Introduction

Community Empowerment (CE) is a non-government and non-profitable organization striving for development of communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan regardless discrimination on the basis of race, cast, religion, culture, gender and social status. It is established in the year 1995 at district Bannu one of the backward region in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, by a group of philanthropists and social workers who belongs to that disadvantaged area. They joined hands to work together for the uplift and sustainable development of marginalized rural communities through education, health care, advocacy, Human Rights and Human Resource Development. CE is registered in
1999 under the Pakistan Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies Registration and Control Ordinance 1961 Director ate of Social Welfare Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Societies Act of 1860 Registrar of Firms and Societies, Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and SAFRON in order to enable the organization to work in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Federally Adminis tered Northern Area (FANA) of Pakistan. CE has started its working from a marginalized rural area of the District Bannu known as Degan Shadi Khan a small town of the village Fazl-e-Haq Malwana in 1995 and grown to work in the whole district and other areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with support of various national and international donors’ and organizations. CE now has strengthened its working areas and established its Field offices in the Districts of Kohat, Swabi, Lakki Marwat, Karak Abbottabad and Mansehra.
CE has more than 70 employees and formed male & female community-based organizations and groups in various district of the province. CE has also established a group of volunteers and activists in the district Bannu at village level to create awareness and self-reliance among the poor masses for sustainable development.
Since its inception community based infrastructure and socio-economic development are the main programs for the ultimate alleviation of poverty in the society. Community Organization/
mobilization and Human Resource development are the main tools for sustainability and effective working of Community Empowerment.