Ecumenical Commission for Human Development
Ecumenical Commission for Human Development is an independent, non-profit, non-political, inter-domination, Christian non-governmental organization, establish in February 28, 1999 to eliminate poverty, disease and ignorance among the people of Pakistan. It works in partnership with the people of all walks of life regardless of age, color, gender, race, religion and an ideology.
Our vision is to induce a change in mentality about love, peace, justice and development to be brought about the broad field of social education modeled on the life style of Jesus Christ who is our Savior.
Our mission is to create awareness, develops, demonstrates and disseminates in Pakistan, innovative programs to eliminate poverty, disease and ignorance by providing information and resources to empower the poorest families, indigenous groups and disadvantage communities to become self-reliance.
Our goal is to integrated human development of each person, which induces focus on a mentality concerning the life style, the dignity of humanity, the dignity of work, rights and duties of all persons.
Our objectives are:
· To promote love, peace, justice and sustainable development among the poorest families, indigenous groups and disadvantage communities.
· To create awareness about poverty, disease and ignorance in poorest families, indigenous groups and disadvantage communities.
· To provide comprehensive services in different aspects of life devoid of any discrimination, race, age, color, gender, religion and an ideology.
Our values are:
Ø Mutual respect, recognizing the innate dignity and worth of all people and the value of diversity.
Ø Equity and justice, required us to work ensure that everyone irrespective of sex, age, race, color, class and religion has equal opportunity for expressing and utilizing then potential.
Ø Honesty and transparency, requiring us to be accountable for the effectiveness of our actions and opening our judgments and communications with others.
Ø Solidarity with poor and marginalized people, so that our only bias will be a commitment to the interests of the poor and powerless.
Ø Courage of conviction, requiring us to be creative and radical, without fear of failure in pursuit of the highest possible impact on the causes of poverty.
Ø Humanity, recognizing that we are apart of a biggest alliance against poverty and requiring our presentation and behavior to be modest.
We focus on assisting poor communities to take control of their lives as part of a sustainable process and have adopted a multifaceted approach towards attaining the goal. Ecumenical Commission for Human Development is using a right-based approach through advocacy and capacity building of communities so as to address the structural causes of poverty and not just the symptoms.
Ecumenical Commission for Human Development is providing a comprehensive services in following key areas;
We are providng services in defined key areas e.g. child development, education, health, youth development, women development and our cross cutting themes are peace, gender, environment and micro-credit.
We are running the following projects:
1). HIV/AIDS prevention among school going youth.
2). HIV/AIDS prevention among working youth
3). Stop the Violence Now - Peace Education program
4). Drug Abuse Prevention among school going youth
5). Children at shops advocacy program
6). Children at shops non-formal primary education program