The combined elements
of poverty, disease and the destruction of the environment are the
most pressing problems in the world.
aims to help combat these linked problems promoting sustainable
world development within the environment.
SWORDE-Teppa strongly believes that the physical and mental
health of the community is dependent on the health of their
man-made and natural environment.
Amongst other benefits, a healthy environment provides sustainable
resources such as; food, shelter, health, leisure, power and
economic gains. Similarly, a healthy, content and more prosperous
community will ensure a healthier environment and the protection
of fauna and flora.
SWORDE-Teppa believes that it is essential to bring a stable,
prosperous and healthier way of life to the community. This
is especially true in areas of the world where an unhappy
population with little future to look forward to could find
itself in a situation leading to mass emigration, civil strife,
war, terrorism and possible knock-on effects in neighbouring
and other countries around the world.
These effects will almost inevitably affect the environment,
bring poverty and disease and thus compound an already serious
and potentially tragic situation. See ‘SWORDE-Teppa
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SWORDE-Teppa is an international non-profit-making,
non-governmental emergency reconstruction and development
“SWORDE-Teppa believes that it is essential to bring
a stable, prosperous and healthier way of life to the community.
Our goal is to assist in giving all people the opportunities
that they deserve, whilst at the same time, promoting the
preservation of the environment. In that sense, we are one
of the few charities able to competently bridge the vital
gap between humanitarian and environmental work.
We specialize in reaching the poorest populations in the most
SWORDE-Teppa is committed to sustainable projects, with the emphasis
on encouraging and supporting people to do things for themselves
SWORDE-Teppa was set up to provide vital assistance in the transition
from emergency situations to post emergency and development. This
is the critical and often overlooked period in many parts around
the world. This is the transition stage, which, if not handled correctly
will lead to complications and waste of resources in the future
or a backward step towards emergency once again. See ‘The
SWORDE-Teppa is a forward thinking organisation geared towards
the more complicated challenges of the 21st Century. SWORDE-Teppa
was founded by a British citizen and a Tajik citizen and first started
operations in 2000 under the name ‘Future’, a local
voluntary group in Tajikistan. ‘Future’ and all its
projects and staff later changed to the new name of SWORDE-Teppa.
SWORDE-Teppa’s constitution was adopted in Tajikistan on the
22nd of December 2002 and amended on the 10th of October 2003. SWORDE-Teppa
was entered on the central register of charities and registered
in the UK on the 10th of November 2003. SWORDE-Teppa can be found
on the list of charities on the Charity Commission website. SWORDE-Teppa’s
Executive Board is made up of a variety of specialists and eminent
members from both the UK, the US, Tajikistan and elsewhere. SWORDE-Teppa
is one of the few charities which can claim a truly multi-cultural
background and knowledge of the world. This better understanding
of peoples’ cultures, languages and customs, together with
a diverse wealth of specialist knowledge and experience is invaluable
to our work. We believe that we are uniquely placed to deliver the
very best assistance around the world.
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SWORDE-Teppa was entered on the central register of charities and
registered in the UK on the 10th of November 2003. SWORDE-Teppa
can be found on the list of charities on the Charity Commission
website. SWORDE-Teppa’s Executive Board is made up of a variety
of specialists and eminent members from both the UK, the US, Tajikistan
and elsewhere. SWORDE-Teppa is one of the few charities which can
claim a truly multi-cultural background and knowledge of the world.
This better understanding of peoples’ cultures, languages
and customs, together with a diverse wealth of specialist knowledge
and experience is invaluable to our work. We believe that we are
uniquely placed to deliver the very best assistance around the world.
SWORDE-Teppa’s objects are:
The relief of poverty, sickness and distress
The advancement of education
The preservation and protection of good health
The promotion of community participation in healthy
recreation by providing facilities for playing particular sports
The preservation and protection of the physical and
natural environment for the benefit of the public
Since it started work, SWORDE-Teppa has gained an excellent reputation
in the field for project management, working with the community
and authorities and being able to deliver. SWORDE-Teppa consultants
often advice authorities, UN and other INGOs on technical matters.
Our programmes are supported by international volunteer consultants
with years of knowledge and expertise in fields relevant to our
projects. Our projects are managed and implemented in the field
by the very best trained and highly committed national staff.
SWORDE-Teppa acts as a ‘front-line’ body and as a ‘co-ordinating’
body in implementing projects. SWORDE-Teppa works with a number
of partner agencies
and non-governmental organisations, both national and international.
These partners are chosen where they have specialist knowledge and
experience in the relevant project. SWORDE-Teppa believes that it
is essential to collaborate
and coordinate activities with other organizations and believes
that there should be, where appropriate, an inter-sector approach
to problems and projects. This should involve the authorities, institutions,
business and the community. We believe that community participation
is crucial to the success of our projects.
As an international organization, SWORDE-Teppa also provides an
protection for any of those projects which will ultimately be established
as small businesses. This is particularly important in countries,
where many people cite the possible extortion payment (‘mafia’
protection racket) as the main reason why they would not consider
starting a business.
SWORDE-Teppa currently bases its Central Asian operations out
of the city of Kurgan-Tyube, in the south Khatlon region of Tajikistan.
This location is central to the
whole region. SWORDE-Teppa has established links with the community
and fosters excellent working relations with the local authorities,
UN organizations, other INGOs and national NGOs. See Map
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SWORDE-Teppa has established links with universities and other institutions
in the UK, the US, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia and elsewhere.
This academic base is vital for the correct planning, implementation
and monitoring of our projects.