Jul 18, 2009

National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) is now Embarking on the 2nd Phase of its Revolutionary work in all the 118 Districts of the 4 Provinc

Beginning in 2002 and till July 2008, NCHD made a major destiny-changing impact on the poorest villages of Pakistan. During its 1st phase, some NCHD achievements included:

• Helped enroll over 8 million children between ages 5 and 7 in village schools. Only $15 (Rs1250) per child per year compared to $39 (Rs 3200) in Govt. schools.
• Opened 22,000 community-based primary feeder schools in remote areas.
• Provided corrective vision glasses to over 45,000 children.
• Established 121,000 adult literacy centers with over 4 million women made literate especially in districts with lowest Literacy Rates. Cost only $6 (Rs500) per adult per year.
• Trained over 12 million women in how to make and administer home-made 'Oral Rehydration Solution' thereby impacting child mortality significantly.
• Mobilized and registered over 300,000 volunteers [one of the largest in the world] in all districts of Pakistan for community projects.
• Partnered with Microsoft to establish 16 Computer Learning Centers in remote districts such as Badin [Sind] and Pishin [ Baluchistan].
• Initiated projects in the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where development indices are lowest and rates of militancy highest.
• Trained over 1000 district Govt .officials and elected representatives in Planning and Management.
• Won UNESCO INTERNATIONAL LITERACY AWARD for "Best Literacy Program in World" in 2006.
• Won grants from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, OPEC Fund, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank, USAID, etc.
• Global Network of Pakistani Expatriates helped raise over $27 million for NCHD Projects to date.

To learn more on how you can be part of this social change in Pakistan, visit www.nchd.org.pk

President Asif Ali Zadari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani of the present Democratically elected government of Pakistan have now agreed to continue all NCHD programs on a bigger scale and reach with the help of PHDF, the Global Pakistani Diaspora, the global philanthropists and other Foundations. Thorough investigations on this unique Public-Private partnership were done during the last year. These investigations were carried out by MNA Mrs Faryal Talpur in her capacity as Chairperson of the “Special Committee for NCHD”. On July 1st, 2009 the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan appointed MNA Ms Nafisa Shah as the new Chairperson of the National Commission fro Human Development (NCHD).

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