Society Development Committee (SDC)

  • Dhaka

Address

Zamanmonzil, Goalchamot
Road no 1
Faridpur
Dhaka
7800
Bangladesh

About Us

Name of the Organization  : Society Development Committee (SDC)

Address                                 : Jaman Monzil, Road No.- 1, Goalchamot, Faridpur.

Telephone No.                     : +88-0631-65854, +88-01714022987

E-mail                                    : sdc.bangladesh@yahoo.com, sdc@bttb.net.bd

Web                                       : www.sdcbd.org

           

Background:

Society Development Committee (SDC) had emerged as a local non-governmental voluntary organization in 1988. From beginning SDC has been continuing its activities for overall development in both economically and socially of the poverty stricken disadvantaged section of society- particularly women, children and disabled. Recently SDC has attained the age of 30 years. Over the period it has gradually expanded its agenda of activities and is implementing all out programs in 1873 villages, 245 unions and 28 Upazilas of Faridpur, Rajbari, Gopalgonj, Madaripur, Dhaka, Munshigonj, Manikgonj, Magura, Narail, Kushtia,  and Dhaka district. It has 611 experienced and dedicated staffs (Male-439 and female-172) and 57 branch offices and 01 head office for overall program administering and implementation. SDC has establish Network, linkage, collaboration, partnership with different local, national and international NGOs/donor agencies, different government institutions as well as different people’s organizations  and professional groups.


Vision:

To establish an exploitation and poverty-free society, where justice, good governance, gender-equity and environment concerns will prevail.


Mission:

Not relief but release the potential of the rural disadvantaged communities, ensuring their active participation in resource management towards their sustainable socio-economic development.


Core Value:

·        Humanity

·        Accountability

·        Transparency

·        Equity and equality


Development Approaches:

The Strategic Plan will follow following development approaches for implementing the action plans:

·        Community Driven Development (CDD) Approach.

·        Involvement of men and women considering the gender aspects of the society

·        Focusing sustainability of all programs and projects.

·        Developing networking.


Thematic Area of SDC:

Thematic Area 1 : Organization Building for the poor and marginal farmers

Thematic Area 2 : Livelihood development for the poor and marginal farmers.

Thematic Area 3 : Environment and Health Care.

Thematic Area 4 : Good Governance, Gender and Equity

Thematic Area 5 : Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Risk Reduction.

Thematic Area 6 : Food, Agriculture, Diversified product and Market Development.


Goal :

To develop socio-economic status of the poor and extreme poor in view of poverty reduction and livelihood development through commensurate management of resources with an emphasis of women empowerment.


Objectives :

a) To work in the interest of the distressed and oppressed population of the society with the emphasis on such fundamental needs as food, cloth, shelter, health and education..

b) To encourage, stimulate and facilitate on building of organizations through ensuring the participation of poor and extreme poor with the emphasis of women participation.

c) To motivate and mobilize small groups of target beneficiaries in rural areas and to deposit savings by them

d) To foster both formal and non-formal education for adults and the disadvantaged children insuring community involvement in this process.

e) To facilitate the creation of employment opportunities for the beneficiaries so that they would be able to uplift their livelihood as per their aspiration.

f) To stabilize population growth, protect human health and make them human resources through resorting conceptual training.

g) To organize and train the deprived section of the rural population as groups of active, patriotic, hard working and self dependent citizens of Bangladesh.

h) To build the capacity in terms of human and financial management for their own development and to resolve their identified problems.

i) To encourage in joint and family based enterprise and enhance the process of sustainable income and employment for the rural poor.

j) To raise the gender awareness from the family to the community level and to ensure women's access to and control over resources and benefits derived from the projects.

k) To address the issue of environment degradation and protect by raising awareness and plantation of trees.

l) To liaise with local, national and international organization / institutions of both GO and NGO in view of establishing strong linkage which would activate for achieving it goal.

