Reaching the Excluded for Access Creation in Haor (REACH)

Project Introduction:

The project area of Dharmapasa Upazilla and the working unions is highly remote and backward, in comparison to other prime areas of the country, in terms of transport and communication infrastructure facilities. The villages are located in isolation in distant places. Majority people are poor, deprived of development services. The human development initiatives are meager. There were some drop out of staff since beginning of our project but we managed to immediately fill in the vacancies. It is difficult to attract qualified and experienced staff to stay and work in such a remote location.

Overall Objective:

A)   To increase awareness and capacity of all the targeted parents, Teachers of 60 schools 660 SMCs members.50 Union Education Standing Committees Members, 10 Ganokandros and others . At least 10 CBOs and 75 Community Action Groups of the project areas for promotion of quality primary education in the project areas.

B)   To introduce community tracking system to monitor the schools governance in the target areas to ensure accountability of 60 primary school administration.

C)   To facilitate enabling environment in the 60 schools with support from schools management and community committees to increase enrolment, retention and reduce drop out.

D) Implement the full set methods and tools and process of Community Score card. List down of the actual receivers, Orientation for selected beneficiaries.

Specific Objectives:

Ensure improved living condition of deprived people of Hawor areas by increasing capacity of service providing agencies.

Outputs:

A)   Children receive quality primary education through increased learners and the teacher’s enrollments. Increase completion rates and improved school infrastructures.

B)   Increased numbers of accurate target people recives VGD facilities as well as reduce leaches UP

C)   Standing committee on ag extension are more active and    the farmers receives increased on the spot extension services   from the SAAO & UNO and other extension agents

Project Components:

To create awareness of much people and mobilize to perform proactive role of service providing agencies.

Major Activities:

  1. SMC Meeting
  2. PTA Meeting
  3. Meeting with UP standing committee and upazilla level committee
  4. Tutors Refreshers
  5. Organize and conduct upzilla education taskforce committees quarterly meeting
  6. Ensure 100% enrolment  rally to pre-schools and primary schools and at least 90% to JS
  7. Organized Parents gathering Union / School wise)
  8. Reception and orientation day for grade one student
  9. Celebrate the Grade v and passed students for best result
  10. Organize issue based mothers groups through court yard meeting for school enrolment, regular attendance and ensure cycle completion for all children.(05 Union, 5 meeting per month
  11. Organize monthly  project coordination meetings
  12. Workshop on motivate and support others for scale up, replication and continuation of good practices to sustain the project achievements.
  13. Formation Farmer’s Club
  14. Farmer’s assembly
  15. Dialogue on half-yearly basis with UAO & UP Standing Committee and Representatives of Farmers club to ensure extension agents at farmer’s level.
  16. Organize health camp for health check up and treatments & Organize & Conduct awareness meeting about health related issues. ( 30 Gonokendro)
  17. Household survey by monitoring group
  18. Dialogue between Ganakendra representatives & UP Standing Committee of SN Program to facilitate and ensure right selection process and to reduce linkages in deliveries of food items.

Project Participants (Direct):

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

4884

4997

789

845

2778

4736

1341

1632

2621

3287

Project Duration: 01.08.2013–31.12.2016

Financial partner (Donor): Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Project Office, Ukilpara, Dharmpasha, Sunamgonj. Nofield office.

Project Budget: Total BDT 2,49,21,108

Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

08

01

—-

—-

—-

—-

Contact Person:

Name:  Abdur Rakib, Program Coordinator

Email: a.rakib@ahsaniamission.org.bd

Cell : 01758 939678

Strengthening Good Governance in Primary Schools (SGGPS) in Bangladesh to ensure quality Education.

Introduction 

Dhaka Ahsania Mission as a leading national NGO has been operating pro-poor education program for a long period and have significant contribution in formal and non-formal education. DAM has made significant contribution in the improvement of curriculum, strategy and engagement of different stakeholders in Education sectors. DAM is advocating a long term sustainable and flexible approach in which the drop out and out of school children will get second chance to fulfill their Education rights. The sectoral strategy document on Education both in formal and non formal sector. Good governance provides constitutional and logical framework that support Education for All (EFA).

