Our Projects

Girl Guides at all levels are encouraged to participate in community and social welfare projects. The following major permanent projects have been included in the Guide Program keeping in view the needs of the country.

  • Adult Literacy was started in 1950 and later expanded to Literacy and continuing Education. “Each one Teach one” is an important component of this project.
  • “Work with the Handicapped” started in 1952 by opening special Guide Companies for hearing impaired , visually , physically and mentally disabled children later expanded to offering treatment, training and rehabilitation activities and service for the special children.
  • “Dignity of Labor” started in 1954, later expanded to “work camps” to emphasize the importance and utility of manual work.
  • “Grow more food” since 1959 is now termed as food and nutrition.
  • “Better Homes” since 1957 is now amalgamated into a new project named as “Health and Sanitation”.
  • “Community Development Program” started in 1954 in the urban areas, later expanded to rural areas through the “Service Camps” and Service Campaign Techniques developed since 1962.
  • “Economic Uplift Program” since 1972 expanded to “entrepreneurship Development encouraging vital role of Girls and Young Women in the economy of their household and country.
  • United Nations declared 1976-1985 as the decade of Women and Development. The Pakistan Girl Guides Association made special efforts to work for welfare of women during the decade and planed a three pronged action program spotlighting on the fields of health and nutrition, continuing education and skills, agricultural productivity and gainful employment relating to women. The Association launched 5 projects in the various Provinces of Pakistan. These five projects were carried out in the areas as listed below:
    • Balochistan: Literacy and continuing Education
    • Sindh: Economic uplift through development of traditional crafts.
    • Punjab: Agriculture Training and food production.
    • NWFP: Health and Sanitation Program
    • Islamabad: Food and Nutrition Education

In 1980, Mrs. Talat Ahmad, International Commissioner PGGA was nominated by WAGGGS to represent Asia Pacific Region at United Nation’s Women’s Mid Decade Conference, Copan Hagen, Denmark.

  • In 1994 the Asia Pacific Cultural Center for UNESCO approached the Pakistan Girl Guides Association through the National Commission for UNESCO in Pakistan for the establishment of a Literacy Resource Center. After long discussions the visiting team of ACCU and the Federal Ministry of Education, the Pakistan Girl Guides Association was selected for the purpose of establishing a Literacy Resource Center in Lahore.

The role of Literacy Resource Center is to strengthen PGGA and other NGOs and GOs in their efforts for the promotion of literacy and no formal education for girls and women by:

  1. Collecting, Documenting and distributing information on Literacy Activities of NGOs and GOs
  2. Providing training to literacy personnel on curriculum development, monitoring of literacy program, developing project proposal for funding and producing learning materials.
  3. Networking with local National and international agencies in the field of literacy and also with other Literacy Resource Centers in the Asia Pacific Region.
  4. Locating community base organizations (CBOs) which are engaged in literacy & NFE activities and help them by providing training and information.
  • In 1996 the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Pakistan Girl Guides Association joined hands to improve the status of Girl Child by launching the Girl Child Shield Program. Girl Guides are taught how they can contribute to change and improve the situation of girls in their homes, schools and community. Girl Child Shield program consists of 6 badges including Facts for Life, Rights of the Child, Education , the Girl Child, Interpersonal communication and team building skills.
  • In year 2002 the program of Pakistan Girl Guides Association was revised and as a result following projects were adopted as social service projects:
  1. Adult Literacy and continuing Education
  2. Health and Sanitation
  3. Environment
  4. Food and nutrition
  5. Promoting Peace
  6. Rural and urban economic uplift
  7. Entrepreneurship development
  8. Drug abuse prevention
  9. Girl Child
  10. HIV Aids
  11. Population Education
  12. Service for the Special Children
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