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Our Mission

To Nurture and Develop Individual
and Communities...
that will Change the Power
by Demystifying Processes of
Education and Development...
and Generate Value based
Partnerships and Practices at all
6927 Families have been directly served in the
year 2015 by engaging their youth and young through
various learning processes of IDSP

Elected the Executive Nurtured a number of Enhanced the leaderships
Committee and selected all 360 adolescents and in youth and build
of the E.C members from community partnerships
youth by conducting
IDSP’s own graduates. The by educating 27 youth
president of the new
Citizenship Courses. as a Community Leaders
Executive Committee Mr.
Shahjahan has been Saved a number of in 16 districts of
elected from IDSP’s first 11,969 maternal and Balochistan.
course of 1998. The infant’s lives by
relevant registration conducting 11,969 safe
Organized 10
authority has endorsed the deliveries by IDSP community based Film
executive committee.
Sustained the potentials
midwifes, Festivals in 10 different
Saved the maternal and districts of Balochistan
ideas of youth and young and Sindh provinces.
by awarding a number of infant’s lives through

7 Entrepreneurship 15,096 referrals by Provided higher
IDSP Midwifes in education scholarships to
A feature “Moor” has been
launched in Pakistani
Balochistan and Sindh. a number of 5 youth of
cinemas in all over the Balochistan.
Trained 3870 parents
country. This film was
about ECD significance, Collaborated with the
produced in Balochistan by
Azad Film Company in health & hygiene, maternal organizations, Home Net of
collaboration with IDSP. mental health, nutrition, safe South Asia and Research
Organized a study tour of environment and inclusive and Development Solutions
education. of Islamabad and
Karachi and group of 50
conducted a part of the
women have visited
Trained a 165 young researches on “Home
girls as a community Based Women Workers” in
midwifes and all of them Balochistan and “Evidence
5985(Girls 5340 and boys have established their
645) children have benefited and Advocacy for Informed
home based Maternal
from Early Childhood Health and Development
Care centers.
Development program of IDSP Policies and Decision

Successfully Delivered a An USA based Trained a number of 30
number of 27 social action organization
youth in Film and
projects with the partnership NGOSource has certified
Documentary making
of 27 communities in the IDSP-Pakistan as an
Equivalency and 11 youth of them
leadership of IDSP’s
community based young Determination (“ED”) have initiated their
leaders of its leadership Applicant. NGOsource production houses in
course 2015. certifies EDs for U.S. Balochistan and Sindh
Grant-makers, so the Provinces of Pakistan.
A PHD Scholar Dr Nazia Bano grant-maker can meet
IDSP now has its tax
Syed of Karachi has done her their tax compliance
requirements and give deductible fund raising
PHD from University of
to your NGO with fewer system in USA by
Western Ontario, Canada.
restrictions. registration with
Title of her Dissertation was
"Toward epistemic
empowerment of indigenous Supported new ideas by
youth: Stakeholder partnerships with 19 awarding/sustaining a
perceptions of transformative Pakistan based and 10 number of 40
knowledge creation in the
global level fellowships to youth and
Academic Development
organization young in Balochistan and
Programs of the Institute for
Development Studies and Organized an exposure Sindh.
Practices and its application in visit of all over the country
Organized a film festival
development of for the learners and
in Karachi and screened
communities of Balochistan,
fellows of IDSP 30 30 short films and
individuals got benefited. documentaries of the
Pakistan" IDSP’s film makers
Supported the far-flung
communities of Chitral in
earth Quick
Director of the institute:
Dr. Quratulain Bakhteari

Author & Editor of the report:
Saeed Shah
Associate Director

Institute for Development Studies & Practices (IDSP - Pakistan)
7-A, Al-Mashriq Street, Arbab Karam Khan Road, Quetta.
Email: ,
Ph: 0092-81-2470243 - 2471776
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Trust for Development Studies & Practices (TDSP - Pakistan)
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Ph: 0092-21-34549009





A graduate (Mr. Shahjahan) of
IDSP’s 1st course in 1998 has
been democratically elected as a
President of the IDSP’s Board in
the year 2015
A journey of institutional Building in

1. Legal Structure of IDSP:

Institute for Development Studies and Practices (IDSP-Pakistan) is a
natural outcome of the Dr. Quratulain Bakhteari’s more than 38 years of
experience in the field of Development. She conceptualized the idea of
IDSP in 1997 after reflecting on her previous experiences of more than
two decades at that time. On 26 December 1998, IDSP got registered
under the “Voluntary Social Walfare Agencies (Registration & Control)
Ordinance 1961 (X LVI of 1961). As a result an Executive Committee has
been formed with the intention that, it will be reconstructed by replacing
IDSP’s graduates as member of the Executive Committee. Therefore a
meeting of the general body of Institute for Development Studies and
Practices (IDSP) was held in the month of January 2015 and elected 7
graduates of IDSP as a member of the Executive Committee. This has
been endorsed by Social Welfare Department too. On 19 November 2015.
In the same year of the Social Welfare Department has reaffirmed IDSP
and clarified it in the NGO’s clearance process.

IDSP’s National Programming Center (NPC) located at Quetta Balochistan,
while its national and international coordinating office is located in
Karachi, Sindh.