The Strengthening Good Governance in Primary Schools (SGGPS-MJF) in Bangladesh to ensure quality education project will identify and address the issues causing poor governance resulting low quality performance in primary schools. It will undertake a facilitative process of intervention in the areas to overcome the problems. So that a community led responsive and accountable education management system can come up to deliver the quality primary education. The SGGPS-MJF project will also address the issues e. g. pedagogic issues, community apathy to education, increasing role of LGIs of improve education and create an enabling environment are imperative for ensuring enrollment, retention and quality education in primary schools. Overall objective of SGGPS-MJF project is to establish a community led learning environment in the primary schools in the selected hard to reach areas of Bangladesh for good governance and quality education.

Project Objective:

Active participation of community and other stakeholders in good governance of primary

Education system is achieved in the project areas.

Goal:

Establish a community led learning environment in the primary schools in the selected hard to reach areas of Bangladesh for good governance and quality education.

Outcome:

    1. Enrollment and retention of the children excluded for different reasons will be increased.
    2. Parents, community and other stakeholders will be sensitized and would play supportive role for good governance and quality Education.
    3. Proactive roles and monitoring capacities of institutions such as CBOs, UPs, Schools, SMCs, PTAs, UP standing committees on education and UZs will be increased for responsive school governance towards quality education.
    4. Alliance and networking at local level and those are linked with regional and central level will be established for integration and replication.
    5. Slow learners of the schools will be on fast track with better performance 6. Lessons learned documented and disseminated for further advocacy.

Who the Project will serve:

The project is expected to benefit the following direct and indirect stakeholders:

  1. School students: 4000
  2. Schools: 29 government primary schools and 19 registered primary schools.
  3. 36 management committee and similar number PTA.
  4. At least 90 teachers from the primary schools.
  5. Approximate 20,000 community people.

 

Project Duration:    3 Years (From April 2010 to March 2013)

 

Start date: From April 2010.

 

Financial Partner (Donor):       Manusher Jonno Foundation

 

Project Location and number of field office: Upazila: Dharmpasha, District: Sunamgonj (This project is implementing only Dharmapasha Upzilla. We have no another field office.)
Budget with annual break up:  Enclosed hare with an extra sheet.
Number of project staffs and volunteers: Staff: 12 & volunteers- 126.

 

Contact Person   : Md. Shafiqur Rahman Biswas (Sobuj), Project Coordinator

Email                      : sr.biswas@ahsaniamission.org.bd, sobuj71@yahoo.com
Cell                         :  01671777277

 

Stop Child Marriage (SCM) Project

Project Introduction: Support girls and young women in Bangladesh to realize their rights to protection and education through reduction of child marriage. This project has 4 themes. 

  • Protection against violence: working for better protection for girls and young women
  • Participation: Participation in socio-political activity by girls and young women
  • Economic participation: Enhancing economic opportunities for girls and young women
  • (post)primary education: Enhancing (secondary) education for girls and young women

 

Goal and Objective: Goal: Support girls in Bangladesh to realize their rights to protection and education through reduction of child marriage.

 

Objective: To reduce incidence of child marriage among girls in Upazilas (sub-districts) of four districts in Bangladesh through mass awareness raising and strengthening child protection mechanism against child marriage in order to support girls, right to an education.

 

Outputsà Resultsà Outcome:

Outputs:

  • Awareness of all levels {community through National} enhanced to reduce child marriage
  • Capacity of formal and informal mechanisms to protect girls against CM are enhanced.

 

  • Access of families of and target girls to social and economic protection against CM
  • Coalition advocacy by NGOs/ Coalition members to strengthen legal mechanisms to prevent CM is improved.

 

Results:

  • Girls are better prepared and organized to act as change agents at the local and national level to reduce CM.
  • Acceptable of CM in all level in the project working areas is reduced as well as access of girls to social protection is increased.

