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Project for the Inclusive Emergency Relief of Persons with Disabilities in the Jhang District, Pakistan

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Society for Disabled Women

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

The Society for Disabled Women (SDW) is an NGO that is focused on helping people with disabilities (PWD) and their families. SDW has helped to mobilise people with disabilities through awareness, rehabilitation and distribution of hygiene kits and physiotherapy trainings over the past 3 years since 2010. SDW is currently working in the Jhang district, a land between two rivers, with flooding striking every year.

Floods in 2010 caused massive destruction, putting thousands of villages in rural areas under water, killing hundreds of people, displacing thousands more, while those who survive lose their homes and their livelihoods. This situation was hidden and emergency assistance regarding transportation, food, health and hygiene has not been considered top priority. Furthermore PWD’s are requests for assistance is often neglected by humanitarian organisations due to a lack of expertise and because their problems are not highlighted by government and other NGO’s.

As SDW has past experience of working with PWD’s in emergency, early recovery and rehabilitation programmes in the earthquake and flood affected areas of Pakistan, we would like to initiate the following project to better equip PWD with knowledge and skills necessary to survive a natural disaster.

What is your project and how will it help?

The project seeks to formulate and refine an Emergency Preparedness programme for PWD to better prepare them in case of a natural disaster. To achieve this, SDW have identified 2 main strategies to follow:
1.) To implement emergency preparedness initiatives that incorporate PWD into emergency plans. Current emergency plans will be reviewed to identify potential gaps in planning for PDW. By understanding where the current emergency plans do not address the needs of PDW, it is possible to make recommendations that would make plans more inclusive.
2.) To help PWD and their families prepare for disasters. This will be done by an increased and sustained emergency preparedness effort between PWD and their families for disaster planning.

Additionally the SDW will carry out other activities for this project including:
1.) Conducting planning meetings and discussion’s to review policies and potential gaps.
2.) Conducting visits for networking seminars, ‘Sharing of best practices and resources during Emergency preparedness’
3.) Conducting trainings sessions for emergency management and disability focused organisations of district Jhang
4.) Conducting home visits to meet and prepare PWD and their families
5.) Monitoring and evaluation

Our specific objectives include:
1.) An advisory council of individuals from diverse backgrounds to review polices and laws to identify potential gaps in the plans. Recommendations for emergency planning will be made as necessary.
2.)A collaborative and regional network and government institutions to share information, including resources and best practices, in order to enhance the emergency preparedness needs of PWD.
3.) Collaborative training between emergency management and disability focused organisations to enable planners and responders to fulfull PWD’s needs during an emergency.
4.) An emergency Preparedness Centre to train and assist PWD and their families to be both prepared and self-sufficient in emergencies.
5.) Ongoing evaluation of these approaches to ensure the objectives and goals are achieved.

The target beneficiaries of this project are PWD and their families who are currently living in the Jhang District and SDW hope to have this project run for month during July 2013.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Interested parties can support us by funding our project financially.

Please detail the resources that you need.

The project needs US$10,262. Detailed as follows:

1.) Planning meetings and discussion’s to review policies and potential gaps.
No. of discussions per month = 4
No. of advisors per meeting/discussion = 10
Meeting cost (refreshment & transportation) =
2000 × 4 × 10 = 80’000 Rs
Stipend for advisors = 3000 × 4 × 10 = 120’000Rs
Total………………………………………..200’000Pak rupees US$2013

2.) Visits for networking Seminar, ‘Sharing of best practices and resources during Emergency preparedness’
No. of seminars = 2
No. of participants = 150-200
NGO’s, PWD’s and family members, Government officials and cicl society etc.
Cost of one seminar = Refreshment + transportation + facilitator = 100’000 + 100’000 + 50000 = 250’000Rs
Total………………………………………..250’000Pak rupees US$2537

3.) Trainings sessions for emergency management and disability focused organisations of district Jhang
No. of trainings = 1
No. of participants = 30
Cost of one training = trainer + refreshment= 50’000Rs
Total………………………………………….50’000Pak rupees US$507

4.) Home visits to meet PWD’s and their families to be prepared and self-sufficient.
No. of homes = 568
No. of home visits = 5 visits per day
2 visits every team will pay for one home
No. of teams = 8 × 2 = 16 members
Stipend for Social Mobilizers = 10’000 for one month
10’000 x 16 = 160’000Rs
Total………………………………………..160’000Pak rupees US$1624

5.) Transportation = 2000 daily petrol for one team
2000 = 16000Rs
16000 × 2 × 8 = 256000Rs
Total………………………………………..256’000Pak rupees US$2599

6.) Monitoring and evaluation
2 SDW members = travelling + refreshment + Stipend =
50’000 + 25’000 + 20’000= 95’000Rs
Total………………………………………….95’000Pak rupees US$964

Grand total……………………………….1’011’000Pak rupees US$10,262


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Categorisations

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Project funding

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: India

Global issues

Disability issues; Disasters and humanitarian affairs

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