CARAVAN

Community Awareness Raising & Advocacy Ventures Around Needs

CARAVAN began its journey as a technical, facilitative
and organizational support institution, and concentrated
its efforts on promoting self-supporting system of
community development by harnessing local potential
and building its capacity.

INTRODUCTION TO CARAVAN

Registered in the year 2000, under the Societies Registration Act 1860; CARAVAN is the brain child of social workers and development professionals who worked in the ‘Kalam Integrated Development Project (KIDP)’ in the 1980’s.  Funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), and spanning over a period of two decades i.e. from 1992 to 98, KIDP was one of the first development projects in KPK. Following its successful completion, the ex-staff members introduced the idea to other like-minded social workers and development professionals across the province to launch an organization that would not only continue making efforts to invest in the social capital already created by KIDP, but also replicate the approach and efforts in other backward areas of the province. The outcome of these deliberations and efforts was the creation of CARAVAN in the year 1998.Established by the former Board and Staff members of KIDP, the organization became fully functional in 2004 and has been operating since then. CARAVAN began its journey as a technical, facilitative and organizational support institution, and concentrated its efforts on promoting self-supporting system of community development by harnessing local potential and building its capacity. The fact that CARAVAN is one of the founding members of the local NGOs consortium IDEALS, is an evidence of the emphasis placed by it on developing and nurturing local linkages. However, after working extensively with the communities, the professionals at CARAVAN felt the need to employ a more holistic approach to the development of the area. Consequently, in 2009 sectors such as Livelihood and Governance were also included in the organizations mandate. 

Today, CARAVAN boasts a work portfolio comprising of around 90+ successfully completed projects across a range of sectors, including but not limited to, health, education, governance, agriculture, irrigation, infrastructure, and relief & rehabilitation. Undertaken through the financial assistance of national as well as international donors such as, The Asia Foundation, ISRA UK, Geneva Global, ADB, UNICEF, FAO, WFP, GTZ, RISE, TVO, Rotary Club, and USAID; these range from small scale interventions of Rs. 0.1 million to large scale endeavors of Rs. 38 million. Over the years, the geographical focus of the organization has also expanded from Swat to Chitral, Kohistan, Batagram, Shangla, Malakand, Dir, FATA etc. At present, CARAVAN operates from its Head Office in Peshawar, Regional Office in Saidu Sharif, and Program/Field Offices in Kohistan, Shangla and Chitral.

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Orientation on ERF-WASH for NWA IDPs held in Hayatabad Peshawar today July 22nd 2014.

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6 years 10 months ago

Today July 16th 2014 was a bit lucky day for IDPs and the Host communities for Bannu. It was a slight showering at noon and

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Number of local and International humanitarian actors are deeply engaged to overcome handling the Displaced families for their needs, but unfortunately there are many things

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Almost the entire crisis affected families hosted across the District Bannu are living the most terrible days, I realized quite different while spending some moments


OUR MISSION

To contribute to poverty reduction by supporting local communities in harnessing their potential and capabilities by organizing themselves into village and supra village level self-managed, self-reliant & sustainable institutions capable of undertaking development agenda into their own hands through active participation in the decision making process at local level.

OUR VISION

The vision of CARAVAN ( Community Awareness Raising & Advocacy Ventures Around Needs ) is the establishment of a prosperous society, based on the principles of social justice, equity and equality.

WORKING SECTORS

  • Community Development
  • Social Mobilisation
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Micro-Financing 
  • Health
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education
  • Environment 

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