Establishing Syndicate for Comprehensive Advocacy:
The Shuhada Organization has conducted more than 80 community dialogues with the different segments of the society such as CDCs, youth, religious leaders, community members and university students both male and female to raise the awareness of CD sessions’ participants on civil society, importance of the citizen participation into the process of decision making, civic rights, democracy and to identify their priority needs as well as find the solutions for their problems and finally the organizing of follow up meeting with the governmental sectors are being implementing through SO/I-PACS team to solve those problems which are solve able into the district or provincial levels.
The representatives of Bamyan university students were invited to participate into the two separate CD sessions dated, 17-06-2012 and 14-10-2012. The participants were presented their problems as below;
Not enough rooms in female dormitory and shortage of potable water.
Lack of dormitory for the male students
Low capacities of teachers
Limited access to the new technologies, laboratory and library.
Existing of discriminations which are implementing by university teachers
Not enough job opportunity when they are graduating university.
Low services of transporation for the female students
Their problems were discussed many times with related offices and reflected in PPD but it seems that there is no interest for solving of these issues.
Thus, through several meetings in this regard with the university students they were agreed to establish students’ syndicate to create more coordination and collaboration amongst university students for the aim of lunching comprehensive advocacy which was interested by the students and they have organized a series of sessions and meetings in this regard. Finally they were successfully to establish this Syndicate with participation of 180 students, and teachers, which has combined from three committee such as Admin and Financial Committee, Cultural Committee and Communication Committee. This syndicate will be leaded by a leadership council combined 10 persons (Director with two assistants and head of committees). It is wroth to mention that this Union officially was inaugurated on Friday July, 12, 2013 in Noorband Qala’s Conference Hall in center of Bamyan Province.
Mr. Boonyad Ali Moien the representative of university students and director of syndicate thanked SO/I-PACS team for the implementation of this unique project.