What we do

What we do

Participatory Evaluation Process / Church and Community Mobilisation Process (PEP/CCMP) as an approach PAHSTA uses to enter the communities to enhance the capacity of the local Church to build relationships within the community, to identify and effectively respond to their needs and problems together, beginning with their own local resources. The PEP/CCMP approach has helped the local Churches to engage with their communities, fostered fraternity among the various denominations, and contributed to wholistic transformation.

PEP/CCMP has also helped PAHSTA in its interventions, as its participatory approaches influence community positive mindset change; improve understanding of their environment, existing resources and capacities, and engage in designing and implementing activities that contribute to their wellbeing and develop their resilience to common hazards.

 

Thematic Area 1: Promotion of Child Rights, Protection, Education and Welfare

Thematic Area 2: Humanitarian Emergency and Stabilization in response to Disaster

Thematic Area 3: Strengthening household Agriculture Livelihoods, Climate Change Adaptation, and enterprise diversification;

PAHSTA promotes household agricultural production and productivity, using a participatory agro-ecological approach; recognizing the rural farming communities as professionals in their own farming environment. PAHSTA thus underscores:

Infusion of the positive local/indigenous knowledge and co-creating practices, with modern scientific agronomy.

Use of organic fertilizers and pesticides, which are also environment friendly, have an edge over promotion of the use of modern chemical fertilizers and pesticides that have adverse temporary or permanent ecological effects on our environment, both locally and also globally.

Planting of new trees and also promoting Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration amongst the poor subsistence farmers as a simple, sustainable land and environment restoration method to increase foliage, fruit and timber production; contribute to poverty and hunger alleviation, while promoting resilience to climate extremes.

Diversification of enterprises to eliminate total dependence on food production for all household needs

Use of farmer-managed local seeds, acclimatized to their own local agroecology. This gives the farmers seed sovereignty, as opposed to colonizing farming, where technocrats impress upon the farmers use of inorganic fertilizers pesticides, and GMO seeds. In spite of their high productivity and improved resistance to certain diseases and pests, the GMO seeds, on the contrary:

  • have terminator genes that inhibit the plants to reproduce seeds
  • can also get cross-pollinated with local seed varieties and likely get transposed on the local seeds, and make them take on the characteristics of the GMO seeds, and eventually lead to production of local seeds with terminator genes.
  • have not been much researched on for their possible long-term relationship and effects with/on other living organisms, including humans, and their physical environment.
  • can as well can have possibilities of creating their own diseases, pests, and demands on soil fertility.

 

Thematic Area 4: Promotion of Primary Health Care (including HIV/AIDS, WATSAN); 

 

Thematic Area 5: Conflict Transformation, and protection of Fundamental Human Rights