Supporting Government to establish democratic governance at the grassroots level and enabling people to actively participate in the decision making processes constitutes our main goals. The formation of 450 Citizen's Community Boards (CCBs) and linking them with three tire local Government and capacitate them. Organizing Policy Dialogues between people and the government authorities are the steps towards establishing a right based democratic governance that ensures the uplift of the people with dignity and empowerment.
Community Physical Infrastructure
Community physical infrastructure is being done by the organization through need assessment survey. The CCBs listed the priority problems such as irrigation and drinking water, soling, small bridges and shelters on the road sides. SYCOP decided to take initiative by involving Local Government and non-governmental organizations. Following two important projects has been successfully completed by SYCOP in collaboration with UNDP / DTCE and local Councils of Muzaffargarh.
Survey and mapping along with technical support provided to 7 villages of very next neighbor communities of American Electrical Supply Company (AES) Lalpir, Muzaffar Garh. Social responsibility committee of AES has decided to provide one small house consist on one room, one kitchen, one veranda and on toilet to each house hold of all 7 target villages. In this program SYCOP support the peoples and AES, to make their house in shape of modal village. AES Lalpir provided financial support to all targeted communities.
CCBs Mobilization program (2006):
District Muzaffargarh is considered as hub of political activities, but due to unawareness and low literacy rate community was unaware of the importance of the devolution plan. During the last term of District Government, numbers of CCBs were registered, but most of those remained inactive, and people lost interest in CCBs. Due to lack of knowledge about utilization of CCB funds, certain CCBs and public officials misused the funds and they were trialed by NAB.
After the intervention of NAB, people got frightened of the CCB functioning and CCBs became symbol of terrifying the social activists in the area. A large number of CCBs were disowned and others were found practically inactive. The objective of forming the CCB and working through CCBs had become impossible.
There was a need to train the officials at UC level to utilize the CCB funds, and to motivate public in general for active participation in CCB formation, and implementing CCBs to work for the service of public in general in the area of infrastructure development.
DTCE had some vision about the core issues related to the CCB functioning. To achieve the objective of mobilizing public at gross root level, DTCE planned to start a campaign for CCB mobilization, SYCOP joined hands with DTCE for this noble cause, and started working on the agenda, by selecting a team of potential trainers to work at UC level, then ToT equipped the trainers with necessary tools for importing knowledge about the Community strengthening through CCBs and DTCE goals. SYCOP was assigned to work in Muzaffargarh and Alipur Tehsils.
CCBs PCM program (2007):
2nd portion of the community empowerment programme was PCM (Project Cycle Management) has also executed by SYCOP in District Muzaffargarh. In this portion SYCOP provided training to 446 participants of 219 CCBs (Citizen Community Boards) while 193 project proposal completed and submitted to concerned councils. It may be the revolutionary change in infrastructural development which is subject to approval and reimburse.
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