TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF HDF SUCCESS!
On behalf of the Board of Directors
and staff of the Human Development
Foundation, we would like to invite
you to the HDF convention
on Memorial Day weekend in 2007.
The convention is part of HDF’s
10-year celebration. We are planning
a very exciting program geared towards
all those who are interested in human
development in general, as well as
Pakistan in particular.
There will be programs for children
and young adults also. One of our
goals is to help reconnect second
generation Pakistani-Americans to
the homeland of their parents and
HDF started with an idea in a handful
of peoples’ mind ten years ago.
It has grown into a movement with
thousands of people participating
in many parts of the world.
WHAT MAKES HDF SPECIAL?
Field work: The HDF integrated model
of development was recommended by
social scientists in the context of
Pakistan. It was based on the fact
that development has to be ‘people
centered’ and has to address
the main building blocks of development
(i.e. education, health and financial
self-sufficiency). We also believe
that people have the capacity to define
and solve their own problems given
enough resources and relevant skills.
So the basis of all HDF projects is
involvement of the local community.
HDF works with the communities as
a partner—not simply as a charity.
We “help people help themselves.”
Once empowered, they become agents
Based on this philosophy, HDF implemented
“Project Pakistan”-- first
in Mardan, NWFP, Pakistan in 1999.
From there, it has grown into eight
regions in all four provinces of Pakistan
Besides setting up schools, health
clinics, micro-credit and capacity
building programs, and infrastructure,
HDF has been able to bring about the
positive social change through empowered
communities. This is evident by the
fact that many of HDF development
organizations getting registered as
Community Citizen Boards. Many of
HDF activists from these communities
have been elected as part of the local
HDF is also planning on expanding
its’ program services to the
United States, through Project USA.
More information about Project USA
is coming soon.
Advocacy: Even though
HDF has been able to change the lives
of seceral hundred thousand people,
to now bring about a change on a much
larger scale something else has to
be done. So HDF is launching a structured
advocacy program that will enable
all HDF supporters to enroll themselves
as HDF activists and work towards
human development goals worldwide.
Stay tuned for more details.
Human Development Institute:
HDF will also be setting up a learning
center in Pakistan in the form of
an institute. The HDF Institute will
be used for research, developing innovative
methods for development and training
people in the field of development.
This is still in conceptual phase.
HDF is registered in three countries
at this time i.e. USA, Pakistan and
Canada. We hope to be registered in
many more countries in future. If
you are interested in bringing the
wonderful work of HDF to your country,
please contact us. We are planning
to set up an HDF International by
the end of 2007.
This year will be a very exciting
one for all of us here at HDF, and
for everyone in the field of Human
Development. We hope to see you at
M. Khalid Riaz
HDF Co- Chairs
Date/Time Last Modified: 1/18/2007 10:27:28 AM
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