SED is a non-governmental and non-profit Development Organization (NGO) at the state level.
SED works primarily promoting the Right to Education in Africa and Latin America as well as in some countries in Asia and Europe. In Spain he works in the field of Education for Development and Social Incidence. The three objectives of SED are:
- Development Cooperation.
We understand development as expanding people's capacities and opportunities to be able to make free decisions about their lives in a context of peace, equity and social justice. We act under an approach based on Human Rights, gender perspective and respect for the environment through programs and projects promoting the prominence of the countries of the South.
In this line of cooperation, we work mainly for the promotion and defense of the Right to Education, Health, Decent Work, Access to Water, and the Empowerment of Women.
Also, promptly, SED implements emergency assistance plans to send immediate support to victims of military conflicts or natural disasters.
- Education for Development (EpD).
We understand the EpD as a transformative socio-educational process that encourages reflection and critical analysis. We consider the incidence in the population of the North as a priority, denouncing inequalities in society and proposing alternatives that imply a real change in the South.
Each year, SED develops an EpD campaign with which it reaffirms its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and its commitment to Human Rights.
In addition, Social Advocacy
is a key piece in the work of SED as it is a fundamental tool for social change and for the construction of a fairer world.
- Promotion and training of volunteering.
We understand volunteering as a lifestyle that we offer to those who want to opt for this form of solidarity collaboration as agents of awareness and social transformation. Each year, more than 100 volunteers are part of the international volunteer programs in 14 countries.
In addition, its presence in provincial delegations and local offices, as well as in Marist schools, gives meaning to the task of raising awareness and Education for Development, to the work of denouncing the injustices of our society and to the execution of the projects of the organization.
It currently has 350 members, 2,700 employees and about 600 volunteers
. The staff paid by the ONGD are ten people with an employment contract.