Shahjahan Ali Akbar Syed Zia ul Haq

President Vice President I Vice President II

Quetta Balochistan Umerkot Sindh Pakpatan Punjab

Mohammad Younis Saqib Hayat Ali Khan Sumera Mehboob

General Secretary Joint General Secretary Secretary Finance

Kalat Balochistan Swat Khebar Pakhtun Khwah Khuzdar Balochistan

Zahoor Khatak

Secretary Information

Muzafara Garh Panjab
Trust for Development Studies & Practices (TDSP):

Trust for Development Studies and Practices
(TDSP) is an umbrella organization of IDSP that
provides support to all activities and programs of
IDSP and IDSP’s UCD, particularly ensuring
financial sustainability and providing technical
assistance to the institute. The TRUST came into existence ten years ago,
for the financial sustainability, technical assistance and management of
those projects which are beyond the scope and mandate of IDSP.
Therefore, in 2007 Trust for Development Studies and Practices (TDSP)
was registered in Quetta under the TRUST act of Pakistan. The office of
the TDSP is located at Karachi, Sindh and serves as the National and
International Coordinating office as well.

The trust is governed by a strong team of trustees who resourcefully
monitor the activities of TDSP and give their commendable support to
make it as useful as possible.

Institute for Development Studies and Practices (IDSP-Pakistan)

Who we are: Institute for Development Studies and Practices
(IDSP-Pakistan) is a practice based development space which works as a
national level institution by offering open ‘Learning Spaces’ with the focus
to achieve its mission statement: “To nurture and develop individuals and
communities that will change the power structures by demystifying the
processes of education and development and generate value based
partnerships and practices at all levels”. With high quality intellectual
activism of Balochistan’s young women & men, the institute is working in
the field of development since 1998 with its National Programming Center
(NPC) located at Quetta Balochistan, while its national and international
coordinating office is located in Karachi, Sindh.

It is a space where the motivated individuals can learn, promote, practice
and together try to create an environment where the dominant
development and education systems can be demystified and create
alternative models of development and education through community

What we do: Since its establishment, IDSP has been conducting
courses for the community development by empowering the young and
excluded population of the country and region. More importantly, in order
to maintain a high quality of courses, IDSP has conducted a number of
studies, researches, internal and third party evaluations; all validating the
successful testing of the original concept and idea of Institute for
Development Studies and Practices (IDSP).

Why we do: More than 60% of Pakistan's population is between 15-35
years of age, almost 80% of them are excluded from the meaningful
educational and Livelihood processes and opportunities. IDSP believes
that in the current situation of the country, region, and world we need to
create, develop and promote alternate spaces which focus on the ideas
and energies of the young and youth who are systematically being
excluded from the mainstream system of education and livelihood. This
great human energy and learning space can build intellectual activism,
practice-based leadership and ensure developmental changes and
growth in the lives and livelihoods of young women and men who have no
space or formally certified credentials to explore their abilities for
personal and professional growth and development. The purpose of
IDSP's interventions is to reduce and eventually end this exclusion.
Hence, IDSP has spread to the length and breadth of country graduating
over 7000 learners from diverse communities and ethnicities across
Pakistan in general and Balochistan in particular. As a human resource
development institute, IDSP has produced great leaders who are working
tirelessly to bring about the positive change in the country by extending
their services in the areas of intellectual and social entrepreneurship.
IDSP has friends, supporters and well-wishers nationally and
internationally and is one of the leading development organizations of the
country with wide-ranging recognition and identity.

Step forward: Over the last seventeen years, the idea and concepts
of Dr. Quratulain Bakhteari (Founding Director, IDSP) have been tested in
IDSP with diverse groups of young people from all over the region. It was
the successful practice and application of these ideas that got
transformed into an Institute for Development Studies and Practices and
is now further growing into the establishment of IDSP’s University of
Community Development (UCD). As a matter of fact, Dr. Bakhteari’s
concept began as an individual idea that was transformed into an
institution after going through a rigorous process of practices,
experiences and testing. The lessons of this journey from a micro
individual idea into institutionalization in the form of a worldview, a
perspective, and philosophy, has become a learning model and case
study that will provide a strong foundation to the first ever non-formal
University of Community Development of the region.

