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Sindh Community Foundation (SCF) youth-led and youth focused advocacy organisation based in Hyderabad Sindh, Pakistan. SCF was formed by a group of young and committed social human rights activists, in order to engage young people in leading positive change in Pakistan.
SCF enables young people to play a positive role in social change and social development, in areas such as: human rights, governance and peace, poverty alleviation, economic development, and gender development.
The organisation has developed a range of publications, such as posters and newsletters, aimed at promoting themes of democracy, peace and human rights. They are active in 12 districts in Sindh province and are well recognised as an active youth-led and human rights focused organization.
SCF is implementing the Active Citizen Program supported by British Council Pakistan. The project is aimed to engage youth of 3 Sindh districts - TM Khan, Matiari, and Jamshoro - in social actions at local level. To date they have provided six 4 days training to 198 male female youth and engaged in 23 social actions projects.
Peace education is one of the core programs of SCF. It is implementing Peace through Youth Peer Education project supported by Toyota Foundation in 5 tribal conflict hit districts of Sindh. The project provides training to peace educators on peace and conflict management and peace education among schools and young people through youth dialogues. SCF has implemented a 10 day course on "Youth Leadership for Human rights and Democracy" with the support of Taiwan Democracy Foundation. The course trained 30 young people of 12 districts of Sindh. SCF also implemented such course Youth Leadership for Human Rights and Democracy in 2011 and trained 40 male and female young people from the 4 provinces of Pakistan. SCF has trained staff in human rights, peacebuilding training and advocacy campaigning.
One of the organisations most impactful projects - "Strengthening Youth Participation and Leadership for Promotion and Protecting the Human rights and Democracy in 12 Districts of Sindh-Pakistan", supported by the Foundation for the Future - reached more than 8,000 young people.
SCF has recently formed a youth network named Youth Network for Human Rights, which has reached 3,000 young people, and addresses the human rights and democracy issues.
Last updated: March 2019