M.CED is the abbreviation of Mohmand Community for Education & Development, as the name indicate the purpose of its establishment was/is to unit FATA-Mohmand community for the promotion of Education & Development of the community through education approach. M.CED established in 1996, and registered on August 12, 1998 under Societies Act XXI 1860 (Reiteration No. 2468/5/2766) and on 4 December 2013 with Directorate of Social Welfare – FATA under Social Welfare, Women Empowerment, Zakat and Usher. It was set up in response to an urgent need expressed by general community, parents, students for a forum to address their basic rights of Â Â Education; it is a participatory development initiative focusing on the active involvement of the rural communities especially parents and students.
M.CED works in the rural communities of Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) where education, health and socioeconomic facilities are either non- existent or dysfunctional and the poor and the EVIs are marginalized. M.CED in 2013 Strategic Planning (2013-2015) revised its mission and vision. The first strategic planning was conducted in 2010 with support of FATA-CBP / USAID.
M.CED is one of the pioneer organization in FATA-Mohmand and currently works in around 142 villages accros Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA. The organization served by three field offices, one regional office in the programme target areas. Keeping in view the volatile and insecure situation of the target area / region and on other hand its fiercely defended culture is marked by a deep commitment to Religious and a strong distrust of the West, M.CED being locally grounded Â organization, measure its effectiveness and impact with the ability to understand the local conetxt, culture, norms, traditions, respond to the changing local needs and involve the local community as its partners in the form of a “Mohmand Advocacy Network – comprised of 32 CBOs” and CECs – Community Education Committees.
To do this it has evolved a distinctive , participative style of work that ensure the active involvement of the community , particularly women and children , and a focus on the needs these disadvantaged groups for education, Health care , Civil Rights and income generation. All M.CED’s work is inspired by the values of religious and keeping with the democratic principles of the Constitution of Pakistan and the Internationally recognized human rights, humanitarian principles and international laws.
Assisting poor, marginalized and disadvantaged communities in the rural areas to bring qualitative and long lasting change in their lives.
The vision includes the following themes
- Self reliance
- Self management
- Self help
- Gender and Development
- Building Partnerships and Alliances
- Policy Advocacy
MCED works for the promotion and protection of education rights of on gender basis in the rural areas and providing basic education opportunities both at policy advocacy and service delivery level to contribute to Millennium Development Goals by improving the literacy rate & strengthening of educational institutions & enhancing capacities to produce good citizen for a peaceful and sustainable society. Through our advocacy we strive for rights to be upheld and for lasting solutions to be achieved.
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