UCEP Bangladesh was established by Mr. Lindsay Allan Cheyne, a New Zealander in 1972. With the motto 'Help to Learn, Skills to Earn', UCEP Bangladesh is a non-governmental organization which provides Second Chance Education to out-of-school children and Decent Work to youth & adults through Technical Vocational Education & Training (TVET) and Skills Development. It has a special focus on Social Inclusion, therefore gives priority to females, children & youth from poor and underprivileged families.
At present, UCEP Bangladesh is governed by the UCEP Bangladesh Association, comprising of 43 voluntary members of whom 7 are elected to serve as the Board of Governors (BoG) for a two years’ term. The management of UCEP Bangladesh is led by the Executive Director (ED) and a Senior Management Team (SMT), supported by Regional Management Team (RMT).
UCEP Bangladesh works to bring more children and youth, who have dropped out of school, back to General and Technical Education, as well as engage families and communities to provide support to their children’s education, training and employment. UCEP Bangladesh aims to build partnership with the government, employers, organizations and other stakeholders to foster the institutionalization and sustainability process of the efforts and promote the “Leave No One Behind”campaign by focusing on Social Inclusion.
UCEP Bangladesh envisages 'a society upholding good governance where all children and youth are able to develop their potentials in a child and youth friendly environment without any discrimination'.
The Mission of UCEP Bangladesh is 'to raise the dignity and socio-economic conditions of children and youth, especially the working poor and the under-privileged, living in urban and peri-urban areas, through education and skills training, awareness raising and advocacy for ensuring good governance to a level that they can effectively participate in national development with enhanced capacity and fulfilment of their basic rights.'
Goal and Values
UCEP Bangladesh promotes the values of Integrity & Due Diligence, Accountability & Transparency, Mutual Respect, Commitment to Excellence, Innovation and Diversity.