Establishment

In 1985 a group of social workers established a private voluntary development organization to improve the condition of socially disadvantaged children in Bangladesh. The organization was named as “Social & Economic Enhancement Programme” (SEEP).

Initially the organization was involved in charitable work like running feeding centres or distributing clothes for needy and malnourished children in times of disaster such as drought, floods or cold weather. In 1995, SEEP started to work with children in a slum in Section 6 in Mirpur, Dhaka. Almost simultaneously, it started working with the hard-core child labourers at Ward 5 of Dhaka City Corporation in Mirpur, who were involved in handlooms and embroidery work.

These projects marked a change in strategy for SEEP as for the first time they sought to address some of the root causes of child poverty, realizing that its services need to provide long lasting and sustainable benefits, rather than temporary help. As its experience and capacity grew, SEEP gradually expanded its activities to different parts of the Dhaka city. In 1999, SEEP started advocacy for the realization of rights of disadvantaged children, working both through its community projects and in conjunction with local and national networks as required.

Vision

To create a society for children which is free of exploitation, discrimination and violence and supports growth to their highest potential is the vision of SEEP.

Mission

SEEP works for the empowerment and participation of disadvantaged and victim children in Bangladesh (both boys and girls, including children with different abilities), and their parents and community, so that they can protect and promote child rights.

SEEP also works in collaboration with like-minded groups and organizations towards the enactment and reformation of policy and laws, and their proper implementation at local and national level, in order to ensure the rights of children on the basis of UNCRC.

Objectives

  • To improve laws relating to children in the light of the UNCRC
  • To work for better implementation of laws and policies relating to children
  • To make available appropriate services for children deprived of their right to survival and development, and ensure children’s participation
  • To empower parents and the community socio economically, so they can protect the rights of their children
  • To increase the capacity and sustainability of the organization, working towards the establishment of the rights of the children.

Executive Body

Sl No NameDesignationDate of BirthProfessionOn Board Since
01RoushanuzzamanChairperson25.12.1951Adviser of
Family Planning Association of Bangladesh (FPAB)
2018
02Sahab Uddin SathyVice Chairperson03.01.1954Service Holder2018
03Bilkes SultanaTreasurer15.01.1968Service Holder2018
04Rawshan AraMember21.07.1958House Wife2018
05Habibul HaqueMember14.08.1952Govt. Job Holder2018
06Asma SelinaMember01.01.1957House Wife2018
07Mostafa Kamal ChowdhuryMember01.01.1955businessman2018

General Body

The General Body of SEEP consists of at least 21 members. The General Members elects 7 members of the Executive Committee for every two years period in the Annual General Meeting.

Total Staff

ProjectMaleFemaleTotal
MICROFINANCE602383
JTDRDC100212
BSIF050207
ILUEP191938
PROYASH120517
SUSTAIN194362
CYIBL030306
SUCHALA010203
PRIMARY HEALTH
000202
CCSEC050409
CFLG040004
CDCA040004
BG DRESSMAN080412
PCTSCN010102
SEEP ROSC36183219
TOTAL187293480