Background, Vision & Mission

Background: SUROVI commenced its voyage in 1979 with a gracious envisage to set in harmony with the poor, distressed and vulnerable children and women. The Founder & Chairperson of the organization Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu extended her sincere effort on the way to the development of SUROVI since its commencement. Near about four decades of relentless efforts to make this happen, SUROVI has embraced new grounds and opened up new avenue to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable children to bring meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. During this long span, SUROVI has ...

   adapted with the changing situation and provided the most time-bound services especially for the poor and disadvantaged children and their families.

Bangladesh being a war-devastating and poorest country, there were thousands of vulnerable children remain out of schools and engaged with works for earning livelihood for survive as well as to support their families. Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu observed many children are involved as domestic workers in the city life but most of them have no opportunity of schooling, flourishing the future and to be self-dependent. With the view to ensure rights of education for the child domestic workers, the founder and philanthropist lady Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu established a school at Dhanmondi area in Dhaka City in 1979 and the first enrolled student was Shanu, a child domestic worker. It was truly a challenging job in the contemporary social context to bring out the child domestic workers outside of their employers’ residences for attending school. Syeda Iqbal Mand Banu took the challenges and did not dropper courage; she came forward with the lamp to enlighten the path of the deprived children. She could establish the school for the working children and it was a great victory. During the last four decades, SUROVI extended its working volume in the diversified field and now this is possible to reach thousands of deprived children, youth and women with our services.

Vision : Being a child rights and child wellbeing organization, SUROVI envisioned for a society which will be free from inequality and injustice, a community where no child will be deprived from her/his rights and dignity and no children will be ruined by poverty.

Mission : The mission of the organization is to promote children's rights and their development, reduce human sufferings through enhancing socio-economical status of the poor, deprived and underprivileged people particularly the women to play their normal role in the society. 

Get in touch!


  • SUROVI, House # 16, Road # 05, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh.

  • (+880-2) 9661468