m) To involves in relevant research activities on way to SDC's overall institutional goal.

n) To prepare and publish different publication and to disseminate those in view of activating and strengthening the familiarity as well as status of this organization.

o) To assist activities on the way to the succor of the affected population at the time of natural disasters.Working Area of SDC :

SDC has been operating its all out programs and activities in 1873 villages of 245 unions under 28 upazila's of 10 districts. Under Faridpur district the name of 9 upazilas are Faridpur sadar, Boalmari, Alfadanga, Madukhali, Nagorkanda, Saltha, Bhanga, Charvadrason & Sadarpur, under Gopalgonj district the name of 02 upazilas are Kashiani & Muksudpur and under Rajbari district the name of 05 upazilas are Rajbari sadar, Goalanda, Pangsha, Baliakandi & Kalukhali, under Dhaka district the name of 02 upazila is Dohar, Nawabganj, under Madaripur district the name 02 upazilas are Shibchar and Rajoir under Munshigonj district the name of 02 upazila is Sreenagor, Lowhajong, Under Manikgonj district name of 02 upazila Sadar and Balirtek, under Narail district name of upazila Loahagora, and under Kushtia district name of 02 upazila Kumarkhali, Khoksha and under Magura district the name of the upazila is Mohammadpur.


Target Beneficiaries: SDC's target beneficiaries are both men and women (mainly women & children) having the following characteristics: Landless, marginal & small farmers, fishermen, small traders, small entrepreneurs and homogeneous professional group members.


SDC's Membership with Different Forums :

1. Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB)

2. Credit and Development Forum (CDF)

3. National Forum for Welfare of Disabled (NFOWD)

4. Practical Action-Bangladesh (PAB)

5. Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE)

6. Campaign for Good Governance.

7. Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)

Remarkable Implemented and Ongoing Projects of SDC:


Implemented Projects of SDC

Sl.

Name of the Implemented Projects

Name of the Donor

Project Duration

1

Housing, Improve Cooking Stove, Goat, ETC

Bangladesh Mission


1988-1991


2

Partnership Agriculture Research and Extension (PARE)

MCC


1989-97


3

Women Development Program (WDP)

APHD


1991-1995


4

WDP

GOB

1991-1997

5

Community Base Fisheries Management (CBFM-2)

World Fish

1993-2003

6

Village and Farm Forestry (VFFP)

Swiss Development and Co operation (SDC)

1997-2003


7

NGO gardening for Nutrition Surveillance Project (NGNESP)

HKI


1997-2002


8

NSP

HKI

1997-2004

9

Agricultural Support Service Program (ASSP).

DFID


1998-2010




10

FGR

BADC

1998-2001

11

Vulnerable Reduction Program (VRP)

MCC


2000-2001


12

 Land and Agrarian Network Development.

SAMATA

2002-2006


13

Adorsho Gram

EC, Ministry of Land Bangladesh GOB.

2004-2006


14

Community Based Fisheries Management (CBFM-2)

World Fish Center


2005-2008


15

Food Security For Sustainable Household Livelihood (FoSHoL)

EC


2005-2008


16

Development Initiative For Social Advancement (DISA)

IC


2006 - 2009


17

Making Markets Work for Small Holder Farmers and Rural Producer (MMWSHFRP)

EC through PAB

2007-2012


18

Reaching out of School Children (ROSC)

World Bank , SDC, GOB

2010-2012


19

Sustainable soil Management for Security Poor , Marginal and Small Farmers of Active flood Plain and Charland of Bangladesh.(SUSFER)

EC, IRRI,GOB


2010-2013


20

CSISA-BD-IRRI

USAID/ DAI

2012–2015

21

CSISA-BD- World Fish

USAID/ DAI

2012–2014

22

Poverty Reduction By Increasing the Competitiveness Of Enterprise (PRICE)

