About TEO


Established in December 2010, the Tashabos Education Organization (TEO) is a youth focused organization that promotes responsible citizenship and leadership, good governance and lessons in market economy, and facilitates networking to high school students in Grades 10, 11 and 12 in Kabul, Nangarhar, Parwan and Bamyan Provinces. The over 35,500 students in the program, includes girls (56%) and boys (44%) graduating around 10,000 students annually.

TEO grew out of a Center for International Private Enterprises (CIPE) project to promote entrepreneurship among youth, particularly those in high school.

TEO is a Kabul-based indigenous, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization registered with the Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Women’s Affairs. TEO is member of the Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR). TEO has an active board of highly qualified members, and collaborative Memorandums of Understanding with the Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industries (AWCCI) and Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI).

TEO teaches youth the skills to become entrepreneurs through educational activities, including training on market based economies, fighting poverty and corruption, and the promotion of good governance and ethical business practices. The teaching is preparing students with knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, management and leadership of Tashabos. It is inspiring youth towards creativity and innovation to be socio-economically empowered. The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) funded, TEO to accomplish the above.

TEO is a model, led by examples, and a competency based organization with committed human capital serving humanity through sustainable approaches. TEO is voice of the budding entrepreneurs.

The TEO’s mission is to advance the spread of democratic principles and sustainable development through the education of our youth.