Participatory Welfare Services (PWS) is a not for profit, non-governmental and non-political developmental organization working in Pakistan. PWS is struggling to aware, organize and mobilize the people for the realization of their developmental and basic human rights and is registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Agency Ordinance 1961 on September 8, 1994. It was self-financed initiative taken by a group of youth volunteers who were concerned about the plight marginalized communities. PWS is active in the different socio-economic spheres of the society in association with partners at local, national and international levels while working with rural, semi urban and urban areas of Pakistan with a particular focus on education, economic empowerment, sustainable agriculture, youth development, resilience building for disasters and community infrastructures development.
PWS has a General council consist of 30 members (male & female) throughout the province of Punjab. General council membership is voluntary and open for all residents of Punjab. Individuals fulfilling the General Council Membership requirement can be member of PWS general council. The general council members meet once in a year.
Executive council consists of ten members including President, Vice President-I, Vice President-II, General Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Finance Secretary, Press Secretary and 3 general members. The executive council is elected for the period of three years by the general body. The executive council members meet 3-4 time in a year on quarterly basis.
The Executive Council hire the Executive Director for the organization who is responsible to implementation the Executive Council decisions and day-to-day management.
A democratic, peaceful, prosperous and progress society with respect to human rights for all without discrimination
We strive to build & strengthen community capacity and empower the poor, marginalized and excluded people to address their development needs through integration & coordination at local, regional, national and international level.
- Facilitate the provision of basic health and education services, by ensuring the functioning and strengthening of health and education facilities.
- Empower deprived segments of society women, children and farmers to secure their basic rights.
- To alleviate extreme poverty through strengthening the indigenous livelihood mechanism and building of community physical infrastructure.
- To undertake policy level research, advocacy and provide capacity building opportunities to the civil society organizations and government institutions through Research & Resource Development Centre (RRDC).
- Capacity building
- Technical and financial support
- Research and knowledge building
- Networking and advocacy
- Peace and democracy
- Religious and cultural freedom
- Gender equality
- Decentralization of powers and resources
- Regional cooperation