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Written by Shusamaj   
Saturday, 26 February 2011 04:37

 

AREAS OF WORK

1. Resettlement Project :

Shusamaj Foundation has worked with the DWASA for NGO service of Resettlement in the area of ICB-02.1 of Dhaka water Supply Sector Development Project Asian Development Bank-ADB Loan No: 2382-Ban (SF) from June, 2011 to January, 2013.

 

During this period the Shusamaj Foundation successfully completed assignment as per agreement signed in between SF and DWASA. Under this project Shusamaj carried out activities that includes identityfication and selection of affected road side/street vendors affected by the road cutting, water line installation. Process compensations to the affected vendors building awareness on the benefit of the project.

 

2. Relief and Rehabilitation Project: Shusamaj Foundation (SF) engaged with Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh in the year 2000 and performed the distribution of relief items and implemented rehabilitation activities during a devastating flood occurred in the southwest part of Bangladesh. Shusamaj performed very well with credibility and commitment with the financial and technical support by Concern Worldwide Bangladesh.

During this period the Shusamaj Foundation successfully completed assignment as per agreement signed in between SF and Concern. Under this project Shusamaj carried out activities that includes identification and selection of affected road side/street people and village people and rehabilitate and resettlement them.

3. Water logging Project : The Water logging 2009 is more devastating then the previous year i.e. the disaster 2009 has been broken records, houses, educational institutions, roads/street with at least 3 to 5 feet of high water. As a result more than 5000 families has been marooned and shelter less, the water is increasing day by day. The affected villages then gone under water with houses, livestock and other assets including 100% field crops.

 

Implementation of the programs of Water Logging project was started in 2008-2009 with the technical and financial assistance of European Commission and Concern Worldwide aiming at security of the life and livelihood and development of the affected road side/street people and village people increase of Rehabilitation. The aimed masses of people of the project are the vulnerable and with Water Logging area’s People.

 

4. DISABLES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM -DDP:

The project is being implemented with the technical assistance of the Center for Disability in Development (CDD) since 2003 and Bangladesh NGO Foundation-BNF is implemented at 2008 with a view to rehabilitate and resettled the physical and mental handicapped socially in Shasha and Jhikargachha Upazilla under Jessore district in the south-west region of Bangladesh. To create positive outlook about the disables, to inspire them to participate in Income Generating Activities (IGA) by enhancing their technical skill and to increase their participation in the development activities of the mainstream of the society. The aimed masses of the people in the field of activity are the poor handicapped children and adolescents.

5. RURAL MICROCREDIT PROGRAM: Activities of the said program was started with a view to change the socio-economic conditions of the rural poverty stricken people, especially the poorest women through inspiration to form social capital and to participate in the Income Generating Activities (IGA) and savings. The aimed mass people of the programme are the rural poor people especially women and technical skilled adolescents.

The grassroots group members are participating in the activities of other projects and benefited from the projects of Shusamaj Foundation. As a result, their concepts about sustainable development increased and participation of community people ensured in every level.

6. Child and Women Trafficking Protection Project:

The vulnerability of trafficking is very high in the border area of southwest region of Bangladesh. To create awareness of the local people about trafficking and to involve local people, local Government and local community leaders in protection of trafficking Child and Women Trafficking Protection project (CWTP) has been implementing since 2001 with the help and partnership of Rights Jessore and Dhaka Ahsania Mission. The target people of the project are local people, volunteers, local community leaders and religious leaders.

7. Community Initiatives to Reduce Violence Against Women (CIRVAW)):

Women participation in Rural Legal System is very limited. They are also neglected in state-judiciary system due to lack of knowledge about violation, discrimination and family law. They cannot practice the scopes of protecting violation for illiteracy and attitudinal practice. To increase legal practice concept, access in social justice and ensure equal position in the society Community Initiatives to Reduce Violence against Women CIRVAW) has been implementing in Sharsha Upazilla under assistance of Banchte Shekha (Funded by MJF) since November 2006. To reduce the violence against women, arranging Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and providing required legal support in court cases is the main component of the Project.

8. Gender Responsive Approach to Women Human Rights and Economic Empowerment (GRAWHREE):

Women participation in Rural Legal System is very limited. They are also neglected in state-judiciary system due to lack of knowledge about violation, discrimination and family law. They cannot practice the protecting violation for illiteracy and practice legal practice concept, access in social justice, Economical empowerment and ensure equal position in Gender Responsive Approach to Women Human Rights and Economic Empowerment (GRAWHREE) has been implementing in Sharsha Upazilla under assistance of Unity for Social and Humn Action-USHA (Funded by MJF) since October 2008. To reduce the violence against women, arranging Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and providing required legal support in court cases is the main component of the Project. Besides this Shusamaj provide entrepreneurship training to downtrodden women.

