SETU made efforts to remove the structural barriers through initiating institutional changes and building organizations of the poor. SETU realized that development process can be kept on going through technical assistance. The organization identified target groups consisting of disadvantaged poor people. It arranged to train up people to enhance their social consciousness and to form their on institutions. Thus the NGO initiated a proven process of development at the grassroots. It expanded its programs basing on the needs of the target people. It started target highlighting the fact that the root causes of poverty are structural and it itself are catalyst organization working towards transforming the power structure.
Therefore organization building of the poor, reducing depends on traditional power elites, participation in social action for confronting the power structure all became part of wider development objectives. The most important services that has earned SETU’s national and international recognition.
SETU’s activities have virtually grown into a movement and eventually playing a very significant role in development process. NGO assumed a vital role in certain sector such as poverty alleviation, gender issues, primary health care, education, rural development, disaster management, forestry, environment development, PWD development since the NGO earned international recognition and built relation and cooperation with different national, international agency for carrying out different need based programs.
Some of those are shown in the table below: