Education and Occupation Coalition (EOC), 501(c)(3), is a grassroots, volunteer led organization based in Kabul, Afghanistan and Arlington, TX USA. In 2020, EOC was established by five friends that wanted to do more than just provide short term aid, send remittances, and donate to large NGOs and charity organizations with little oversight or accountability to the people that they are meant to serve.
We are an entirely women led effort. We hope, along with our partner organizations, such as Baitulmaal and Global Education Campaign, to help plant the seeds of positive change in Afghanistan by providing aid and support through various initiatives. These initiatives are primarily centered on increasing child literacy and education, fostering entrepreneurship, offering occupational training, water sanitation, and sustainable agriculture. Given the unprecedented humanitarian crisis, EOC is crowdfunding to provide emergency food and winter assistance as well.
Above all else, we center the needs of Afghanistan’s people in our approach. EOC values transparency, supports grassroots efforts, ensures local oversight and accountability, and operates with little to no overhead costs.