About Us

Organization and Management:

The general body and the elected executive committee guide the overall policymaking and management of Sachetan, which are consisted of 21 and 07 members respectively. The General Secretary of the EC acts as the Executive Director of the organization. Under the Executive Director there is a fleet of experienced, educated and motivated workers and managers.

Philosophy:

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Vision:

Poverty Free Bangladesh, where people will live in a democratic society with their own rights and dignity.

Mission:

SACHETAN works with the landless, destitute and socially downtrodden people and their organizations in order to establish their rights and dignity through capacity building and empowerment; and to promote governance practices and improved access to justice, opportunities, resources and services.

Values:

Transparency, Accountability, Democracy, Gender Sensitivity, Non-discrimination and Poverty Alleviation.

 

 

Strategic Directions and Objectives:

Programming Areas:

  • Livelihoods
  • Primary Health Care and sanitation
  • Human and Child Rights
  • Social Development and Education
  • Good Governance
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

Crosscutting Areas:

  • Gender
  • Child Rights
  • STDs/HIV/AIDS

Goal:

To improve the socio-economic condition and protection of the target people (poor, landless, marginal farmer, ultra poor, destitute women, downtrodden people, children and minorities) in minimum standards.

Objectives and steps for Social development:

1. Mobilize and empower the targeted people through awareness and education to reduce their social, economical, environmental and health related vulnerabilities.
2. Strengthen people’s organization through capacity building and leadership development to ensure good governance, services and justice for the abused, exploited and poor
3. Fights and community campaign against discrimination and violence towards women to establish women’s rights and dignity in the family and society
4. Create familial, societal and institutional sensitivity towards the creativity, education and skills of youths to reduce the causes of poverty, injustice, abuse and exploitation
5. Improve livelihoods and small-scale income generating activities of vulnerable people, especially women to ensure their participation in family and society.
6. Fight and take immediate action for children’s rights to protection, participation, and education and establish functional juvenile justice system.
7. Prevention and protection of vulnerable people, especially women, working and street children from sexual abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and STD/HIV/AIDS
8. Increase the mass awareness and education on primary health, reproductive health and rights, hygiene, EPI and STD/HIV/AIDS among the people living in vulnerable zone
9. Fights for demanding and improving primary health care, safe water and sanitation as well as to improve overall health conditions of the vulnerable people
10. Establish strong platform with government, non-government and private sectors to promote rights based approach and ensure the rights, entitlements and services for poor
11. Advocate and facilitate the local government to ensure the people’s participation in development, transparency, accountability, and good governance
12. Improve and integrate climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies to reduce its adverse impact on life, livelihood and environment, and response
13. Build the capacity of farmer and women on advance agriculture & fish culture technology and natural resource management to ensure food security and CCA
14. Foster organizational capacity, democratic practices, values, and development framework to bloom the sustainability of its management and programs adding new dimensions.

Finance

Sachetan’s finance is based on projects but it also strives to generate local funds for future self-reliance.