Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers Coordinationg Organization SAFWCO

  • Social Development: Social Development Sector has shouldered the responsibility of institutional building at grassroots level to support in bringing about a social change, thus taking the vulnerable and marginalized communities to the sustainable stage of development and self-reliance. It has social mobilization as a core activity and entry point followed by different development interventions including social and physical service delivery projects and coordinating and networking along with emphasis on gender balance and good governance. The main objectives of the programs are to mainstream the poor into a socio-economic development process and reduce their vulnerability.
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About: Sindh Agricultural and Forestry Workers Coordinating Organization (Safwco), started its developmental journey from a small initiative, launched in 1986 by a group of five social activists led by Mr. Suleman G. Abro.

Concerned about depleting sources of livelihood and employment, increasing poverty and social deprivation in rural Sindh and propelled by its own vision of sustainable, equitable and just society, Safwco initiated a process of social mobilization in District Sanghar initially. It was apparent at that time that there will be no effective grass roots development and real improvement in living standards of the poor, without an integrated development initiative focused at targeting development initiative focused at targeting poverty from different aspects.

From beginning, social mobilization has been a key aspect of Safwco’s development strategy. Safwco started its activities with an objective to facilitate people’s participation in development on self help basis; and facilitating to build institutional infrastructure in their villages to achieve the goal of sustainable development.

SAFWCO believes in institutional building at grass roots level to support in bringing social change in the society. Hence a common platform that is created and owned by the poor is a pre-requisite through which the poor can make themselves count in the development process. It has made social mobilization as core activity and entry point followed by different development interventions including social and physical service delivery projects, coordinating and networking while emphasizing on gender balance and good governance. The main aim of the program is to mainstream rural poor into socio-economic development and reduce their vulnerability.

Emergency Relief supported by CRS:

  • SAFWCO successfully completes its journey of 20 years of serving the marginalized and less-privileged communities of rural Sindh for their socio-economic and political empowerment.
  • SAFWCO successfully completes its journey of 20 years of serving the marginalized and less-privileged communities of rural Sindh for their socio-economic and political empowerment.

Governance:

  • General Body: Governing process is the norms of the development institutions; likewise in Safwco general body is the core forum comprising of intellectuals in their respective fields, ie. civil society organizations, education, agriculture, health, water, economic, social and political development. Being a specialist they are 29 members. The general body meets once in a year for the review of the program, strategic direction, suggestion and approval of audits and annual progress, and elects the Board of Governors amongst them, after every two years.
  • Board of Governors: The general body meeting held on 31-May 2008 in which general body has elected the Board of Governors for two years (June 2008 -31st May 2010).

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