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06May 2017

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Indus Earth Trust is launching a water replenishment project in Kohistan, Thatta district for which Coca-Cola has provided assistance amounting to Rs. 19 million.

Focusing on water resource management systems the project aims to provide remote communities in Kohistan, Thatta with access to water through replenishment of ground water and rainwater harvesting.

The project will benefit about 600 households in some 40 villages, and targets SDG 3 (Better health and Wellbeing) and SDG 6 (Clean water and Sanitation).

The project will focus on water harvesting through lined water reservoirs and rehabilitation of some existing Rehabilitation of 20 dug wells is also planned through brick-lining, capping and installation of hand pumps. The water extracted will be collected in covered tanks and then distributed through channels for household use, kitchen gardening, and troughs for the livestock.

Formation of CBOs to facilitate WASH trainings and skills, especially to the village women is an integral part of the project. It envisages to lessen the burden of water carrying by women, by making it more accessible to them.

15Sep 2016

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IET’s CEO Shahid Sayeed Khan attended the IUCN Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii, held in September 2016, and presented IET’s proposal on Declaration of Astola Island as a Marine Protected Area, to facilitate the conservation of Pakistan’s heritage, its ecologically rich coastal belt. The proposal was accepted and endorsed by all the 10,000 IUCN members attending the conference.

The agenda of the congress was how best to preserve the eco system that the world relies on and reduce the rising temperatures so that the climate doesn’t go to a level where it becomes a threat to human existence. Says Shahid, “10 hectic days. Most incredible time. Met amazing people from many corners of the globe. Incase anyone is wondering what IUCN does. All present are trying to contribute towards making the planet a place that our children will find as beautiful as experienced by their parents. Reducing green house gases, providing sustainable solutions in the energy sector, reuse of water, livelihoods, protecting marine life, reducing pollution on land and sea.”

 

 

 

 

12Sep 2016
Food Aid Package 2016
GM Finance & Accounts Mr. Asim Muhammed Khan distributes the Food Aid
In continuation of the IET’s endeavour of providing Food Aid, started last year in Ramzan, this year too IET distributed 52 Food Packages to Widows & Disabled Women in Neelam Colony Karachi on 3rd August, 2016.
The distribution ceremony was arranged by the registered Community Organizations setup by IET in Neelam Colony. IET’s GM Finance and Accounts Mr. Asim Muhammed Khan, HR and Admin Officer Mr. S. Omair Abbas Ali and  IET’s team member Mr. Saeed took part in the distribution and along with the community members ensured the smooth distribution of supplies.
We are thankful to our donors who made this endeavour a success.

 

17Jun 2016
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IET recently concluded a skills training for representatives of the Production Centres part of the LEED Program, PPAF. 
HKM (Hunar Ki Manzil) is a purely Handicrafts Based training , which offers extensive training covering Skill Enhancement, and Market Exposure. It aims to create employment opportunities for the traditional craftspeople (mostly women) living below the poverty line. HKM hopes to reinvent local craft and introduce a modernised version to the world, something which is being greatly appreciated and is in demand. Through this HKM hopes to  accomplish two things: revive Pakistani culture and bring employment to the local craftsmen.
The conclusion of the 8 day training was marked by a certificate distribution ceremony. Ms. Humera Allwani, ex – MPA Sindh Assembly was the Chief Guest. She spoke to the participants and distributed the certificates to the women and men. 
Duration
8 Days
Venue
Makli – Thatta
Training Institute 
Carlton Studios
No of Participants
26
Participants from
Ghotki, Umer Kot, Tharparkar, Thatta, Badin & Karachi Districts. 
Implemented by 
Indus Earth Trust

 

28Mar 2016

SHahid at Habib Univeristy 2016

CEO of  IET, delivered a well-attended talk  ‘Development with Dignity: The Trickle-Up Effect’ at Habib University. He shared his experiences in the area of sustainable development and his approach in uplifting neglected communities in Pakistan.

During his talk, he discussed the various projects undertaken by IET, explaining how it enables development by focusing on the underlying issues of socio-economic disadvantage. He took the audience through the different projects undertaken by IET, and urged  Habib University’s students and faculty to join in, contributing research and knowledge to help IET deliver even more efficient and sustainable solutions to the people benefitting from its programs.

