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Rural Education & Economic Development Society (REEDS) Pakistan

Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan
Joined June 2019

In Pakistan's two provinces, Punjab and Sindh. Motivate people for self-confidence for their integral development so that they can move towards a prosperous, free, equal and civilized life

Presence in: Pakistan
Focus: Economic Empowerment, Education, Gender-based violence, Peace-building, Women's Rights

Rural Education and Economic Development Society (REED Society) is a non-profitable, non-government and humanitarian organization, registered under the Registration Act of 1860 with the government of Pakistan. REED Society is working for the integral development of the rural marginalized communities without any discrimination of race, creed, and religion in district Rahim Yar Khan since 2002 and become registered in May 2004.

Vision: Integrated human development through change in attitude with promotion of honesty and harmony.

Mission: Motivate people for self-confidence for their integral development so that they can move towards a prosperous, free, equal and civilized life.

Goal: Strengthen process that promotes education and economic development of poor rural communities and create an environment for collective change.

Objectives:

  1. Food security and the improvement of living standard of the rural community.
  2. Provision of education among school drop-outs/youth through functional literacy and skill development programs
  3. To promote and protect human rights, especially rights of minorities, women and children.
  4. Promotion of peace and inter-faith harmony at grassroots level involving youth, religious leaders, women and religious minorities
  5. To provide preventive, reproductive and curative health care services to the people, especially women and children of marginalized communities.
  6. To make proficient, transparent, convincing and responsible governing structures and processes where women are enthusiastically participating in local decision and policy-making
  7. Strengthening of society and the effective participation and integration with other organization and institutions

Essential Glance of REED-Pk Programs:

  • Social Mobilization and Development
  • Food Security & Livelihood Program
  • Women Education & Child Development Program
  • Preventive Health Education Program
  • Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Risk Reduction Program

People Associated With This Organization

Vernon Anthony Manuel

Pakistan  
Rural Education & Economic...
Joined June 2019
Interests: Gender-based violence, Other, Peace-building, Women's Rights
Vernon Anthony Manuel holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Bahauddin Zakariya
University Multan, Pakistan. He got a Bachelor degree in Philosophy from St. Francis Xavier
Seminary, Lahore that is affiliated with Urbaniana University Rome. I am Project Coordinator at REEDS Pakistan. Previously worked as Program Manager in Minority Rights Commission (MRC) – Pakistan for 5 years and 4 years at Program Officer in the same organization.
 Social development practitioner, social worker, human rights/ peace activist with 9 years of experience
 5 years of experience as program manager in Minority Rights Commission
 Knowledge and understanding of the community services sector
 Extensive experience in management, program development/ project proposal writing, project implementation and preparing progress/ final report for donors
 Leadership role in forming people‐based movements on various issues pertaining to human rights, campaigns against all discriminatory laws, women/ minority rights and restoration of basic human rights
 Part of lobby delegations to meet the parliamentarians, law, policy makers and ambassadors to discuss the situation of human rights/ minority rights
 Active participation in establishing human rights defenders’ and peace committee network at grass root and district levels
 Excellent communication, negotiation, analytical and decision-making skills

I have attended a The Hague Training Course (THTC) for Human Rights
Defenders on Security organized by Justice and Peace the Netherlands at Nutshuis, The Hague from June 17 – 24,
2015. Earlier he attended a course on English for Foreigners arranged by The Royal and Pontifical University of
Santo Tomas Language Center at The Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, Philippines from February 10
– March 26, 2010
Vernon Anthony Manuel is the network champion (main point of contact) for Rural Education & Economic Development Society (REEDS) Pakistan.

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