 

  • Legal mechanisms to prevent to CM strengthened at the local level through training and coalition Advocacy. Birth Registration system is established within community and government mechanism.
  • Strengthened local and national level alliance of NGOs for coalition lobby and advocacy with policy makers for favorable CR policy is formulated and implemented.

 

  • Increased number of reports on CM and its related issues are available with agencies and media for future research and practice.

 

Project Duration: October 2012- 31 March 2016

 

Start date: October 2012

 

Financial partner (Donor): Plan Bangladesh

 

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:  Gazipur district, Dhaka. Field

Offices: Sreepur, and (Gazipur Sadar will be next year).

Budget: Total BDT 38,64,470

Number of project staffs and volunteers : 5

 

Contact Person      : Md. Shariful Haque, Project Coordinator

E-mail                    :  haque_sharif1957@yahoo.com, Cell : 01718579621

 

GIIRL POWER PROJECT (GPP)

PROJECT NAME:  GIRL POWER PROJECT (GPP)

Project Introduction: Girl Power is a five year (2011-2015) is a global program funded by Dutch Ministry of Foreign affairs for promoting equal rights and opportunities for girls and young women. This program is being implemented by local civil society organizations (through partners) in 10 countries with a common goal.

Overall Objective: Reducing gender based violence against girls and young women

Specific Objectives:

  • To strengthen civil society organizations on influencing policy through lobby and advocacy to establish rights and justice for girls and young women
  • To increase awareness and sensitize duty bearers on the rights of girls and young women
  • To improve legal protection system for girls and young women
  • To increase capacity of right holders (girls and young women) to protect gender based violence

Outputs: Civil societies are sensitized and capacitated to represent issues related to vulnerable and marginalized girls and young women. They are actively engaging and influencing public decision-making forums to include voices and visibility of girls and young women, also the media is sensitized on this issue.

Project Components: Girls and young women forum, Community based organization, Child protection group and Government institution, civil society organization.

Major Activities:

  • Organize training for individuals (GYW) on CP, CR and communication
  • Provide livelihood training and support
  • Organize annual convention
  • Organize TFD show in the community
  • Organize CR, CP and gender training for local elites, CBOs and other relevant groups
  • Organize advocacy workshop at Upazila/Zone

Project Duration: October 2012 to December 2015

Financial partner (Donor):  Plan International Bangladesh

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Sreepur, Kapasia and Gazipur Sadar upazila in Gazipur district.

Project Budget: Total BDT: 12,094,814

Number of project staffs and volunteers: Regular Staff 6 (M-5, F-1)

Contact Person: Md. Shariful Haque, Project Coordinator

Email: haque_sharif1957@yahoo.com

Cell:  01718579621

 

Information of Health Monitoring and Advocacy on Safe Motherhood

In Bangladesh significant achievement has been made in maternal mortality by reducing it from 12 to 5 during last one decade. IMR is 53 (2002) and MMR is 320. Maternal mortality has declined during the period of 1992-2002. In 1992 it was 4.7 and in 2002 it was 3.9 per thousand live births (SVRS/2002). But issues relating to safe motherhood are not well responded due to lack of governance, capacity and quality of services by GO and NGO service providers. The weak policy and its application in service provision and institutional management has become a challenge to quality health services, particularly mother and child health care. 

However, despite the fact that Bangladesh has a good coverage in health facilities as described in the government policies, there is an extreme shortage in health providers, with overall shortages as high as 60,000 for doctors and 160,000 for nurses (Bangladesh Health Watch, 2008). There are also huge disparities in the distribution of providers between divisions and between urban and rural areas, with only 16% of qualified doctors practicing in rural areas. Bangladesh has one of the lowest nurse ratios in the world and the capacity of the existing training institutions is insufficient to significantly increase these numbers in the near future (Bangladesh Health Watch, 2008).Severe inadequacy of midwifery trained persons is a major constraint to increasing skilled attendance for births both at home and in facilities. A strategy for increasing midwifery skills in the country has been outlined and accepted. This is an important milestone. It now needs to move rapidly into implementation phases

So considering all these context of the region this project is very essential for the community people.

