SGRM arranged free career counseling workshops
Sustainable Growth through Resource Management (SGRM) Pakistan is a
forum of youth volunteers from Chitral that have intended to bring
the real positive change in our society. In one year duration we
have completed many projects in Chitral, a few of them I want to
share with you.
With the facilitation of AKRS,P Chitral under EELY Project funded
by Canadian international development Agency (CIDA) we arranged
free career counseling workshops in February this year in three
different colleges of Upper Chitral and more than 250 students
benefited from it. Annually we provide free tuition to more than 60
poor students and we are striving to help more and more poor
students in future.
We have established a full-fledged computer Learning center in
Kosht Chitral by the support of Australian donors and we are
optimistic to establish more in other parts of Chitral.
We have started the project of establishing sewing learning center
for poor women in Chitral which is helping poor women to earn money
and other villages are copying this idea.
We are doing project on establishing “Low Cost Bio sand Filter”
which is 100% successful for the removal of contamination from
We have arranged many projects of training farmers about modern
agricultural practices. We arrange veterinary vaccination days and
we are ambitious to help farmers by providing then quality seeds in
There are many activities we have completed but I want to mention
the recent innovative work SGRM Pakistan did in Chitral.
The problem of depression in Chitral is increasing day by day that
ultimately leads to suicide and every month we see incidents of
suicide especially more by females. Keeping in view this panic SGRM
Pakistan invited world renowned master trainer from New Zealand
Rehana Webster to share her newly researched expertise to eliminate
post traumatic symptoms from traumatized people. Actually the cause
of depression is any trauma because of any bad experience in life.
Madam Rehana Webster gave lectures on how to avoid the stresses due
to these traumas by using Trauma Buster Technique (TBT, and EFT
(Emotional Freedom Techniques). Total four seminars were arranged
in District Chitral.
In lower Chitral, a seminar was arranged in Town Hall Chitral and
the other in Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University Campus Chitral.
In upper Chitral a seminar was arranged in Govt. High School for
Boys and the other one in Community Based Aga Khan High School
The participants found the technique very helpful to eliminate
their depression and they were feeling relaxed after the seminars.
Such kind of seminars should be arranged in future as well to
minimize the rate of depression resulting in suicide incidents
which is destroying the peaceful image of Chitral. If the rate of
suicide continues as such then we will lose the name of Chitral as
a peaceful land.
I want to attract the attention of our our newly elected MPA Bibi
Fouzia towards this serious issue and start project on it
immediately because it is more the issue of females in Chitral.
SGRM Pakistan is trying to create income generating sources for
women so that they can help themselves by earning money. Poverty is
the major factor for causing depression that enhances their
tendency towards suicide.
At last I want to thank District commissioner Chitral Mr M.Shoaib
Jadoon, AC Lower Chitral Mr Noor Ul Amin and AC Mustuj Mr. Minhas
and Mr.Saleh for their support in arranging the seminars.
Chairman SGRM Pakistan