Balochistan Environmental & Educational Journey (BEEJ) was founded in the year 2001 by a group of committed development workers and experts belonging to various spheres of life such as education, environment & sanitation, law, engineering and women activism. After expansion of its activities in other parts of the province, BEEJ was registered under Social Welfare Ordinance of 1961 in December 2001. The registered office of the organization currently situated in the city of Quetta, BEEJâ€™s geographical area for intervention with communities is the entire province of Balochistan, with focus on rural areas. Its important areas of interventions are District Musakhail, Mastung, Killa Abdullah, Quetta, Punjpai, Sibi, Bolan, Jhal Magsi and Naseerabad and Gawader.
It has been the strength of the organization that it always had well qualified and committed staff members, competent enough to achieve its objectives. BEEJ has shown fabulous growth since its inception.
A just society where people have access to resources and control over the benefits
Poverty reduction by offering an enabling environment to all stakeholders through improved governance and environmentally feasible livelihood interventions. Â Partnership building at all levels will supplement and ensure the goal of sustainable development which is socially, environmentally, politically and legally feasible. BEEJ also works for management of disasters
BEEJ has experienced and qualified human resource in its head office and regional offices. Capacity building of staff is a continuous process. The organization believes that Human Development is the key for sustainable development.
The organization has been involved in preparation of various kinds of projects in the fields of education, health awareness, capacity building and small scale community physical infrastructure development. Capacity Building is an integral part of all the projects being implemented by the organization. Documentary making is also the differential skill of the organization.
BEEJ will work to improve sanitation conditions through introducing low-cost sanitation technologies and provision of clean drinking water facility,
Promotion of Healthy Hygiene Practices
BEEJ recognized poor hygienic practices a cause of many illnesses and a damaging factor for the vulnerable communities. BEEJ works for creating awareness and encouraging the communities to adopt healthy hygienic practices by incorporating in its projects social mobilization, awareness campaigns, trainings, community meetings, development and dissemination of IEC materials etc.
Natural Resource Management:
BEEJ will strive for optimum natural resource management through participatory approaches and introduction of new techniques for promotion of agriculture, forestry, water resource management and livestock
Promotion of Quality Education:
BEEJ will work for the promotion of quality education among disadvantaged communities through activation of existing government line departments and civil society organizations (CSOs).
Advocacy & Research:
BEEJ would pursue advocacy & research on various social, political and economical issues by developing linkages with government and other CSOs. Gender discrimination, Violence against Women, Human rights violation and role of institutions will also be the focus of the organization. For its campaign, BEEJ would use all the means including print and electronic media to create mass awareness.
Women welfare and gender is a cross cutting issue in all the interventions. BEEJ believes that women are double burdened, being women â€“ they face economic, social, cultural, political and religious discriminations in the society - and being poor - face all kinds of discrimination in the society. BEEJ would rigorously focus the betterment, welfare, empowerment of the women and work to narrow the gender gap.
Coordination of Social Development Agencies:
BEEJ would sensitize the Support System-Government, Semi-Government, Non-Government Organizations, Banks, Private Sector and Corporations etc so that the resources could reach to the poorest of the poor without any leakages. BEEJ would also develop linkages of the Poorâ€™s organizations with Support Systems.
BEEJ will provide advisory services and training in gender equality, women in development and poverty alleviation through Rigorous Social Mobilization.
Relief & Rehabilitation:
BEEJ will provide relief and rehabilitation services to the communities in times of disasters and calamities.