SWRCA is a social non-political, non-profitable organization created in 1994 to respond current needs for Afghanistan’s people in order to sustained and strengthen and promote human right culture, peace building, good governance initiatives and tackle humanitarian crisis in south west of the Afghanistan.
SWRCA is managed by independent non-partisan indigenous professionals whom have been experiencing practically & technically on various fields of capacity buildings of humanitarian sectors and community development projects as they have had special trainings to the sectors of humanitarian interventions, Human rights, child protection and capacity building programs.
SWRCA started it is activity under the name of South West Reconstruction Consul For Afghanistan in 1994 and registered and got membership of UNOCHA United Nations. SWRCA has officially started its humanitarians’ activities in South west provinces in 1996 as well as became a member of SWABAC. It farther in the era of Taliban
received an official registration number at the Ministry of planning as NGO numberU 391U. When the Taliban government got out of Afghanistan, the board of NGO with coordination and consultation of the Ministry of Economic decided to change its name from South West Reconstruction Council for Afghanistan (SWRCA) to Services Women Relive Center for Afghanistan (SWRCA) and registered as NGO number U603U in the Ministry of Economy of Afghanistan in 2005.
The AWARD history:
Badghis Social Journalists Association (BSJA) which has now expanded its activities on ground and in further sectors and officially changed its name from BSJA to AWARD, and is upgraded from a local Association to a national NGO, was un-officially established on 2007 with collaboration of few journalists and social activists in southern Badghis province. Later in 2010 it was formally established and registered as a non-profit organization in Ministry of Justice in Kabul and recently it has changed name from BSJA to AWARD.
AWARD strives to fight poverty, create a democratic society where all people particularly disadvantaged and at-risk are valued without any discrimination as the most promising resource available to meet personal and societal needs.
AWARD is dedicated to address the social, civil and democratic needs, issues, and problems of men and women, and shape their social & economic development through advocacy, rights awareness, networking and capacity building programs throughout Afghanistan.
AWARD is a grass root level organization emerged with the aim to advocate youth, marginalized, poor and disadvantage communities on their rights to education, democracy and equal opportunity for social services. AWARD strongly believes and serves the poor and deprived poor communities at the grass root level; where the resources and services availability are quite poor and hardly fulfilled the life basics and emergency needs of communities.
AWARD envisions a transformed countrywide community wherein stakeholders, and all members of community actively participating in alternative social infrastructure which promote and practice real democracy, access to justice and secured human rights towards a balanced and decentralized system for the common goods and welfare of youth, women, elders and social institutions. AWARD is thematically working in sub-sectors of Community Development, Youth Rights Protection, Food security and Agriculture, Access to Justice, Human Rights, Humanitarian response, and Peace building and Conflict Resolution. AWARD’s main goal is to support people to experience real democracy, strengthening and advancing democracy nationwide, so therefore as part of democracy Human Rights, Civil education, social cohesion, access to rights and peaceful elections are the main contributing aspects of democracy.
The main aims of establishing the AWARD association is/was:
- To fight poverty in southern province Badghis through the implementing different social benefit projects. As an example, providing equipment for hospitals, clinics, education institutions and handicapped and marginalized.
- To practice real democracy through stakeholder’s advocacy in access to justice, human rights and improved citizenship
- Help the homeless children go school through a pre-confirmed mechanism
- To structure social network notionally working with religious leaders, community elders, youth and women for empowering citizenship and greater social accountability
- To enhance youth, women and victim of violence groups access to formal and informal justice mechanisms
- To protect human and women rights through advocacy initiatives, consultation and policy reforms and dialogues
- To protect well-beings of children and initiate steps for child protection, education, development, good governance through implementation of Convention on the Rights of Children
- To provide referral support and friendly spaces for the child protection cases, and jointly work for eliminating child labor, early marriages and support children voices for change at community level
- To address youth, women and children needs and problems through social networking, to extend grounds for community-based solutions to problems and issues
- To strengthen coordination with all programs related stakeholders inclusive with community, government national and internationally
- To provide livelihoods development opportunities for youth, women and poor communities to make sustainable their livelihoods
- Advocating from journalists’ rights and activities,
- For establishing a reliable connection between this center and other Journalists institution outside of the province, and in collaboration with them, for providing opportunities in preparing exposures visits for Badghis Journalists and their capacity building.
The Jameghor Charity Organization (JCO) was found in 7. Of February 2011, in Kabul capital of Afghanistan. That time the organization was called “Sultan Shuhabudin Ghory Social and Cultural NGO”. Several social and cultural activists stand behind the creation of this humanitarian NGO. The organization started its activities in the western provinces such as Ghor, Badghis, Farah, Nimrooz and Herat provinces with having main base and office in Kabul and Ghor province, and sub-office in Badghis, Farah and Nimrooz provinces which are neighbor provinces of Ghor province. Due to the new law in Afghanistan, which is passed by the Afghan parliament, the NGO’s are not allowed to be called after the name of the legends or a person, since our partner organization was called Sultan Shuhabudin Ghory Social and Cultural NGO, since SultanShuhabudin is a historical name and legend, that is why the organization changed the name to Jameghor Charity Organization (JCO). The organization was, in first place registered to the Justice ministry of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in 2011, and got legal status in Afghanistan.
After re-naming to Jameghor Charity Organization and reconstruction of the organization with new leadership team, new boards of directors and new advisory board, the organization re-registered to the Economy Ministry of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on 08.06.2014, after the new law, which all NGO’s should be registered in one place in Economy Ministry of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.