About us

SDO Introduction:


“Sustainable Development Organization (SDO)” is a non-profit organization established in August 16, 2011 aimed to empower vulnerable communities and marginalized voiceless groups. SDO is registered as Non-for Profit Company in Joint Stock Companies & Firms AJ&K (#224 Mzd) under “The Companies Ordinance, 1984 u/section 42”. Its Head Office is located in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir with 01 field office in AJ&K and 01 liaison office in Islamabad. Its’ program areas are child sponsorship, education, health, livelihood, energy, environment, water and rural development; which are contributing UN SDGs. SDO is provincial (AJ&K) secretariat of “Pakistan Coalition for Education” and “Child Rights Movement” while it is member of Trust Law International (UK). SDO has completed many successful projects in education, energy, health, livelihood, women development and child sponsorship. Our strength is the crew of volunteers and network of Community Organization (COs) and LSOs. While we have strong linkages with the local administration / departments where we work. SDO has a professional enthusiast senior management team having diversified skills and sound development approach.

CORE VALUES

  • Volunteerism & Cooperation
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Participatory development approach
  • Human Right based approach, focusing Gender mainstreaming
  • Community comes first, and
  • Continuous improvement

STRATEGY TO WORK
We articulate opportunities, build capacity of community organizations / targeted groups, mobilize resources and implement for sustainable and self-reliant development with active community participation. As well as support, the vulnerable groups, under privileged women, youth and children to eradicate poverty through economic empowerment, adequate education, health facilities and services.

APPROACH TO COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION
SDO is right based organization working for empowerment of the communities especially focusing the vulnerable. The approach is on community centered, action oriented and sustainability. SDO is committed to work in the best interest of underprivileged and vulnerable communities through participatory development strategy and under the provided mandate by the community. After formation a community organizations will be trained to identify their problem and prepare village Profile, development plan to provide a sound information base for the future for sustainable development. COs at grass root level will be linked with overall organizational framework and the apex forum at district level through the organizational development process. The ultimate aim of the organization is to act as democratic and mandatory organization in order to empower the people who can strive for self-reliant development.