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Sewa Development Trust Sindh is a youth led humanitarian, non-profit organization of Sindh that was founded by a group of leading Development Professionals and Human Rights activists in 2003 which implements humanitarian and development activities across Sindh through the following four program:

  1. Capacity Building Program (CBP)
  2. Disaster Response Program (DRP),
  3. Social Development Program (SDP) and
  4. Volunteer Development Program (VDP).

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SDTS’ focus is to uplift the social and economic status of the poor and marginalized communities in general – and women in particular, so as to facilitate an initiation of the development process in Sindh, Pakistan.
The SDTS envisages socio-economic changes aiming at the provision of equal opportunities for the full realization of gender potential. SDTS has worked for the development and relief of marginalized and vulnerable communities on the basis that all individuals irrespective of race, faith, colour, sex, economic status, political stands have the right to choose how to live.
SDTS assists marginalized communities to achieve economic prosperity and improve human and social capital through participatory endeavour, which liberates people and enhances their capacities to take control over their lives.
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Vision, Mission, Objective

— Vision:
— Our vision is a society without poverty in which every person can exercise their Rights to a life of Dignity and having the secure life and its Facilities.
— Mission:
— Struggle for Community Development and to Empower People by providing the Opportunities and Basic Facilities to develop the leadership skills, Social Responsibility and Fellowship necessary to create positive changes.
— Objectives:

  1. Struggle for Development activities through participatory approach.
  2. Build capacity of community based organizations, youth groups and civil society organization through training, workshop, seminar and exposure visits.
  3. Strengthen and Empower people Politically, Socially and Economically.
    1. Create Socio-economic & Human Rights awareness in the community.
  4. Struggle to eradicate social evils and Poverty from the community and to provide them conducive atmosphere for the Human Development to take place in the Rural Areas.
  5. Struggle for children and women rights.

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— SDTS has matrix management system in a flat structure supported by:

— A 06 members Board of Trustees & Board of Directors collective as the overall Policy making body.

— Managing Director & Staff Managers responsible for Policy Implementation and Planning, Training and Monitoring of Program/ projects.
SDTS is lead by MS. Amber Balouch, founder and chairperson, and laureate winner of the Women’s World Summit Foundation Switzerland (WWFS) award for the year 2002 in the field of “rural women’s creativity”.
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Program Components/Sectors

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Shelter /NFI
  • Early Recovery
  • Climate Change
  • Food/Agriculture
  • Protection / Legal Aid
  • Women & Children Rights
  • Democracy & Human Rights
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Health /Immunization/ Nutrition
  • Youth Development /Volunteerism
  • Camp Coordination / Management

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Legal Status

SDTS is a not-for-profit organization, working since 2003. It is registered with Government of Pakistan under Trust Act-1882 vide registration number 1096 dated 31 July, 2003.
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Financial Audit

SDTS maintains their account in the standard format (generally accepted practices) by FIS makes it transparent and open for the public inspection. It has audited annually by the authorized external Chartered Accountants/Firms.
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National Tax Number (NTN)

The SDTS is a taxpayer organization and has been registered with Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan vide National Tax Number (NTN) 3902658-2. SDTS submit its annual tax returns with FBR regularly


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Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)

Registered with Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) is a system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) vide number 64-568-2944, is entered into a publicly available, searchable website that contains information of each Federal award and the entities receiving US Government funds through Federal contracts and their sub-contracts and Federal grants and their sub-grants.
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At present there are 43 project staff based in head office and field offices, around 750 volunteers across the Sindh province. SDTS also provides internship opportunities to young graduates and skilled people in their short term assignments/projects.
The professional and skilled staff members are Managing Director, Manager (Finance & Accounts), Manager (Operation), Program Manager, Civil Engineers, Consultants, Trainers and Technical Mobilizers.
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Capacity Building Program

