Caritas Pakistan National Secretariat (CPNS) organized Orientation meeting on the thematic areas which came after Consultation at National Level after having honorable opinion of Bishop Conference.
The diocesan staff members including Executive Secretaries and Program officers around 20 in number gathered at Cardinal Coutts Conference Hall at National Secretariat from 2-3rd March, 2019 and were oriented about main thematic areas and the suggestions were noted for the further interventions.
The Sessions focusing scope and future directions of each thematic area including Climate Change, Non-formal education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Food security and Livelihood, that are finalized after the National consultation and Strategic Planning (2020-2023) of Caritas Pakistan.The session on Communication, Reporting and Photography was also conducted with a purpose of having good reporting and photographs of all the future diocesan events.
The National Program coordinators and officers delivered valuable sessions on orienting diocesan staff members for mainstreaming the thematic interventions for a greater scope and better implementation of all the projects. The present situation of Carona Virus and awareness about its Global spread and effect was also discussed.
“A special advisory has been issued to staff from traveling abroad and several Caritas Asia meetings have been canceled in foreign countries. We are reviewing the situation very critically and focusing on possible preparedness,” said executive director Amjad Gulzar.
“Staff members have been given WHO-certified breathing self-tests to check themselves regularly and guide communities.”