USAID/ DAI

2012-2013

23

Agriculture Unit

PKSF

2013–2015

24

Livestock Unit

PKSF

2013–2015

25

Developing Inclusive Insurance Sector Project (DIISP)

PKSF

2013–2014

26

Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice Value Chain Project


USAID/ DAI

2015–2016

27

Agriculture Value Chain (AVC)-Jute


USAID/ DAI

2015–2016

28

Agriculture Value Chain (AVC)-Groundnut


USAID/ DAI

2015–2016

29

Capacity Building Partner AVC


USAID/CBSG

2015-2016

 

 

Ongoing Projects of SDC:

Sl

Name of the Ongoing Projects

Name of the Donor

Remarks

1.     1.

Disaster Management

Own fund

1988–On going


2.     2.

Micro credit (Agriculture, Seasonal, MFTS, ME, UPP, EFRRAP, ENRICH-IGA, AC, LI)

PKSF

1991- On going


3.     

Cultural Program of SDC

Own fund

1995- Ongoing

4.     3.

Water and Sanitation (WAS)


NGO FORUM


1994-On going.


5.     4.

Non Formal Primary Education (NFPE)

BRAC


1995- On going.

6.     5.

Enhancing Resources and increasing capacities of poor Households s towards Elimination of Their Poverty (ENRICH)

PKSF

2010- On going


7.     6.

CSISA-BD- CYMMIT& MI)

USAID

2011–On going

8.     7.

HarvestPlus Bangladesh

USAID

2013–On going

9.     8.

Vulnerable Group Development Program (VGD)

GOB


2015-On going

10. 10.

A-Card

Bank Asia/DAM

2016- On going

11. 11.

Promoting Organic Fertilizer Program

Practical Action-Bangladesh, SDC

2016- On going

12. 12.

Agent Banking with Bank Asia

Bank Asia

2016- On going

13. 13.

Compost Research and Training Center (CRTC)

Practical Action Bangladesh

2016- On going

14. 14.

Sanimart

Practical Action Bangladesh

2016- On going

15. 15.

Cultural & Sports Program of PKSF

PKSF

2017-On going

16. 16.

Elderly Program of PKSF

PKSF

2017-On going

Key Information of SDC:

Year of Establishment                       : 1988

General Committee Member              : 27

Executive Committee Member          : 07


Legal Status (Registration No.):

1. NGO affairs bureau –533

2. Department of Social Welfare – Fa-126

3. Department of Family Planing  – 71/95

4. Microcredit Regulatory Authority-03665-02837-00343

Dist-10 (Faridpur, Gopalgonj, Rajbari, Madaripur, Dhaka, Manikgonj, Munshigonj, Narail, Magura and Kustia).

                                                          :Upazila- 28 (Faridpur 09, Gopalgonj-02, Madaripur-02, Magura-01, Rajbari-05 & Dhaka-02, Manikgonj-02, Munshigonj-02, Narail-01, Kushtia-02)

                                                           Union-245, Village- 1873.




Total No. of Office:

Head Office                           : 01

Branch Office                        : 57

Total Staff                              : 611

Male                                       : 439

Female                                    : 172

Total Beneficiaries                 : 91673

Male                                       : 5520

Female                                    : 86153

Total Organized Group Savings: 69.71 Crore (Including monthly voluntary savings)

Male                                       : 6.08 Crore

Female                                    : 63.63 Crore


Total Loan Disbursement:

(Cumulative as of January 2018)       : 1639.54 Crore

Total loan realization                          : 1458.98 Crore

Loan outstanding                               : 180.55

Recovery rate                                     : 99.81%


Contact Person of the Organization: 

Name             : Kazi Ashraful Hassan

Designation   : Executive Director

Address          : Zaman Monzil, Road No- 1, Goalchamot, Faridpur.

Telephone No : 0088-0631-65854, 0088-01714-022987

e-mail             : sdc.bangladesh@yahoo.com, sdc@bttb.net.bd

web                : www.sdcbd.org

           



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