Sustainable Peace and Development Organization (SPADO) is working on Child Protection in District Swat to provide Psycho-social Support to the children and provide recreational facilities in the armed conflict area to make them come to the normal routine life.

In this regard, SPADO arranged a hearing devices distribution ceremony at its Swat Office. SPADO arranged 25 hearing devices for the vulnerable children identified by our staff members and verified by the doctors. This ceremony was arranged on Friday 22nd October, 2010. These devices were provided by UNICEF to SPADO. The children were invited along with their parents/guardians to SPADO Office, Swat. The ceremony started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. After recitation the program was formally started in an organized manner.

Mr. Hameed Khan, District Officer Social Welfare Department, was the chief guest for the ceremony; along with him Child Protection Unit staff and the SPADO Officials were also present on this occasion. Total 25 hearing devices were distributed among the deserved and vulnerable children. These devices were distributed District Officer Social Welfare Department Mr. Hameed khan. Project Coordinators were also present on the occasion and assisted in distribution. In his speech, the chief guest Hameed Khan told the participants that the Social.

Welfare Department is carrying out these activities with the help of some NGOs and if they are not here we may not distribute these hearing aids as the government is not having enough resources to assist all the children. At the end of his remarks he thanked participants and pledged that they will continue such type of activities in the future as well.