- Full Time
Established in 1999 as a nongovernmental organization, Indus Resource Centre (IRC) has come a long way to become a key player in providing sustainable and replicable models for integrated social and economic development in Sindh, Pakistan. IRC believes in equality of human beings; opportunity for all; human potential; dignity of labour and judicious use of resources. It has grown from a volunteer based small initiative to an effective organization with over 1000+ employees in 2016.
IRC has also increased its geographic outreach from its field operations in Khairpur and Dadu in 2000 to a total of 9 districts in Sindh by 2014, as evident from the map below. However, the major transformation has been in the thematic areas and special projects, so from an initial focus on girls education and capacity buildings of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) to current four thematic areas which includes: Governance, Democracy and Human Rights; Education and Literacy (where primary focus still remains on girls education); Sustainable Livelihoods; and Disaster Preparedness and Response with cross cutting themes of environmental sensitivity, respect for human rights and gender equality. Under these four pillars, IRC strives to achieve the following 5 of the 14 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):
- No Poverty
- Quality Education
- Gender Equality
- Reduced Inequalitie
- Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
IRC recognizes the need of relevant, up-to-date education and the importance of imparting employable skills as the demands of the global economy. Apart from grass root activities in the education sector, IRC passionately advocates, with influential and government officials, to improve the system of education and to reduce the gender gap. In addition, it actively contributes to increasing the literacy rate through its non-formal education and adult literacy programs.