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Trdp - Thardeep Rural Development Programme Charity Profile
Thardeep Rural Development Programme (TRDP) is a non-profit organization, registered under the societies Act, working in the rural areas of Tharparkar, Mirpurkhas, Dadu and Khairpur districts of Sindh, Pakistan. The programme is aimed at facilitating the rural communities in a way that they can be empowered to secure their rights with command over resources and capabilities to manage the process of sustainable development.
For the purpose, Thardeep organizes the local communities and develops their managerial and technical capacity. It also facilitates them in the process of income generation through provision of credit. Besides, Thardeep also extends services in the areas of primary health care, education and water. The working strategy of organization is based on the continuous process of research on social issues relevant with and related to community development.
The governance structure of TRDP includes Thardeep General Body, Thardeep Board of Directors, Thardeep management team including a team of four general managers led by Chief Executive Officer and professionals. The supreme policy making forum of the organization is General Body. It comprises community representative, founder member and technocrats. The General Body elects Board of Directors for a term of two years. Board recruits Chief Executive Officer who leads organization along with the management team. In the beginning of TRDP fiscal year that starts from July 1st every year, the board reviewed and approves Yearly Plan of Operation. The Yearly Plan of Operational is designed on the basis of community needs collected in the process of social mobilization and community conferences.
Netherlands Organization for International Development Cooperation (Novib), a charity, ENI Limited, an oil company and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, an extension arm of World Bank are the partners that extend institutional support including financial and technical assistance to TRDP. Besides, the international charities, Action Aid Pakistan and Save the Children - UK and UN World Food Programme contribute in health and education, emergency and rehabilitation and water and food security activities. These initiatives are complemented by support from corporate giants under private public partnership. Major of them includes Unilever Pakistan, Jaffer Brothers Pakistan and Engineering Concern (Pvt) limited.
Thardeep is an active member of Rural Support Programme Network and Pakistan Micro finance Network - the strategic alliances of non-profit organizations working with the same approach. Currently, Thardeep is working with more than 100,000 members of rural communities including 32,000 women members. Of them, 52,526 are trained in basic skills of accountancy and rural organizational management.