Welcome to Heed Bangladesh
An Emergency Appeal
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 09:55 Written by Administrator 14 May 2013
An Emergency Appeal
Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2013 07:36 Written by Administrator 23 August 2011
HEED Bangladesh (Health, Education and Economic Development) is a Christian, Non-Governmental and Non-profit, national organization, established in 1974 by National Christian leaders and several Western Partner Organizations in response to the post war needs in Bangladesh. It is working for more than 38 years in the field of health, education, social and economic development. HEED Bangladesh is a non-political NGO committed to participate and promote national development through upgrading the socio- economic condition of the disadvantaged and underprivileged people in the society.
Build communities that are just, accountable and responsive to the needs of the poor and marginalized with dignity, for glorifying the Creator and His creation.
Building Civil Society is our Goal.
Poverty Alleviation is our task.
Capacity Building is our Focus.
01. Commitment to provide quality service to the poor and marginalized in a timely manner.
02. Dedication to the personal growth and professionalism, to enhance organizational effectiveness in serving humanity, with special focus on the poor and marginalized.
03. Accountable to all stakeholders in terms of the quality of service provided and the stewardship of the resources given by the donors or raised locally for the poor.
04. Stewardship of the resources (man, money, materials, machineries and maintenance) is ensured by individual members in the organization, according to the responsibilities vested upon them.
05. Honest in expressing what we say and what we do, and being consistent in our behavior, values and attitude towards the poor and the rich; the powerless and the powerful; subordinates, peers and supervisors.
06. Punctual and responsive to meet the needs of all internal and external stakeholders and customers.
07. Share love and concern to dignify all people, especially the poor and marginalized as Creator’s creation, with equal rights and privileges to live as human beings.
08. Serving Humanity and dignifying Creator’s creation, by valuing each individual and making best effort, to respond to their needs in the most appropriate manner, with respect and humility to demonstrate and promote peace.
09. Helping to develop a relationship, similar to that exists between an ideal father and son to ensure active participation at all levels in the organization, including the people at the community level for, ensuring learning, building mutual respect and a democratic process for people’s involvement, for prioritizing and decision-making.
10. Mutual Trust and open discussion on all issues that will increase the effectiveness of the organization in serving the poor and meeting the requirements of other stakeholders.
11. Justice is done to all, especially people who are taken into the organization for serving the poor and those who support them to get this work done.
12. Team Spirit enhanced at all levels in the organizations, so the all members in the TEAM are fully engaged, for providing high quality service, to different stakeholders, whom each team is assigned, to respond, to meet the needs.
13. Innovation is fostered within the organization and different departments, to increase the quality of service provided to each of the stakeholders.
14.Trusting fully on the given standards revealed by God in His scripture and believes in His compassion, for His creation and has faith in His eternal judgment.
Our on Going Projects
We have had many projects, some are closed due to fund constrain some ended its life time. Following are some on going projects.
Tuberculosis Control Program: In three districts covering 27 Upazilas in 3 District under Sylhet Division. (Funded by Global Fund through BRAC)
TB Care II: In three districts mainly covering 157 tea gardens under Sylhet Division. (Funded by USAID through URC)
Leprosy Control Program: Four Districts covering 38 Upazilas under Sylhet Division. (Implementing by HEED Bangladesh’s own resource)
MCH Clinical & Lab Service: Self (HEED) Funded in Kamalgonj Upazila under Moulvibazer District.
Malaria Control Program: In one Upazila (Jainthapur) under Sylhet District. (Funded by GFATM)
Centre for Training Rehabilitation of Destitute Women (CTRDW): Where we provide care to many pregnant women who do not have any place to go and are becoming mother without any wedlock. We have Day Care Centre, Special Training and Rehabilitation Scheme for them. Germany based KNH was our main donor for this project but now individual gift & donation is the main source of funding for this project. This is Dhaka based project and very near to our main office. We encourage everybody to visit and donate for this project.
