Our Current Projects
 

Rodent Management for post-harvest loss reduction: Funding support: ARF/NOW/WATRO/ Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Project leader: Ms. Rokeya Begum Shafali, Executive Director, Association for Integrated Development-Comilla (AID-COMILLA), Bangladesh,  Consortium Partners: (1) Prof. Steven Belmain, Professor of Ecology, Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK (2) Dr. Bastiaan Meerburg, Head of Department, Livestock & Environment, Wageningen UR Livestock Research, Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek, NL (3) Mr. Farid Ahmed, Managing Director, Modern Rice Milling Unit, Comilla, Bangladesh

Project Summary: Pest rodent cause serious problems for subsistence farmers through loss, damage and contamination of food. This research aims to improve food security, nutrition and health of Bangladesh families by understanding current rodent management practices and developing improved, sustainable technologies and strategies that can reduce the impact of rodent on livelihoods.

 

Civil Society Participation aiming Combat Anti-Corruption through Education and Awareness:  with funding support from GIZ (German Cooperation) Overall objective: The objective of the proposed project is to educate the general public including student as well as leaders at all levels about the negative impacts of corruption on the society and economy of Bangladesh. Furthermore, the project aims to win public support for legislative reform aimed at effectively preventing corruption. Key strategies: This project would kick off with training, workshop, awareness, motivational activities involving the key stakeholders including the members of the CPC, CPF, Police,  ACC, Integrity Unit, Public Administration, Local Government, NGO workers, Disadvantaged women, Different professionals, Manobadhiker Bastobion Committee and Stop violence against women and children committee/stop family violence committee working in the project area/district.  Working Area and Target groups: This project will be implemented in Comilla City Corporation , 06 Union Parishad of Comilla Sadar Upazila & Laksham Pouroshova, 3 Union Parishad of Laksham Upazila of Comilla District. The target groups of the project are Member of Corruption Prevention Committee (CPC), Integrity Unit, Community Policing Forum (CPF), Union Parishad, Various Committee Member of Stop violence against women /Children, Acid Crime, Domestic Violence etc. , NGO workers, Local natural leader and poor and disadvantaged women.
 
Chars Livelihoods Programme (CLP): The programme is under implementation at Nageshwari , Bhurungamari and Fulbari Upazila of Kurigram District with funding support from DFID and managed by MAXWELL STAMP Plc, UK. The project covers 1) Group Formation (2) Asset Transfer (Cattle/Goat/Ship/Chicken) to the selected households with productive assets to the value of Tk. 15,000.00 – 17,000.00. (3) Vegetable seed, timber sapling , cattle fodder seed supply and training  (4) Cattle Management Training (5) Feed cost  Taka 250 per month for 18 months (6) Family maintenance stipends @ Taka 350 per month (7) Plinth raise (8) Toilet Installation  (9) Community Fair (10) Exchange visit (11) Village Development Committee formation (13) Couple orientation  ( 14) Value Chain / Enterprise Development Training on Improve Backyard Poultry Rearing with input supply  (16) Value Chain / Enterprise Development Training on commercial fodder production with input supply  (17) Value Chain / Enterprise Development Training on milk marketing with instrument supply  (18) Non Formal Primary Education (19) Primary Health Care and participants receiving medical treatment , medicine , referral service free of cost (20) Village Savings and Loan Project,  participants are member of programme and they are saving Taka 5.00 per week and they can take loan from the programme for one year with no interest.

 

Justice for All-Rangpur & Dinajpur : This project is under implementation at Rangpur (08 Upazila includes 84 Unions) and Dinajpur (13 Upazila and 102 Union) districts  with funding support and technical assistance from USAID’s Justice for All Program. The overall objective of our project is to provide an environment supporting citizens’ access to legal services and the ability of justice seekers to enforce their legal right through the formal justice system through project activities covering linkages between the DLAC (District Legal Aid Committee), UZLAC (Upazila Legal Aid Committee) and UPLAC (Union Legal Aid Committee).  Legal education campaign will be conducted through awareness campaign, courtyard meeting, orientation session, community radio program broadcast, and street-drama, workshop with judges, lawyers and judicial officers. Legal info materials will be produced with posters, stickers, leaflet, booklet, video documentary and study reports. Community sensitization events will be supported by rallies, human chains, mass petitions, road shows, mass awareness through drama, pot song & theatre shows, drum beating, awareness meeting, video documentary show, and other methods.

 


BRAC Education Program:
This project is under implementation at Narayanpur Union of Nageshwari Upazila under Kurigram District. Total number of students 150 in 05 learning centers.


Training and Resources Development Centre (Comilla) :
The Training and Resources Development Centre has been constructed by the financial assistance of the Japan Embassy, Dhaka in the year of 2004-2005. After the construction of the training and resource development centre the following objective has been achieved: (a)Every year AID-COMILLA’s 4000 partner group members / leaders , 500 other stakeholder and 2000 participants of the other NGOs effectively being trained up on poverty alleviation and environmental issue and they are in action  (b)       Partner group members of AID-COMILLA practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Rice and vegetable in their cultivation, create gender awareness , initiate vegetable gardening, plants trees, culture fish, make profit and create employment / self employment,  out of micro credit, forms strong micro institution at village level and group federation at union level.  


