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Community Welfare Development Society, Balochistan

Community Welfare Development Society, Balochistan


The Community Welfare Development Society is a self-directed not-for-profit organization working in both rural and urban areas of Balochistan.

CWDS was registered on October 2002 under the Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961 (XL VI of 1961) as a non-profit organization dedicated to rural development in the province of Balochistan. The mission of CWDS is to assist in the establishment and improvement of sustainable livelihoods for the rural poor in Balochistan by helping communities mobilize to design and execute their own development plans. The rural development programs of CWDS can help communities accomplish goals such as improving educational systems, hygene, access to healthcare and clean drinking water through natural resource management, physical infrastructure development, human resource development and enterprise promotion.


Our Vision is to reach out to the rural and urban communities of Balochistan and help improve, on a sustainable basis, the well-being of underprivileged Baloch and ensure their access to the basic necessities of life. We will make use of multiple platforms and mediums to achieve this goal while maintaining the highest standards of practice and ethics.


Community Welfare Development Society, Balochistan

Our Mission is to improve the social environment for the disadvantaged people of both rural and urban areas of Balochistan through the execution of various programs of poverty alleviation and capacity enhancement. These programs include the introduction of education, training in the areas of health and hygiene, vocational training and development activities such as water and sanitation projects, assistance in the fields of agriculture and farming and organizing at the grass roots level to help motivate, mobilize and empower entire communities to utilize their own resources to change their present harsh living conditions. In addition to working with communities at the local level, our mission is to sensitize policymakers and functionaries and promote positive government programs where possible in order to achieve CWDS's vision.


  • To invent, innovate and develop eco-friendly, sustainable, appropriate and affordable indigenous technologies
  • To organize, promote and operationalize such technologies for large scale use in the province for the benefit of all
  • To undertake human resource development programs in Balochistan, including mass awareness campaigns, sensitization and orientation of policymakers and functionaries, as well as training of teachers at the grass-roots level
  • To undertake health and hygiene promotional activities, including awareness-increasing activities amongst rural parents and children
  • To demonstrate, apply and extend the results of research and developmental efforts through workshops, campaigns, papers, seminars, training programs, etc.

   CWDS Development Activities Since Establishment

  • Education Awareness Program: Developed initiatives to encourage students and promote participation and enthusiasm for education amongst students and teachers through prize distribution activities and competitions in schools. CWDS also designed a project proposal to educate primary school children regarding the importance of learning the English language.
  • Awareness workshops Conducted awareness workshops in Bait ul Maal Schools of Quetta and at various community-based schools at Killi Almas, Sheikhmanda & Nawa Killi, etc.
  • Mass awareness program regarding basic political rights and poverty alleviation: CWDS has worked to create mass awareness with regards to basic human rights including political rights. It has mobilized the community to re-organize their small business activities to take advantage of development programs, as well as conducted orientation programs to educate people about micro-credit schemes. In total 25 families of Killi Ismail Quetta benefited.
  • Health and hygiene training project: The Honourable Governor of Balochistan, Mr. Owais Ahmad Ghani, approved a CWDS project of Solid Waste Management at Killi Almas Quetta which also included health and hygiene training and distributed supplies of hygiene kits among the people.
  • Establishment of vocational training center at Killi Almas, Quetta: The National Council of Social Welfare, Islamabad, allocated funding for CWDS in connection with the establishment of a Computer Center at Killi Almas Quetta in 2007.
  • Installation and distribution of the hand pumps to community members: CWDS conducted an ambitious philanthropist-funded program to install and distribute hand pumps in many locations of Balochistan.
  • Teachers training program at various schools around Quetta: Quality education teacher training programs were launched by CWDS at several schools: Chiltan College of Commerce, Quetta, Sapling Care School, Quetta, and the community school in Killi Almas, Quetta.
  • Free Medical camp at Ziarat: A free medical camp was arranged in Ziarat where free medicine was distributed to poor patients. Doctors voluntarily participated in the event and medicine was provided by Merk Quetta.
  • Drug Addicts registration and supplying of kits: CWDS conducted a survey in Quetta to identify drug addicts and to distribute clothing and hygiene kits to addicts in an effort to educate people about healthcare and hygiene. Subsequently some drug addicts were then admitted to The Milo Trust, Quetta, for additional treatment.
  • Completed a comprehensive survey, as well as data collection, on “PSC” together with the organized LSOs of Kharan.
  • Relief efforts include the distribution of relief items among the flood affected communities in Jaffarabad & Naseerabad alongside various national and international NGOs; the distribution of goods and clothing to earthquake affected people of District Kharan; conducted detailed assessments of those affected by the Ziarat Earthquake as part of the relief effort; Conducted a thorough assessment of the flood-affected areas in Jaffarabad and Naseerabad.
  • Conducted a seminar together with INGO on World Women’s Day
  • Conducted a seminar on International Literacy Day together with international NGOs.
  • Organized an activity for International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women together with other national and international NGOs.
  • CWDS has also participated in several seminars and workshops with national and international NGOs including: World Water Day, World Environment Day, World Cancer Day, World Day Against Child Labour, International Day for Eradication of Poverty, World AIDS Day.

CWDS's Sources of Funding

  • National Council of Social Welfare, Islamabad
  • Governor of Balochistan
  • Executive District Officer, Quetta
  • Director social welfare, Quetta
  • Philanthropists
  • CWDS Board members

Future Action Plan of CWDS

1.1 Education Sector:

  • Improve the existing condition of schools in rural areas of Balochistan.
  • Establish new schools in needy parts of the province with the support of rural communities.
  • Engage the rural communities to help increase the number of school-going children and establish new schools, especially for girls.
  • Help provide poor and deprived children access to needed assistance and school supplies.
  • Motivate communities to reduce the number of child laborers, encourage parents to send children to school regularly and help students receive vocational training.
  • Help reactivate adult education centers in the rural areas of Balochistan.
  • To achieve our goals we require the participation of rural communities, donor agencies and the involvement of religious elders from the community.