  • Name of the Project : Health Monitoring and Advocacy on safe Motherhood
  • Objective : To improve governance of health and family planning regarding safe motherhood by health monitoring on the local (Union) level and advocacy on the local and national level
  • Working Area :   Dist: jamalpur, UZ: Dewangong, UP: Hatibhanga, (only one Union)
  • Beneficiary : The ultimate beneficiaries of the project will be the mothers and children and other vulnerable and marginalised rural communities and other marginalised groups. Priority has been given to landless households that are dependent on daily wage labour, the hardcore poor and other vulnerable and marginalised groups within rural communities. A situation analysis will be conducted to determine the target population and establish baseline at project inception.
  • Output
  • Well functioning UP health standing committee (UPSC) for enhancing safe motherhood monitoring system is established and functioning)
  • Improved performance of public  providers for safe motherhood at Union level responsive to quality of health services)
  • Private providers have been sensitized to enhancing safe motherhood
  • Capacity of CBOs has been strengthened to empower women for enhanced safe motherhood
  • a. The Ministry of Health and Family Planning (at district, Upazila, district and national levels) takes steps to improve health service provision for safe motherhood

b. Other NGOs, Unions and Upazilas are planning to replicate the project.

  • Project Cost (Budget) The total budget for three years is 3756135 BDT. (This is only DAM part)
  • Project Period : July 2010 to June 2013 (Now August 2013 because 2 month no cost extension)
  • Donor:  Boom partners in the Netherlands:   (Cordaid, Simavi, Wemos, Woord and Daad)
  • Partners :  Boom partners in Bangladesh:  (CSS, DAM, DORP, RDRS and VERC)
  • Activities
  • Workshop for developing monitoring tools for the UPSC
  • Training of UP standing committee on monitoring tools
  • Training by staff of BOOM members of CBO members and other members of civil society platforms about health service provision for safe motherhood and community mobilization
  • Formation & Orientation of CBO’s or civil society platforms on monitoring system
  • Workshop on monitoring tools with Health and Family Planning officials
  • Support UPHC to organise workshop for private providers
  • Facilitate UPSC to arrange Quarterly consultation meetings with HFP officials for sharing monitoring findings
  • Facilitate CBOs to organise half yearly Union-public hearings with health service providers
  • Organise yearly meeting at national level and make synthesis report.

Contact Person   : Md. Selimuddin, Project Coordinator

E-mail                     : s.uddin@ahsaniamission.org.bd, selim525@yahoo.com,
 Cell                         : 01712-975250

 

Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative (MYCNSI) Project

Project Introduction:The Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative (MYCNSI) Project is a joint collaborative effort of Directorate General of Family Planning and UNICEF. The project is implementing at Kaligonj, Assasuni, Shyamnagar and Debhata upazilla in Satkhira district. This is a three years project of UNICEF, funded by European Union, which was started from March 2012. The project is implementing by Dhaka Ahsania Mission with the partnership of CARE Bangladesh at field level. The overall goal of the project is to reduce stunting among young children (0-36months) by 5 percentage points and anaemia in young children (0-23months) and pregnant women by one-third. 16425 pregnant & lactating mothers, 77529 children below 36 months of age are the primary beneficiaries of the project. A total of 1095035 secondary beneficiaries will also be covered during the project period. Project will be implemented through the active involvement of Community Facilitators and Community Health & Nutrition Volunteers, union level MOH&FW staffs. All interventions of the project will be implemented through community clinic. FWA is assigned for distributing MNP, IYCF counseling, PNGOs will create demand in the community for health services and will conduct home counseling on IYCF. MNP supplementation, IYCF counseling, behavior change communication, hygiene promotion, screening of sick and malnourished children, community mobilization are the major interventions of the project to address the nutrition multi-sectorally. 