Training and Resources Development Centre (Kurigram) :
The Training and Resources Development Centre has been constructed by AID-COMILLA own fund in 2010. After the construction of the training and resource development centre the following objective has been achieved: (a)Every year AID-COMILLA’s 4000 partner group members / leaders , 500 other stakeholder and 2000 participants of the other NGOs effectively being trained up on poverty alleviation and environmental issue and they are in action  (b)           Partner group members of AID-COMILLA practices Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Rice and vegetable in their cultivation, create gender awareness , initiate vegetable gardening, plants trees, culture fish, make profit and create employment / self employment,  out of micro credit, forms strong micro institution at village level and group federation at union level.   

 


Rural Housing:
This Program is under implementation at Comilla Sadar Upazila District, Nageshwari, Fulbari and Bhurunghamari Upazila of Kurigram District, where GREHIYAN TOHOBIL OF Bangladesh Bank, is providing finance to meet the expenses of the program, the merits  of this program is to Rehabilitate  and re-settlement of the victims of disasters and/or shelter less is a highest concern of Bangladesh. The broader objective of the project is to provide low cost housing loan to the disaster victims and shelter less ultra poor people.


Rehabilitation program for Disable:
This is a project where the organization is implemented at Comilla Sadar Upazila of same District by the financial assistance of Government of Bangladesh. The main objective of the project are: to assist and encourage the targeted handicapped people to continue formal education; to develop their skills on selected trades for making their IGAs profitable; to provide intensive curative health services to all targeted handicapped; to transform the handicapped from non productive to productive resource through IGAs.


Credit Support for IGA:
Credit support for IGA Program is under implementation at urban and semi urban and rural area of Comilla District by the financial assistance from BASIC Bank Limited. Under this project the group members are receiving credit for small business, grocery business, paper box making business, rickshaw business etc. Loan size in an average 8,000.00 –25,000.00. Till to date about 3500 group members received loan from the project. Recovery rate is more or less 100 %.


Emergency Project:
  This project was started on a need basis, for the group members at urban slum area of Comilla District Town. The flood victims of 1998 are the main beneficiaries of this project. The beneficiaries received interest free credit for rehabilitation purpose only. The fund kept as a reserved for future support of the beneficiary group. MISEREOR-Germany provides the fund for the above.  

 


Credit Union Project:
The project is under implementation at Comilla Sadar Upazila under Comilla District, Joidevpur Upazila of Gazipur District, Bhurunghamari, Fulbari & Nageshwari Upazila of Kirigram District with the financial assistance from the Rabo Bank Foundation of Netherlands. The project activities cover “Savings and credit, leadership training, accounts training, group dynamics training, profit distribution training, formation of village wise federation, formation of chapter, conduct annual general meeting, skill development of the group leaders etc. During the project period 2500 rural women will be benefited directly.


Combating Acid Violence project:
The project is under implementation at Comilla district with the financial assistance from Acid Survivors Foundation. Short term Goal: Knowledge and awareness raising regarding Acid Violence for  women, religious leader, students, political leader, school teacher, media reporter, NGO representative, Government Officials, Police, elected public representative at grass root level through workshop, advocacy, networking, linkage etc. Long term Goal: Level of knowledge, understanding and consciousness about Acid Violence as well as women rights/human rights in the society will be improved towards a just and prosperous society.


Hope for Education, Livelihood and Prosperity (HELP) project: Hope for those who believe in education as their right, not mercy:
The project runs in Comilla district and by own fund. Education is not just a fashion. It is neither an opportunity nor a mercy of the rich but a basic right for all human being irrespective of cast, creed, gender, rich or poor, physically disable or living in hard to reach areas. Hope for Education, Livelihood and Prosperity (HELP) project of AID-COMILLA provides education support with all sorts of expenses to about 10 students for continuing their education. Now those have been reading in different classes and are very happy and doing well in their classes and dream for higher education in their future.         

 

Hope for the Poor: Helping Leprosy Patient project:

During the year 2005, one Australian tourist found Mr. Abul Kalam Azad, the leprosy affected person, begging on the footpath near Gulshan mosque area. The Australian tourist, Dr. E.D.Burk, found that both legs and fingers of both hands of Mr. Azad to be severely affected by leprosy. Instantly Dr. Buck gave some money to Azad and suggested him to visit Leprosy hospital at Parbotipur under Dinajpur district. Now Mr. BURK send money equivalent to AUD30.00 per month through AID-COMILLA to the account of Azad. AID-COMILLA also helped him to construct a house at his village. A Wheel Chair is also given to Mr. Azad by AID-COMILLA. On every EID-occasion, AID-COMILLA provide his family around BDT 10,000/=. However his physical condition is not improving than before. He has lost both of his legs up to knee joint and the fingers of both hands.
 
 


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