9. Let Children Speak-Phase-II (LCS) Project:

According to the report of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, 49% of total populations of Bangladesh are Children (0-18 Years). They are living with very limited opportunity of expressing their opinions and practicing of Basic Rights. To ensure child rights according to UNCRC Shusamaj Foundation has been implementing Let Children Speak, Phase-II (LCS) Project since July 2004 under the assistance of UCEP-Bangladesh (Funded by DFID).

Their (working children’s) parents & guardians, employers, professional groups, Journalists and Media, Civil society, NGOs and several Departments of Government are treated as supportive participants of the Project.

10 . Gender development Programs:

The Gender development program has been undertaken since 2001 with a view to reduce the disparity between male and female in the society and to develop gender sensitive outlook in the field of activity of the Organization. The targeted population of the program is the Childrens, adolescents (male and female) of the area, parents and guardians, the social elites and volunteers.

11. HIV/AIDS:

Consciousness programs regarding HIV/AIDS have been attached with the organization since 2002 with a view to make the public and civil society conscious about the global horror of HIV/AIDS and its impact in Bangladesh.

12. Asserting Popular Access to Resources in Bangladesh-APAR :

Shusamaj Foundation-SF implementing rights based activities, such as: Child rights, women rights, protect child & women trafficking, khas land distribution among land less people etc. To establish women rights SF implementing APAR project in Sarsha Upozilla with the help of Uttaran Satkhira from2011. Under this project SF formed 60 village federation within our 1200 female members. Where Shusamaj Discuss about khas land, rights of the land less people, different law, gender & seminar, workshop etc. Besides this SF continue the activities of khas land distribution to the land less hard core poor people. Shusamaj trying to eradicate the social and economical unbalance, cast, creed and classification of our society.

13. Vulnerable Group Development (VGD), supported by Women affaires World Food Program.

Major activities: Group formation, savings collection & conduct various skill development training

14. Nature conservation through promoting medicinal/herbal plants funded by KEIDANREN NATURE CONSERVATION FUND-Japan.

With the interface of climate change the herbal and medicinal plants have been damaged. Once upon a time the areas were richest with plenty of medicinal /herbal plants but it has been destroyed by the impact of climate change e.g water logging etc. As a result the medicinal/herbal plants have been disappeared but it has significant value both nature conservation and human health.

Considering the above realization Shusamaj Foundation took initiative in 2011 to restore the disappeared herbal /medicinal pants plants at limited scale. Later in April 2012 SF submitted a short term pilot proposal to KEIDANREN NATURE CONSERVATION FUND-Japan to support this novel idea.

 

Miscellaneous Activities :

15. Consumers Rights Protection:

To establish the rights of consumers Shusamaj Foundation has been organizing awareness sessions, media campaign, school campaign, rally, gathering and meeting with stakeholders. The programs are partially supported by Consumers' Association of Bangladesh (CAB).

16. Health and Nutrition:

Awareness building on primary health care, reproductive health, nutrition and hygienic practice has been organizing to change the knowledge, behavior and practice of rural poor families for eradication of poverty. Though the program was launching under assistance of Asia Arsenic Network (AAN), now Shusamaj Foundation is contributing from its own fund for the activities.

17. Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation:

The working area of Shusamaj Foundation is one of the most-arsenic prone areas. Shusamaj Foundation has been implementing some programs to reduce vulnerability of arsenic and other water-borne diseases and the diseases related with sanitation. Arsenic kit supplied to the arsenic affected families as well as regular awareness building sessions arranged in every group meeting of Child groups, Adolescent groups and grassroots groups of Microcredit Programme.

18. Government and NGO Coordination Program:

To strengthen the GO-NGO relations, to launch joint programs with GoB and other NGOs and to avoid overlapping with other NGOs, Shusamaj Foundation is contacting regular with GoB officials and other project-implementing NGOs. The activities are described in 3 parts:

1. Coordination meeting and Assisting & Participating in the Programs of Local Governments and Administration.

2. Coordination meeting and Assisting & Participating in the Programs of other NGOs and Forums.

3. Coordination meeting and Assisting & Participating in the Programs of Upazilla and District Administration

 

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