KADO’s learning and action forums in full swing

Hussaini: Locals being trained in development of business as part of KADO's HiMaT project

PT Report

Fourth Learning and Action workshop of HiMaT Indigenous Leadership and Development Program (HiMaT-ILDP), a project of the Karakoram Area Development Organization (KADO), was conducted in Hussaini Gojal in the first week of November. The session was attended by around 100 participants including men, women and youth from Chipurson to Shishkat and Shimshal.

The session was a continuation of the quarterly Learning and Action Circles series under the HiMaT project, aimed at training the participants in development of business plan. Case studies relating to small scale enterprises were presented to ignite and encourage people towards entrepreneurship.

The curriculum for the session has been developed by Dr. Michael Bopp and Dr. Judie Bopp two development specialists from Canada who have served in number of rural communities around the world for the last two decades. Michael and Judie are part of the HiMaT project team and they facilitated the session with the local team from KADO.

The four-days session was applauded by the community and civil society representatives, who termed it a positive move towards self reliance through diverting the attention of the communities towards utilize the local resources for livelihood.

At the end of the session prayer offered for the departed soul of Rai Ghulam ud Din (late).

Before the session in Hussaini, a day-long session was also held in Sost attended by representatives of the Village and women Organizations V/WOs and other Community based organizations from Gojal Area Rural Support Organization GRSO. The session was aimed at enabling the local organizations to make the development plan for the area taking into account the local communities. The development planning process has almost been completed in Chipurson area which is now to be replicated in other Local Support Organizations, LSOs.

The HiMaT team also visited Shimshal valley to meet the community and invite them to join the learning and action forum and other activities of the project.

The team also met the representatives of the LSOs and V/WOs of central and lower Hunza at Karimabad where they agreed to sign an MoU to formally start the leaning and action forum in central and lower parts of Hunza as well.


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One Response to KADO’s learning and action forums in full swing

  1. Sharifullah says:

    A good initiative taken by KADO established in Hussaini Gojal Hunza as small cottage Industry that women will be self reliance at door step. The credit goes to Kado leadership and it would be very beneficial to families to economically viable and sustainable where now a days a single earning person cannot afford the expenses . Therefore women specially come forward take the responsibilities on its shoulder. The sharing of women in income is very important as our Prophet’s wife is exemplary that before 1400 years she was doing business and there should not any hesitation to work. Work is worship and also dignity. It is not dignity and worship to beg from others and Prophet (SA) always appreciated and motivated people to become self reliance rather then depend on others. The goal of KDAO is also same to make people economically sustainable and self reliance to make better the standard of life.

    The Work of KADO is very appreciative and supportive towards development in mountain region.

    We thank KADO for the efforts to establishing a center at Hussaini Gojal Hunza and hope same centers in every village of Hunza and Gojal.

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