³I have seen your CV Masha Allah you have rich experience of teaching. This job is not anoffice job but a field intensive job you will have to go to the field a lot. And you will need towrite progress reports as well.´³I have experience of writing .I have co authored a book.´ I gave him the copy of the book I had just mentioned.³You don¶t have the experience of this kind of job; do you think you will be able to do it?´.Yes off course it¶s not going to be any problem. Not only I said that but I believed in the veracityof this statement."Ok you can join us from tomorrow".I returned to home very happy.Right from my adolescent days I wanted to work in development sector , but back then it wasimpossible for me to pursue a career in development sector. No one in the family would haveallowed me.but now life had given me an opportunity to work in development sector.Although the organization I had joined was a local one but the ambiance was perfect for me , atleast in the beginning.
hild Protection and Empowerment of Adolescents
On my first day in office I planned a field visit to Banda Sahib Khan village in Havelian whereour NGO had a Child Friendly space as a Unicef partner.It was a half an hour journey from our Field office in Abbottabad.
A Photographer in search of freshly built Graves
Our donors called our head of operations and he called me to tell me that a Russian photographer was coming to visit our Child Friendly Spaces in Havellian and Battagram. According toschedule we first took him to our child freindly space in Havellian and then to Battagram.On our way to Battagram he kept asking us about the freshly built graves."Six months have passed; in Pakistan no family leaves their loved one's graves kacha after such along time". I explained to him but he desperately wanted to take snaps of freshly built graves. Hewas a good photographer he took some good photographs and offered me to use them if I like butshould give him credit in case I use them.
Rural Housing Reconstruction
Erra had just started its Rural Reconstruction Program for the earthquake affected communitiesof Hzara and AJK. UN-habitat was providing technical expertise. Our NGO was also given