Vision and Mission

The vision of the organization is “to try an approach to development through which rural people, especially women and disadvantaged groups, become partners in development rather than the subjects and/or objects of development. In this way, they can develop their self confidence, self esteem and capabilities by making their own decisions and implementing them as required.”

We have found that as rural people start recognizing their own capabilities, rights and possibilities, they begin to systematically use them for their own personal and communal development and transformation. Thus, WATCH’s mission is “to move away from the “hand-out” mode of development to a mode of facilitating organizing people for self-reliance and sustainable development. WATCH does not view itself or its staff as ‘change agents’ or ‘development experts’ in the traditional sense of the roles, but instead as facilitators of the development process.”