Kachhi Community Development Association 
Introduction  
The KCDA started its activities in 2002, and has several years of experience in working focussing on issues concerning the Kachhi people. Kachhi community is a tribal minority people’s group living in the Sindh province in Pakistan. KCDA began its work running community-based mother tongue education programs.  
The KCDA was formally registered as an NGO in 2005 and continues to be involved in a number of initiatives developed in response to expressed perceived needs. KCDA is working in 100 villages and approaching three districts (Mirpurkhas, Sanghar & Tando Allahyar). 25 dedicated staff is working with KCDA including 17 community teachers and 10 area animators.
 
Vision: 
Confident, self-organized & united Kachhi Community in Sindh. 
Mission: 
Empowering the Kachhi community through awareness raising education & leadership training in Sindh. 

KCDA Projects 
1. Kachhi Community Development Programme (KCDP) 
2. Kachhi & Wadiyara Literature Translation Project  
3. Sindh Consortium WASH Project (SCWP) 
4. Sindh Consortium Project (SCP) 
1. Kachhi Community Development Programme (KCDP) 
Kachhi Community Development Programme (KCDP) has been supported by Digni and Wycliffe Norway since 2007. The first phase of the project was completed in 2017 and second phase started in 2018. The programme focuses on three thematic areas: education, health and human rights.  
So far 50 Kachhi villages have been part of the project. This new project period will add another 50 villages, and the total number of beneficiaries will reach 14.240. The villages will be served through education, saving groups, basic healthcare, midwifery, and rights awareness. 


Updates

The teacher’s training was organized in November, 2016. The training was conducted for grades 2, 3, 4 and 5. Ten teachers participated.

The teacher’s exposure visit was organized in 2016 and visited St. John High School, Mirpurkhas.

The annual SMC Meeting was held on 12th and 13th December, 2016.

The community Exposure Visit was held in December 2016 and visited Child Protection Unit & Labour Development Department Mirpurkhas.

The health team conducted 17 field visits in 26 villages from October to December 2016.

The SHG team visited 20 villages to get reports and conduct meetings with female SHG groups.

Two days of training was organized for SHG members on 12th and 13th December, 2016. 25 SHG members attended the training.

The advocacy department selected four couples as animators. KCDA organized the training to build their capacity as social mobilizer and were given the task to identify new Kachhi villages.

Five theatre performances were held in last quarter (October- December 2016) . The theme of the performance were “Early child marriages and Girls Education”.

On 19th October, 2016, the inauguration ceremony of the anti-corruption manual version 3 was held at SSEWA-Pak in Rattanabad Mirpurkhas.

KCDA celebrated the Universal Anti-Corruption Week (6th to 10th December 2016) with the collaboration of Anti-Corruption Establishment Department Mirpurkhas & District Govt of Mirpurkhas. The week had different activities(Awareness Raising Campaign via Radio FM Messages ,Awareness Raising Campaign via Hanging Banners in city and official buildings and Celebration with school students)