Introduction

Water, Environment and Sanitation Society (WESS) is a non-profit, non-political, non-government development organization dedicated to bring lasting improvements in the quality of life of the poorest communities in Balochistan. WESS was established as an independent NGO in July 1999 and is registered with the Government of Balochistan, under the Societies Registration Act. A team of veterans and highly qualified professionals steer WESS towards achievement of its strategic programmes of Environmental health, Child rights and Child protection, Education, Community Development, Economic and Social Empowerment of marginalized communities and Humanitarian assistance during disasters or displacement. The organization adopts participatory and rights based approach to development in pursuit of all its development endeavours, for we believe that without participation and active involvement of people no change theory can ever be materialized. The Organization, since its inception has successfully implemented around 88 projects (both in development and humanitarian sector) in 24 districts, enabled it to reach around two millions beneficiaries in the province of Balochistan. The vast experience of WESS resulted to develop a robust and rewarding partnerships with numerous key national/international actors that give a lead edge to the organization to stand tall and confident on its developed competencies. The organization envisioned with creation of a prosperous and equitable society has developed the following achievable mission and objectives in order to significantly contribute in making its translation into reality possible.

Vision

A healthy and prosperous society where resources are equitably managed and sustained.

Mission

To bring lasting improvement in the quality of life of marginalized communities, especially women and children through policy and practice interventions in Environmental health, Child rights  and Child protection, Community Development and empowerment, and Humanitarian Assistance in disasters or displacement.

Mandate

To improve social and physical environment for the disadvantaged people, especially women and children to provide humanitarian assistance to those affected by disaster or displacement.

Objectives

Water, Sanitation And Hygiene
To help increase community access to safe drinking water through provision and promotion of appropriate technologies to facilitate communities in adopting safe sanitation and hygienic lifestyle.
Community Development
To contribute towards the community development and community empowerment to protect their rights through awareness raising, advocay and promotion, trainings & physical interventions.
Social and Economic Empowerment
To contribute towards social & economic empowerment of marginalized communities, fostering enabling environment for their inclusion in decision making, respect to their rights and creating opportunities for their economic empowerment through advocacy, capacity building and physical wellbeing.
Child Rights and Child Protection
To promote child rights and contribute towards protection and prevention of vulnerable children through skill development, health, education and advocacy interventions.
Human Rights
Promotion of human rights, minorities rights, especially women rights and gender equality through advocacy, communities empowerment, awareness and capacity building.
Education
To contribute improvement in the educational system through improved school, management, infrastructure and parents/teachers participation.
Humanitarian Assistance
To extend humanitarian assistance to those affected by disaster or displacement.
Sustainable Livelihood and Natural Resource Management
To contribute towards sustainable natural resource management and livelihood security through awareness raising, advocacy and promotion of appropriate technology.

Organizational Values

  • No discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, creed, color, class, ethnicity, language or gender.
  • Peace and tolerance as pre-requisites for development and social change.
  • Respecting diversity, Promoting democratic values at all levels.
  • Zero tolerance for corruption and for any actions that may put the image or goodwill of the organization at stake.
  • Accountability across the board.
  • Responsive to community needs and quality conscious in  all aspects of our work.
  • Striving to protect the environment and increase awareness in this regard.