IDSP’s University of Community Development:
IDSP’s University of Community Development is the
natural evolution of Institute for Development Studies
and Practices (IDSP) Eighteen years’ practices,
experiences, lessons, evaluations, research, and
studies. Since its inception in 1998 IDSP is an open
learning space for the excluded and out of system youth of the country
where theory and practice/ research based courses are conducted to
create an intellectually rich and practically active human resource as
social and intellectual entrepreneurs.
IDSP’s foundations were laid with the idea of creating a critical knowledge
and practice centric University. The knowledge is aimed for critical
thinking and its practice and hence, the courses cover both the theory
and practice. The theory and practice based course are united into a
conceptual framework that starts from self, family, community and the
world. IDSP’s more than one and half decade experience in conducting
these courses has organically evolved into the establishment of
University of Community Development (UCD).
The University is based and established on the belief that it is a space of
learning and practice where knowledge is gained, exchanged and
disseminated, hence by every definition of the word it is a University. UCD
neither awards formal degree or credentials nor it recognizes one,
especially in enrolling the learners (students). The university, however,
maintains a very strong and standardized eligibility criterion for its faculty
and learners of different levels of courses.
The government of Balochistan leased 4 acres of land in 2005 to
IDSP-Pakistan for establishing IDSP’s University of Community
Development (UCD) in Hanna, Baluchistan.
The physical building is constructed with mud while the people from
within the community have provided technical support; thus local and
indigenous resources have been used in constructing the building of
University. Recycled doors and windows have been used and the building
is now ready for conducting courses.
The energy needs of campus are fulfilled by installing bio gas plants, solar
panels and wind energy for electricity generation.
Systems development is also one of the important programs that aim to
review, create, develop and strengthen the institutional systems of IDSP
and its university of community development. It supports and provides
services to the overall institute to strategize and smoothly deliver the
programmatic activities. The program covers following of the areas.
Intellectual Activism Internal Controls and Management:

1. IDSP has its core learning model for the development of 1. A strong team of Finance Manager and officers is working in IDSP
individual. IDSP focuses on the “Self growth and development, Quetta and Karachi office under the Mentoring of Chief Finance Officer
Individual’s identity development, Professional growth, and from Karachi. IDSP’s Finance system has working experience of
Leadership development” of the individuals by using, following National and International Donors including U.N and World Bank
of the learning course/processes as a means. projects.
i. Tronsformative Citizenship Course (Two years) 2. Shakil U Rehman firm of Karachi conducts annual financial audits of
ii. Leadership Development Course (One year) IDSP on the closing of fiscal year on regular basis.
iii. Fellowship Program (One year) 3. An effective and efficient Admin and H.R system of IDSP functions in all
of IDSP’s offices under the Mentoring and technical assistance from
iv. Entrepreneurship Course (Two year)
Karachi office of IDSP.
2. A group of well trained Faculty Members are leading the courses 4. A group of senior management is looking the overall programmatic and
and providing services in teaching in courses, facilitating the administrative management and specipic program entitled
learners in their field practices and guiding them as a Mentor for “Institutional Building” is focus on the area of systems.
their personal and professional growth. 5. IDSP has a very reliable,effective and efficient group of Executive
3. A diverse group of intellectuals, academicians, activists and Committee/board of its own graduates. These are the true custodian
practitioners is engage with IDSP as a Resource Person for of the institute.
teaching in courses, faculty development, providing intellectual 6. A USA based organization NGOSource has certified IDSP-Pakistan as an
assistance and faculty development. These contains members Equivalency Determination (“ED”) Applicant. NGOsource certifies EDs
form all over the country with different background and for U.S. Grant-makers, so the grant-maker can meet their tax
experience. compliance requirements and give to your NGO with fewer restrictions.
7. IDSP has been clarified by the Social Welfare Department on 19
4. IDSP has an Academic Council that include activists, intellectuals November 2015 under the current clearance process of NGOs in
and academicians, who are nationally and internationally Pakistan.
recognized in their own fields. The purpose of this Council is to
8. Trust for Development Studies and Practices (TDSP) is available in
provide volunteer advisory services to IDSP regarding
Karachi that IDSP has created it for the financial sustainability,
standardization of the courses and practices/ interventions
technical assistance and managing those projects which are beyond
according to the learning model of IDSP “Creating Systems of
the scope and mandate of IDSP.
Learning (CSL) model”.
Our strengths: Our physical presence:

We have 7000 graduates/volunteers representing all A.IDSP National Programming Center (NPC):
The NPC is located in Quetta City of Balochistan where a
over the country working in 4 provinces including, Azad
team of professionals are managing the programs and
Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. currently we work with more projects of IDSP. It provides mentoring support and
than 67 families by engaging their individuals. technical assistance to the team and visionary direction
to the entire institute. The NPC ensures quality in the
Currently we have a group of 40 fellows which are deliverable and sustainability of the entire organization.
working in their native communities among their own B. National and International Coordinating Office
people for change through community partnership. A at Karachi.
group of senior faculty are looking the thematic portfolios The National and International Coordinating Office is
of IDSP and managing the responsibility of teaching, located in Karachi. It is a space where a team of highly
mentoring, delivering field based assignments and advance and technically refined team is working for the
producing new knowledge on grass root level. We have a national and international coordination, networking and
group of senior management who look after the entire collaboration, seeking new opportunities, connecting
needs with resources and conducting the professional
institute, its administrative and programmatic operation development courses.
and direction of the institute. Also we have a group of
C. IDSP’s University of Community Development at
well know intellectuals, academicians, activist and ,
Hanna Balochistan.
practitioner who provide volunteer services as a resource
The government of Balochistan leased 4 acres of land in
persons in the conduction of our thematic courses. We 2005 in Hanna Valley of District Quetta, Balochistan, to
have a group of 15 most senior academicians, IDSP-Pakistan for establishing IDSP’s University of
intellectuals and activists as an Academic Council Community Development (UCD). This is a space of
continuing education, innovations, creation and,
representing all over the country. We have an Executive
conduction of learning courses and awarding fellowships
Committee/Board of our own graduates who manages and entrepreneurship for the excluded youth and young
and oversee the institute as a custodian. We support 10 population.
well known national level NGOs or our graduates D. Community Learning Centers in 11 communities
covering all over country. Currently we manages 67 of five districts in Balochistan.
community partnerships in Balochistan and Sindh A number of 13 CLCs are educating the children in 11
communities of 5 districts in Balochistan and Sindh
provinces of Pakistan. We have 3976 followers on under the leadership of IDSP’s community based
Facebook and 0.1 million on Google. Mentors.
IDSP’s Model of Learning:
IDSP has a its own learning model, called creating systems of learning (CSL) that provides a framework for learning and action at IDSP. The CSL
is a six years learning model that helps to induct the out of school adolescent, youth and young in different learning programs, polishes their
hidden skills, provides them opportunities to practice their ideas and abilities and than contribute back in society for a positive social change.

