Brief Description of SEEP:
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 and Economic Enhancement Programme-SEEP. Initially the organization was involved in charitable work like running feeding centers or distributing clothes for the 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 laborers at ward 5 who were involved in handlooms and embroidery work. Gradually SEEP`s activities continue to increase. SEEP working for: Street Children, Child Laborers, Youths, Pavement Dwellers, Pregnant Women, Formal School Students, Parents, Marginalized Families and Community People at large; Thematic Working arena of SEEP: • Health and Nutrition
• Livelihood and Food Security
• Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction
• Child Rights Governance
• Child Protection Vision of the organization:
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 of the organization:
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.
Legal Status: Social and Economic Enhancement Program (SEEP) is a Child Rights Based Organization established in 1986. SEEP is registered under Voluntary Social Welfare Organization Act 1961. The registration No. is Pab-149 (278)/86, dated - 23rd July 1986. SEEP is also registered under Foreign Donation Registration Ordinance 1978 (amended in 1982). Registration No. is 993, dated: 7th December 1995 which has been renewed on 3rd July 2001; 28th May 2007 & lastly on 06th January 2011 with effect from 07th December 2010. It is also registered with Micro credit Regulatory Authority (MRA), the registration number of which is 00014-00052-00044, dated 05 September 2007.
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