Welcome to Seraa

 

Scio-Economic and Rural Advancement Association (SERAA)

A Journey of SERAA

  

Socio-Economic and Rural Advancement Association (SERAA) is a regional based non-profitable, non-political and nongovernmental humanitarian development organization (NGDO) was established in the year of 1997 by a few like-minded social workers in Netrakona district with a view to improve the socio-economic condition of the rural targeted poor families especially ultra poor households.. SERAA has vast experience on inclusive education, basic literacy project implementation, life skill training provide & conduct and right based activity. It has experience also on sustainable livelihood development and food security of targeted peoples and social awareness raising, impart IGA training and social mobilization activity. SERAA is also well experienced on relief & rehabilitation project implementation. SERAA has excellent linkages with the community, local elected bodies, Local, National and International NGOs & Government departments. It has been working for the quality improvement of the underprivileged ethnic/tribal communities along with other minority and majority communities without distinction of caste, creed and religion for nearly 20 years and earned reputation in development sector.

 

SERAA has been functioning voluntarily since 1999. With the passage of time and involving with rural people through program implementation, the organization feels for its registrar’s and through formal procedure registration had been taken from the DSS and NGOAB, GOB.. With the efforts of its Executive Director and associates of the organization became healthy in respect of project implementation and fund flow. Details registration of SERAA including registering authority and no & date of registration are given below-

 

Sl. No

Registering Authority

Registration No

Date of Registration

01

Department of Social Services

Netra-0273

03-08-1999

02

NGO Affairs Bureau

2089

17-04-2006

(Renewed on-26.05.2016)

 

SERAA is enlisted with DYD, EC and MOCAWA and it has also Trade License (Netrakona Pourashava, Netrakona), No 1443,Income Tax Certificate (TIN) No: 867-300-0017/SA18/ Netra. and Vat Certificate No- 17081027612.

 

PRESENT WORKING AREA:

Netrakona, Mymensingh and Sunamgong District of the North- Eastern Part ofBangladesh.

 

TARGET GROUP:

Destitute Women, Adolescent Girl, School Going Children, Dropout Children, Unskilled Youth, Differently able person, Child with Special needs and under privileged community People of working area.

 

ON GOING PROGRAM/PROJECT:

  • Education (Formal and Non-formal  Primary, Preprimary and Special Education for Special Child)
  • Watsan, Environment Development  & Organic Cultivation.
  • Integrated Human Resource and Livelihood Development.
  • Reproductive Health and Nutrition
  • Human Rights, Good governance & Advocacy program. 

 

PARTNERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP STATUS OF SERAA WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS:

BRAC, ADAB,BangladeshNGO Foundation, Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE), We CanAllianceto End Domestic Violence,BangladeshManobadhikarSamonnoy Parishad,BangladeshECD Network (BEN), STI/AIDS Network ofBangladesh, CSRL, NEARS & NAHAB.

 

EXISTING MANPOWER: 

Male: 25, Female: 46, Total: 71 (In addition to this, SERAA has panel different types of expert/ professional/ trainers/ resource persons in the relevant fields. They are will be deployed/ employed when needed).

 

IMPLEMENTED/COMPLETED REMARKABLE PROGRAM/PROJECT BY SERAA WITH DONOR/ PARTNER.

(1) Integrated Food Security Program (IFSP)-Concern- Bangladesh, LGED & WFP, (2) NFPE & Adult Literacy-PROSHIKA, (3) Relief and Rehabilitation- FNB, WFPConcern-Bangladesh, (4) Disability Rehabilitation Project- Jatio Protibondi Unnayan Foundation, (5) MicroEnterpriseDevelopment ThroughCapacityBuilding- Embassy of Ireland, (6) Access of Vulnerable Women into Justice-  GTZ, (7) Livelihood Development Through Capacity Building and Hygiene Practice- Embassy of Ireland, (8) VGDUP- E.C through MOWCA, (9) Training on Awareness & Campaign on Tax collection Under RIIP-2 Project- RIIP-2, LGED, (10) Sanitation, Hygiene Education & Water Supply (GOB- UNICEF) Project- DPHE & UNICEF, (11) Development of Soil Management Tool to Improve Food Security of Haor Dwellers- MOA & EC through DORP, (12) Promotion of Legal and Social Empowerment of Women- GTZ & MOWCA, (13) Skillful Project- SwissContact, Bangladesh, (14) Child & Woman Rights Advocacy (CWRA) Project- UCEP-Bangladesh, (15) Health Education Campaign to Promote Safe Blood Transfusion and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis and other Viral Transmitted Diseases- Bureau  of Health Education, (16) Environmental Sanitation, Hygiene Education & Water Supply Project for Climate Vulnerable Area- BCCTB/PKSF, (17) VGD, Lactating & Maternity Allowance for poor Mother-DWA. (18) Community Education Watch Group Activity (Protyasha Project)- DFID through CAMPE.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE SYSTEM OF SERAA:

SERAA has three principal management organs through which the entire activity of the organization has been managed. Organs are as follows: General Committee, Executive Committee and Advisory Committee. There is a general body consisting of 33 members. They sit together twice a year to discus their ongoing activities and prepare future plan. There is also an Executive committee consisting of 9 members forming through regular election every after 2 year’s interval according to the approved constitution by the registration authority. The executive body sits together in each quarter as their quarterly meeting regularly. But to meet up any emergency, executive committee sits together with the general and advisory body as and when required. The Executive Director (ED) is nominated from the executive committee as sole implementer of SERAA. The executive director is responsible for coordination, collaboration and networking with donors and other relevant officials. Five (05) members’ management team and Organizational Development (OD) task force team including ED are responsible for managing, designing, planning, and decision-making, monitoring and evaluating the programs of SERAA. The management system is participatory and decentralized. SERAA keeps in mind gender Issue and practices at all stages.  

 

FINANCE MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE OF SERAA:

The financial and accounting system is decentralized. The whole system is being functioned following a financial manual. This manual ensures uniformity among books, accounts and documents. At the project level, Project Manager prepares monthly financial requirement and respective report. At central level, compilations of all the reports take place and implement accordingly. Yearly audit is ensured as per NGO Affairs Bureau enlisted Chartered Accountants farm. SERAA maintains separate cash-book and ledger for each project. Mother accounts are operated through joint signatures of Chairman, Executive Director and Finance Secretary.  

 

ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY:

SERAA is committed to ensure accountability and transparency. So SERAA always tries to ensure value for money and provide quality services. It is accountable to donors, government as well as community people. SERAA is transparent regarding information, reporting, sharing and disseminating important ideas and messages.           

 

Scio-Economic and Rural Advancement Association (SERAA)

SERAA Kunja,235/41 Parking Road, South Katli, Netrakona-2400, Bangladesh.

Mobile: +08801712-213527, 01919-213527 Tele Phone: +088-0951-62542

E-mail: seraa.mazibar@gmail.com Website: www.seraanetra.org. F.ID: ngoseraa