Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Project Name: Ashshash
Project Introduction:
The survivors before being trafficked or illegally migrated were mostly insolvent and their family failed to fulfill their basic needs. Considering the situation, the survivors think to survive with good income, fulfilling basic needs, better living and have a secured life. They had an aspiration for good income and better life during trapped/duped by the traffickers. Those of the survivors who were trafficked for sexual abuse and illegal migration received experience of financial deception, trauma, torture, isolation, humiliation, disconnected with family & relatives and confined in living standard. The pilot project objective will be to mainstream survivor’s trafficked for sexual abused 30 survivors who have escaped trafficking back into society. The specific objectives of the project is to ensure that the targeted survivors can establish and run sustainable micro-enterprises and socially reintegration of them into family as well as in the mainstream society

Project Agreement Number: CT.0899

Overall Objective: The pilot project objective will be to mainstream survivor’s trafficked for sexual abuse 20 and labor 10 out of 30 survivors who have escaped trafficking back into society.

Specific Objectives:

  • To ensure that the targeted survivors can establish and run sustainable micro-enterprises
  • Socially reintegration of them into family as well as in the mainstream society

Outputs:

  • Building confidence and self –esteem of survivors through intensive and standard & life skills & counseling session
  • 70% beneficiaries will receive training successfully and able to use their skills
  • Potential NGOs/Private sector/Government institutions provide technical & vocational  training based on the literacy level of the survivors
  • Successful business plan of survivors are developed through mentoring& coaching of volunteers/business development specialist
  • At least 50% of the total survivors run individual or group business/enterprises.

Project Components:

  • Economic Development through ensuring micro enterprise for beneficiaries
  • Market based skill development through providing vocational training
  • Psychological Support
  • Social Reintegration

Major Activities:

  • DAM will ensure that the project beneficiaries establishing micro & small scale businesses/enterprises in trades determined through extensive consultation with DAM Foundation for Economic Development (DFED) and Technical & Vocational Training (TVET) program of DAM and business development organization/specialist.
  • DAM research division will assist to conduct a rapid market appraisal for the feasibility of the identified trades, recommending to the project the process of developing businesses for the project beneficiaries. The trades can be established as individual or group-run businesses (for 2-6 people).
  • DAM Foundation for Economic Development/ Technical & Vocational Training(TVET) program of DAM  will assist the project beneficiaries to submit business development plans, which they will formulate with support from university students volunteers and a contracted Business Development Specialist (BDS). Based on the business plans, DAM field staff will provide intensive technical and management support for the project beneficiaries in the first three months of establishing each business and then continue with periodical monitoring visits.
  • DAM will participate in the brand development exercise conducted by IOM with project beneficiaries and potential customers. Following this, the micro-enterprises, equipment and apparel will be branded accordingly, with adjustments to meet different business needs.
  • DAM with the financial assistance from IOM will provide support to the project beneficiaries for the initial set-up and operationalization of their business. An average of about CHF 820 will be allotted to each beneficiary subject to their business development plan. It is expected that of the 30 men and women who have escaped trafficking will complete the 6-month training, establish in their own businesses in the project duration and are able to earn a minimum of USD 50/month
  • DAM will measure the income the men and women earn over the two months. It will also record information on the trends of well-being. The project will integrate the measurement of well-being in a perception study instead.
  • DAM will organize 6 meetings with local administrations/elites and members of the civil society in each district. NGO will contact at least 15 members from the society for each meeting to discuss ‘prevention and protection’ of victims of human trafficking. The meeting agenda will also cover their roles and responsibilities.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children (0-10)

Adolescent (11-17)

Youth (18-25)

Adult (26-60)

Senior Citizen (61+)

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Project Duration: December, 2015- September, 2016 (Pilot Phase)
Financial partner (Donor): SDC
Implementing partner (if any): YEPSA
Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Dhaka & Jessore
Project Budget: BDT. 6667850
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

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Contact Person: Ferdousi Akhter, Focal Person
Email: ferdousi.akhter@gmail.com,  Cell : 01724812292