Livelihood

LIVELIHOOD PROGRAM

The KP-SADP is a multifaceted initiative of Govt. of KP for recovery, rehabilitation and quick uplift of the three least developed and crisis affected districts of Southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa i.e. DI Khan, Tank and Lakki Marwat. The project is financed by Multi Donor Trust Fund World Bank (MDTF-WB) with a cost of Rs.2304.059 (M) equal to US$ 22.00 million. The project is operational in 25 union councils of three project districts.

The underlying objective of the project is to improve livelihoods of communities and their access to basic service infrastructure in the selected districts of KP. The project aims at improving the well-being of unserved and underserved low income communities in three districts of KP namely DI Khan, Lakki and Tank with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders to re-establish their livelihood.

Under the livelihood component, so far the project has provided crop nutrients to 132 farmers, helped ultra poor through provision of 370 betal goats/bucks and arranged youth internship program for 22 internees during the year 2014-015 followed by another lot of 37 internees during the year 2016-17. Currently a lot of 30 internees is under internship with the project from all the three target districts of the project. Similarly, project has provided skill training opportunities through Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Institute of Technical Education (KITE) Peshawar to 115 youth in the project area covering different trades (Mobile phone repair, motor cycle mechanic, AC and refrigeration, UPS mechanics and tailoring). Moreover, the project established 17 Vocational Training Centers in DI Khan and Tank and trained 170 female youth in tailoring (sewing, cutting of cloths.). Recently 12 Vocational Training Programs were established in DI Khan for female covering three training areas namely Traditional Birth Attendant, Beautician and tailoring. This has to be followed by establishment of 8 VTPs in Lakki Marwat and 4 VTPs in Tank. The livelihood. The project has recently completed consultancy on Livelihood Study and Designing of Livelihood Framework for the project districts.

 

 

Highlights

Students of Mass Communication Department, Gomal University DIKhan field activity at Vocational Training Center established by KP-SADP.
Mr. Ghulam Habib, Project Director Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project (KP-SADP) Pakistan receiving the Country Winner Award (South Asian Procurement Innovative Award-SAPIA) from Ms. Elmas Arisoy, World Bank South Asia Procurement Manager.
Commissioner DIKhan Division Abdul Ghafoor Baig inspecting different developmental schemes of KP-SADP in DIKhan along with project staff.
All Pakistan KP-SADP Football Tournament held at Ghazni Khel area of District Lakki Marwat. Total 40 football teams from all over Pakistan participated in the tournament. Senior Minister KPK Inayatullah Khan was Chief Guest in the final match whereas Project Director KP-SADP Ghulam Habib and Senior Politician of the area Humayun Saifullah Khan were also present on the occasion. Young Bannu team grabbed the trophy by beating Shaheen Club Tank on penalty kicks. Chief Guest and other speakers on this occasion lauded KP-SADP efforts for the promotion of sports activities in this backward area of the province.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Southern Area Development Project (KP-SADP) has established ‘One Solution Prefabricated Smart School’ at Dawlat Tajazai, district Lakki Marwat. The six-container classrooms outfit, is web-enabled, air-conditioned, solar system and multimedia with six projectors, internet facility, bio-matric attendance system, six laptops per classroom, student’s recreational area and even four toilets. Around 170 girls’ students of nearby villages will take benefit from this innovative education facility where each class has 28 students’ capacity.
This community outreach initiative by KP-SADP could help the government to provide high quality smart education at even the remote areas in the province.