Society Empowerment Organization, SEO came to existence with years of professional, qualified and dedicated Afghans who have served in various capacities to respond the need of communities, particularly youth which create more than half of Afghanistan population. The youths were the members of Local Youth Councils, a council established by Youth Empowerment Program, funded by USAID and implemented by UN-Habitat.
The program was intended to improve the capacity and knowledge of community regarding Voluntarism, Local Governance, Leadership, Peace-building, Community Development Plan, Gender, Self-Initiative Projects, Networking, Obtaining funding, Theater, Project design and Writing proposals, Project Management, Project evaluation, Monitoring, Media and so many other topic on civic education.
With learning the pointed civic education, the youth capacity improved and got their position and responsibility in the community. Indeed they started many self initiative projects in Farah province as establishing vocational training projects , Literacy projects with support of Education directorship of Farah province, English language and Computer courses , Peace awareness, Conflict resolution , Gender, consultation, Celebration of national and international days, Advocacy, established Magazine, calligraphy, TV Program named (Youth Toward Empowerment) and many other projects which all based on volunteerism by active youth in Farah province.
SEO is the first NGO that established by the qualified and dedicated youth of Afghanistan and initiative members of LYCs in Farah province (western region of Afghanistan). SEO was planned to extend its activities through provinces of Afghanistan in future, which in 2009 SEO established its regional office in Hirat province and recently in Ghor province.