The PPAF funded project titled Participatory Development through Social Mobilization
was officially launched in 2008 and envisions the formation of COs, VOs and LSOs.
Once organized, the COs are supposed to implement household level plans through
their own savings with every probable support e.g. micro credit, trainings etc.
to be provided by the RSPs/banks. The organized VOs/LSOs are to implement their
village level plans by a) accessing donor funds (especially those available with
PPAF) and b) linking them up with various government and private agencies. PRSP
has been assigned the implementation of this project in Layyah and Muzaffargarh
districts. Through a continuous process of on-going trainings for new CO members
and refreshers for older CO members, along with provision of CMST to the managers
of VOs and LSOs to facilitate them in managing their existing responsibilities,
PRSP is helping to empower these organizations. The COs and VOs will be further
facilitated to forge linkages with relevant government and non-government organizations
and academia. Social mobilization experts from PRSP and other RSPs are to provide
social guidance to the organized communities based on their experience of participatory