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BRSP striving for reduction in poverty, provision of education and health facilities in Balochistan.

QUETTA -- Balochistan Rural Support Programme (BRSP) is a local and social organization striving for reduction in poverty, provision of education and health facilities in Balochistan. It is working in collaboration with Government of Balochistan.

BRSP has started its activities in Khuzdar from 2007 with the cooperation of local and social organizations and local people. It started Social mobilization in five tehsils of District Khuzdar in February 2009 for providing basic facilities to the general public through cooperation of Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund. It is aimed at improving living standard of people and creating awareness on help self help for social change to help resolve their local problems at their level.

Social mobilization is a mean of social change which has been experienced in different countries including Pakistan. Under this programme awareness is created to and people are empowered to participate their share in development process. Social mobilization is seen as lasting and sustainable movement. People are united and local organizations and people's bodies are formed at demotic level. It is to point out problems and efforts for their resolution.

Local body which is called Community organization comprises 15 to 20 houses. Later Cos at the village level area gathered and their village development organization (VDO) is formed It is aimed at working for development of area at less bigger level and representing local organizations. Then all the VDOs representative body LSO is made at Union Council level BRSP has so far made 1413 local organizations, 129 VDOs and 4 LSOs.

Keeping in view the issue of unemployment social mobilization in collaboration with PPAF Technical and Vocational training project nearly 700 motorcycle repairing mechanic, submersible, tractor repairing, tailoring and different trades training were imparted to the youth of Khuzdar.

With financial cooperation of PPAFBRSP repaired 19 primary schools, 3 middle schools and 3 high schools under education infrastructure and provided them with facilities of computer lab, science lab, written material for boys and girl students and supporting material.

BRSP sources said that on May 29, 2012 BRSP was attacked in Wadh area of Khuzdar. On June 1 Lash Shaheed Noor Muhammad Mengal admitted responsibility of this attack and said that a man Hayat at the be hest of BRSP and NGO disgraced Holy Quran. BRSP clarified that BRSP or its any official has nothing to do anything with Hayat or any such elements. More over BRSP does not work for any political, religious or any specific group but it has always regarded Islamic and regional and national values and would continue to respect them.
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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jun 13, 2012
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