HEED Handicrafts: Our Handicrafts Program also shows a very positive result despite many difficulties. It became a successful business in Export and opened five new shops (Shetuli) once again. Last year’s total turnover was Tk.3,14,87,246.80/- (Export Tk.2,91,20,676.80/- & local sale Tk.23, 66,570.00)
Micro Finance Activities: MFA is one of our most successful Program. Up to January 2013 HEED mobilized 5823 groups with the member of 1,09,449. Group members savings is Tk. 44,44,48,495. From inception to January 2013 we disbursed as loan Tk. 949,02,23,942 and we recovered loan Tk. 854,19,80,456 and our total outstanding is 94,82,43,486. Cumulative recovery rate (CRR) is 99%. In 1995 HEED Bangladesh selected as a partner NGO of Polli Karmo Sahayak Foundation (PKSF). Our membership number is 115. PKSF is the main funding agency of MFA. Up to January PKSF funded to HEED Tk. 115,36,16,000 as in its various components. Now we are implementing all components of PKSF fund. HEED also implementing PRIME & ENRICH projects. HEED Bangladesh is among top 20 MFI in Bangladesh.
HEED International School: HIS has two Branches (Mirpur & Sadarghat) with 750+ 570=1320 students only within 8 years time it has earned a good name in the community and has got couple of competitive Awards by Mcmillan & Co. Both the schools are running very well.
HEED Language School: HLC continues to serve the Expatriate community from last 38 years with good reputation. HLC helped over 650 students during the years in Dhaka.
HEED Evening School: From the same building of our English Medium School we are offering free coaching to 240 students from the local slums of Dhaka city. This school is operating by HEED’s own generated fund.
We have very rich experiences to implement the following projects.
Rural Water & Sanitation and Urban Water & Sanitation project funded by UNICEF.
Reducing Community Vulnerability (RCV) Program: RCV was one of the biggest programs of HEED’s implemented in 18 Upazilas with the aim at empowering socio-economically poor and marginalized population. It was operational through four components i.e. Sustainable Local Institutions Building, Gender Discrimination and Violence Reduction against Women and Good Governance and Right based Activities Promotion under two frameworks; Institute based sustainable livelihood and rights based.
Women & Children Education Program: Up to June, 2010 we ran over two hundred Dhaka Slum Based schools. Thus we were able to help over 5000 pre-school children with education. 200 Adolescence girls were helped with Women in Development course as they taught those Pre School Centers. The Mothers of those children formed the Mothers clubs to learn more about Islamic Shariah on Marriage and Inheritance laws.
Early Childhood Development Program: Under this program 100 Tribal Adolescence Girls are helped with Scholarships to motivate them to continue their High School Studies. In turn they help to run 100 ore School Centers.
Disaster Management Program: DMP done successfully in four areas (Khulna, Bhola, North Bengal & in Chittagong Areas). We regret that we had to close it due to fund constraint.
Cyclone Shelter Construction Program: We were able to complete the construction of 8 Cyclone Shelters despite many problems encountered during this period.
Cyclone Shelter Preparation
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2011 09:42 Written by Administrator 27 August 2011
In coastal belt of Bangladesh the average height from mean sea level is 2.5 to 3.5 feet. Every year after monsoon rain in Bangladesh has disaster risk for cyclone. Every year the Bay of Bengal generates the cyclone. When the cyclone passes through the water level increase 5 to 12 feet. In coastal area most of the building materials are mud, wooden, tin and straw. So, all structures are collapse when the cyclone hit in the coastal area. All people take the shelter in the cyclone center. Mainly the cyclone centre is 2 storied concrete building where the 1st floor height is minimum 10 feet.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2011 09:20 Written by Administrator 06 September 2011
HEED Handicrafts is a project of HEED Bangladesh. It is a Fair Trade Organization and was established in 1978 with the aim of creating jobs and employment for the poor and marginalized people, specialized in handicrafts production, using locally available environment-friendly resources. Its activities operate for the purpose of improving socio-economic condition of the producers/Artisans and their associated communities. HEED Handicrafts provides training and education to improve producers’ skill on products and market. HEED Handicrafts activities operate as a sustainable self financed project under the guideline of the HEED Board. Presently HEED Handicrafts works on various handicrafts products.
HEED Language Center
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 September 2011 09:39 Written by Administrator 27 August 2011
HEED Language Centre (HLC) is a leading Bangla language center for non Bengali students. After the liberation war, many overseas workers (aid workers. missionaries, and diplomats) came to Bangladesh to work with the people to help them overcome the devastation that had occurred during the war. These workers faced tremendous problem in communicating with the people at the grass root level. However, recognizing the problem, the HEED management came up with a solution by establishing a Bangla language-teaching center.
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