SERAC-Bangladesh is an NGO in special consultative status with the UN-ECOSOC.
Background of SERAC-Bangladesh
SERAC-Bangladesh was established by a group of educated, voluntary minded and dedicated soulful youth in 1991. As a social welfare organization, SERAC-Bangladesh got registered with the Department of Social Services of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 1993.
SERAC-Bangladesh started its works in 1991, and it received formal registration with the Directorate of Social Service under the Ministry of Social Welfare. Later on, having expanded its objectives 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 for 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 improving the 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 non-discrimination, gender equality, social justice, and peace.
Who We Are
SERAC-Bangladesh is a youth-led development organization having non-profit, nongovernment, and nonpolitical natures, started life in 1991 with the initiation of a group of educated, dedicated social workers with an aim to promote the socio-economic and social status and living standards of the 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 youth network in all 64 districts across the country throughout over 200 academic institutions with its campus coordinators for implementation of larger programs.