BRAC started out in Bangladesh in 1972 and over the course of our evolution, we have been playing a role of recognizing and tackling the many different realities of poverty. BRAC is a development organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor.

With over 114000 employees reaching an estimated 138 million people, BRAC is the world’s largest nongovernmental organization.BRAC is a development success story, spreading antipoverty solutions born in Bangladesh to 11 other developing countries in Asia, Africa and Caribbean, making it a global leader in providing opportunities for the world’s poor. Orginially the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee and later the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, it is now formally known simply as BRAC.

With a holistic approch that uses a wide array of tools including microfinance, Education, healthcare, legalservice and more, BRAC invests in communities own human and material resources, catalysing lasting change and creating an ecosystem in which the poor have the chance to seize control of their own lives. Of the world’s top development and humanitirian relief organization, BRAC is one of the few based in the global south.

Objective

Our Vision :

A world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential.

Our Mission:

Our mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programes that enable women and men to realise their potential.

Project Details/Activities

What We do in Munshiganj

Development Programs:

  • BRAC Education Program (BEP)
  • BRAC Health Nutrition and Population program (HNPP)
  • Human Rights and Legal Aid services (HRLS)
  • Community Empowerment program (CEP)
  • Safe Migration program
  • Gender Justice and Diversity program
  • Seed and Agro Enterprise
  • Microfinance

Governance, Management and Capacity building in Munshiganj:

  • Finance and Accounts Department (F&A)
  • Human Resources Department (HRD)
  • Legal and Compliance department (LCL)
  • Monitoring Department
  • Partnership Strengthening Unit (PSU)

BRAC Primary School:

At present 15 schools on going in Gazaria in Munshiganj. Here includes 7 boat schools. we have brought primary education to children in wetland introducing boat schools. Total 471 students will complete five class.

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Boat school, Visits by DC

Post primary basic and continuing education:

Post primary and basic continuing education intervention develops the capacity and efficiency of rural secondary school teachers in core subject areas and the school management through in service trainings. Till now 300 hundred teachers and 217 school committees member received core subject and school management training. Already BRAC Provides mentoring training to 2200 students which develops the leadership jpotetials of secondary students and increases their self esteem.

Visits by DC

Visits by DC

Visits by Director, NGOAB

Visits by Director, NGOAB

Also engaging co and extra curriculum activities. It promotes a better teaching learning class room environment. We are working with 42 high schools. Here includes 25 libraries and 5 mobile libraries. Every year BRAC arrange Upazilla and District level debate competition where have to present government high officials and recently launched 5 school banking through this program.

BRAC Adolescent Program:

In present 13 numbers Adolescent club are ongoing in Gazaria Upazilla. BRAC adolescent clubs are safe places where peer driven interventions for adolescents enhance their personal growth and social skills, and help raise awareness on cognitive development among adolescent girls. In this clubs have 294 female members and 96 male members.

BRAC Health Nutrition and Population program (HNPP):

BRAC health, nutrition and population program combines preventive, promote curative and rehabilitative services to reach the poor, socially excluded, and hard to reach population. The program emphasizes on improving reproductive, maternal, and neonatal and child health, enhancing the nutritional status of mothers and children, reducing vulnerability to infectious and communicable diseases, and combating non communicable diseases in order to enhance the overall quality of life.

Round table discussion on TB

Round table discussion on TB

Celebration on World TB day

Celebration on World TB day

The core of BRAC’s approach to healthcare is its frontline community health workers. These CHWs provide and promote cost effective basic healthcare services to doorsteps of people in their communities, in villages and urban slums. The platform of essential healthcare is being used for various focused health interventions, including maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, nutrition, tuberculosis, eye health and non-communicable disease, a health security program to serve to population. We are working in collaboration with the government of Bangladesh, NGOs, and private sectors and academic institutes to foster the national development and health agenda.

Community Empowerment Program (CEP):

BRAC’s community Empowerment Program strives to empower the poor, especially women by mobilizing communities to translate their awareness into action. CEP works to bring positive changes in the lives of the rural poor by enhancing their human, social and political assets, so that, they are aware of their rights and can claim their entitlements, resist exploitation and play a more active role in public life. A total 130 village community groups and 6 popular Drama groups throughout the Munshiganj district help serve as a platform for rural people to take collective action to bring about positive changes in their communities.

CEP program Visits by District Women Affairs officer

CEP program Visits by District Women Affairs officer

CEP program Visits by Asst. commissioner

CEP program Visits by Asst. commissioner

Gender Justice & Diversity:

GJ&D program works towards gender mainstreaming and enhancing accountability mechanism within different programs and departments of BRAC for achieving gender equality and women empowerment. In BRAC, GJ&D enables a gender responsive works environment by the implementation of organizational policies.