Community Welfare Development Society, Balochistan
School programs across Balochistan...

1.2 Health Sector:

  • Improve the existing conditions of the health centers and basic health units in the rural areas of Balochistan.
  • Establish new health centers and basic health units in the remote areas of Balochistan with the help of local communities.
  • Organize health workshops, seminars and training programs for rural men and women and educate them about health, hygiene and child healthcare.
  • Motivate the communities to immunize their children against hazardous diseases though EPI programs.
  • Organize seminars and workshops to create awareness of and educate people about HIV/AIDs and prevention.

1.3 Human Resource Development:

  • Establish vocational centers in the rural areas to promote income generating activities through the development of technical and mechanical skills.
  • Focus especially on providing skills to women in rural areas through vocational centers.
  • Establish computer centers to help educate youth, both males and females, in the rural areas to familiarize them with advanced IT technology.
  • Together with vocational training centers we can help poor communities, particularly women, to enhance their capacity to financially stabilize themselves with small businesses, as well as make effective arrangements for them to access the local markets in order to sell their products.

1.4 Development Sector:

  • Where environmentally sound, establish poultry and fish farms in the rural areas of Balochistan.
  • Supply clean drinking water to rural communities. The cleaning of existing dumped karez will also be included in the organization's development program.
  • Provide health and hygiene education in rural communities.
  • Help develop general infrastructure: construct sewage lines in villages, streets, garbage dump points and latrines.

Community Welfare Development Society, Balochistan
Delivering hand pumps to the community...

1.5 Social Welfare Sector:

  • Develop effective measures and appropriate guidance to help ensure the fundamental rights of and improve the welfare of all community members, especially women and children. Our organization is very concerned with the subject of the social welfare of women and children in the rural parts of the province; this sector needs to be prioritized.
  • Raise awareness in rural communities about issues such as child abuse, child neglect and exploitation.
  • Work with village community centers and village society; these communities have long played a vital role in the solution of local day-to day-challenges and a helpful and central role in organizing and implementing programs in their areas.

1.6 Poverty Alleviation:

  • Poverty is concentrated mostly in the rural areas of Balochistan. The most significant and effective approach to reducing poverty is human resource development.
  • Introduce income generating programs, i.e., technical vocational centers, and encourage rural/urban men and women to produce their handicraft materials and introduce them to local markets. Where environmentally sound, help develop fish and poultry farms.
  • Provide small loans to enable the purchase of raw materials and equipment; loans must feature low payment installment plans.

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) METHODOLOGY

M&E is the area that receives the least attention in most projects and failure to implement an effective M&E methodology negatively affects project performance.

Monitoring is the continuous process of collecting data/information on project activities in order to keep a project on track and the timelines intact.

Evaluation is a periodic process of gauging the extent to which the project has been successful in the attainment of its set objectives. It offers details on qualitative aspects of the activities undertaken.

With the inception of a project, a monitoring & evaluation (M&E) framework will be developed by the project staff for monitoring and evaluating the project activities. The M&E framework will be shared with the donor and revised as required.

The M&E framework will include details of templates/formats and tools to be used during the entire course of project. It will also include formats of monthly, quarterly and yearly reports.

Community Welfare Development Society, Balochistan
Monitoring educational programs...

Board of Directors

Board Member Board Designation Primary or Professional Affiliation Geographic Representation (Town/Country)
Mr. Shahjahan Mengal President Program Manager (Action Aid) Kalat - Balochistan
Syed Nadir Shah General Secretary Deputy Director (English
Department Degree College)
Quetta - Balochistan
Mr. Abdul Salam Shah Finance Secretary Agriculture Department Quetta - Balochistan
Mr. Bashir Ahmed Magsi Joint Secretary Executive Engineer (Irrigation) Jhal Magsi - Balochistan
Dr. Abdullah Shah Member Field Ophthalmic Technician I.R Quetta – Balochistan
Dr. Nasira Member Govt. Civil Hospital Quetta Quetta - Baloc

Names and Designations of CWDS Management

Name Designation
Mr. Mujahid Khalid Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Muhammad Jamshed Nousherwani Executive Chief Operations
Mr. Abdul Wasey Kakar Managing Director
Mr. Syed Zubair Shah Manager Operations
Mr. Muhammad Alam Sumalani Manager Information
Mr. Zakria Khan Executive Admin
Mr. Javed Mengal Manager Finance
Ms. Humaira Akhtar Executive M&E
Ms. Abida Batool Executive H.R.
Mr. Atique ur Rehman Executive Engineer
Ms. Nargis Mustafa Executive Social Mobilization

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About Us:

  Founder: Mr. Mujahid Khalid (CEO)
  Date of Establishment: Established as an NGO on October 2002
  Registered: Registered with the Government of Balochistan on
December 2007, under the Voluntary Social Welfare
Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961 (XL
VI of 1961).
  Registration #: DSW-1200
  PDMA Registration: Registered with "Provincial Disaster Management
Authority (PDMA) Balochistan"
  Address: 12/17 Commercial Area, Chaman Housing Scheme off
Airport Road - QUETTA
  Phone: +92-81-2864130
  Mobile: +92-314-200-2241 +92-333-787-4186
  Bank: (CWDS) Community Welfare Development Society
A/c # 811-1-0653010100
Summit Bank Jinnah Road
  Contact Persons: Mr. Mujahid Khalid and
Mr. M. Jamshed Nousherwani

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