Entrepreneurship in the area of Intellectual Entrepreneurship and Social Venture:
IDSP awards two sets of entrepreneurship (intellectual entrepreneurship and social venture) for a
maximum period of two years to the graduates/fellows who are best suited and practiced for their
tasks. The entrepreneurship are decided by an external panel including members of Academic
council, experts of relevant field and representatives of the community, after a very thorough
assessment of fellow’s previous practices in the same field.
The two years entrepreneurship concludes the six years learning model of IDSP and the learners
are expected to start their independent initiatives and join the larger group of IDSP alumni as
member of fellows’ council of IDSP or even join as IDSP core staff or Faculty.

Fellowship Program:
The fellowship program is placed between the one-year theory and practice based “Leadership
Development Course” course and the two years entrepreneurship program of IDSP's CSL.The
graduates of IDSP, who want to materialize their ideas, strive to contribute in the process of
change and seek his/her idea as a future career path can apply for this. This also purposes to
prepare the graduates for the upcoming level of two years entrepreneurship. The selection of
practice location depends on the nature of the idea that a fellow owns. They can initiate practices
in their native communities or can be placed in IDSP or in any other relevant institution/
organization for further learning and practices.

Theory and Practice-Based Leadership Development Course:
This is a one-year theory and practice based “Leadership Development” course at IDSP’s regional
Campus in Hanna valley of Quetta. The course is designed for the young and youth between the
ages of 19 to 35 and is aimed to create cadres of young intellectual and social entrepreneurs. The
graduates of the course have multiple choices before the conclusion of the course. The graduates
either join their communities as intellectual entrepreneurs applying their knowledge to practice
their ideas of change and emerge as a community leader or start-up social ventures as social
entrepreneurs for larger social change initiative.

Transformative Citizenship:
In the CSL model, the first category of two years learning, literacy and skill development course is
titled transformative citizenship program (TCP). The TCP caters the un-schooled, drop outs, walk
outs and miss outs adolescents between the ages of 9 to 18 at IDSP’s community based learning
centers. The two years TCP program is further divided into segments of literacy, life skills, and
vocational training for creating dignified living with the commitment of social change for those
who are living on the margins and excluded from the mainstream formal education system.
Courses and Practices Offered in 2014 for Different Age Groups

Enrolled Learners
Thematic focus in the
light of Global Goals for
Age group (in years) S.# Offered courses in last reporting period Number of people Number of people
Development” Male Female who directly who in-directly
benefited benefited

1 ● Quality Education Early childhood development project 645 5340 5985 53865

0 to 18 years 2 ● Quality Education Transformative Citizenship Courses 210 150 360 3240

3 ● Quality Education Hanna educational program 45 0 45 405

4 ● Quality Education Enabling and educating the blinds in Balochistan 40 30 70 630
Sub total of enrolled learners 6460 58140

● Peace and Justice
● Sustainable cities &
● Gender equality
5 ● Reduce inequalities Creating young community leaders course 6 23 29 261
18 to 25 years
6 Peace and Justice Youth for Peace through Film/ documentary Making Course 26 4 30 270

● Gender equality
● Good jobs and Women empowerment through vocational training and
7 Economic Growth entrepreneurship opportunities 0 10 10 90

8 ● Good health Midwifery development course 0 165 165 1485
Sub total of enrolled learners 234 2106
● No Poverty
● Gender equality
● Good jobs and
Economic Growth
25 to 30 years ● Quality education
● Clean water and
● Reduce inequalities
● Sustainable cities &
● Protection of planet
11 ● Peace and justice Fellows of one year fellowship program 17 24 41 369
Sub total of enrolled learners 41 369

Each entrepreneur focuses
multiple themes (details are
mentioned in the chapter of
30 years and above 12 Entrepreneurship) Intellectual entrepreneurship 6 1 7 63

● Good health
● Good jobs and
Economic Growth
13 ● Reduce inequalities Entrepreneurs of Social ventures for midwifes 0 185 185 1665
● Gender equality
Sub total of enrolled learners 192 1728

Grand Total 6927 62343
“It is easier to build strong children
than to

repair broken men."

