Client: Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC)
Date: November 2017 – January 2018
AHKRC received a grant from Punjab Population Innovation Fund (PPIF) for a 1-year intervention by Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Center (AHKRC) in partnership with NUST to address unmet need and contraceptive uptake among urban poor through a holistic approach that creates demand for Family Planning in communities by providing information and counselling, overcoming myths and promoting FP behavior as a norm. The novelty of the approach is the social entrepreneurship model on which it is built, where local women (Aapis) will undertake social mobilization, selling health and non-health products/services and embedding FP programming within their daily activities.
Mera Maan was contracted to undertake three tasks as follows:
- Develop the content and design of two modules, i.e. Mobilization and Communication, and conduct these training for the Aapis;
- Design a module on social entrepreneurship development, and conduct the same for the Aapis, so that their hearts and minds can play an effective role in sustainably addressing the community’s last mile connectivity with regard to family planning;
Using the given content, design and format modules on MNCH, Family Planning & LARCs, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Deviance Enquiry