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Social and Economic Enhancement Programme (SEEP)
The Social and Economic Enhancement Programme-SEEP is a Private Voluntary Development Organization, which was established by a group of social workers in 1985 in order to improve the condition of socially disadvantaged children in Bangladesh. Initially the organization was involved in charitable work like running feeding centers, or doling out clothes for 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 11 in Mirpur, Dhaka. Almost simultaneously, it started working with the hard-core child laborers at ward 5 in Mirpur who were involved in handlooms and embroidery work. These projects marked a change in strategy for SEEP as for the first time they sought to address some of the root causes of child poverty, realizing that its services need to provide long lasting and sustainable benefits, rather than temporary help.
From 2002, combining its own finance with funding and technical support from CARE Bangladesh, SEEP expanded its microfinance program in Mirpur, Shah Alibag, Lalbag, Kamragir Char and shyampur of Dhaka and Fatulla of Narayanganj. Many of the families in SEEP’s Program areas have very little financial stability. The microfinance program contributes towards the protection of children of those families and the alleviation of child poverty.
Vision of SEEP :
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 SEEP:
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.