In line with its strategic goals, CFC will launch
the advocacy component of its program in late 2006-early
2007. CFC will begin its advocacy practice/s with
the land lease issue for the squatter settlement of
Machar Colony and public health concerns in this community.
In the long term, CFC aims to establish itself as
an institution for public advocacy/policy, lending
its service provision projects as laboratories for
Community Driven Development Education Initiative:
The success of CFC's Healthcare Project in Mohammadi
(Machar Colony) has opened the doors to the second
phase of the Community Driven Development initiative.
The objective of the second phase is to launch an
Education Project that will empower and capacity-
build for prevalent academic institutions in the community.
The Project Kitab aims to provide teacher training,
syllabus review, furniture for the classrooms, materials
and supervision in designated schools of the community.
An Education Coordinator will be hired by CFC and
will be required to execute attendance policies, sick
leave, and continuous academic performance supervision.
Ultimately, the Education Coordinator will aim to
empower the schools where they will be in a position
to provide a respectable standard of education to
individuals in the community.
A one-year calendar will be designed to illustrate
awareness raising activities, teacher and administration
workshops that will be held throughout the year in
assisting the schools to improve their standards.
The project will give particular focus to English
language skills and computer literacy efforts in the
curriculum. The project will initially be launched
at schools that are already receiving Mobile Healthcare
and that have established strong ties with CFC. Once
the Education Coordinator for the project illustrates
and finalizes a model in which objectives are most
effectively achieved based on the ten schools with
Mobile Healthcare it will then be replicated throughout
Mohammadi Colony. A long term vision for the organization
is to have the project run nationwide.
A Collaborative Efforts Pilot Project in Mohammadi
Colony- Building a Model for Sustainable Community
CFC has embarked on a collaborative effort with various
NGOs from Sindh to develop a model for sustainable
community driven development in Mohammadi Colony.
These organizations will collaborate to address the
human rights violation issues within Mohammadi Colony
via advocacy, capacity building and service delivery
within their own area/s of specialization. This pilot
project will be held in effort to provide clean drinking
water, improved sanitary conditions, information and
services on reproductive and sexual heath, increased
literacy rates, healthcare, vocational training, child
rights and advocacy for land lease, for a community
of over 700,000 individuals. The first three year
phase of this ten year project will focus on each
aspect of healthcare: healthcare (awareness, education,
outreach and service provision) education and clean
drinking water. This project will serve as a research
tool for future community development projects, in
line with CFC's mission: to design, implement and
replicate models for sustainable development.