Ongoing Projects

Strengthening Child Protection System in selected Tea Garden, Slums, Haors and Stone crushing areas of Sylhet Division

The projects aim is to provide safeguards to the children in tea-garden localities during working hours of their parents and providing the children with literacy and primary life-skill competencies. Apart from these, the project works with the mainstream children too as a day care center.

School Feeding Programme Lakhai & Dharmapsha

This project provides high-energy-biscuits to the primary school children in order to promote class attendance and eradicate the malnutrition of the remote village-dwelling children.

Expansion of MNHFP Services in Rural Bangladesh Project (MAMOTA)

Support the GoB’s MOHFW Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Programme (HNPSP) strategy to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and support the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 in Bangladesh.

Subichaar: Protect Rights and Ensure Justice of Disadvantaged People at Grassroot Level

Subichaar aims to strengthen local level arbitration in partnership with village court, LEB and CBOs. A combination of social mobilisation, campaign, counseling, advocacy and activation of local bodies (LEB, village courts etc) has been envisaged as the main strategy of the project. Major activities include formation of community group at the village level, activation of village courts and shalish committees, sensitisation of women and children and LEB members to exercise their rights and carry out their duties related to protecting the rights of children, women and the marginalised. The activities also include counseling, campaign and reintegration. For the aforesaid purpose, popular communication is being developed, produced and disseminated. These will help in strengthening alternative dispute resolution system at the local level and thus ensure justice for the aggrieved and disadvantaged persons and groups. The project is being carried out in all four districts of Sylhet division.

Improvement of the Real Situation of Overcrowding in Prisons in Bangladesh (IRSOP)

The project goal is to contribute to reducing overcrowding in prisons by providing legal aid services to indigent under-trial prisoners. The project objectives are to enhance the capacity of paralegals and legal aid services and also to increase responsiveness of criminal justice agencies, and to alleviate the pressures on the criminal justice system through paralegal aid services.

Promoting Climate Smart Villages for improved food & nutrition security in char and Haor regions, the two most vulnerable fragile eco-systems of Bangladesh

The programme aims to promote climate smart villages with improved food and nutrition security and strengthen capacities of communities for better disaster preparedness. The Climate Smart villages enhance institutional capacity for better disaster preparedness of community based organizations such as 100 SHGs (self-help groups), Farmer Field School (FFS) and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) who increasingly use Climate Information Services, prepare and implement Village development and Adaptation Plans (VDAP) in joint collaboration with local authorities and take up Climate Smart Technologies for agriculture, natural resource management, disaster preparedness, and behaviour change in mother and child care on nutrition, particularly nutrition during disasters and emergency.

Building Community Enterprises of Small - holders in Bangladesh

The purpose of this project is to combat poverty and food insecurity among the most vulnerable sections of the society in Chittagong Hill Tracts and Haor region of Bangladesh. Total 5,000 small-holder families from indigenous and marginalized communities who are also the members of 200 farmer’s group will benefit from training in diversity of farm production and improving nutrition as well as in learning about ways to increase income from selling farm surplus. Based on cluster mapping and value chain analysis, 40 collection centres are being initiated to collect farm surplus products or crops from the primary beneficiaries as part of 5 Cooperatives/Community Enterprises (CE) that further process and market the collective surplus.

Expanding Coverage of Malaria Prevention and Control in Bangladesh

To goal is to provide quality diagnosis and effective treatment to 80% of the estimated malaria cases and to promote the use of LLIN(Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Net) in 40% of the household endemic area. Selective IRS for containment of outbreaks.

Reading Enhancement for Advancing Development (READ) Activity in Bangladesh

Enhancing the reading efficiency of children from grade one to grade three and exploring co-curricular reading materials as well as illustrated books with their mother tongue Bangla in mainstream primary schools.

MAMOTA: Expansion of MNHFP Services in Rural Bangladesh Project

The project aims to support the GoB’s MOHFW Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Programme (HNPSP) strategy to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and support the attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 in Bangladesh.

WASH for Development

This project contains both components has both education and awareness building. A follow-up assessment highlighted positive behavioural change among communities and expansion of sanitation and use of safe water. Another noticeable development was that the Shebikas and TBAs emerged as para-professionals and change-agents at the community level.

Engaging Communities for Social and Behavioural Change in Sunamganj district (C4D)

This project aims to address harmful social norms and household practices that stand in the way of children’s survival and development. C4D promotes the understanding and practice: washing hands with soap at critical times; birth registration within 45 days of delivery and acquiring a birth certificate; early initiation and exclusive breastfeeding new born infants up to six months and complementary feeding afterwards; at least four ante-natal visits during pregnancy and daily intake of iron-folic acid tablets and not marrying individuals who are less than 18 years of age.

Suchana

We are working to achieve a significant reduction in the incidence of growth stunting among young children and enhancing food and nutrition security of poor households. In order to demonstrate a cost-effective, replicable and scalable model to prevent stunting among beneficiary groups in the program areas and beyond, a coalition of various organizations is involved in piloting an integrated program of different forms of intervention with wide-ranging levels of effort and resource allocation.

Strengthening the Community Capacity to Adapt Climate Change Effect and Increase Food Security Project.

Community Resilience and Sustainability is centered on its work with community-based organizations and local NGOs to address the barriers (capacity, technical, governance, legal, political and financial) to achieving resilient communities and landscapes. This work is designed to maximize opportunities for the poorest and socially excluded to gain voice and influence in governance processes.

Graduation of Extreme Poor Engaging in Business and Finance (GEP-EBF)

The porgram works towards provery alleviation of extreme poor communities in Haor areas of Bangladesh by increasing income and assets through promoting Haor specific proven interventions based on experience.