On Going Projects

1. Projects in Education:

CRSD joins hand with Global Givings for fund raising in our thematic focused area of Education.

  1. Send deprived Child to Primary School in Pakistan

Story: This project focuses the primary education and socio-emotional growth of under-served children in Pakistan by providing school supplies, uniforms, scholarships, and social-skill building workshops and well-trained primary school teachers.

Problem: In Pakistan, more than 6.5 million children are not enrolled in primary schools while another 2.7 million withdrawn from school at the lower-secondary level. This adds to the continuing high level of illiteracy in the country as evidenced by the literacy rate in the province of Sindh; last year, the literacy rate dropped by 4%, from 60% to 56%. Illiterate children face deep-rooted inequalities due to poverty and gender, leading to child labor.  If the issue of school is not addressed urgently, the current generation will add to the existing pool of illiterate youth and continue to exacerbate the poverty cycle.

Solution: This project is striving for a better educated generation in under-served areas of the province of Sindh. Our organization, CRSD, will target families are poor and low-income groups with no access to an education facility. In the initial stage, parents of the selected children will be counseled. Over a year period, one hundred (100) disadvantaged children will be provided school supplies, uniforms, scholarship and socio-emotional growth workshops, focused on students 6-12 years of age. Students will also be provided with access to well-trained, qualified teachers to ensure hands-on, child-centric learning. In addition, the program will invest in ongoing professional training of teachers so that schools will adopt a teaching style which will engage the students’ interest and provide additional motivation for students to remain in school. By doing so, we reduce illiteracy and attrition, empowering students to go on to become progressive leaders of the nation.

Long-Term Impact: This project provides a valuable long-term investment that will facilitate quality educational and socio-emotional growth opportunities for under-served out of school children so that they can escape from the cycle of poverty for themselves, their families and their communities and become better decision makers.

2. Projects for Youth Capacity Building

CRSD joins hand with Sindh Government and Corporate Sector for fund raising in our thematic focused area of Youth Capacity Building.

Your Career Track – A Career Development Program

Scope of the Program: In today’s competitive world it is necessary for the youth of Pakistan to compete in the job market. To upgrade the skills of students in job market the Center for Research and Social Development (CRSD) in sponsorship of Government of Sindh and Corporate sector initiated a program namely “Your Career Track”. It aims at establishing career counselling programs across lower- and middle-income educational institutes in Province of Sindh. The dual purpose of the project is to prepare students and new graduates entering the workforce for their careers as well as to build capacity within educational institutes for career guidance. The program focused the following objectives: 

Project Objectives

  1. Helping young people gain greater self-awareness vis-à-vis interests, values, abilities and personality styles
  1. Engaging young people in decision-making process so that they can choose a career path that is well suited to their abilities
  1. Connecting young people to resources so that they can become more knowledgeable about occupations
  1. Promoting the profile of entrepreneurship as a viable career path
  1. Ensuring sustainability and replication of career counseling programs across the country

Outreach: Sindh Province, Underserved Areas, middle and lower income communities.

Direct and Indirect Beneficiaries: Youth of Sindh having age of 12~29 years. This program initially implemented in five (5) districts of Sindh I.e. Karachi, Jamshoro, Mirpurkhase, Nawabshah and Thatta and would be expanded in future to all over Sindh province.

3. Project in Health: 

CRSD joins hand with International Medical Corporation (IMC) for providing the technical support for health material development to their diseases awareness campaign in Khyber Pakhtoonkhowan province (KPK) in our thematic focused area of Health.

Focused Area:

  1. Balance Diet
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Diet during Pregnancy
  4. Tuber Closes (TB)