SRSP: Mobilizing Communities, Empowering Change

Collective Action for a Brighter Future: SRSP Community Mobilization Programme

SRSP recognizes the power of collective action. By mobilizing communities, we empower individuals to become active agents of change and work together for a brighter future. It does so by building capacities, leadership, skills, empowerment, incomes and resilience among communities.

Impact by Numbers

Local Support Organization (LSO)

Village Organizations (VOs)

Community Organizations (COs)

Organized Households (Hhs)

Social Mobilization and Institutional Development

At the heart of SRSP’s initiatives is a data-driven mobilization approach that empowers communities to lead their own development. By embracing the Rural Support Programme (RSP) model, SRSP operates on the belief that communities possess inherent capacities for self-reliance, needing only a catalyst to unlock their potential. SRSP acts as this catalyst, facilitating the formation of inclusive and representative community institutions grounded in inclusivity, participation, social and gender equity, and downward accountability.

Empowering Communities: The Impact of SRSP’s Community-Based Organizations (CBOs)

SRSP's mobilization strategy centers around the creation of community-based organizations (CBOs) and thematic citizen groups, tailored to meet local needs and challenges.

Community Based Organization

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SRSP has organized 45,029 CBOs, representing 1,065,412 households and a population of 8 million across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the seven merged districts

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These organizations provide platforms for collective action, allowing community members to voice their concerns and engage in decision-making processes. The CBOs are socially inclusive, with 52% of members being poor and vulnerable, 30% women, 5% persons with disabilities, and 10% local indigenous/minority groups, such as Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, and the endangered Kalash and Wakhan tribes.

Thematic Citizen Groups

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SRSP has formed various thematic groups, including 8 Community-Based Protection Groups (CBPGs) with 64 members in 5 districts and 126 Child Protection Committees with 1,300 members.

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Additionally, 392 WASH Common Groups with 5,880 members and 160 Primary Healthcare Management Committees have been established.

Community Training Program Makes a Big Impact

A total of 550,194 community members have been trained through various programs.

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166,240 Members trained in Leadership Managerial skills (CMST/LMST/CRP/Staff)

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128,341 people trained in Enterprise and skill development

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232,404 people trained in Health, education, and legal aid

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23,209 trained in Natural resource management

A Bottom-Up Approach to Sustainability? 

SRSP departs from traditional project-based models, focusing on capacity building and empowerment. Through a membership-based graduation model, smaller community organizations merge into village-level entities, culminating in robust local support organizations. This bottom-up approach ensures ownership and long-term success of development initiatives.

Investing in People: Building Capacity

Our commitment extends beyond forming institutions. We equip community members, including women and marginalized groups, with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive. This is achieved through training workshops, educational sessions, and exposure visits.

Transformative Change through Collaboration

SRSP’s approach empowers communities to take charge of their development journey. Through strong community institutions, capacity building, and collaborative partnerships, we facilitate sustainable and transformative change, promoting protection, gender equality, and social inclusion.