By empowering one, we empower all.
Empowering Through is a model that adopts an ecosystem approach driving representatives from all stakeholders – aid agencies, the private sector, the public sector, academia, impact funds, and civil society – to work together to empower the individual economically and socially.
The Empowering Through (ET) model was developed by Seven Circles with a portion of the proceeds supporting Seven’s World's global causes. The ET model is a measurable and scalable model that can be tailored across different verticals and implemented anywhere around the world. Following the first validation of the model in Jordan, we are now developing a diverse collection of projects that aim to engage individuals with different skill sets and passions. Each project engages a specific target group (Men, Women, or Youth) and works to empower these individuals through focuses such as cooking, painting, designing, and writing. In this way, the ET movement is a source of sustainable individual and community empowerment both economically and socially.
The ET model adopts an ecosystem approach to empowerment. “Ecosystem” in the context of Empowering Through refers to the representatives of stakeholders – aid agencies, the private sector, the public sector, academia, impact funds, and civil society – that must work together to fully enable an individual to become empowered both economically and socially. Collectively, these stakeholders support the individual through the following enablers: know-how, access to markets, access to funding, generating revenue, self-expression, exercising civic responsibility, and channels to give back.
In having all stakeholders work together to empower the individual, they are themselves empowered. We aim to engage stakeholders from all sectors of society in such a way that long-lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships are formed, the long-term impact being a strengthened and more interconnected community, and ultimately a kinder world.
Empowering Women through Painting (EWP) is the second validation of the ET model. EWP - Jordan is a project that includes the stories and paintings of 88 women who live in Jordan and come from different national backgrounds, religions, socio-economic levels, struggles, and talents.
This project is a validation that civil society, public society, public sector, private sector, academia, impact funds, and aid agencies can (and must) work together on empowering women socially and economically while giving back to the community.
Part of the proceeds of EWP - Jordan go to the UN Population Fund and Jordan River Foundation under Seven's World cause One Justice System to be invested in psychosocial and legal programs that support women who have been exposed to gender-based violence.
Empowering Women through Cooking (EWC) is the first validation of the ET model. EWC - Jordan is a cookbook that shares the stories and recipes of 54 women with diverse ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds living in Jordan. These women included a refugee, a stay-at-home mother, an expatriate, and a senator.
Part of the proceeds of EWC - Jordan go to the UN World Food Programme and Tkiyet Um Ali under Seven's World cause Feeding All.
Abdul Majeed Shoman Jr.
A short meet-up on February 23, 2016, at a local cafe in Amman, Jordan turned into a three-hour meeting of two people realizing they were destined to work together on serving their clients with the common purpose of building a kinder world.