About Gawahi Mission Trust
Gawahi Mission Trust-Pakistan is an non-governmental organization which implements humanitarian and development activities across Pakistan. Since 2007, GMT-P has worked for the development and relief of marginalized communities on the basis that all individuals irrespective of race, faith, color, sex, economic status, or political opinion have the right to choose how to live. The organization assists communities to achieve economic prosperity and improve human and social capital through participatory endeavors, which liberate families and enhance their capacities to take control over their lives. Committed to quality performance, human rights, right to access information, and right to complain, GMT-P ensures that its humanitarian and development initiatives provide communities with their pertinent right and authority over resources. Currently, GMT-P operates from its head office in Islamabad and additional offices in Abbottabad, Mardan, and Swat in Pakistan. GMT-P’s thematic priorities include: disaster management; water, sanitation, and the environment; health; education; livelihoods. With a network of close to Two hundred partners, GMT-P adopts various approaches to project implementation. The organization can either be fully or semi-operational or work directly with an implementing partner depending on the type of project. This versatility enables GMT-P to cater every initiative to the needs of the communities, thus, preserving their dignity, self-reliance, and ownership. GMT-P became a full member of the Humanitarian Accountability Partnership. Sarfarz Willam and Jacob Anjum, in partnership with partners and staff, restructured the program and established one of largest GMT programs across the Country . Today, it implements many projects falling under the three main programs and not only covers the one province but assists other provinces in Pakistan.
GMT-P adopts the following strategies in the field:
- Bridging the gap between national policy makers and implementating agencies such as provincial governments, local bodies, NGOs, CBO, and church bodies.
- Strengthening the institutional capacity of partners and building the capacity of development workers through skill and issue-based training.
- Assisting communities in distress, both in pre- and post- disaster phases in reorganizing and enhancing their livelihoods by providing clear drinking water, food, health, shelter and education.
- Improving the quality of live by assisting communities enhance their access to basic rights.