Charity Right Tharparkar School Food Program, 2021

Reporting Organization:International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 729,906
Timeframe: August 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Sumaiya Jahan
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF)

Participating Organizations

  • NGOs

    • Charity Right Pakistan Welfare Association

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Pakistan - $ 729,906.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Nutrition (0 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Education (0 %)

Food Security & Agriculture (0 %)

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Malnutrition in Pakistan has remained an unresolved issue for decades. In addition, school dropouts from primary to secondary schools is > 60% among girls and > 70% amongst boys due to various factors including economic conditions. The Thar Desert in Pakistan is home to 1.5 million people across 2,300 villages living below the poverty line. Before the launch of our project in Thar, most families were not sending their children to schools. There are schools, which are available, but the attendance at Thar schools is consistently low because children are often needed to earn money alongside their family to have food on the family’s table at night. These same families now understand that the lack of education can be detrimental in the lives of children and most of them now want their children to attend school in order become someone who can change the future of Thar. Furthermore, our project in Thar is not just about the linking education with food but it is also improving children’s health and cognitive development. Children’s health has improved because they are eating regular meals and milk, dates, and their bodies are getting proper nutrients

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys
Descriptors: Rural
Total Direct Population: 2,000
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1 Increased access to nutrition for students
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

Achieved Results

Children will get educated and become active members of society


SDG Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG 1.4.1 Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services
SDG Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • SDG 2.1.2 Prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity in the population, based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale (FIES)
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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