About Organization
  • Established in: 1988

  • Registration Law: Other

  • Themes & Interventions: Education, Formal Education, Non-formal Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education, Environment, Clean Drinking Water, Sanitation, Health, Nutrition, Livelihood, Food Security

  • What We Do: Awareness Raising, Research, Service Delivery

Contact Details
  • Head Office at Karachi

  • ST-4, Sector 5-A, Qasba Township, Manghopir Road, Karachi, Pakistan.

  • Phone: 02136658021

  • Email: rti@opp.org.pk

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Goal 1 No Poverty, Goal 2 Zero Hunger, Goal 3 Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 4 Quality Education, Goal 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Introduction

Orangi Pilot Project (OPP) as an NGO began work in Orangi town in 1980. Orangi situated in the periphery of Karachi is a cluster of 113 low income settlements* with a population of 1.5 million. On the success of its five basic programs of low cost sanitation, housing, health, education and credit for micro enterprise, in 1988 OPP was upgraded into three autonomous institutions as under:

1- OPP-RTI: RESEARCH AND TRAINING INSTITUTE

OPP-Research and Training Institute (OPP-RTI) manages the low-cost sanitation, housing/secure housing support program, education program, the now evolving water supply, and the women’s savings programs as well as the related research and training programs. Earthquakes and flood rehabilitation works are also undertaken.

2- OPP-OCT:

OPP-Orangi Charitable Trust (OPP-OCT) manages the micro enterprise credit program.

3- OPP-KHASDA: KARACHI HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

OPP-Karachi Health and Social Development Association (OPP-KHASDA) manages the health program.

Each institution has its separate board of directors and mobilizes its own funds. Development is self financed by the people. OPP institutions provide social and technical guidance and credit for micro enterprise. For replication OPP institutions strengthen the partner Non Government Organizations (NGOs)/ Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Government agencies (instead of setting up their own offices). *The settlements began as katchi abadies , between 1986 to 1992 most settlements were notified i.e officially accepted by the government.

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