Our Programs

Our Thematic Focus 

Education for Development

ISC believes that education is fundamental human rights and foundation for development and changing the social fabric of society as whole. Therefore, protecting the right to education is a key to enabling people to secure other basic rights. A major challenge for the education in Pakistan is lack of interest on the part of public institutions to provide quality basic education since the public sectors is rapidly losing its credibility due to absence of accountability and corruption. Education should provide children with the attitude as well as the skills that are conducive to promoting creativity, problem solving and coping with uncertainties.  Bringing every child into classroom is no longer enough-each child is entitled to high quality of education that will best prepare them for the future.

The goal of ISC’ Education Program is to make a significant contribution to the achievement of education for all in its operation areas. We aim to improve the quality and delivery of services in education appropriate to the needs of poor children, in particular girls, and to increase their access to those services. Our purpose is to help fill the remaining gaps in coverage, retention, and quality of primary basic education.    

Human Rights Awareness

Situation of human rights in Pakistan, particularly in Sindh is the worst. Despite that the every citizens of Pakistan is entitled with basic human rights through national and international bindings, laws and constitutions, and state is responsible for the protections of basic human rights its citizens by implementing all the constitution and international human rights laws. But, lack of interest of the part of state has put people into insecure condition where very people are insecure and seeing violation of basic human rights around them.

The goal of ISC’s human Rights Awareness to enhance knowledge base of marginalized communities, the youth and humanitarian activists about basic human rights enshrined in national and international humanitarian instruments, the constitution of Pakistan, various national and provincial policies and acts and to develop pressure through mobilization and awareness upon the state and public institutions to implement the laws and policies and enforce the international bindings  for the protection of basic rights.

We aim to enhance the awareness level of people and let them know about their rights they have entitled in national and international bindings so that people should demand their basic rights on the their own.    

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction

Disaster management is a big challenge for the community as well as for the public sector in Pakistan to cope with the situation to minimize the risk, and enabling community to reduce their vulnerability by to be acquainted with updated knowledge, early warning system and capacity to adapt alternatives to protect their life and belongings. As climate change has hit the world and has caused change in patterns of weather, environment and means of productions that has been ultimately bringing floods, droughts, cyclones, heavy rains, snowfalls and other disasters. In this situation, only the well prepared, well informed and well skilled nations across the world would able to cope with situation and could reduce the impacts of those disasters.

It is already predicted by the experts that Sought Asia is on the hit list of disasters caused by the climate change. This is the sole reason that Pakistan, particularly Sindh is observing severe floods of its history. Elder persons say they have never seen such rains nor they have heard from their forefathers. It is first time in the history that district Merpur Khas of Sindh has observed rain up to 8.6 milliliters. Such big volume of rain has washed away everything including livelihoods, infrastructure, schoolings, assets and every belonging of the poor and resource less people of the area.  

ISC intends to build the community capacity, through practical approach and by involving community into community based disaster management practices, increase their skills in disasters preparedness and enable them to develop their evacuation plans to move to safer location in case of emergency. 

Sustainable Livelihood Development

Livelihoods are the many different ways that people can earn their living and meet their essential needs. ISC works with people who are denied the right to a dignified livelihood and have not benefited from economic development.

ISC supports people as they build a reliable way of life through our small enterprise development, vocational and skill development trainings, agriculture and livestock programmes.

Through these programmes ISC supports people to access to their right to land, enable to get equal benefits from the economic opportunities prevailing in this country and help people to learn some means and methods ensuring their livelihood through fair wage and good working conditions. This programme solely aims to enable people to meet their basic needs and secure their rights and land and water.