The economy of Bangladesh has been growing steadily for the last decade and poverty declining and increasing life expectancy, increasing literacy rate and other social indicators improving. In the meantime the country achieved self-sustaining in food production. Bangladesh expects to become a middle income country by 2021. In addition to that our Prime Minister has expressed her desire to convert every village into a town that is villages with all amenities as like as town. So efforts are underway to maintain economic growth & its stability, strengthen revenue collection, extending trade reforms, improving labor skills, upgrading rural and urban management, meeting energy requirement, improving infrastructure and taking measures to adapt to climate change.
SEHEO continues its support for the poor and distressed people across the country, as enshrined it its constitution. To determine the role of SEHEO in future, as well as building on our past successes and having learnt from our failure, we look into account new ideas and technologies. Considering the political and socio-economic environment of Bangladesh and changes in global context, we are committed to facilitate achieving UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set for our country.
Through our forward looking programs/projects, in 2018-2019 we created employment opportunities, ensured civil rights, expanded women’s leadership, provided elementary education to minor children, providing safety net services, rendered services toward disabled people, health & nutritional services, HIV/Aids awareness, supporting vibrant agricultural sector across our working locations.
Our work and goals remained same, as ever, to provide opportunities for the poor especially poor women of our working area to distance themselves from poverty, ignorance and to help build resilience.
We are grateful to the Government of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Bank and other Banks and all our development partners for their support in 2018-2019. Without generous support from them it would not have been possible to meet the needs of the rural poor. We express our gratitude to the individual program participants who have worked hard to bring a positive change in their communities and their own lives.
Md. Samsul Alam