Pakistan: Quetta - GCC Helps Community in Quetta To Cover Drains
Ms. Hasina lives in Marriabad, Quetta (Pakistan) an area where the residents have crushed the mountain and made their houses from stone due to bad economic conditions. There lies a wide uncovered drain which caused the various skin diseases and sometimes accidently children have fallen down in to the drain and got injured when are on the way to home.
The community showed their concern about the issue and approached the government, but didn’t get any positive response. This community service project “Prevention of skin diseases by covering drain” was accomplished with support of community members of Marriabad, Quetta. Youth leader Hasina proposed her CSP to cover the wide open drain which is approx. 83L x 4W .The project benefited 50 families directly. Hasina’s CSP cost in total 45,000 PKR. The community contributed by gathering local resources and services for implementation of the project, the rest of the expenses were covered by GCC program.
A committee formed of eight members representing GCC program, CYAAD and community members for procurement, monitoring and ensure the transparency during project life cycle. Project management cycle followed during the implementation of the CSP to give space to youth leader and her peers to practically understand the project management cycle.
“Our community is very deprived and in worst economical condition where the only one source of livelihood is daily wages. I was very concerned about the open drain which was the cause of several skin diseases and child injuries. I am thankful to GCC program that show me the path to gather my community to address the common issues, and CYAAD deserved our gratitude by transparent process, unconditional guiding, helping and mentoring which gave us confidence to take collective positive actions” quotes Hasina
“It is fortunate for our community that Hasina is the part of GCC program. She brings awareness to the community about global issues through social action projects. She also builds community confidence and helps find and nurture other leaders in her locality.” quotes community member