SAWAB (Social Agency for Welfare and Advancement in Bangladesh) has been working as an NGO in Bangladesh since 1995. It is completely a non-government, nonprofit and non-political voluntary welfare and development organization and it was established by few enlightened social workers, educationists, teachers and philanthropists. This organization was founded to work for human resource development through education, health care and nutrition, environment preservation, income generating activities, etc. for the poor and under privileged portion of the population with specific attention to women and children. SAWAB devoutly acts to establish a morale based society. Orphan Care, Supporting poor and distressed women and children are the main thrust of our special care programs. Besides, SAWAB is committed to help the destitute people, to make them self-employed, so that they can contribute to the economic development of the country. Bangladesh lies in such geographical location which is vulnerable to natural calamities and man-made disasters. Every year a large number of people are getting added to the extremely poor community. SAWAB helps and upgrade the lifestyle of this root-bottom community through various initiatives for their economic solvency and secured social life and thereby SAWAB contributes to the overall development of the country. SAWAB aims to bring forward the marginal group into the main stream by providing them with income generation opportunities through training, education and knowledge sharing.
The vision of SAWAB is to establish a just society, which is free from hunger, ignorance, social injustice, violence, oppressions and other forms of exploitations, and where peace, progress, tranquillity and development prevail.
The institutional mission of SAWAB is to develop and empower all persons and communities in situations of poverty, social injustice, ignorance, violence, terrorism, exploitations and all forms of sufferings through broadly promoting education, mutual understanding and collaboration, poverty alleviation, health, skills development and awareness building.
SAWAB is registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau of the Prime Minister’s Office, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Its Registration Number is 956/95.
The goal of SAWAB is to poverty reduction and employment generation for the poor and marginalized families and thereby create a society based on justice, equity and self- respect through involvement of poor and disadvantaged group of people in various development activities and through creation of awareness about various problems and issues that concern the individuals, the community and the country at large
Fig: Organogram of SAWAB
The program was monitored and supervised by the SAWAB Monitoring Unit and experienced staff and volunteers of SAWAB. The Project Implementation Committee supervised and monitored the overall program activities. The program was implemented in close cooperation and supervision by the Government administration and local bodies.