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Social Sector Services

AJKRSP’s social sector supports and facilitates the poor communities in addressing their needs in the areas of primary education, health, drinking water and sanitation through community participation and with the support of different service providers. The description of various services under social sector of AJKRSP is given in the following pages.Education:The public, private and non-profit sector are providing education services in AJK. In most rural areas of AJK, the public sector has 2 teacher-1 room primary schools in fairly close proximity to villages. However, school management and teaching leaves much to be desired. AJKRSP sees its role first of all in organizing or improving School Management Committees (SMCs), and Learning Resource Centers (LRCs) at UC level to support and monitor the government schools i.e. to facilitate service providers to efficiently and effectively plan, implement and maintain education services.AJKRSP’s strategy for improving education sector in AJK is,

  • Form or reorganize SMCs through community institutions.
  • Capacity building of SMCs.
  • Efforts for recognition of and budget for SMCs from the government.
  • Strong linkages of SMCs with the education department.
  • AJKRSP may participate in other education initiatives depending upon available resources. (Currently, project proposals for (a) adult literacy initiative, especially for women, (b) efforts for extension of the (DFID) Community Participation in education project to remaining districts).

Health

The objectives of this section are, to facilitate service providers and to efficiently and effectively plan, deliver and maintain health services.

AJKRSP’s Strategy for health Sector is,

  • Form or reorganize Health Management Committees (HMCs), Hygiene committees at UC level, through LSOs and VOs.
  • Capacity building of HMCs.
  • Efforts for official notification/recognition of HMCs and annual budget from department.
  • Health & hygiene awareness
  • Awareness about Family Planning
  • Awareness about HIV/AIDs

Water & Sanitation (WATSAN)
The objectives of this section, is to facilitate the service providers to provide better and improved water and sanitation services to deserving communities of AJK. AJKRSP will ensure the easy access of rural communities to safe drinking water in their close vicinity and that functional and active water user associations (WUAs) around each rural water supply schemes are working for the proper functioning of water supply scheme. Similarly, AJKRSP will facilitate the communities through service provides for better sanitation facilities.

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Project Completion Report Unicef Education Project

Project Completion Report Unicef Wash Project

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Achievements

Education

Activities Achievements
Establishing child friendly spaces at 250 locations by installing tents or by mobilizing communities for free place for school 355
Distribution of small AJKRSP Tents 69
Installation of UNICEF large tents 243
No of Chalks boxes distributed 500
No of Dusters distributed 250
No of ECD kits distributed 199
stationary boxes 933
No of Teachers Trained on Safe Schools and Learning Environment 466

 

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Water &  Sanitation

S.NO Activities Achievements
Component 1: Reconstruction of DWSS
1.1 Survey of Schemes 59
1.2 Cost Estimation 59
1.3 Project Designing 59
1.4 Sharing design with Local Govt 59
1.5 Restoration of DWSS (Civil Work) 59
1.6 Restoration of DWSS (Pipe Fittings) 59
Component 2: Water Quality, HHWT, Solid Waste Management, Hygiene Sessions
2.1 Water Quality Monitoring (Chlorination, Bacteria, turbidity testing) 59
2.2 Solid Waste Management and Restoration of Public Sanitation Facilities 15
2.3 Public Health Campaigns (Disinfection of water tanks at town and village level) 3
2.4 One day orientation sessions of HHWT options including hygiene promotion 15
2.5 Health and hygiene sessions at household level 651