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Johi taluka is one of the most backward areas of Sindh. According to 1998 census total population of the area is 207383. In all indicators i.e. health education, human resources development, it remains backward. Major source of the income of the residents of Taluka Johi is agriculture, live-stock and rope making but due to shortage of irrigation water 80 per cent of land has been rendered barren.

Western part of Taluka Johi called Kachho; a sandy trek is solely rain dependent where either longer spells of drought or occasional floods keep the lives of the dwellers tough. Women and children suffer the most from all adverse effects of man made and natural disasters. Children especially girls are discriminated on education, diet, expression of their opinion and on various other facilities and rights. Children are treated with scorn and reprimanded whenever they express their opinion.

In additions due to the reduction of main income from the agriculture the extra burden of income generation has befallen on women and girls thus they have to work more in engaging handicrafts and rope making etc to meet their household expenses. The burden of overwork malnutrition destroys their health. But most unfortunately instead of acknowledging their enormous contribution they are being treated as machines and chattel. Marriages are arranged by male family head without any consent of the Females.

Vision & Objectives

Vision

  • To aware the world with joint efforts for of community for Equity, Peace, Justice and prosperity.

 Objectives

  • Aware the peoples to think, act and resolve the issues pertaining to their lives and their surroundings
  • Preserving and promoting cultural knowledge, wisdom and heritage
  • Facilitating thought process to achieve self-awakening and consciousness towards social change.
  • Creating the spirit of collectivism, volunteerism and activism in the youth
  • To facilitate and help people enabling them to struggle for their rights themselves, instead relying on others.
  • To bring improvement in the behaviors and attitudes of the people for making a society better place to live in for all human beings without any discrimination on the basis of cast, creed, race or gender.
  • To struggle against all forms of violence and exploitations prevalent to suppress women.
  • To facilitate, motivate and mobilize new generation for adopting science and technology as tools for improving their martial lot as well as for their respective area.
  • To struggle for the rights of most marginalized sections of society.
  • To contribute in the struggle of civil society for social change.

Board of Directors

                                                                                 Dr Soomar Khoso

                                         Chairman- Board of Directors

With degree of MBBS, M.A (Sociology) and Diploma in Communication Mr Khoso has more than 15 years experience in health, literature and development sectors. Dr Soomar serving on the post of Provincial Coordinator in health emergency sector of World Health Organization (WHO), Sindh.

 


 

 

                                 Dr Sindhoo Almas Khowaja

                                            Board Member

Dr. Sindhu Almas is a social activist, development practitioner and die-hard defenders of human rights specifically upholding the rights of women and young girls located in challenging contexts at various levels in Pakistan.

Having a rural background as a mediocre women, her personal and professional journey depicts a courageous transition from being underprivileged to a socially active and empowered women who has made conscious decisions to raise the voice against all those crucial issues which deprive the poor women and girls from their fundamental rights.

Representing herself as a rural women of Sindh, she has always been very loud and clear to focus on heinous issues of early child marriages, girls education and violence against women which are very prevalent in Sindh and other parts of country. 


 

 

                               Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed Pirzado

                                          Board Member

 Mr. Pirzado basically holds Master’s degree in Economics. Has experience as a teacher, researcher and development professional. The areas of experience include teaching Mathematics & Statistics for Economists, Research Methodology, Macroeconomics and Development Economics. Research and development experience includes consultancies with multi-disciplinary teams for different      national and international organizations.

Mr. Pirzada is presently working with University of Sindh, Jamshoro as  Incharge/Assistant Professor in Department of Economics.


 

 

                                   Mr. Hakim Ali Shah Bukhari

                                               Board Member

With M.A in Archeology Mr. Bukhari has vast experience in archeology and history. He is also a well known researcher and author of many books. Mr. Bukhari is serving as Regional Director in Endowment Fund Trust (EFT), Sindh.

 


                                                                         Ms. Nawab Zadi

                                                                          Board Member

Ms. Nawab Zadi is female social activist and raising her voice against the violence against women since past 15 years. She has specialization in education and is graduate.   


 

                                                    Mr. Ishtique Ali Ansari

                                                              Board Member

A renowned researcher, archeologist and writer of many books Mr Ishtique Ali Ansari has vast experience in literature, development and archeology.

Having B.E (Civil), L.L.B and M.A in Sindhi Mr Ansari is serving as Civil Engineer/AC in WAPDA.


 

                                                Mr. Mashooque Birhamani

                                                 Board Secretary/CEO- SSO

With M.A in Political Science Mr. Birhamani has more than 15 years experience in social development sector.

 Mr. Birhamani is also a good trainer and has vast experience in human rights development. He worked with many national and international organizations on the human rights education and issues.

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