Client: Society Empowerment Organisation
Task: Website Development & Design
Designer: E Light Developers
Who we are:
Society Empowerment Organization, SEO came to existence with years of professional, qualified and dedicated Afghans who have served in various capacities to respond the need of communities, particularly youth which create more than half of Afghanistan population. The youths were the members of Local Youth Councils, a council established by Youth Empowerment Program, funded by USAID and implemented by UN-Habitat.
The program was intended to improve the capacity and knowledge of community regarding Voluntarism, Local Governance, Leadership, Peace-building, Community Development Plan, Gender, Self-Initiative Projects, Networking, Obtaining funding, Theater, Project design and Writing proposals, Project Management, Project evaluation, Monitoring, Media and so many other topic on civic education.
With learning the pointed civic education, the youth capacity improved and got their position and responsibility in the community. Indeed they started many self initiative projects in Farah province as establishing vocational training projects , Literacy projects with support of Education directorship of Farah province, English language and Computer courses , Peace awareness, Conflict resolution , Gender, consultation, Celebration of national and international days, Advocacy, established Magazine, calligraphy, TV Program named (Youth Toward Empowerment) and many other projects which all based on volunteerism by active youth in Farah province.
SEO is the first NGO that established by the qualified and dedicated youth of Afghanistan and initiative members of LYCs in Farah province (western region of Afghanistan). SEO was planned to extend its activities through provinces of Afghanistan in future, which in 2009 SEO established its regional office in Hirat province and recently in Ghor province.
SEO wants to contribute to the development of a Peaceful, Free and Developed Afghanistan based upon good Afghan cultural values. We work toward an Afghanistan in which the population lives in peace, with self-dignity and self sufficiency, and where people manage their own personal development and the development of the society in which they live.
SEO therefore undertakes its projects on the basis of self-help of the people concerned, with proper community participation during all project phases including identification, formulation, implementation, project maintenance and evaluation.
SEO believes that a society can be holistically developed and prosper when its people are aware and are able to determine their own destiny, both socially and economically. People will gain awareness when they live in a civil society and act as responsible individuals. Because there is a very strong relationship between government and people, the development and strength of one will enable the development and strength of the other. This is possible when the government is really representing the people and tries to benefit them. The Government can truly represent the people when it is established jointly with the civil society and then moves forward with it. Society Empowerment Organization (SEO) endeavors to contribute to the strengthening of this Civil Society and to a positive relationship between the Civil Society and the Government.
To contribute positively to the development process of Communities Development in Afghanistan through implementation Capacity building, Women rights Awareness, gender based violence, Children protection awareness, Legal Consultation, Economical Sustainability, income generation projects, Literacy, vocational training, health education, Teacher training.