Goal and Objective:
Goal:

Stunting among young children (0-36 months) will be reduced by 5 percentage points, and anaemia in young children (0-23 months) and pregnant women will be reduced by one-third
Specific objectives

At the community level:

  1. Strengthen the capacity of community clinic management committee to address nutrition multi-sectorally
  2. Conduct home counselling and peers support groups on maternal nutrition, infant and young child feeding, hygiene and care practices
  3. Promote and raise awareness on treatment of maternal and infant and young child anaemia
  4. Community treatment of uncomplicated cases of severe acute malnutrition
  5. Implement the behaviour change communication strategy

Outputsà Resultsà Outcome:

Outputs

Results

Outcome

  • Stunting and anaemia objectives reflected in NGO activities
  • Integrated IYCF action plans in place and endorsed by all stakeholders
  • Training materials rolled-out
  • MUAC tapes available with staff and volunteers
  • Nutrition Treatment available to community-based SAM case
  • IEC materials available in community and household
  • Gaps in health service and needs identified and addressed through appropriate channels
  • Master trainers with skills to  implement training
  • Supervisors capable  of providing support
  • Workers/volunteers with skills to implement the package
  • Volunteers undergo 1 day/mth refresher training
  • Supportive supervision completed at all levels
  • Peer support groups and household counseling active at community level
  • Sick children referred
  • Uncomplicated SAM cases treated in community
  • “Tippy-tap” set up in homes, community and community-based institutions
  • IEC material visible in community/Household
  • Planned advocacy events attended by targeted stakeholders
  • Planned mass media implemented
  • Targeted caregivers reached with mass media messages on the package
  • UP HH enrolled in safety net and social protection programs.
–  80% NGO activities have nutrition objective(s) by 2013-  90% Community clinics have an integrated action plan by 2014 

–  100% Master trainers score 100% or more on post-test by 2012

–  90% supervisor score 85% or more on competency skills based assessment by 2014

–  90% workers/ volunteers pass supervisory assessment

–  90% volunteers attended monthly refresher trainings

–  70% peer support groups meeting on a monthly basis by 2013

–  90% target household receive counselling on a monthly basis by 2013

–  70% uncomplicated SAM cases treated in community

–  90% target household with tippy-tap by 2012

–  100% campaign have IEC materials visible in the community

–  90% planned advocacy events conducted

–  90% planned mass media campaign conducted

70% of peer support groups able to recall on messages from the last mass media campaign

–  100% identified ultra- poor households enrolled in an appropriate safety net or social protection programs.

IYCF Breastfeeding 

  • Early Initiation of BF
  • Exclusive breastfeeding under 6 months
  • Continued breastfeeding to 1 year
  • Continued breastfeeding to 2 years

IYCF

Complementary feeding

  • Introduction of solid, semi-solid and soft foods, 6-8 months
  • Minimum dietary diversity , 6-23 months
  • Minimum meal frequency  6-23 months
  • Minimum acceptable diet, 6-23 months
  • Consumption of iron-rich (or iron-fortified) foods, 6-23 months
  • Individual diet diversity, 24-35 months

Consumption of animal products, 6-35 months

Improved Iron/MN Intake

  •  Coverage of MNPs

Utilization of MNPs

 

Who the project will serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients)

The project will serve 16425 pregnant & lactating mothers, 77529 children below 36 months of age and 1095035 secondary beneficiaries (Fathers, grandmothers, in-laws and other caregivers, community clinic management committee and community).

 

Project Duration:  20.05 months (01 March, 2012 to 15 November, 2013)

Start date: March 01, 2012

Financial partner (Donor): UNICEF and European Union

Implementing partner (if any): Dhaka Ahsania Mission and CARE Bangladesh

Project Location/s and number of Field offices:

Kaligonj, Assasuni, Shyamnagar and Debhata upazillas of Satkhira district.

