SABAWON a national non-political, independent and not for profit entity founded in 1994 is now known as a leading civil society organization in Pakistan serving the nation with care, diligence and pride. Over the past twenty years, SABAWON earned fame and repute for extending dedicated services to the communities through partnership approaches, institutional and communal capacity building , gender empowerment, rights protection, social justice and poverty eradication through provision of improved social services including Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Preventive Health, Education, Community Physical Infrastructure, Community Based Disaster Risk Management, Livelihood Enhancement and Enterprise Development and Water Conservation Based Modern Agricultural Services.
SABAWON always regarded sustainability as a most important aspect of its programs and for the reason remain aligned with the changing modalities of development sector in Pakistan including decentralization of local government system and thinking well beyond merely project-based assistance to the needy communities. The unprecedented objective of sustainability helps SABAWON to design approaches having maximum involvement and affirmation of the stakeholders ultimately leading to better planning, greater strategic thinking and stronger partnerships.
The equitable approaches applied at community level helped SABAWON to acquire donor’s trust as appropriate funding source resulting in mobilization of more funds for improved social development. By the end of 2011, SABAWON has built a reputation of one among leading civil society organizations of the country. SABAWON has more than 10 established regional offices in different districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and PUNJAB Pakistan and interacts with over 500 organized male and female community groups for the implementation of high quality program interventions in under resourced, deprived and far-flung rural areas of the country. In conjunction with geographical expansions that extend to different districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, and FATA, (and across the country) investments made in human capital of the organization have greatly helped in achieving confidence of the staff members and skills acquired in the process were applied in practice, particularly for analyzing local situations and developing new program interventions.
SABAWON was formed with a voluntary action in September 1994, which slowly transformed itself into a professional organization working for the social development of Pakistan. In 1996, SABAWON got registered with the government under Civil Societies Act of 1860.
Since its inception, SABAWON remained associated with some leading national and international humanitarian organizations. SABAWON has worked with UNICEF, Care International (US based INGO), Clean Drinking Water for All (CDWA), Abt. Associates Inc. DAI/USAID, Department for International Development (DfID) Government of United Kingdom, Welthungerhilfe (German Agro Action, German based INGO), National Education Foundation (NEF) funded by the NORAD/Government of Pakistan. Rural Support Program Network (RSPN), Federal Ministry of Environment Islamabad, Federal Ministry of Health Islamabad, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Pakistan National Aids Consortium, Health and Social Welfare Departments, Agha Khan University, Pakistan Bait Ulmal, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), the European Union, Save the Children UK, World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
In recent past years, SABAWON successfully accomplished numerous projects with renowned international humanitarian organizations for instance, Oxfam GB (a UK based INGO), Concern World Wide (CWW), (a UK based INGO), Global Alliance for Vaccine Immunization (GAVI) funded by the UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) Communications for Effective Social Services Delivery (CESSD) funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Water Aid (a UK based International organization), Concern Worldwide, British Council Pakistan, and Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) funded by the World Bank and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the KFW Germany Development Bank.
These projects includes regular development programs as well as response to the natural disasters and complex emergency situations, which includes Provision of Community Physical Infrastructure, Health & Hygiene Education, Water & Environmental Sanitation (Software & Hardware), Agricultural Drought Mitigation through Integrated Approach, Development of Small Dams for Irrigation and introducing Modern Agricultural Technologies in far flung rural areas of Pakistan for increased yield and better production eventually resulting in national development of Pakistan.