The SEHEO, a NGO registered with the Department of Social Welfare, NGO Affairs Bureau, Micro Credit Regulatory Authority (MRA) and Department of Youth Development. Itis a non-profit, development organization dedicated to improve living standard of the poor people especially women. Microcredit,agriculture, poultry & livestock, fish culture, nutrition and health, education etc. are its main program and projects. The target group comprises, hard core poor, farmers, especially women, children and adolescent, aborigine etc.. All the programs/projects are implemented with full participation of the target groups in a participatory way. The objects for which the organization was established are, inter alia, the following:
Objectives of the organization:
v To organize the target people especially the poorest women of the society to make them organized, united and help building their own organizational bases and thus strengthening their individual and collective ability and capacity.
v To uplift the socio-economic condition and ensure the basic rights of the under privileged and disadvantaged section of society.
v To ensure equal rights of women and men with especial care of the children and disabled rights in all spheres of development including access to information, skills, resources, and publication.
v To make the group members and community people conscious and aware of their situation, develop their confidence, self-respects, and creativity to make them fit for their desired changes.
v To educate the illiterate group members and other target people literate through operating non-formal education.
v To educate the illiterate out of school-going children of the program villages through running non-formal Child education.
v To facilitate holistic agricultural and environmental development activities in order to enhance rights to poor farmers and conservation of biodiversity.
v To provide basic health services to target people through both clinical and non-clinical services towards improvement of their overall health conditions.
v To provide necessary technical and credit supports to the poor group members for undertaking and operating small scale income-generating activities (IGAs)mainly to come out of acute poverty.
v To implement program for development and rehabilitation of the disabled people.
v To raise awareness among the community people on various social issues which are obstacles in the process of development.
v To response to the needs of the distressed people, caused by natural disasters.
To establish a just and equitable society where the weaker and vulnerable segments of people comprising poor, vagrant, destitute people especially women and defenseless children will not be priced out of rights on account of
Just and equitable society where no discrimination will exist among the people.
Ensuring socio-economic upliftment and basic human rights for underprivileged and marginal section of society.
v Believe in potentialities of all the people.
v Committed to empowerment.
v Dedication, integrity, and professionalism
v Accountability and transparency
SEHEO perfroms its activities throgh the combind efforts of following sectors.
v Touching the poor people sepecialy women and children.
v Uniting them in groups.
v Facilitating them to build their own institutions.
v Capacity development of targte groups.
v Leadersip development of tager ggroups.
v Providing support to the targte people to run their enterprise in a sustanable manner.
v Creation of self confidence of targte group.
v Exposing their hidden potentials to be involved in venture, suitable.
v Faciliate to accumulate their own fund throguh savings accumulation.
v Giving support to become individual as entreprenur.
v Facilitating engage in development activities.
v Implementing all development activities through participatory decision making process and work in partnership with the poor for changing their life status.
v Promoting people’s institutions an empowering to participate in local govt. and other institutions.
v Promoting an advocating nee based social, environmental and cultural development programs for upgrading socio-economic situation of poor, destitute, oppressed and disabled people.
v Establishing active development linkages with national and international network, alliance and coalition for facilitating among different CBOs, NGOs, and GOs towards common action and welfare.
v Inventing and exploring the individual human potentials of the poor people through human resource development in achieving self- reliance.
v Developing interpersonal relation, mutual cooperation and gender sensitivity among all staff and development partners.
v Undertaking best practices of accountability and transparency.
Source of fund:
Resources of organization have been built up with loan from the Bangladesh Bank & other banks, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Establishment and beneficiary’s savings etc. The project funding, received from different department and donor agencies, is spent for respective project and Bank loan is spent for credit program.
Management of the Organization:
As per Articles of the organization, an Executive Committee, under the control and supervision of a General Body, manages the affairs of the organization. The General Body is composed of all members of the SEHEO comprising of 21 members. And the Executive Committee shall be composed of not more than 7 members. At present there are 21 members in the General Body and 7 members in the Executive Committee. The term of the Board is for three years. Therefore, the election of the Executive Committee is held in every three years. The Executive Committee has the responsibility to determine the direction and scope of the activities of the organization. It also has the responsibility to approve projects and to approve and administer the annual and supplementary budget.
Program Operational Structure:
SEHEO maintains two tiers of program operational structure i.e Central Office/Head Office, Coordinating Office and Area Office at Upazilla level to operate all its development activities. At Central Office level Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. The Assistant Executive Director is the next higher position of SEHEO in its hierarchic. The Asst. Executive Director is reportable to Executive Director. He leads a team of Senior Officers that include Director (Micro-credit), Director (M & E), Director (Training), Director (Research), Director (Finance), Director (Admin), Director (Development Programs) and everyone is reportable to him. Besides every Director have its own deputies also. Accounts Department, headed by Director Finance, has its Chief Accounts Officer, who looks after regional Accounts Officer. Regional Accounts Officer looks after the Accounts of Branch level, maintained by Accounts office at branch level. At branch level, Accounts Officer maintains the books of accounts and prepares financial statement of respective branch. Then it goes to regional office and then at the Head Office. Beside, an internal audit mechanism is in place at SEHEO. Director (M&E) heads the department. Field Audit Officer and Asst. Audit Officer conduct the internal audit and report it to the Director (M&E) and thereafter it goes to Asst. Executive Director and Executive Director. Each Area Office is headed by Branch Manager. Program Officers, Field Officers, Accounts Officer, Technician, Volunteers, and Service Staff constitute the staff strength of Area Office who is responsible for maintaining Area Office level project activities, accounts, secretarial and other functions.