Sebika Songstha(SS)

Unverified non-profit organisation

Sebika Songstha (SS) is a Non – Government voluntary Organization (NGO) established in 1987 with an aim to dedicate its mission towards the development of the poor. Sebika Songstha (SS) has been working with the aim to establish human rights and justice especially for the neglected and deprived men, women and children in its working areas. Through policy and advocacy at local level SS has always been working to ensure better services from different service providers since its inception. SS always give emphasis to eliminate all kinds of violence and it has been working with the community people to remove all kinds of gender discrimination from family and local level. The social workers involved with the establishment of Sebika Songstha (SS)) had a long experience in rural development, micro finance management and relief and rehabilitation activities.

SS started to work in 1987. After having Registration SS started its activities by own initiatives with group formation, organize weekly meeting for Women. Groups Women started to know their rights from weekly meetings and discussion. Presently, SS working in the field of Entrepreneurship development, Skill development training for alternative means of self-employment, Health & Female Planning, Disaster management, Poverty alleviation, Training, Education, Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Health & Nutrition, Advocacy, Legal Assistance & Arbitration, Micro credit, Micro Enterprise and Micro Finance, Technical Support Program with assistance from community people, local government, GOB officials and Donors.

It started disaster related initiatives from the year 1988 through “Flood 1988 Relief and Rehabilitation Program” with the support from GOB and other local donors. SS also working as a partner with Bangladesh Center for Development Journalism & Communication (BCDJC) is a member of the Election Working Group (EWG), working in the areas of Election monitoring, and Electoral Reform Advocacy different parts of the country to help ensure free and fair elections.

Goal: Equal opportunity for every men and women and poverty free just and equitable society

Sebika Songstha (SS) always maintains its high standard of financial management making best use of its internally generated management information system (MIS). With a view to ensure the financial transparency at every levels of the organizational set-up, financial issues have been monitored continuously and consistently by which the planned targets have been achieved with a minimum of variances in some instances.


Year established


Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

1 million - 100 million

Participant in relevant networks

SS got membership and/or affiliated a numerous professional development networks and organizations, those are: 1) Association for Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB); 2) Bangladesh Shishu Adhiker Forum (BSAF); 3) Fair Election Monitoring (FEMA); 4) Federation of NGO in Bangladesh; 5) National Fisheries Forum; 6) Voluntary Health Service Society (VHSS); 7) Credit Development Forum (CDF); 8) Gender Development Forum (GDF); 9) Fisheries Development Forum; 10) COFCON/DFID; 11) STI/AIDS network of Bangladesh; 12) Southern NGO Network (SNN); and 13) NGO Forum for DWSS.

Further information

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Project funding; Provision all (4)

Regions / countries / territories

Asia: Bangladesh

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Anti-corruption, illicit drugs and all (15)

Goods categories

Agriculture, aquaculture & forestry; Educational; Environmental; Food & all (8)

Business sectors

Advocacy and legal services; Agriculture and livestock; Community and social services; all (5)


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