To educate 45,000 women and 5,000 children on health and social issues through awareness sessions held by RLCC outreach department
To uplift the community through women & youth empowerment and encourage self-sustainability. To further promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in Shah Faisal Colony.
Increased awareness regarding health & social issues.
Outreach is an integral component of RLCC’s programs as it allows RLCC to maintain a personalized relationship with its recipient community. RLCC outreach programs have been running in Shah Faisal Town’s schools and clinics since 2011 focusing on breast cancer awareness, hepatitis, diabetes, child abuse & safety, mental health, life skills-based education (LSBE) and various other social issues, under the slogan, ‘Ehsas-e-Zimadari’.
Every year, Outreach gives awareness to approximately 10,000 women and children, informs the community about RLCC’s programs, disseminates educational material, and arranges free medical camps in the community.
The outreach team understands the community’s needs and is well connected with the residents of Shah Faisal Town. Furthermore, the team ensures that the exceptionally disadvantaged are able to avail further subsidies on RLCC services. Thus already subsidized fees in the clinic and school are further discounted, for those in need. While such support is provided to women in the community, the RLCC team also encourages them to enroll in vocational training, or livelihoods so that they can start supplementing their income on a regular basis and support themselves and solve problems within their limited resources.
The outreach team focuses on issues such as hygiene, health, family planning and other health related issues in selected areas of Shah Faisal Town where general awareness is lacking. Field workers go to the community, identify issues, and take appropriate action in spreading awareness. The team, trained by Aahung on matters related to sexual health and child sexual abuse also conducts awareness sessions on sexual health with teachers, parents, and students.
The Outreach department works through an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses mutual involvement of relevant departments in RLCC and concerned beneficiaries. The approach helps facilitate the beneficiary and provide them with the best possible outcome.
RLCC clinics and outreach teams also provide support through a strong referral network of hospitals and specialist consultants so that patients whose needs cannot effectively be met at our clinics can access specialized care in the city.
The outreach team has been trained to conduct basic screening of health related matters. After basic screening, RLCC staff utilizes the referrals network to ensure patients get timely and appropriate health care. The numbers of referrals are thus an important indicator of the efficiency of the outreach team’s work as they often reach people who may have otherwise not sought help. They contribute to early detection that greatly reduces the cost and scope of treatment, and sometimes even saves lives.
- Clean Green initiative project
- Conduct ampaigns on violence against women
- Breast cancer awareness throughout Shah Faisal Colony.
- Introduce a youth club
- Develop a Health cloud with organizations providing quality health care.