Number of field office: 01 (Hospital road, Kaligonj, Satkhira)

Budget with annual breakup:

FY 2013-14: Tk. 573155.00

Number of project staffs and volunteers:    Project staffs-45,   Volunteers-960

Contact Person   :     Mr. Dewan Sohrab Uddin, Head of sector

E-mail                 :     ds.uddin@ahsaniamission.org.bd,
E-mail                 :     sohrabuddin.dam@gmail.com
Cell : 01712024697

 

Strengthening the Rural Health Service at Grass Root Level of Bangladesh

Project Introduction:Bangladesh government is committed to provide highest level of health care services to all of its citizens, but majority (60%) of the people, especially the rural poor have limited access to heath care information and services. Maternal and neonatal mortality rates are still unacceptably high. More than 90% of the deliveries are conducted at home, mostly (87%) by unskilled birth attendants.The government has set community clinics (CC) in rural areas which are semi active and each CC will cover 6000 rural population. There is a plan of community led management committee to run the CC effectively. If these community centres can run as per their charter a positive change in the rural health, especially maternal and child health of the poor and marginalized people will be improved significantly. 

But the reality is the community people are not aware enough about the charter of these clinics, the Local Government representatives are not sufficiently involved in activating these centers, the service providers do not remain present as per their schedule. It is evident from the first phase of the project on strengthen the existing health service of Bangladesh.
Project Goal and objective:
Goal: To establish health rights of rural community through improving governance of community clinics, by increasing access to quality health services and reducing child and maternal mortality.

Objectives:

  • To improve quality, accessibility, availability and affordability of  health service delivery by strengthening the governance of the  54 community clinics management committee and 18 standing committee of the Union Parishad in selected  rural areas of Bangladesh
  • To aware community people, especially the women and other marginalised people on Community Clinics and its services especially on 3D i.e. Delay in access to information, Delay in reaching health care, and Delay in delivering health care in 18 unions of 9 upazila.
  • To document lessons learned and good practices to disseminate and
  • To conduct Lobby-advocacy jointly with other networks on TRIPS and to improve the quality of service delivery of CC to contribute to the MDG Goals 4 and 5.

Results, Outcome:

Result:

  • Capacity of management committee members and  service providers of community clinics in rural areas is enhanced and health service delivery is improved.
  • Community people, especially the women, minorities and adivashi people are aware on health service providing centers, citizen charter, Primary Health Care, 3 delays of pregnant women and right based issues.
  • Women and children health in project area is improved and MMR and child mortalities decreased
  • Capacity of 18 health standing committee of  local government, especially the Union parishad is enhanced and they are active in regular monitoring of CCs
  • 18 Citizens committee at community level are organized to play the role of watch dog of community clinics

 

Outcome: Capacity of CC management committee, service providers and Union standing committee will be improved, maternal mortality will be reduced.

 

Who the Project will Serve/is serving (gender disaggregated data if possible by category of recipients)

Adult Men-26379, Adult Women-27814, Girl Child-6708, Boys Child-6559, AG-4533, AB-5470.

Project Duration: 3 Years (1 March 2012 to 28 February 2015)

Start date: 1 March 2012.

Financial partner (Donor): Cordaid the Netherlands

Implementing partner (if any): DAM, DORP, RDRS, ADD, CUB, SPD, PHREB, VARD and VERC.

Project Locations and number of field offices:

  • Location:  UP- Natima, Jadabpur. UZ- Mohespur, Dist- Zhenaidah.
  • field offices:  01

Budget with annual breakup:  Total budget 550400

Number of Project staffs and Volunteers:

    • Project staffs: FF-02 and central Focal person-01
    • Volunteers: 06 Support groups, 66 Members, Female-30, Male-36.

