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WHERE WE WORK

The area of operation is Sindh province but at present the focus is on two Districts; Tharparkar and Umerkot. Renewable Energy and Applied Education are focused for poverty reduction, as AWARE believe in the development through local resources. Solar and windmill projects in Thar Desert and Bio-gas plants for command area of Umerkot have been implemented and proved successful.

An intensive study of underground water quality in Thar is conducted with support of Pakistan Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (PCSIR) Laboratories Complex Karachi, Neuro Medicine Department of Dow Medical University Karachi, Geology Department of Karachi University & Center of Excellence in Analytical Chemistry Jamshoro, an intensive study of water quality in Thar was conducted and this took more than 05 years in completion. Access to water through windmills and RO plants for desalination have been installed.

AWARE is striving for empowerment of the excluded and the marginalized segments of society. To empower the women, the excluded segments of the society for securing their rights in terms of health, education, water, livelihood and representation is aimed. To promote inclusion in different segment of society so the community can struggle for achieving collective goal.

Building capacity of the community to negotiate for their rights with various tiers and other actors and make different tiers of government (local, provincial and national) responsible, responsive and accountable towards the people; is the strategy of AWARE.


AWARE UPDATE

AWARE wins WATER AWARED

Water Aid & Sukar Foundation has aapreciated work of AWARE for working on water sector in Thar especially on cost effective desalination and defluoridation work in backward area.


Nutirtion Kits Provided by Engro Polymer

Engro Polymer has provided nutrition kits for poor people of Thar under its corporate social responsibility. These kits are for growing vegetables at household level. AWARE has installed kists in identified peoples homes (village Charnore & Tardos) in Thar.


Goats for Widows

With support for philinthropists goats will be provided to widows of village Wawri, Tehsil Chachro of Tharparkar. Gaots are being provided as a source of sustainable livelihood.


Medical Study of Flurosis effected Tharis launched on 30 March 2010

Dow Medical University Karachi and AWARE conducted a medical Study of Flurosis effected Tharis and this has been rolled out on on mrach 30 2010 at Dow Medical University Karachi. Scholars had highlight the health affects of contaminated underground water on people of Thar. Mr. Nisar Khuhro Speaker Sindh Assembly presided over the event.


More Windmills for Thar

Support for more 03 windmills has been received. Out these three windmills two will be for drinking water purposes and one for kitchen gardening and efficient irrigation system in Thar. The support has been extended by three philanthropists.


Livelihood for Poor Thari

For support of a group of poorer of poor AWARE has received an amount of Rs.50,000/= from philanthropist. The amount will be utilized for purchasing hens/chickens for a group of 10 people and also 10 nutrition kits are proposed to provide for growing vegetables in backyard of home.


Relief Activities for Fire Victims

AWARE Disaster Response Team mobilized resources for fire victims of village Charnore, Tehsil Chachro. Food items, bedding and crockery has been provided to victims. On call of AWARE handsome amount in cash has been recievd and that will be utilized for rehabilitation purposes. With support of AWARE, newspapers and TV channels reported the incident. AWARE Team also conducted assessment of damages.