1. Information About Friends Organization, Matiari, Sindh, Pk
|Name of Organization||Friends Human Development & Welfare Organization|
|Registered Under||Social Welfare Department, Matiari, Sindh, Pakistan|
|Registration Act||Registration & Control Ordinance 1961 (XLVI of 1961)|
|Date of Registration||7th May, 2009|
2. Information About Contact Persons
|Name||Mr. Yasir Qamar Memon|
|Contact Number||(+92) 300-3075138|
3. Head Office Contact Information
|Address||Friends Organization Office Flat #1, Anwar Shah Building, near ABL-Bank, Matiari.|
|Contact Number||(92) 22 3035785|
4. Human Resource
|Governing Body||15 ( 6- Female & 9-Male )|
|Paid Staff||10 ( 4-Female & 6 Male )|
5. Bank Details / Financial Donations
|Allied Bank Limited||Title = Friends Human Development Welfare OrganizationAcct # — 1896-2Branch Code — 0140462Swift Code — ABPAPKKATKC|
Friends has been operational since 2007 and registered in 2009, The Driving force that made it all possible was energetic and committed young Female and Male social activists of District Matiari who have initiated the organization as platform to contributing their time, skills and energies for the development and empowerment of marginalized communities in Sindh, Friends is envision to promote Health, Education, and to improve the socio-economic status of the poor and neglected segments of society specifically women of rural communities and youth who are neglected and excluded form the planning, development and social transformation processes. The Idea of establishing Friends is a result of long consultative process and solicitous thought given to famishing human development conditions, which reflect the comparative status of sustainable economic development and leave an adverse impact on over all progressive status of the masses. Several visits to rural communities postured a dismal picture, main cause being the poverty and backwardness. There was sense of deprivation in these communities, as they were living dehumanizing conditions. The wanted a respectable living standard, with every facility at their door steps
7.Nature of Organization
Friends Organization is a non-government organization (NGO). It’s a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization working for social development & empowerment, democracy and peace & human rights. It’s a human-centered NGO and strongly believes in capabilities of people provided that required opportunities & spaces are created through which people could utilize their potentials to the fullest for their own development and empowerment.
An Educated, Healthy, Socially & economically empowered Society having absolute knowledge about Human Rights.
To bring about a positive change in society by help establish new or strengthen existing Community based organization (s) which enable equitable participation of all members of the community, specially girls, women and youth in activities that promote better Education, Health, Human Rights, women and Youth empowerment according to culture, custom and current needs of the society.
Following are three board objectives of FRIENDS:
- Contribute in the Creation of Democratic, Peaceful and Empowered Civil Society
- Contribute in the Development & Empowerment of Marginalized & Vulnerable Groups of Women, Youth & Children
- Contribute in the Promotion of Education, Health, Community Development and Protection of Environment.
- To Empower Rural Women through their participation in development process and income generation activities.
- To Organize / Mobilize Rural & Semi Urban Communities for their Socio Economic Development.
- To improve Health Status of rural communities especially women through providing primary health facilities, Mother and Child health care facilities at their doorstep.
- To Increase literacy rate through formal and informal education in the rural areas specially girls and adult women,
- To establish Skills Development Institution for Youth specially female / women
- To Enhance equal distribution of human rights, promote and protect and advocate Human Rights, Women Rights at the national level through education, advocacy campaigning, training and research on Human rights issues.
FRIENDS Organization is established to primarily focus on women, youth and children. Keeping in view the overall socio-cultural fabric of the society and the overall power imbalances and discriminations that exist at all levels; the focus, amongst these groups, is again on most vulnerable and the marginalized ones.
Following are the details of Organization’s focus groups:
- Vulnerable & Marginalized Groups of Women
- Vulnerable & Marginalized Groups of Adolescents & Youth
- Vulnerable & Marginalized Groups of Children
The Organization’s overall geographic focus and priority is currently the Matiari, Sindh, Pakistan. However, depending on the possibility, need and resources, the Organization may engage in other provinces of the country as well
14.Articles of Association
Please contact FRIENDS Organization if you need copy of Articles of Association / Bylaws.
FRIENDS Organization is governed by its Executive Board Members. The Board is the key policy making and governance body of the Organization and works independently. It formulates and approves policies and organizational systems and evaluates the overall performance of FRIENDS Organization on period basis. The Executive Board consists of Fifteen members (both male and female) and is headed by its Chairperson. The Organization’s Executive Board comprises of development professionals, Youth, intellectuals, academicians, activists and media persons.
16. Anti-Discrimination Policy
Does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical appearance, language or educational background
17. Project Under Operation
1. Youth Skill Development Program in Matiari, Sindh, Pakistan
|Name of Project||Youth Skill Development Program|
|Supported By||FRIENDS Members and Philanthropist|
|Duration||Started from 01 January 2007 & Sustainable for long time|
|Implemented By||Friends Organization|
2. Free Medical Camps
|Name of Project||Free Medical Camps to Flood Affected Communities|
|Supported By||Medical Support of Pharmacy Companies and Local Philanthropist, Matiari Sugar Mills Limited.|
|Implemented By||FRIENDS Organization|
3.Integrated Education Learning Program (IELP)
|Name of Project||Integrated Education Learning Program|
|Supported By||Sindh Education Foundation|
|Duration||1st March 2011 to June 2012|
|Implemented By||FRIENDS Organization|
|Objectives||Integrated Education Learning Program (IELP) Quality of education is the key ingredient for the sustainable development of the nation, unfortunately our country mainly confronted with the issue to of quality education for producing quality human resource FRIENDS Organization launched the project entitled “Integrated Education Learning Program (IELP)” in collaboration with Sindh Education Foundation in March 2011 made commitment to impart quality of education for marginalized girls in District Matiari. Under this coordination FRIENDS Organization has established 02 Friends Public School for extreme remote areas with participation of community. The main goal underlying objectives of this program and initiative include universal access to primary education by increasing the net enrollment and higher rate of survival of children till grade 5, increase in the adult literacy rate and to attain gender equality at all levels. FRIENDS Organization Integrated Education Learning Program (IELP) FRIENDS Organization established 02 two IELP Schools in village Mir Khan Khokhar and Village Hussain Bhambhro District Matiari Sindh, Sindh Education Foundation SEF supported for this program .|
4.Need-Base assessment Survey for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
|Name of Project||
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
|Supported By||Self Initiative|
|Implemented By||FRIENDS Organization|
Solid waste disposal
18. Executive Board Members
|Mr. Anees (Muhammad)||
|Mr. Altaf Hussain||
|Mr. Feroz Memon||
|Mr. Irfan Alvi||
|Mr. Aziz Baloch||
|Mr. Ali Nawaz||
|Ms. Shama Al;i||
|Mr. Abdul Basit||
19. Organization Resource
|2||Office Table (Large)||02|
|3||Office Chairs (Revolving)||05|
|4||Office Chairs (Normal)||17|