Contact Person   : A,R,M Sharif Hossain, Focal Person, Safe Motherhood project

E-mail                     : arms.hossain@ahsaniamission.org.bd
Cell                          : 01817543097

 

Effort for Orphan Children Development (EOCD) Project

Project Name: Effort for Orphan Children Development (EOCD) Project

Project Introduction: The risk of an orphan child finding itself in difficult circumstances has grown tremendously. Many orphan children in the proposed project target location was born from poor families are faced with numerous risks. They are vulnerable to chronic hunger, parentlessness, neglect, abandonment, sickness, malnutrition, illiteracy, child labour, abuse and exploitation. Most vulnerable orphan children lack access to basic needs like food, health, housing, clothing, education, social and child protection services. Thus they live in utter poverty. Earning members of these orphan families are unable to cope-up with these vulnerabilities and survival becomes difficult.
To get rid of the situation, the proposed project, implemented by DAM   has a plan to work with 200 nos orphan children with a view to transforming their lives as productive member of the society. The project will undertake some activities like education support, food support, health care support and community based protection support during seven months project period at Debhata upazilla of Satkhira district in Bangladesh

Project Agreement Number: DAM/025/005/2021

Overall Objective:By 2021, all targeted orphan children in selected areas of Sathkira district live in a improve, secure and supportive environment that is conducive to orphan child growth and development

Specific Objectives:

  • To ensure 200 orphan children’s quality education, nutrition and health care support in 2021 within project’s framework
  • To ensure protection of 200 orphan children from violence and abuse in 2021 within project framework

Outputs:

1.1: Orphan children receive quality formal education (round the year) following Bangladesh Government’s
formal education (both primary and secondary) standards;
1.2: Orphan children have access to nutritious meals (following Bangladesh child nutrition standard) that assist
them to become healthy;
1.3: Orphan children get improve health care (both physical and mental- both primary and advanced) following
Bangladesh government and WHO/UNICEF standards;
2.1: Orphan children have access to community based protection and care services (following different NGOs
best practices/models) that enable them to secure their basic rights

Project Components:

  • Orphan children receive quality formal education (round the year) following Bangladesh government’s formal education (both primary and secondary) standards;
  • Orphan children have access to nutritious meals (following Bangladesh child nutrition standard) that assist them to become healthy
  • Orphan children get improve health care (both physical and mental- both primary and advanced) following Bangladesh government and WHO/UNICEF standards;
  • Orphan children have access to community based protection and care services (following different NGOs best practices/models) that enable them to secure their basic rights

Major Activities:

  • Enroll 100 numbers of orphan children in 22 numbers of primary /secondary school (20) at the beginning of the project period;
  • Continue supports to 100numbers of orphan children to get admitted in new classes/grades in 24 numbersof primary /secondary school (20) at the beginning of the project period;
  • Provide  school   tuition fees and materials (Note book, pen, pencil, sharpener, school uniform, school bag, shoes, school examination fee, school admission fee and others  relevant  fee etc.)
  • Organize creative events like Puzzle game, drawing, essay competition and prize distribution at union level
  • Provide support to celebrate festival for all selected orphan
  • Provide special coaching for all orphan children
  • Provide food items to the orphan children
  • Facilitate caregiver to develop Linkages with service provider (Govt. & non Govt.) for increasing family income
  • Provide medical care to the orphan children (Doctors consultation fees, medicine & hygiene materials
  • Organize training for staff on psychosocial issues
  • Provide psychosocial support to the individual, families and community level (Counseling) by trained project staff
  • Provide health card   among the orphan children
  • Provide issue based awareness session  (Child marriage, trafficking, child rights; abuse both physical and mental etc) for orphan, caregivers& community people
  • Form child protection and safe guarding committee involving different stakeholders from community
  • Organize training for child protection and safe guarding committee for conducting issue based session & community monitoring
  • Organize child protection and safe guarding committee   meeting

Project Participants (Direct): [ During Total Project Year)

ECD

Pre-primary

Primary

JSC

Adolescent

Adult Literacy & CE

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Male

Female

0

0

 

 

80

63

05

10

20

22

 

 

Center=

 

Center=

 

Center=

143

Center=

15

Center=

42

Center=

 

 

Indirect Beneficiaries (by age)[During Total Project Year)

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

 

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

 

M

F

M

F

28

13

17

20

44

49

 

04

376

 

 

 