SDTS capacity building program is to provide and conduct trainings for youth groups, local community based organizations, civil society organizations (CSOs), development professionals and community groups in developing capacities at individual and organization levels and also to create an enabling environment. The cross-cutting program objectives work toward leadership skills development, creating awareness and interfaith harmony and promoting peace, tolerance, and gender equality.
A variety of programs and projects operate under CBP. For nearly a decade, the capacity building program for community groups, a project under Gender Equity Program, has assisted community based projects with institutional growth and professional development in gender based violence. Other capacity building initiatives include Local Capacity for Peace, Community Awareness Program on violence against women and children, and capacity Building staff & Leaders. In recent years, CBP initiated advocacy and lobbying project in order to assist partner organizations find effective ways to build an environment conducive for development work.
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Disaster Response Program

SDTS disaster response program responds to the myriad needs that emerge throughout the ‘pre’ and ‘post’ phases of disasters, such as floods, rain and earthquakes. Long-term rehabilitation projects that lead to the revival of livelihoods and infrastructure are also executed under this program.
DRP strengthens communities’ coping mechanisms and prepares them for effective disaster management. Staff members and partners are trained in Sphere minimum standers for humanitarian response, and Sphere standards are followed in the selection of relief items. SDTS was at the forefront in the response to the 2010 flood and 2011 rain flood in Sindh province. More then 3000 families were supported with shelter, food, water & sanitation, health, and protection.
SDTS has assisted flood and rain affected communities residing in the North and South Province of Sindh by providing and supporting communities in one room shelter, physical infrastructure restoration, primary healthcare, mother and child health services, reproductive health services, and health education.
SDTS provided emergency support to disaster affected families and distributed soap, jerry cans, hygiene kits, emergency shelters, toolkit, solar light, silos and toolkits. SDTS aims to improve the quality and accountability of the work of agencies responding to emergencies. SDTS uses the Sphere minimum standards in its own work and also extends this knowledge to partners in the region through various workshops.
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Social Development Program (SDP)

SDTS social development program main emphasis is to promote long-term development and sustainability by encouraging communities to be self-reliant and to maximize their own resources. This ensures empowerment at the grass roots level and involves the community as important stakeholder. Through the program, Local youth groups, CBOs and community groups receive financial assistance, grants and aid in kind, in order for them to undertake community development plans. The program currently focuses on three main areas, livelihood, restoration, education, women and human rights and child protection.
In order to design a beneficial, effective project, a community’s overall needs are assessed so that the beneficiaries receive the maximum benefit. Every SDP project incorporates gender and protection. Additionally, food security and small infrastructure rehabilitation and schemes including one room shelter, brick pavements, irrigation channels and ponds are core components of livelihood projects.
In order to assist communities SDTS started development projects, currently SDTS providing primary education to more than 2000 children under non-formal community education established one mother and child health centre in Kotdiji, restoration and construction of culvers, brick and paver pavements in Kashmore, supporting families in housing reconstruction in Mirpurkahs.
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Volunteer Development Program (VDP)

Volunteerism is a societal responsibility to join in, to give freely of one’s time to assist or aid others. Volunteers provide various integral emergency services in the wake of natural disasters. The benefits of voluntarism are widely praised and are several. The Independent Sector, a prestigious coalition of philanthropic and charitable organizations, states that volunteering—among many other things—adds value to services, promotes social harmony, and creates public trust.
SDTS is providing opportunities to become volunteers across Sindh province currently there are more than 300 volunteers registered across the province. SDTS works with volunteers for capacity building, social development and disaster risk reduction.

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Field Areas (Districts)

SDTS is involved in eight districts of north and south Sindh has experience of working in the following districts.

S. No. Name of District S. No. Name of District
1. Khairpur 2. Sukkur
3. Kashmore @ Kandhkot 4. Qambar Shadadkot
5. Dadu 6. Larkana
7. Ghotki 8. Mirpurkhas

Focus Area & Target Population

SDTS focus is to uplift the social, economic status of the Vulnerable and Marginalized communities in general and women groups, youth and farmers in particular so as to facilitate in initiation of the development process.

This is an area map, where Sewa Development Sindh Head Office is located.

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