Human chain against sexual harassment

Human chain against sexual harassment

Human rights and legal Aid services:

BRAC HRLS program is the world’s largest NGO led legal and initiative, working to empower the poor and marginalized through a holistic three tiered approach of legal education, legal aid and community mobilization. The programs mission is to protect and promote the human rights of vulnerable marginalized communities, preventing from discrimination and exploitation of these individuals, and ensuring access to justice using rights based approach to development.

District Workshop

District Workshop

legal literacy class

legal literacy class

Till December ‘2015, the program helped 39617 women at the in grass rote level, received legal literacy, In Munsiganj we received 2569 complaints, resolved 1497 complaints. 397 court case filling, we have been able to claim BDT 1, 96, 45,500 as compensation for clients through dispute resolutions and court judgments.

Safe Migration program:

Migration is an important sector, contributing significantly to the transformation of Bangladesh into middle income country. However, Migrants are often expoited due to lack of information and support services, BRAC started an initiative to promote migrants‘ rights and ensure their safely. In 2013, Safe Migration projects were launched in Munshiganj district. The program engages communities by mobilising community volunteers and community based organisations to ensure a safe migration process. Under this projects, 20370 prospective migrants receive information on safe migrants, The program has been achieved various activities. They are 5094 courtyard meeting, 241 numbers Gononatak and Folk song demonstrated, 241 community meeting arranged on Drama, 11185 number with Inter person communication( IPC) , 19 video show display at Hat-Bazar , 8 pre-departure orientation for migrants, 55 pre-decision orientation for migrants, 35 union workshop arranged with communities, 6 upazilla workshop arranged with Upazilla administration and Elite person, 1 district workshop arranged district administration and Elite person and 50 Visa checking support .

Workshop with District Administration

Workshop with District Administration

Day celebration with district Administration

Day celebration with district Administration

Microfinance:

Over last four decades, BRAC’s microfinance programs has grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of financial services to the poor, providing tools that enable the financial inclusion of millions of people. In Munshiganj alone, the program has more than 36960 borrowers and savers, and a loan disbursement amount of Tk.192,96,95000, covering 06 Upazillas and 67 Unions across the district. BRAC’s microfinance activities work through a unique `credit plus’ approach. It delivers a tailored set of services that include credit, savings and financial education in a way that meets the specific needs of our target groups, such as rural women, youth landless poor, marginal farmers, the urban poor, migrant’s workers and small entrepreneurs.

Loaner

Loaner

District administration visit to village organize

District administration visit to village organize

Contact

Information about BRAC

Name of founder & Chairperson : Sir fazle Hasan Abed,KCMG

Address of Head office: BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka – 1212.

Telephone : 88029881265, Email: info@brac.net, Web : www.brac.net

Name of District correspodent:

Md Tanberul Islam,District BRAC Representative

Phone: 01765877259, Email: dbr.munshiganj@brac.net

Address of BRAC Regional Office: 1056/1, Sadar Hospital Road,Manikpur, Munshiganj-1500

More Details

 

Sl no Type of Registration Registration Number Date
01 Certificate of Registration of Societies R-3695, B/34-1971/72 (JSC& Firm) 21.03.1972
02 NGO Affairs Bureau 002 22.04.1981
03 Micro Credit Regulatory Authority, Dhaka 00488-00186-00065 2911.2007

Information of Governing boady of BRAC :

Sl no Member Designation Remarks
01 Sir Fazle Hasan Abed,KCMG Founder Chairman
02 Dr.Mushtaque Chowdhury Vice- Chairman
03 Tahrunnessa Abdullah Member
04 Latifur Rahman Member
05 Rokia Afzal Rahman Member
06 Luva Nahid Choudhury Member
07 Dr. Martha Alter Chen Member
08 Adeeb H Khan Member
09 Adv. Syeda Rizwana Hasan Member
10 Syed S Kaiser Kabir Member

BRAC Primary School:

At present 15 schools on going in Gazaria in Munshiganj. Here includes 7 boat schools. we have brought primary education to children in wetland introducing boat schools. Total 471 students will complete five class.

bracbrac2

Boat school, Visits by DC

Post primary basic and continuing education:

Post primary and basic continuing education intervention develops the capacity and efficiency of rural secondary school teachers in core subject areas and the school management through in service trainings. Till now 300 hundred teachers and 217 school committees member received core subject and school management training. Already BRAC Provides mentoring training to 2200 students which develops the leadership jpotetials of secondary students and increases their self esteem.

Visits by DC

Visits by DC

Visits by Director, NGOAB

Visits by Director, NGOAB

Also engaging co and extra curriculum activities. It promotes a better teaching learning class room environment. We are working with 42 high schools. Here includes 25 libraries and 5 mobile libraries. Every year BRAC arrange Upazilla and District level debate competition where have to present government high officials and recently launched 5 school banking through this program.

BRAC Adolescent Program:

In present 13 numbers Adolescent club are ongoing in Gazaria Upazilla. BRAC adolescent clubs are safe places where peer driven interventions for adolescents enhance their personal growth and social skills, and help raise awareness on cognitive development among adolescent girls. In this clubs have 294 female members and 96 male members.

