Child rights and child protection is the essential part of Saibaan intervention from its evolution. Saibaan had implemented many project for the protection of child rights, to minimize the risk of child protection in accordance with wellbeing of child and to raise awareness among masses about the child rights. Saibaan had wonderful achievement of establishing, Secretariat of Child Rights Advocacy network (CRAN) at district level. The objective of CRAN is to ensuring and improvising the child rights and protection situation prevailing at district level. Several studies have been conducted with active involvement of Government departments, INGOs and National Level NGOs working on child rights. Different project have been implemented by Saibaan with financial support of international donors to minimize the risk of child labor and protection in accordance with wellbeing of child.
Following interventions have been arranged over the time:
Livelihoods survival and improvement is vital for the sustainable change among communities. Since its inception, Saibaan has significantly contributed in rehabilitation and improvement of livelihoods of the marginalized communities. Many projects have been executed following an integrated approach with focus on livelihoods initiatives. These projects were aimed to restore the livelihoods for the disasters (earthquake, floods etc) stricken and most marginalized communities through improvement in agriculture, livestock, poultry, skill enhancement and market linkages. Mostly the projects were focused on improving human capital e.g. skills, knowledge, health and ability to work. The physical basic infrastructure, such as roads, water & sanitation, schools, and producer goods, including tools, livestock and equipment are also provided or improved as per need of the target communities. At local level the capacities and access of the communities has been enhanced to financial resources including savings, credit, and income from employment, trade and business opportunities.
Saibaan also implemented innovative gender based sustainable livelihood improvement and revival projects. These projects were focused on the most vulnerable and poor target households to bring improvement in their lives. The main focus are the women, marginalized and excluded segments of the society. The target communities have enhanced their management capacities to operate their groups in an efficient and sustainable manner and targeted communities are actively managing their business to contribute in their family income.
To improve the livelihood of the communities Saibaan had organized many capacity building training, following training have been provided to the targeted communities. Plumber, Electrician trainings Mason trainings, Carpenters trainings, driving trainings for boys, Furniture making trainings, embroidery trainings for women and Tailoring trainings. In the result of these training now the people who got the training are now self-sufficient and supporting their families and siblings.
Disaster risk reduction and disaster management have been the crosscutting themes of Saibaan. Therefore during the implementation of every project, the communities have been capacitated to face any future disasters. Saibaan hired the services of reputed training institutes and organized disaster risk reduction trainings to the communities to mitigate the effects of any possible future disasters. Community action plans have been developed to be followed during the disasters with assigned roles and responsibilities. Disaster management committees are also in place in all the target areas with defined roles. These committees have been provided with refresher trainings to further enhance their capacities in disaster risk reduction. These communities are also provided with disaster risk reduction kits to better cope with any disastrous situation. The involvement of women has also been ensured in these trainings and separate kits have been provided to women disaster risk reduction committees. Achievements in the sector of DRR includes, formation of Disaster Management Committees (DMCs), comprehensive DRR training for the DMCs, Provision of Rescue Kits, Land terracing Widening /repairing of walking tracks and bridges, Early warning systems and construction of retaining wall.
The rapidly emerging climatic change is one of the biggest threat to the sustainability of life. The phenomenon of global warming is a major cause of environmental degradation. According to German Watch, Pakistan has been ranked globally in the top ten countries most affected by climate change in the past 20 years owing to its geographical location. Climatic changes are expected to have wide-ranging impacts, such as: reduced agricultural productivity, increased variability of water availability, increased coastal erosion and sea water incursion, and increased frequency of extreme climatic events. Keeping in view the changing climate Saibaan added Climate change in thematic area of Saibaan. For last few years Saibaan has been implementing different project in this thematic area. We always believe in” Do No Harm Policy”. Different activities has been conducted by Saibaan to create awareness among communities and development practices that includes plantation drive, awareness raising session and walk, trainings and workshops. In our field area, Saibaan introduces small Hydro Power Generators, Solar water Heaters at communal units, Solar cookers in high altitude areas and protection wall. Overall Saibaan has been contributed remarkably not only to raise awareness about climate change but also prepared the communities about the dire effects of climate change. Furthermore Saibaan privileged to have membership of different climatic authorities including FANSA, CANSA, IUCN and CSCCC.