1. Early childhood education and development"

To ‘Ensure the Best Start in Life for Children’ a three year AusAID funded
project ‘Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program has been
commenced by the Aga Khan Foundation (Pakistan) in the 75
Government Primary Schools in three districts, Gawader, Qilla Saifullah
and Quetta, of Balochistan. IDSP is implementing ECD project in 30 Govt
schools of Quetta with close coordination of education department and
educating to parents and caregivers on parenting and early childhood
development through its Family resource center.

The overall goal of the project is to ‘Enhance Access, Equity and Quality of
education for all with increased gender parity and participation and
sustainability of community interventions’. The program was focus on
three major areas areas; enhancement of the learning abilities of children
in early years, capacity development of key stakeholders, and increasing
the involvement of the community in Early Childhood Development.
“too often we give children answers to remember rather than
questions to think and explore the answers”

Transformative citizenship and critical
education courses for the out of
school of children and adults.

The two years learning, literacy and
skill development course is titled
transformative citizenship program
(TCP). The TCP caters the
un-schooled, drop out, miss-out and
walkout children and adolescents
between the ages of 9 to 18 at IDSP
community learning centers. The
two years TCP program is further divided into the segments of literacy,
life skills, and vocational training for creating dignified living with the
commitment of social change for those who are living on the margins and
excluded from the mainstream formal education system. Its selection
aims for those most disenfranchised from social and political systems
including those who have never been to school; those whose
powerlessness is tied to economic systems. This is a participatory
approach that draws on people’s strengths and life experiences and draw
connections between people ’ s lived realities and the structures under
study, to draw out how interconnected and critical the notion of
citizenship is.

During the current report period, IDSP has organized the “Transformative
Citizenship” courses in Eleven 12 community-based learning centers of
five different districts in Balochistan while the critical pedagogical
approach has been used for delivering the courses.
“good english, wells spoken and well
written can open more doors than
college degree”

2. Hanna educational program

English language is the most widespread and become a world language in
politics, science, trade, technology and cultural relations. Majority world
scientific journals and other readings are being published in English.
Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to be able at least to read, write and
speak English to avail the global opportunities. Unfortunately it is the
most vulnerable area in education in all over the province Balochistan.
Expect Quetta city which is the provincial capital, there is no any
professional institute that can facilitate the children to learn the foreign

In August, 2010 IDSP has initiated the Hanna Educational Program to
educate the children of Hanna community who are not being facilitated by
the mainstream system of education. At one hand the area is deprived
due to unavailability of quality education and at the other hand, there is
not any proper governmental efforts that can fulfill the needs of the
community. The community had shown their interest in educating the
new generation according to the global challenges. IDSP is already
working in the same area by constructing an University of Community
Development for the excluded, dropout, walkout and missed out youth
and young people of the world. IDSP has decided to offer a kind of
program to the community of Hanna according to their needs.

The HEP is now functional and delivering courses of English language and
the residents of Hanna community got positive results from this. The
learners are now able fluent in reading, speaking and writing English. .
“creating an inclusive society
by supporting independent living for
3. Enabling and educating the blinds in Balochistan

In Pakistan, where the literacy rate for normal people and facilities is very
low, there are very few education institutions or facilities for disabled/
special persons. Balochistan is the biggest province of Pakistan (area
wise). Sparsely populated, the province is adjacent to Afghanistan and
has shared Afghan refugee problems with NWFP. Quetta is its capital and
it the only school for the blind in Balochistan is located here.
Unfortunately, the blind students had to follow the Province Sindh and
Punjab Board ’ s textbooks due to unavailability of Balochistan Board ’ s
text Books in Braille language. Braille education is the most effective way
of teaching the blinds. It is a code—a system of dots that represent the
letters of the alphabet and that your child can use to read independently
and to write down his own ideas.

IDSP in collaboration with Social Welfare Department and Complex for
Special Education/Blind School is facilitating the visually disabled children
“If your actions inspire others to
dream more, learn more, do more and
become more, you are a leader”

4. Creating young community leaders course

It is our learning that youth strongly aspires for community leadership
and social change but due to lack of necessary knowledge, skills,
environment and spaces they cannot rely upon their innate potentials.
In this connection, IDSP has developed a highly successful model of
“ Building Young Community Leadership ” through community-based
engagement and activism. The IDSP’s Process of leadership development
can be described by three steps: 1). Self Development, 2). Individual
Development, 3). Identity Development and 4). Leadership Development.
To become effective leaders, youth must be aware of themselves – of
their current situation and challenges, of their goals and aspirations, and
of their potential for success and leadership – and be aware of the
community that surrounds them. Once aware, youth must analyze
themselves and their communities, become knowledgeable about them,
and become able to engage the community and propose solutions.
Awareness and analysis, however, are not sufficient. Action must follow.
Youth must not only be able to chart the course of action, but they must
also engage in implementing solutions through community engagement.
This is an active process that applies equally to individual development as
to social action. Through this Process, young people work together,
support each other, build trust in family and community, learn about and
promote their heritage, family history, and develop skills and
commitment to serve their community. It also engages parents and
families to become active partners in development.
Therefore, IDSP has engaged a cadre of young community leaders from
26 districts of Balochistan in theory and practice based course “Creating
Young Community Leader ” . The conceptual/thematic sessions have
helped the learner/fellow in overcoming the fears, personal blocks,
behavioral problems and improved confidence, self-esteem and
leadership qualities. The learners are now capable of understanding the
conceptual aspects of their issues and its nexus with the global
exploitative systems, policies, standards and frameworks. The
learner/fellow are now working on various social issues at their native
rethinking representational practices in knowledge
building and communication”
The innovation of film-making in Balochistan and Rural Sindh

