azam Bashir, HR Manager
2
MS Office (yearly basis (IT Training)Mohammad Ashraf, Muhammad Fahad Khan IT Specialists
3
Human Resource ManagementMohammad Azam Bashir, HR Manager
4
Monitoring, Evaluation & ResearchAmanullah, M & E Manager
5
Financial Management & ReportingHassan Shahzad, Finance Manager
6
Disaster Risk ManagementAbdul Jabbar, Project Manager
7
Marketing SkillsMehreen Wazir, Program Officer; Shaheen Akhter, Sales and Marketing Officer
8
Communication SkillsAmanullah Manager M&E
9
Accountability to Beneficiaries & RightsAmanullah Manager M & E
10
Organizational BehaviorPervez Iqbal, Chief Executive
11
Report Writing SkillsAmanullah & Naseebullah, M & E Manager & Manager Programmes
12
Fire Fighting SkillsMohammad Ashraf, Security Focal Person
13
Social MobilizationNaseebullah Manager Programmes
14
Office Management SkillsMs Irum Imran, HR Manager

The details below show the gender segregated status:

Training
Male
Female
Total
Training for Drivers
30030
Advance MS Office
352055
Human Resource Management
301848
Monitoring, Evaluation & Research
121022
Financial Management & Reporting
130417
Disaster Risk Management 
100717
Marketing Skills
100818
Communication Skill
070714
Accountability of Beneficiaries & Rights
070714
Organizational Behavior
120214
Report Writing Skills
090615
Fire Fighting Skills
061521
Social Mobilization
050510
Office Management Skills
050712
RBM Training
14923
Communication252045

Immediate Impacts

In the end of the training participants were awarded with certificates signed by facilitator and WESS management.

WESS Contribution to SDGs

SDGs
Geographical
Coverage

Financial
Contribution

Employment Generated
Number
of Beneficiaries

 
Goal – 4
Quetta,
Ziarat, Pashin &  Killah Abdullah,
Harnai
280
Million
120
36,000
Goal – 5
Quetta
Pishin
30.2
Million
54
7160
Goal – 6
Quetta,
Musa Khail, Killa Saifullah, Loralai, Chagai, Nushki, Pishin, Killa Abdullah
515
Million
290
105,000,0
Goal – 7
Killa
Saifullah, Loralai, Chagai, Pishin, Killa Abdullah
184
Million
75
47,000
Goal – 8
Lorali,
Ziarat, Quetta, Pishin
54 Million
48
7500
Goal – 10
Quetta,
Killa Abdullah, Killa Saifullah, Pishin, Chagai
120
Million
65
68,000
Goal – 11
Quetta,
Killa Abdullah, Killa Saifullah, Pishin, Chagai
235
Million
120
180,000
Goal – 13
Quetta,
Pishin, Chagai, Nushki
60 Million
55
27,000
  Total  
 
1478.2
million
827
1,422,660