CARE Future Plan Of Action

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Social Mobilization, Organization and Capacity buildings

CARE is dedicated to mobilize and organize people at the gross root level of the community, which is the right way for any type of social work.  In this prospect, currently, CARE has succeeded to establish a vast network of community organizations in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and FATA. In future CARE is looking to further strengthen and extend their network of CBOs and increase their capacity for sustainable social and economic development.

Community Participation

CARE intends to undertake large integrated rural development projects in KP through village based organizations mainly consisting of the local people, who actively involve in identification, planning and implementation of the village level development activities. Throughout this program, CARE aims to strengthen public-private partnership and encourage the burgeoning dialogue between communities, government and NGOs. Its focus on institutional development is intended to improve overall capacity and efficiency, to encourage good governance, i.e. transparency, accountability, checks and balance system at the grass root level. In all its work CARE strives to make a reality of the participatory approach in mobilizing communities.  Projects will be planned in an informed way with community perceived needs and community knowledge will be given due consideration. All these efforts will create a sense of ownership and long-term sustainability of the projects.

Self-Sufficiency/ Breaking the Dependency Syndrome

CARE strongly believes in community ownership of the programs, which in turn creates a sense of self-reliance and therefore, breaks down the dependency syndrome. The concerned project community will identify projects and will participate in its planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Once they are given full participation and authority, they will sustain it with their own resources.  This approach will strengthen CBOs and will increase their sense of ownership, determination and commitment during the life cycle of the project. It will help in institutionalization of various program components and make them sustainable at the community level. This will also help in creating and building the capacity and morale boasting of local activists and institutions to become more aware, independent and self-reliant in the future.

One of the objectives of this plan is to involve the community as a partner during the implementation of the project and as the sole owner after the completion of the project. This is completely a new approach on the part of CARE and for successful completion, it is imperative that NGO and GOs (Governmental Organizations) must recognize the CBOs as the RPI (Real Project Implementers) with supervision and technical support from the NGOs and GOs.

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