Youth for Peace through Film/documentary

Pakistan is south Asia’s second largest populated country with
about 67% of the youth population. Young/ youth have huge
potential for bringing a positive social change in society but
ironically in our case, these are proving a hindrance rather
than a driving force for the development process. For the last
few decades, the region in general and Pakistan, in particular,
is faced with the phenomena of militancy intolerance, target
killing of religious, sectarian and ethnic minorities, extremism
and terrorism. Various educational, political and other
institutions that are supposed to direct the collective energy of
the youth in a productive manner have failed to fulfill their
responsibilities. Lack of livelihood opportunities,on the other
hand, has only multiplied the negative impact, caused by the
spate of violence. The upshot of this apathy has provided an
opportunity to the vested interest groups to use the young/
youth as a fuel to the ever rising fundamentalism, militancy,
and terrorism.

Youth has great potentials to resist the social and cultural
biases and they have deep respect for diversity and
co-existential manner of life. Unfortunately, due to their low
educational credentials or illiteracy, the can not express or
communicate their thoughts, feelings, ideas, issues and
conflicts with people in the world. We believe that the medium
of film can help them to easily communicate their message to
the world.

IDSP has organized a theory and practice based one and a half
year film-making course for a diverse group of 30 young girls
and boys from Balochistan and Sindh, with equal participation
of youth from different religious, ethnic, Sectarian and
socio-economic background.

The course has enhanced their conceptual understanding over
the themes of Peace & justice, Human rights, Tolerance,
Harmony, Crises of identity, Rights of minorities and
vulnerable and the skills of film/ documentary making while
the practical phase of the course has provided them
opportunity to practice their dreams and produce short films
or documentaries around their own issues and ideas. As a
result, 30 documentaries and short films have been produced
by the learners. The course will be concluded in the month of
June 2015 by organizing a national level film festival where the
learners of IDSP film-making course will screen their films.

“there is not tool for development
more effective than the empowerment
of women”
Social entrepreneurship for women
Women empowerment through vocational training and
entrepreneurship opportunities

Only 15.76 percent of the women have
been allowed to take part in the
socio-economic uplift of the country
even though women constitute more or
less 50 percent of the total population.

Further, the women who are included
in the workforce remain underpaid.
According to the Pakistan Bureau of
Statistics, the average monthly
working wage for women in Pakistan is
slightly over 8,000 rupees as against
the minimum wage notified by the
government which stands at 13,000
rupees per month.

Politically conscious and culturally well endowed, resource-rich
Baluchistan is Pakistan ’ s least developed province with a high rate of
maternal mortality, female illiteracy, unemployment, and gender
disparity. It has no access to enabling opportunities, which are required
for empowering women in any modern and civilized society. In short,
Baluchistan has become a war zone and women are being threatened to
stay inside the home or otherwise they will have to suffer. Moreover,
these women have never been trained for the possibility of being left
behind to support themselves, their children or family. Hundreds of men
have gone injured, presumably abducted or killed in the current conflict in

The traditional art of embroidery and various stitches which usually passes down
from mother to daughter over generations. Their art remained unexplored and
unpaid due to insufficient skills and knowledge about the market needs and
modern techniques of the mentioned field.

Therefore, IDSP has organized vocational and dress designing courses to
economically empower the women so that, they can initiate self-sufficient
business ventures and earn with pride and dignity from their homes. IDSP
has trained 20 girls from 10 districts of Balochistan during 2012-13 which
are now working as entrepreneurs and initiated their own business of
dressmaking in their native communities for improving their economic,
social and emotional condition. Each of them has further trained
minimum 10 women of their communities. During the year 2015 IDSP has
organized a refresher course for them. The purpose of the this course was
to update the knowledge and skills of the learners with the growing
market needs.
“improving the health and well-being of women and infants
in Balochistan and Rural Sindh by strengthening the
profession of midwifery”

The situation in Balochistan

Women remain the worst sufferers of the prevailing unrest in
Pakistan's least developed but resource-rich province. They live
under the constant shadow of poverty, unemployment, illiteracy
and growing radicalization. According to Pakistan Health
Demographic Survey (PHDS), Balochistan stands first in terms of
Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) as compared to other provinces of
the country. Long distances, cultural taboos, poor communication
systems and lack of basic health facilities compound the problems
of women. A large number of women lose the battle for life during
pregnancy. “Out of 100,000 women, 785 die in Balochistan as
compared to 272 in rest of the country,” the survey revealed. The
situation is dire, health experts warn.