“You have the facilities and the people here, within Habib University, to help make a difference. Maybe some of you would like to join us and make our planned projects a reality,” he said.

The talk ended with a question-and-answer session, during which students and faculty members raised their concerns regarding development and poverty alleviation in general and climate change. Mr. Khan provided helpfully detailed answers, helping the audience understand that development is a multi-faceted, complex issue that needs to be handled with vision and care for those for whom it is targeted at.

 

28Mar 2016

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If anyone asks you to get up at 6am or something on a Sunday morning and cycle at 7.30 am, what would you do?

I would think twice.

However on 27th March 2016 7.30am a group of committed bikers of Critical Mass Karachi rode to show their support for Indus Earth Trust and help us raise funds. 40 odd Bikers, young and old, women men and children, set of from Seaview, Karachi, to help raise funds for IET to enable it to continue its amazing work in the field of sustainable development. Now thats commitment!

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Whats more they even had us over to share their Nashta (breakfast)  at a Chai Dhaba (tea stall). Needless to say we really enjoyed hanging out with these committed people and sharing their secret diet. We even got a commitment from them to ride all the way to Gharo, Sindh, to check our our facility built up completely by  using Indigenous Building materials. This facility currently houses a training space, LSO office, the offices of the youth organisation and micro-finance head office.

A big thank you to all you bikers, Critical Mass Karachi and Arif Bilguami. Your support meant a lot.

CMK fundraiser

Arif Bilgaumi of CMK, Trustee Afia Salam, Tazeen Hussain and CEO Shahid Sayeed Khan

27Aug 2015

MOTHER & CHILD AND MATERNAL HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (CRPS)

Mother & Child health care is big challenge in rural areas, especially maternal health in coastal areas of Sindh. The need for effective strategies for delivery of healthcare to rural women is paramount and requires a study of maternal perceptions and experiences of the healthcare system. Indus Earth Trust is announcing the TOT on Mother & Child Health care, Nutrition & First Aid for Community Resource Persons (CRPs).

Indus Earth Trust invites the application from the highly professional Individuals & qualified master trainer in the field of Mother & Child and Maternal Health Care. (Only Female Doctors can apply)

Trainer

Qualification – Minimum Bachelors in MBBS

Experience – Minimum Three years as Master Trainer

 

Training

Training Topic – Mother & Child and Maternal Health Care

Training Venue – Makli – Thatta

Training Dates31 Aug – 9 Sep, 2015

Training Language – Sindhi Urdu

Training Material – Sindhi

 

Training Objectives

  • To enhance conceptual understanding of trainers role in adult learning theory  and participatory training technique
  • Mother Child Health Care Preventives
  • Reduce the rate of fetal and infant deaths
  • Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive early and adequate prenatal care
  • Increase the proportion of infants who are breastfed
  • Practically Demo of First Aid activity
  • Open defection hazards

 

Learning Style

The basic learning strategy for CRPs is ‘learning by Doing’. This is accomplished through lectures, tutorial, practical work and group discussion. Highly effective approaches have to use in CRPs training. This program is an excellent combination of interactive tutorial, demonstration, extensive field work led by specialized professional Doctors, brainstorming session and evaluation.

 

Day – 1                                                                                                                              

Introductory Class

  • Introduction/ why are you here.
  • What we want from you?
  • How you will be trained?
  • What will be your duties?
  • What is importance of this course?
  • What are responsibilities?
  • What changes will be in your life due to this training?
  • What is health?
  • How can we achieve better health?
  • What is hygiene?
  • What is importance of hygiene to health?
  • Why is this necessary to cleanse your body?
  • Why is important to keep Home and surrounding clean?
  • How is possible to take care of patients hygiene? What diseases can be spread out due to uncleanliness?

 Day 2

  • What is VITAL SIGN?
  • What is temperature?
  • What is Thermometer?
  • Type of Thermometer
  • How we check Temperature?
  • What is the normal temperature of elders and younger ones?
  • What is Pulse?
  • What is normal Pulse in elders and younger ones?
  • In which parts of the body Pulse can be checked?
  • What is Blood Pressure?
  • How Blood Pressure is examined?
  • What is the normal Blood Pressure of elders and younger ones?
  • What is Respiration?
  • Explain the method to check Respiration.
  • What is the normal Respiration in elders and younger ones?

