dr.akhtar hameed khan memorial trust

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dr.akhtar hameed khan memorial trust: e-guard solid waste management program

Rawalpindi, PakistanRawalpindi, Pakistan
Year Founded:
Project Stage:
$10,000 - $50,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

e-guard is small entrepreneur program. we are focusing on jobless youth. in this program we are empower the youth through training on solid waste management. Provide them hand cart and waste management tool kit. they start their work and earn.
we ensure that waste is not an issue it can solve.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

we are changing the future of Pakistan through creating earning from waste
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

in our project we faced many problems initially it is problem to motivate the youth to initiate their business from waste. waste collection is consider as shameful job in our society. it is also challenge that motivate the community to pay their service charges on monthly bases.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

A solution of each problem is already available. it require to explore. we motivate the youth to initiate their business.income and recycling material recycling income is source of attraction to the youth.we also clear that it is not a full time job they may consider as part time. we give them proper identity and respect through the uniform. their uniform give them proper respect. we realize them it is very noble and respectable work. we mobilize the community through proper mobilization. it is our experience that community not bather to pay the service charges on quality bases.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

our initiative is different because we are considering waste as our source of income. normally community consider the waste as problem but we are considering the waste as source of earning.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

There are very wide impacts youth is earning in good way some of them extend their work and supervise the whole work Sense of responsibility is developed in youth they are involve in productive activities waste is manage environment of target area is clean

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Govt consider our efforts Other organizations appreciate our work and request to replicate in their target areas Kachre se karobar is a profitable business

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

According to the kachre se kaobar, community paying their services charges monthly. in some areas these charges are 100-150 rupees. each of the person is managing the waste of 100 households (a unit).educated and interested e-guard collectors promote into supervisor. they look after the e-guard collectors and monitor the quality of services. community service charges are source of financial sustainability. service charges use as salaries

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

in our target area no one is working on the same field/ subject

Founding Story

when our project funding was ended it was difficult to continue the staff without salaries. that was turning point of the project. we realize that staff could manage their salaries through community service charges. after the successful experiment we initiate it as entrepreneur. in this we are just providing the hand cart and waste management kit.


there are very senior members in our organization. Ms. Sumaira Gul is program manager. she is pioneer member of the organization and founder of the project. She is managing overall programs of the organization Mr. Hamid ullah is founder member and looking after the whole programms Ms. Sadia kirmani is founder member of the program manage the whole program. Mr.ishtiaq is managinmg accounts,Mr.bilawal and tanveer are supervisor