We are now making an addition to HANDS portfolio of services , developing a degree awarding Institute of Development Studies – IDS. This will compliment HANDS services for vulnerable communities.
HANDS response during Rain flood and COVID 19 Emergency 2020
In 2018 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Jacobabad, Sindh
In 2017, First Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed in Punjab at District Muzaffargarh
HANDS is certified by Economic Affair Division (EAD) Ministry of Interior in 2017
In 2017 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Ghotki, Sindh
In 2017, HANDS Head Office moved to its new campus.
In 2016, Disaster Risk Management Centre was constructed at District Mirpurkhas,Sindh
In 2016 Disaster Risk Management Centre was constructed at District Sanghar, Sindh
In 2016 Disaster Risk Management Centre was constructed at District Umerkot, Sindh
In 2016 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Badin for Southern Sindh
In 2016 HANDS Hunarmand Training Centre was registered under Sindh Technical Education and Vocational
In 2015 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Matiari Sindh
In 2015 HANDS received membership with SUN CSA and Dr. Shaikh Tanveer Ahmed (CE HANDS) was elected as first Chairperson of SUN CSA (Pakistan Chapter)
In 2015 Disaster Risk Management Centre was constructed at District Matiari Sindh
HANDS responded to flood 2014 and provided relief and early recovery services in Punjab, KPK and Sindh
HANDS conducted first Situation Analysis Survey of Tharparkar Drought Calamity 2014 with technical support of UN OCHA and also delivered its service to cope with the emergency
In 2012 Disaster Risk Management Center was constructed at District Thatta for Southern Sindh
In 2012 Disaster Risk Reduction centers was constructed at Sukkur District for Northern Sindh
HANDS played a major role for relief, early recovery and rehabilitation in post flood 2010 period
In 2010 HANDS successfully completed the Institutional management Certification Program (IMCP) of USAID for Management Standards
HANDS got certified by Pakistan Center of Philanthropy (PCP) for the first time in 2008
HANDS signed a 05 years USAID FALAH reproductive health project in 2007 and organization extended its offices from Sindh, to Punjab, Federal Capital Islamabad and Balochistan.
In 2007 HANDS launched its successful Pilot Project of “Marginalized Areas RH & FP Viable Initiatives” (MARVI), in District Umerkot
HANDS started relief services in response to the deadliest earthquake in the history of Pakistan and developed a Disaster management program to deal with Emergency and Disasters.
In 2002, HANDS District office Karachi Rural was running Community Midwifery – CMW School along with 20 bedded Hospital, Jamkanda, Bin Qasim Town Karachi
The services of the organization scaled up to upper Sindh and lower Punjab after agreeing to do a project of capacity building on Family Planning. The areas included Sukkur, Ghotki, Dadu, Umerkot, Mithi, Sadiqabad, Raheem yar khan, Khanpur etc. With this extension 05 more offices were established
In 1998, HANDS went in to an agreement with City District Government to adopt the secondary health care facility at village Jamkanda, District Malir, Karachi. Another office was established in Karachi, Jamkanda, District Malir.
In 1997, Horizon of HANDS expanded from Health and Education sector to Water & Sanitation, Micro Credit, Gender & Development and secondary care facilities.
HANDS First Regional Office was established in 1997 at Hala, Sindh
In 1995, HANDS first time entered in the education sector through Participatory Development Program (PDP) under Social Action Program (SAP) of Government of Pakistan, funded for the promotion of health and education
HANDS first Award Distribution Ceremony was conducted in 1995 along with Rural Development Conference
The first formal donor funded project was “Development of Health Structure (DEH)” funded by the Trust for Voluntary Organization – TVO. HANDS program interventions extended from 03 to 24 villages.
In 1993 HANDS got itself formally registered under Societies Registration Act of XXI of 1860 and The vision of organization was defined as “Healthy Educated & Prosperous Pakistan”
The first PHC center was established at Memon Goth Malir Karachi in 1980 and then this volunteer group moved to other villages
HANDS started its journey of intervention from a public sector hospital in Karachi as Health and Nutrition Project in 1979 lead by the then Head of the Department of Pediatrics at AKUH, Prof. A. G. Billoo (Sitara-e-Imtiaz).