Question Answers

Discussion on Social Problems

Test/Test result

Day 3

  • Explain the losses due to use of Drugs.
  • Problems faces by women and men due to Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Explain the disease caused by Tobacco.
  • Explain the ways out to Drugs.
  • What are Mental Diseases?
  • Explain the reasons of Mental Diseases.
  • Explains the symptoms of Mental Diseases.
  • How Health and Mental Health can be achieved?

Questions and Answers

Discussion on Social Issues

Test/Test result

Day 4

  • What is Water?
  • What is pure Water?
  • What are the methods to purify water?
  • What is the quantity of water in our body?
  • How much quantity of water should we drink daily?
  • What is water loss?
  • When is water loss?
  • Is this a disease?
  • Explain the reasons and signs of water loss.
  • What precautions are made after signs of water loss?
  • What age group is effected by water loss?
  • Which age group is most effected by water loss?
  • Importance of ODF
  • Open Defection and its Hazards

Day 5

  • What Diet should be given after its signs?
  • What should do in critical loss of water condition in children?
  • How much water children should drink?
  • Which disease can effect children due to water loss?
  • What are the symptoms of water loss in children?
  • What can we do to avoid water loss?

Questions and Answers

Discussion on social issues

Day 6

  • What is Nutrition?
  • What do you mean by Balanced Diet?
  • Balanced Diet Consists of which Nutrition?
  • What are the benefits of food full of Nutrition?
  • What are the losses if food is not full of Nutrition?
  • Is a patient can be healthy due to Balanced Diet?
  • What is difference between Basic food and Supportive food?
  • How better nutrition can be achieved in less income?
  • How many groups are there in Nutrition?
  • What is the importance of balance Diet in children?
  • How health chart of children health can be read?
  • What are the diseases caused by impure food?
  • What are the disease can be if growth is not better?

 

Day 7

  • Mother Child Health Care Preventives
  • Safe Delivery
  • Immunization
  • Checkup during Pregnancy
  • What is vaccine?
  • Explain the importance of vaccine.
  • What is vaccine chart?
  • What is cold chain?
  • What can be the diseases in case of incomplete vaccination?
  • Is the vaccine is just for children?
  • Why is a disease?
  • Write the names of different diseases.
  • What is the Transitive Disease?
  • Write down the names of transitive diseases
  • What is Malaria?
  • What are the symptoms of Malaria?
  • Which Mosquito causes Malaria?
  • How can be avoided by Malaria?
  • Which is the test to affirm Malaria?
  • What is Dengue?
  • What are the symptoms of Dengue?
  • What is the recognition of Dengue Mosquito?
  • How can be avoided by Dengue?
  • What safety measures are to be taken to avoid Dengue?
  • What is typhoid?
  • What are the symptoms of Typhoid?
  • Is it possible to cure Typhoid?

Questions/ Answers

Discussion on social issues

Test/Test result

 

Day 8

  • What is flu?
  • How much water should be drunk in Flu?
  • How can be avoided by Flu?
  • What is Chronic Cough?
  • Is the Chronic Cough dangerous?
  • What is Pneumonia?
  • How Pneumonia affects?
  • What care should be done in Pneumonia?
  • Is it possible to cure Pneumonia?

Question/Answers

Discussion on social issues

Test/Test result

 

Day 9

  • What is Hepatitis?
  • How Hepatitis spread?
  • Is it possible to cure Hepatitis?
  • How many types of Hepatitis are there?
  • How Hepatitis A Spreads?
  • Is it possible to cure Hepatitis A?
  • What safety measures are to be taken in Hepatitis A?
  • How Hepatitis B Spreads?
  • Is it possible to cure Hepatitis B?
  • What safety measures are to be taken in Hepatitis B?
  • How Hepatitis C Spreads?
  • Is it possible to cure Hepatitis C?
  • What safety measures are to be taken in Hepatitis C?

Question/Answers

Discussion on social issues

Test/Test result

 

Day 10

  • What is First Aid?
  • What is importance of first aid?
  • What are the principles of First Aid?

Explain the First Aid of the following

  • What are the First Aids of Snake bite, Scorpion bite, Dog bite, Cat bite, Spider bite, Foot Twist, Poison, Fire?
  • Practical Session on First Aid.

Question/Answers

Discussion on social issues

 Test/Test result