A group of young social workforce of Thakurgaon District initiated ESDO primarily in order to support the 1988 flood victims. Afterwards the close association and involvement with the community especially with the disadvantaged section of the society inspired them to feel and realize that a planned and organized effort is imperative to change the fate of the poorest people in general and the women in particular. Out of the urge and their heart-felt realization, ESDO emerged as a Social Institution in Bangladesh.
We seek an equitable society free from all discrimination.Reduction in income poverty and human poverty of the people in ESDO's working area through undertaking massive income generation activities, literacy programme, nutrition and health programme, human rights and good governance programme giving proper importance to environmental protection and regeneration. ESDO firmly believes and is actively involved in promoting human rights, dignity and gender equality through people's social, economic, political and human capacity building. Women in general and children are the core and central focus of its activities. Strengthening the organizational capacity carries importance to ensure quality of its services. Extending its services to the ultra poor is its main manifesto.