SERAC-Bangladesh is an NGO in special consultative status with the UN-ECOSOC
Background of SERAC-Bangladesh
SERAC (Socio-Economic Resilience Advancement Committee)-Bangladesh was established by a group of educated, voluntary minded and dedicated soulful youth in 1991. As a social welfare voluntary organization, SERAC-Bangladesh got registered with the Department of Social Services of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 1993. The organization currently has most of its projects and activities in Mymensingh and Dhaka districts.
SERAC-Bangladesh started its works in 1991, though it got formal registration with legal existence from the Directorate of Social Service under the Ministry of Social Welfare. Later on, having expanded its working subjects and transforming into a youth focused organization, SERAC-Bangladesh got enlisted with the Directorate of Youth Development under the Ministry of Youth & Sports, and registered with the NGO Affair’s Bureau under the Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh. Being a registered NGO SERAC-Bangladesh has worked with a number of Government and non-government agencies on a large number of development and advocacy issues. SERAC-Bangladesh operates by its own constitution that is duly approved by the concerned authority.
Mission & Vision
The mission of SERAC-Bangladesh is to establish a human rights oriented environment that provides spaces to achievable development in access to education, health, livelihood, policy support for women, children and youth, sustainable environment, economy, and justice for the poor and vulnerable communities.
SERAC-Bangladesh envisions to improve lifestyles of disadvantaged communities through access to human rights, health service, legal protection, education, choice of living, livelihood opportunities, and other social supports to ensure no-discrimination, gender equality, social justice and peace.
Who We Are
SERAC-Bangladesh is a youth led law and development organization having non-profit, non government and non political natures, started life in 1991 with the initiation of a group of educated, dedicated social workers with an aim to promote the socioeconomic and social status and living standards of the rural poor and vulnerable communities, especially youth, women and children through their capacity building, awareness raising, group formation and intervening with felt need based problem solving programs by adopting innovative ideas and strategic communication. SERAC-Bangladesh believes in non-directive, bottom up, participatory and integrated development frameworks and acts as a catalyst with its beneficiaries.
Where We Work
SERAC-Bangladesh has direct projects in 28 districts in all 8 divisions including Mymensingh, Dhaka, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna, and Sylhet. Further it has a wide partners network in all 64 districts across the country for implementation of larger programs.