Partner of the Week: Pahel Pakistan

In 2009, Pahel Pakistan, a renowned organisation, embarked on a journey to transform communities by enhancing their capacity-building strategy. Over the years, they have made significant strides in this area, making it their key focus. Through a combination of teamwork and leadership trainings, innovation initiatives, technological advancements, and strong collaborations with local and national stakeholders, Pahel Pakistan has successfully strengthened their approach to bring about positive change. 

What sets Pahel Pakistan apart is their unwavering commitment to prioritising localized interventions at both the community and government level. Their special interest lies in integrated programme development, accountability, and reporting across all levels, all aimed at uplifting vulnerable and marginalised communities in Pakistan. By focusing on these key areas, Pahel Pakistan ensures that their initiatives have a lasting impact on the lives of those who need it the most. 

Aligned with their vision, Pahel Pakistan is currently dedicated to improving the rights of the people of Pakistan, particularly through engaging active youth networks. Through various workshops on critical thematic areas such as human rights, education, climate change, food security, and livelihood, Pahel Pakistan equips young individuals with the necessary tools to drive sustainable and economic development in the country. By investing in the youth, Pahel Pakistan is fostering a generation of change-makers who are passionate about creating a brighter future. 

Our Partnership: Empowering Young Minds:  

Recognising the long-term economic crisis and growing poverty in the country, our partnership with Pahel Pakistan aims to empower young children by teaching them the fundamentals of social and financial education. Together, we have embarked on an exciting journey to educate and engage students in the significance of financial management and good practices. Since 2022, Pahel Pakistan has successfully implemented our Aflatoun programmes on Social and Financial Education in two elementary schools, impacting the lives of 189 students across six classrooms of participants. This initiative not only benefits the students but also equips the facilitators with valuable experience through Aflatoun’s trainings of trainers. 

Empowering Women through the Integrated Aflatoun Programme  

Pahel Pakistan has extended the reach of the Aflatoun model to empower women home-based workers in rural areas of district Khairpur and Sukkur. By integrating the Aflatoun programmes into their Women’s Economic Empowerment Project, Pahel Pakistan is providing support to these women who create handicrafts. This initiative not only fosters financial independence, but also helps in preserving traditional craftsmanship while uplifting the communities. 

Pahel Pakistan’s commitment to capacity building, integrated development, and empowering marginalised communities is truly commendable. By leveraging collaborations, engaging youth, and focusing on localized interventions, they are paving the way for sustainable change. Through initiatives like the Aflatoun programmes and the Women’s Economic Empowerment Project, Pahel Pakistan continues to make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals and communities across Pakistan. Their relentless pursuit of a better future is an inspiration for all of us to strive for positive transformation in society.