BRAC Health Nutrition and Population program (HNPP):

BRAC health, nutrition and population program combines preventive, promote curative and rehabilitative services to reach the poor, socially excluded, and hard to reach population. The program emphasizes on improving reproductive, maternal, and neonatal and child health, enhancing the nutritional status of mothers and children, reducing vulnerability to infectious and communicable diseases, and combating non communicable diseases in order to enhance the overall quality of life.

Round table discussion on TB

Round table discussion on TB

Celebration on World TB day

Celebration on World TB day

The core of BRAC’s approach to healthcare is its frontline community health workers. These CHWs provide and promote cost effective basic healthcare services to doorsteps of people in their communities, in villages and urban slums. The platform of essential healthcare is being used for various focused health interventions, including maternal, neonatal and child health, family planning, nutrition, tuberculosis, eye health and non-communicable disease, a health security program to serve to population. We are working in collaboration with the government of Bangladesh, NGOs, and private sectors and academic institutes to foster the national development and health agenda.

Community Empowerment Program (CEP):

BRAC’s community Empowerment Program strives to empower the poor, especially women by mobilizing communities to translate their awareness into action. CEP works to bring positive changes in the lives of the rural poor by enhancing their human, social and political assets, so that, they are aware of their rights and can claim their entitlements, resist exploitation and play a more active role in public life. A total 130 village community groups and 6 popular Drama groups throughout the Munshiganj district help serve as a platform for rural people to take collective action to bring about positive changes in their communities.

CEP program Visits by District Women Affairs officer

CEP program Visits by District Women Affairs officer

CEP program Visits by Asst. commissioner

CEP program Visits by Asst. commissioner

Gender Justice & Diversity:

GJ&D program works towards gender mainstreaming and enhancing accountability mechanism within different programs and departments of BRAC for achieving gender equality and women empowerment. In BRAC, GJ&D enables a gender responsive works environment by the implementation of organizational policies.

Human chain against sexual harassment

Human chain against sexual harassment

Human rights and legal Aid services:

BRAC HRLS program is the world’s largest NGO led legal and initiative, working to empower the poor and marginalized through a holistic three tiered approach of legal education, legal aid and community mobilization. The programs mission is to protect and promote the human rights of vulnerable marginalized communities, preventing from discrimination and exploitation of these individuals, and ensuring access to justice using rights based approach to development.

District Workshop

District Workshop

legal literacy class

legal literacy class

Till December ‘2015, the program helped 39617 women at the in grass rote level, received legal literacy, In Munsiganj we received 2569 complaints, resolved 1497 complaints. 397 court case filling, we have been able to claim BDT 1, 96, 45,500 as compensation for clients through dispute resolutions and court judgments.

Safe Migration program:

Migration is an important sector, contributing significantly to the transformation of Bangladesh into middle income country. However, Migrants are often expoited due to lack of information and support services, BRAC started an initiative to promote migrants‘ rights and ensure their safely. In 2013, Safe Migration projects were launched in Munshiganj district. The program engages communities by mobilising community volunteers and community based organisations to ensure a safe migration process. Under this projects, 20370 prospective migrants receive information on safe migrants, The program has been achieved various activities. They are 5094 courtyard meeting, 241 numbers Gononatak and Folk song demonstrated, 241 community meeting arranged on Drama, 11185 number with Inter person communication( IPC) , 19 video show display at Hat-Bazar , 8 pre-departure orientation for migrants, 55 pre-decision orientation for migrants, 35 union workshop arranged with communities, 6 upazilla workshop arranged with Upazilla administration and Elite person, 1 district workshop arranged district administration and Elite person and 50 Visa checking support .

Workshop with District Administration

Workshop with District Administration

Day celebration with district Administration

Day celebration with district Administration

Microfinance:

Over last four decades, BRAC’s microfinance programs has grown to become one of the world’s largest providers of financial services to the poor, providing tools that enable the financial inclusion of millions of people. In Munshiganj alone, the program has more than 36960 borrowers and savers, and a loan disbursement amount of Tk.192,96,95000, covering 06 Upazillas and 67 Unions across the district. BRAC’s microfinance activities work through a unique `credit plus’ approach. It delivers a tailored set of services that include credit, savings and financial education in a way that meets the specific needs of our target groups, such as rural women, youth landless poor, marginal farmers, the urban poor, migrant’s workers and small entrepreneurs.

Loaner

Loaner

District administration visit to village organize

District administration visit to village organize

Information about working area and offices of Munshiganj:

District Upazilla Coverage Union Regional office Area office Branches Total offices
Munshiganj 06 67 01 05 25 31

Staff information of Munshiganj:

Regular Staff Project Staff Service Staff Contractual Staff Total
F M T F M T F M T F M T F M T
41 229 270 106 11 117 3 10 13 2 5 7 152 255 407

Report Prepared by: Md Tanberul Islam, DBR, Munshiganj.