A STEP TOWARDS CHANGE

Recent Initiatives

Online Education to Minimize Learning Loss

In the middle of COVID - 19 Pandemic MRC conducted online classes


As the schools were getting prepared to be reopen after Dec - Feb 2020 winter vacation, the COVID - 19 pandemic affected Pakistan and resulted in further closure of schools from last week of Feb 2020 to limit the spread of virus. Though it was essential to lockdown for minimizing the risk but students' learning outcomes were compromised the large extent. In this scenario, MRC's visionary management decided to initiate the online classes to minimize the academic learning loss of the students, as they learnt that COVID - 19 is not getting away any sooner

Access of Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene More than 200 households received access to WASH facilities

MRC views the community development from the holistic perspective. So in order to enable community members of a village in Union Council Hazargangi, Thesil Nall Khuzdar district to access safe drinking water, MRC reached out to a district level organization Pyar Foundation for addressing this issue. The organization helped community in repairing water source, installation of water pumping machine and repaired toilets and hygiene practices.

Having improved access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), community members, especially girls and women not only saved their hours of time which they used to spend for fetching water far flung areas but their health was also improved due to safe water and clean environment.

Scientists for Tomorrow and Science Club

Promoting Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in students, especially among girls in one of the core areas of emphasis for MRC.

To this end, MRC collaborated with an innovative organization Science Fuse and carried out two programs, i.e.; Scientists for Tomorrow and Science Club. There are 35 students who benefited from the inquiry based science learning with the support of Science Fuse.

This was first time for any school in district Khuzdar, Balochistan to be engaged in practicum sessions, said Lala Rukh, CEO Science Fuse.

Students' enthusiasm can be witnessed from the pictures posted on Science Fuse social media pages.

WHAT WE DO

Main areas of our focus

Promoting Girls Education

Every day, girls face barriers to education caused by poverty, cultural norms and practices, poor infrastructure, violence and fragility. Girls' education is a strategic development priority for the MRC Balochistan. As a result of gender inequality in education, they are also denied the chance to develop skills that will help them take charge in their homes, careers, communities and countries. We aim to provide quality education to girls with safe, quality, gender-transformative education so they may find their voices and learn to lead.

Skilled based learning program for women

The program will address the issues of poor and needy women who face multiple barriers. The program will provide community women with tools and resources to reduce social isolation, increase self-esteem, increase their networks and build confidence. MRC through this  program will also provide access to one on one counseling/crisis counseling, support groups, mentoring, language enhancement and life-skills training. The end goal is for women to feel empowered and to support their social and economic integration in the Society. 

Empowering Vulnerable Population

MRC assists disadvantaged groups, such as vulnerable children, people with disabilities, orphans, street children, people at risk of trafficking and trafficking victims, through developing community-based services and enhancing advocacy efforts to promote their rights and increase public awareness. 

Natural disaster relief

MRC put special efforts to reach and plan for the care of particularly vulnerable segments of the population  children, elders, individuals in health care and correctional facilities, people with disabilities and could contribute the process from disaster to development.

225 Students

209 students are enrolled in School of Scholars

371 Students

371 Students are engaged in extra curriculum activities.

2209 Women

2209 Women are trained on women human rights

4000 Women CNIC

women Computerized National Identity cards are registered

152 Government Officials

152 government officials trained in their respective field

Girls Becoming Change Ambassadors

In partnership with Malala Fund, MRC is enabling 100 girls to become Change Ambassadors and advocate for post-primary and STEM education of girls.

184 Community Organisations

184 organizations trained at village and union council level..

HOW WE HELP

Our Initiatives

In collaboration with Enterprise Challenge Pakistan, the adolescent girls of MRC has envisioned a social and economic development initiative (KOMAK - Connecting Communities). This idea, which won the national award, aims to enable handicraft artisans of Balochistan to improve the quality and market access of their product so they can earn better...

In response to MRC's call for action for ration distribution, three organizations, i.e.; IDSP Quetta, Kiran foundation and PYAR Foundation supported the cause. MRC distributed food items to 300 deserving families for two month, which were surviving on daily wage labor that was discontinued due to COVID - 19 lock down. During the relief distribution...

Women Corner

11/19/2019

Being daughter of Balochistan, her vision is to see people educated, happy and empowered as a result of her efforts. For past 10 years, she served in communities of Balochistan and worked with many women groups and built capacity on their personal and social issues. After returning from Australia award, She had set another target to establish women...

Sumera Meboob, the founder, really wanted to work for education rights in Balochistan especially for girls education not only sake of knowledge but in a sense of philosophy where children learn through experience, research, and form of holistic knowledge which is based on rights, advocacy and independency. She is an education advocate striving to...


Support Our Mission

 

Partners

PPAF

Our Strategic Partner

Science Fuse

Our Technical Partner

Malala Fund

Strategic Partner

Enterprise Challenge        

            Pakistan

Our Technical Partner

ActionAid

Strategic Partner

Awaz Foundation

Collaborative Partner

Government of Balochistan

Strategic Partner

ILEAD

Technical Partner

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