COLLABORATING FOR FUTURE
NKF strives for the development of marginalized communities. Our approach is driven by the “participatory rural development” model of Akhtar Hameed Khan (the founder of Orangi Pilot Project – OPP fame). We engage communities in development initiatives through strong community mobilization. We empower communities and capacitate them to sustain the project and build on their capacities for long-term changes in people’s lives. Our social mobilization program is driven by the aspiration of local communities, and is aimed at sustainable development at the grass root level. We establish community organizations; strengthen their capacity to cater for their basic needs through participatory approaches.
NKF has so far established more than 20 Citizen Community Boards (CCB) and registered them with government. NKF build the capacity of the CCBs in data collection, problem analysis, resources identification and utilization, linkages development, proposal writing and project cycle. Many proposals of the CCBs were approved by AASA, USAID, UNDP, and CIP. In addition, NKF also formed more than 60 male and female community based organizations (CBO) in Upper Dir and trained them in community management skills. These CBOs have carried out a number of small scale development projects in their villages. NKF also delivered several First Aid training to local communities.