Except Quetta, the provincial capital of militancy-hit Balochistan,
gynecologists are rare in remote areas of the province. Most of the
pregnant women are treated by traditional, unskilled birth
attendants. “Growing militarisation forced skilled birth attendants
to flee from rural parts of the province.
We have trained 165 midwives in Balochistan and Sindh Province of Pakistan

11,969 mothers in last 4 years
We have saved the lives of

We have delivered 11,969 babies

We have referred 15,096 patients and did not left for dying Midwifery Training & Development
While we have safely managed 358 Maternal complications

We have treated 11,100 patients in OPDs.
Since 2010, IDSP is organizing Midwifery
Development Courses to educate young
women from rural Balochistan and Sindh in
the field of midwifery. To reduce the
maternal and infant mortality and improve
their health, IDSP’s Midwifery Training
Program has contributed greatly and saved
the lives of children and mothers through its
professionally trained community-based
midwives. IDSP expects its trained
midwives as community leaders to lead and
assist their communities regarding various
issues of women rather than only
performing as birth attendants. In this
connection, IDSP conducts 4 month ’ s
leadership courses that enhance the
conceptual and ideological understanding
of midwives as a community leader. It
enhances the role of a midwife as an agent
of change rather than a typical birth
attendant. The Health Department of
province Balochistan and Sindh is providing
great assistance in conducting the said

IDSP midwifery program organizes four
types of courses for midwives. It includes
following the courses:

1. Community Midwifery Course in Karachi
2. Community Midwifery Course in Quetta
3. Continued Medical Education (CME) for
4. Leadership course for Midwives
“IDSP believes that
every youth deserves a second chance
to practice, their dreams”

Idea Based Fellowship Program For Out Of
School Youth
During the year 2014, IDSP has awarded 40 young individuals with a
one-year fellowship opportunity that will help them to learn, practice and
demonstrate their abilities to cultivate the seeds of change in their
families and communities that will lead to a positive social change from
local to regional and ultimately global level. The one-year fellowship
opportunity refines their fellowship idea and makes them ready for the
upcoming level of two year’s entrepreneurship in the learning model of
IDSP. After the conclusion of the one-year fellowship program their ideas,
progress and impacts will be assessed by a panel if they were interested
in the entrepreneurship program of IDSP.
Entrepreneurs replace

“I wish”


“I will”


Name of entrepreneur: Shams U ddin
Idea: “Sheep farming by adopting the life of Shepherd”
MR. Shams is one of the learner of IDSP Pakistan. With the
entrepreneurship support of IDSP he has developed a flock of sheep and
adopted the nomadic life of shepherds. His family and forefathers were
long-time sheepherders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Balochistan sheep
farming is a major field in the overall sector of livestock development and
further livestock is the most important sector of the rural economy that
contributes about 40 per cent to the provincial GDP. 70 percent
population of the province is directly or indirectly involved in livestock
farming. The province caters to the needs of leather and carpet industries
by supplying hide and wool to these sectors.
Shams through his entrepreneurship not only economically contributes in
his family’s livelihood but also produces and explores new knowledge
through adopting the world’s second oldest profession. He through his
earning contributes in the financial sustainability of IDSP courses too.
His primary message is an important one: that young people can and
should be able to view their past as an advantage; that they should take
pride in their traditional ways of life rather than being taught to be
ashamed of it and encouraged to abandon it in favor of some urban ideal.
Name of entrepreneur: Abdul Hai

Idea: “ Revitalizing the traditional sources of water, education, justice
and conflict resolution through engaging indigenous people of
Mr. Abdu Hai is currently an entrepreneur IDSP Pakistan and was a learner
of IDSP’s Community Development courses in 2008. Hai has emerged as a
professional of community development. He has managed to mobilize the
divided community of Kamalzai [a remote village of District Pishin] and
helped them to come together for the creation of new solutions of
increasing issues militancy, extremism, and intolerance. By using the
approach of community development, he has organized the neighboring
communities and enabled them to collectively work for the solution of
their issues. The participation of the community in social activism is very
encouraging and it has been insured by Abdul Hai ’ s continued
mobilization during the entire period of his learning and practice.

Name of entrepreneur: Sharif Shambezai
Idea: Rights based movement for ensuring the compensation and
resettlement of Mirani Dam’s affectees.

Mr. Sharif is an entrepreneur of IDSP-Pakistan and focuses on “Exploring
the causes and effects of Mirani Dam ” . He has organized the affected
communities of Mirani Dam for ensuring the compensation and
resettlement of the displaced 10,000 families.

The Mirani Dam in district Kech has affected 10,000 families in 2007 and
the affected communities suffered from thrust, hunger, and
homelessness; animals died and thus hundreds of people migrated from
the said areas.

Sharif with the support of his community and like-minded people from all
over the country has raised their voice and peacefully resisted for their
rights. As a result, Wapda and Planning Commission of Pakistan have
finally and formally accepted the responsibility of damages and got
agreed to pay the compensation amount PKRs. 4,000,000,000 to the
affected families of Mirani Dam. In the current year, an amount of PKRs.
3,000,000,000 rupees have been released as a first installment. The
second installment will be released latter.
Name of entrepreneur: Illyas Indriyas
Idea: Illyas Inderyas Establishment of “Afalah Without Walls ” – space for the
marginalized Christian Community of Balochistan
Mr. Ilyas is an Entrepreneur of IDSP and he belongs to Christian Community of
Quetta Balochistan. As his idea was to work for the marginalized Christian
Community of Balochistan, he successfully established his organization called as
‘Alfalah-Without Wall” in August, 1999 and got it registered under Government
of Pakistan’s Societies Act of 1961 in order to carry on and expand this pivotal
work and to address the socio-economic and educational challenges that the
marginalized minority community had been confronting in the country for a long
Alfallah Without Walls is using their full energies for the educational, skills
enhancement, exposure and training of male and female youth, children, and
adolescents and, women who have made a great change in their lives situations
and a great majority of them have found good jobs.
A large group of parents and community representatives have been mobilized
for the development and empowerment of this ethno-religious minority

Name of entrepreneur: Mr. Raziq Faheem

Idea: College of Youth Activism and Development.

