From its inception, Aahung has focused on sustainability as a key component of its program design and implementation.
In other words, the guiding principle has always been to have partner organizations and institutions develop ownership of Aahung’s programs and move towards independence and self-sustenance under the careful mentorship of Aahung. Through this, Aahung has also focused on developing sustainable models which can be used by the public sector to better shape their own reproductive health and education initiatives.
In recent years, Aahung has gained a great deal of momentum in working with the department of Education to fulfill the vision of integrating Life Skills Based Education content into the provincial curriculum of Sindh. By working with relevant departments, including the Bureau of Curriculum and the Sindh Textbook Board, Aahung has been able to successfully advocate for the integration process to be initiated along with the relevant training and development of public school teachers who would be implementing the curriculum content.
Correspondingly, Aahung also focuses on sustainable integration of SRHR content into the curriculum of medical schools and nursing colleges with the intention of creating strong models that can be replicated. For this to be successful, Aahung must advocate with independent administrative bodies and decision makers within the institutions. Similarly, Aahung also works with the public sector to advocate for improved training of public health workers and service providers such as community midwives, lady health workers and female welfare workers. By targeting per-service providers, the goal is to influence change at the foundational level so that service providers can be better trained and prepared to deal with reproductive health problems during their service.