I feel proud to share the foundation, on which SRPO exists and contributes in development of the society. SRPO is women led organization. It was 1997 when women were not considered to be part of development process. There was very congested environment for women, and it was not an easy job to become change ambassador particularly in such discouraging society where women were considered to deal with domestic work only. Being a woman, I experienced such constraints that often kill potential and competencies of women. I dreamed that, there is need of person or institution to challenge such system and kick out the baseless and fake limitations. I was not only who cared about, there were few others in same boat, and we started discourses on women issues.
While endeavoring against such taboos, we felt there must be a formal platform to strengthen and empower women groups, after a series of sitting and serious discussions we decided to establish SRPO in 2001. I am lucky enough and thanked to struggling women partners for their trust, who hold me responsible to lead SRPO.
I feel immense pleasure to share that, SRPO objectively expand areas of operations and so far implemented 34 projects on food security, nutrition, agriculture, livelihood, WASH, health, education, Human & minority rights and emergencies in 24 districts of Sindh province. I tried my best to intact partnership and strong coordination with national, international and UN partners.
SRPO values communities and serve them with respect and dignity. I feel privileged to share that, SRPO has formed village based organizations, capacitate VBO members on different topics, ensured safe drinking water facilities, improved sanitation condition in government schools, contributes in reducing stunting and malnutrition, SRPO also provides primary health services through Community Health Center, increased literacy among adolescent girls, enhance skills of adult women and protect human rights particularly of minority communities, empowering women & youth, worked for reducing forced marriages and forced conversions. Also doing advocacy on various burning issues to create joyful and just society, SRPO became successes in passing Hindu Marriage Bills from Sindh Assembly.
I must thank to BoD for continued support and valuable input in delivering best to deserving communities. On behalf of SRPO I pay gratitude to communities for due cooperation with SRPO at all level and accepting SRPO as their own initiative. Simultaneously, this entire achievement is not possible without sincere efforts of SRPO team and generous assistance of partners. SRPO is committed to provide best of the best services to the people living without basic amenities in backward areas of Sindh.