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National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) is now Embarking on the 2nd Phase of it’s Revolutionary work in all 118 Districts in 4 Provinces of Pakistan in addition to Azad Jammu & Kashmir
By: Pervaiz Lodhie

Starting in 2002 till July 2008 NCHD made major destiny changing impact in the poorest villages of Pakistan. In it’s 1st phase some NCHD achievements listed:

·        Helped enroll over 8 million children between ages 5 and 7 in village schools. Only $15 (Rs1250) per child per year compared to $39 (Rs 3200) in Govt. Schools

·        Opened 22,000 Community based primary feeder schools in remote areas.

·        Provided corrective vision glasses to over 45,000 children.

·        121,000 adult literacy centers established with over 4 million women made literate especially in districts with lowest Literacy Rates. Cost only $6 (Rs500) per adult per year.

·        Trained over 12 million women how to make and administer Home made ' Oral Rehydration Solution' thereby impacting Child Mortality significantly.

·        Mobilized and registered over 300,000 volunteers [one of largest in world] in all districts of Pakistan for community projects.

·        Partnered with Microsoft to establish 16 Computer Learning Centers in remote districts such as Badin [Sind] and Pishin [ Baluchistan].

·        Initiated projects in the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) where development indices are lowest and rates of militancy the highest.

·        Trained over 1000 district Govt officials and elected representatives in Planning and Management.

·        Won UNESCO INTERNATIONAL LITERACY AWARD for "Best Literacy Program in World" in 2006.

·        Won grants from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Opec Fund, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank and USAID etc.

·        Global Network of Pakistani Expatriates helped raise over $27 Million for NCHD Projects to date.
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President Asif Ali Zadari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani of the present Democratically elected government of Pakistan has now agreed to continue all NCHD programs at a bigger scale and reach with the help of PHDF, the Global Pakistani Diaspora, the global philanthropists and other Foundations. Thorough investigations on this unique Public-Private partnership were done during the last year. These investigations were carried out by MNA Mrs Faryal Talpur as Chairperson of “Special Committee for NCHD”. On July 1st, 2009 President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan appointed MNA Ms Nafisa Shah as the new Chairperson of National Commission fro Human Development (NCHD).

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