Mianwali district of Pakistan was adversely affected by floods in the years 2010 and 2013. Flash floods submerged infrastructure and left thousands of people homeless and without livelihoods. To rebuild the lives of the flood affectees, Muslim Aid constructed model villages with permanent housing, educational facilities, piped water, modern sanitation, provided livelihood support, and initiated environmental care through fruit trees plantings and health clinics.
To evaluate the effect of the model villages, Muslim Aid’s Vice Chairmain, Dr. Shoaib Hassan, visited different locations of Mianwali district and assessed various activities of the programme. The Vice Chairman met staff members and students of Allama Iqbal Primary School constructed for the flood affected children. The hard work of the staff members in imparting good quality education to the children was appreciated by Dr. Shoaib. In addition, various gifts including toys and dolls were distributed amongst the students of nursery class.
The Vice Chairman also spoke to the residents of the model villages and was briefed about the positive outcomes of the model village project for vulnerable people in Mianwali district. He was informed by the Coordinator of skills development centre about the progress of the students receiving technical education. Lessons learnt from the visit to the model villages provided guidance for the future implementation of similar development activities.