Total Beneficiaries= 751         direct =200, Indirect= 551

  • Project Duration: June 2021 to May 2022
  • Financial partner (Donor): Penny Appeal UK
  • Implementing partner (if any):Dhaka Ahsania Mission
  • Project Location (District & Upazila): Name and number= Debhata Upazila-Satkhira District
  • Number of Field offices:  One Field Office
  • Project Budget (Total): BDT. 96,28,479.00
  • Number of project staffs and volunteers :

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

04

0

0

0

0

25

 

Contact Person:

Name & Designation: Sk. Mahabbat Hossen, Team Leader, Rights and Governance Sector
Email:mahabbat.dam@gmail.com
Cell:    +8801716054610

Ashshash: For Men and Women Who Have Escaped Trafficking

Project Name: Ashshash: For Men and Women Who Have Escaped Trafficking

Project Introduction: Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) one of the partners of Winrock International both in the past and present, would like, through the Ashshash project, to address the overall human trafficking problems and needs to further reduce the incidents of cross-border trafficking, rehabilitate and reintegrate the victims and survivors in mainstream social life. DAM signed an agreement with Winrock International with the support of SDC for two years, six month from November 2019 to April 2022. Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) will implement this project under this agreement in two Districts- Jashore and Khulna.

Project Agreement Number: 6885-19-A–05

Overall Objective: Restoring dignity, improve well-Being and build self-sufficiency for men and women who have escaped trafficking.

Specific Objectives:

  • Men and women who have escaped trafficking improve their social and economic wellbeing by using services for reintegration.
  • Institutions are made more accountable and effective in providing services beneficial to men and Women who have escaped Trafficking.

Outputs:
1.1:      Men & Women (and their families) who have escaped trafficking are counseled psychosocially.
1.2:      Men and women who have escaped trafficking graduate from technical/entrepreneurial trainings.
1.3:      Men and women who have escaped trafficking received health support and legal compensation.
2.1:      Communities (in trafficking-prone areas) are aware about trafficking and irregular migration.
2.2:      Institutions (public/private) provide support to men and women who have escaped trafficking.
2.3:      Public/private institutions (serving people who escaped trafficking) receive training for psychosocial counseling (on-the-job only) and/or legal support.
2.4:      Public/private sector further develop and use the referral system to provide comprehensive victim support

Project Components: Protect human trafficking and Protection of Trafficked survivors.

Major Activities:

  • Victim Identification and enrollment
  • Case Management with documentation
  • Community Counseling Sessions
  • Trauma counseling support by Experts (Need base)
  • Provide need based and trauma informed psychosocial assistance to beneficiaries and their families
  • Follow-up of employed graduates up to 6 months
  • Men and women who have escaped trafficking receive health support (Need base).
  • Update district level directory
  • Refer strategic legal cases for follow-up and support to Bangladesh and regional counter trafficking efforts to -utilize a variety of legal frameworks and jurisdictions to assist beneficiaries with increased access to justice
  • CTIP activists group formation meeting
  • Capacity Development of CTIP activists on Human Trafficking, migration, Survivor service, Survivor identification, referral mechanism ;
  • Bi Monthly Coordination Meeting for CTIP Activists
  • Dialogue with local government Institute (Union Parishad)
  • School/Madrasah/College sessions (TIE/TFD)
  • Community Awareness session (POT/Pappet)
  • Interactive session with youth and CBO
  • Day observance.
  • Sports Competition at educational Institutions
  • Dialogue with law enforcement agencies and media
  • Coordination meeting with service providers
  • Project inception

Project Participants (Direct): Male 375 & Female 875

Project Duration: 30 Months (November 2019 to April 2022)

Financial partner (Donor): Winkrock International

Implementing partner (if any):

Project Location/s and number of Field offices: Jashore & Khulna, Two field Office.

Project Budget: 1,48,09,000

Number of project staffs and volunteers: Male 6 & Female 7

Contact Person: Sk. Mahabbat Hossen, Team Leader, Rights and Governance Sector
Email: mahabbat.dam@gmail.com, Mobile: +880 1716054610

Ashshash

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