Mr. Raziq is a senior entrepreneur of IDSP. Raziq happened to be a founding
faculty member of IDSP who has contributed to the growth and development of
IDSP. After completing the learning period IDSP has supported him to establish
an organization around his own idea. He has utilized the entrepreneurship
opportunity and established a separate organization “CAYYAD” with the mission:
“striving for the development of young people for self–reliance and tolerance,
facilitating them to capitalize their potential for sustainable peace and
development at all levels. CAYYAD has established strong connections with
various organizations in order to work for youth in the country.

Name of entrepreneur: Saima Channa

Idea: Centre of learning arts and skill for children

Ms. Saima is one of the entrepreneurs in the area of Intellectual
Entrepreneurship. IDSP sustained her entrepreneur and Saima by availing the
entrepreneur opportunity has established a center of informal education in her
community. A majority of the people in her community are the poor laborer,
living without any basic facilities of life. There is not any school or other
educational institution in her community and children are mostly roaming
aimlessly. She engages her community’s children in creative learning activities
including seminars, art, and painting, theater shows, dramas and stage show for
highlighting the issues of the community.

Name of entrepreneur: Barkat Shah
Idea: Institute of Development Research and Applied Knowledge (IDRAK)
- For Change

Mr. Barkat has been graduated from IDSP’s development studies course in
1999 and further contributed as a faculty member of IDSP for more than
eight years. He has established an organization with the name of Institute
of Development Research and Applied Knowledge (IDRAK) - For Change,
in Quetta Balochistan. IDRAK-For Change is a Quetta-based organization
and is was conceived as a Fellow initiative which was later formally
converted into a research institute for change.

IDRAK has successfully conducted various researches, surveys and
evaluation on provincial and national. IDRAK-For change is working with
the following core thrusts...

1.Research and advocacy


3.Linkages, networks, and partnership

4.Promotion of local language and literature

5.Supporting research and advocacy ventures

6.Training and capacity building

Name of entrepreneur: Ahmed Jan Baloch

Idea: “Development Organization for Social Transformation (DOST)”

Mr. Ahmed Jan has been graduated from IDSP development Studies
Course in 1999. He has worked with different NGOs for more than 10
years. During his professional career, he realized that, individuals working
with different organizations can not practice their vision of social change
or social transformation in a real manner, due to the donor-driven
approach, improper Implementations of development projects, promoting
dependency rather than self-sufficiency and many more. Therefore, he
along with friends and like-minded individuals has formed Balochistan
Public Affairs Council to highlight and contribute to addressing the
Socio-economic, political and developmental issues of Pakistan. Later-on
B-PAC (which was not an officially recognized forum) has been
transformed into a “Development Organization for Social Transformation
(DOST Balochistan)” and got registered under the Social Welfare
Ordinance 1961 in 2008. The working areas of DOST includes education,
health, poverty alleviation, social mobilization, natural disasters, research
and development, peace building and women empowerment.
DOST has implemented the various project in the field of development
Provinces Balochistan, and is committed to engaging the deprived,
vulnerable and excluded groups of society for their social, economic and
political empowerment through active participation in decision-making

Name of entrepreneur: Ali Akbar Rahemo

Idea: Association for Water, Applied Education & Renewable Energy
Mr. Ali Akber has been graduated from IDSP’s Development Studies
Course in the year 2000. After graduating from the course, he worked with
various organizations to fulfill the needs of livelihood and the thrust of
new learning and experiences but the attractive salaries, relax nature of
the job and other hi-fi facilities in his professional career could not inspire
him. Therefore, he has left his job and return to his own community with a
realization that his native community (Thar Parkar) and his own people
needs focus attention from him which he can not pay due to the job. His
area (Thar Parkar) is arid and semi-arid, recurring droughts, quality and
access to water are among major problems of the area.
AWARE strives for the social change in which people need to be organized
so that they can set the pace and direction of development, change, and
related policies. Simultaneously the organization believes in educating
and mobilizing people with respect to social, political and economic issues
on the basis of sound knowledge and information as they can effectively
play their role.
International Local and National
Partners and Donors

1. Azad Film Production
2. Qatar Hospital Karachi
3. Social Welfare
5. Special School for Blinds.
6. Agha Khan
7. Infaq Foundation
8. Action Aid Pakistan
9. Skill Development
Council (SDC) Karachi
10. Social Welfare
Department Balochistan
11. Health Department
12. Health Department
13. Education Department
14. Complex for Special
Education Balochistan
15. AWAR Thar Parkar
16. DOST Organization
17. IDRAK for Change
19. Alfallah Without Walls