Through the EU-funded Balochistan Community Development Programme (BCDP), the BRSP had already helped his community develop a Community Organisation, and Mr Zahoor persuaded his fellow community members that they needed a library to help the teachers improve the lessons for children.
“We have no basic services – no safe drinking water, no health services and so we need to educate our children to better cope with the challenges we face,” Zahoor said.
The other villagers agreed and so in June 2014, Mr. Zahoor conducted a community meeting to discuss the purpose and importance of the library.
It was formally decided to form a committee, whose responsibility would be to plan strategies, raise funds, develop linkages to support the endeavour, and coordinate with their elected Member Provincial Assembly (MPA), Nawabzada Tariq Khan. They were also tasked with establishing links with departments and donor agencies to seek financial support and ensure the provision of reading & writing material etc.
The Committee developed a proposal and set a target to raise 2.5 million rupees from local parliamentarian, Nawabzada Tariq Khan Magsi, through his MPA Fund, and started construction with support of Government of Balochistan’s Department for Buildings & Roads (B&R).
When the library construction started in the Government Boys High School Jhal Magsi, the parliamentarian assured the community that he would provide books and related material upon completion of the library construction.
(100% of the total value of the project)
December 2013 – December 2016
274,010 men, women and children
Mr. Nawaz, teacher Government Boys High School Jhal Magsi
Union Council: Jhal Magsi
District: Jhal Magsi
Village Organisation: Jhal Magsi
Occupation: Livestock & agriculture