Hirrak Development Center was initially started as regional voluntary street theatre group in 1988.

Most of voluntary members have had vast social and political experience in working area. The focus of street theater performances mainly on problems of rural areas exploitation and, tolerance and peace among the people of Seraiki belt. In 1996 the group decided to get the formal registration and started to on sustainable agriculture, conservation of biodiversity, health and women in rural areas through performing theatre as well as forming focused group in the working areas. After strategic reflection on past experience, the group was re-register in 2000 under Trust Act.

Governance of Hirrak Development Center continued to revolve around principles and values of trust, voluntarism, consultation and participation. Members of the theatre group, local partners and large number of associated voluntary activists vigorously participated in strategic deliberation, planning, review and evaluation of activities. HDC is formally governed by its Board of Trustees Initially; three members were selected for the Board of Trustees. Later on, two other members were added in the list. Members of Board of Trustees have vast experiences in various fields including natural resource management, gender development, etc. The Board of Trustees has delegated the power of organizational and programmatic management to small but efficient staff and thus confined its role to only strategic management.


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