On July 6th, Community Services Pakistan began a three month training of 25 young women in the art of Kashmiri Pehran. The objectives of the Pehran Project are to establish a women's handmade Gurase Valley brand to increase the visibility and value of female hand-made products and to increase the skills and opportunities for the young women, many of whom have only a primary level education.
Bringing much needed training and economic opportunities to women living in rural Afghanistan was made possible through a fundraising campaign supported by Rockflower and The Community Service Program, a multi-disciplinary non-governmental organization working to generate and revitalize Kashmir's rural economy.
Rockflower has had an ongoing partnership with Community Services Program (CSP) since the devastating earthquake in 2005. The CSP works throughout Pakistan's Azad Jammu and Kashmir region as well as Punjab on issues ranging from maternal health and gender equality to human rights and emergency relief and rehabilitation.
During the winter of 2015, Rockflower funded a 6 month pilot project to provide a temporary maternal health center in the hilly, remote villages surrounding Muzzafarabad, the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.
The center provided local women access to maternal health care - many for the first time. The project was launched and managed by Rockflower partner - Community Services Program - Pakistan.
Rockflower is please to announce a new partnership with Community Services Program - Pakistan (CSP). The CSP is the definition of a grassroots organization creating "on the ground" solutions is some of the most remote and inaccessible locations in world.