“LASOONA: Society for Human and Natural Resource Development is a national, multi-disciplinary, development oriented and non-profit making organization. LASOONA affirms to be committed to well being of masses through promoting ecologically sound development in remote and impoverished pockets of Pakistan in general and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa (formerly North West Frontier province -NWFP) and FATA in particular.
LASOONA is a Pushto word, meaning “Hands”. LASOONA was established in 1997 by a group of highly motivated and civic-minded people. It formally registered under Societies Act of 1860. LASOONA is also certified /accredited by Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP). Moreover, LASOONA has got tax exemption status from Federal Board of Revenue, Government of Pakistan under Section 2(36) of Income Tax Ordinance 2001.
For over a decade, LASOONA enjoys the history of being a civil society organization is strenuously working for the conservation, promotion and sustainable management of natural resources and has had been advocating the participatory management of natural resource as a mean to livelihood security. It works with a spirit to serve humanity without any discrimination on the basis of gender, caste and creed. While committed to the well-being of masses, LASOONA has the history of working with all segments of society even with little resources and expertise, thus becoming a role model at local level. So after its more than 17 years of working history, LASOONA felt it necessary to work as an institution with an extended and holistic philosophy of participatory development to help the deprived and marginalized segments of society to have an access to the basic means of livelihood together with improved social services at local level.
Furthermore, LASOONA practices Social Guidance Approach to ensure the participation of beneficiaries and other stakeholders and for creation of a cadre of selfless, honest and dedicated volunteer activists from within the community who, in turn, are given the responsibility to lead their community. LASOONA has also proven its worth when Pakistan was shook by earthquake, conflict and flood disasters and took a step forward by including Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change in its thematic focuses to reduce the risk of future calamities.
LASOONA: Society for Human & Natural Resource Development having a clear vision has always focused on devising and implementing well thought and laid out plans in order to achieve its set goals and objectives which may ultimately contribute to its vision.