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History and Background of the Organization:

HEED Bangladesh (Health, Education and Economic Development) is a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental organization (NGO) committed to participate and promote national development through upgrading the socio-economic condition of the disadvantaged and underprivileged people in the society. The organization, as a national non-governmental organization (NGO), was formed in 1974, by national Christian leaders and several western partner organizations in response to the post war needs in Bangladesh. Since 1974, HEED Bangladesh has been working in the fields of health, education, agriculture, aquaculture, livestock, forestry, environment & natural resource management, bio-diversity conservation, disaster management, socio-economic development of marginalized and under privileged people, micro finance, nutrition & Hygiene education, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, rural development, awareness raising, arsenic, women, street children, etc.

HEED Bangladesh has been attaching high priority on good governance, accountability and transparency, operating according to the approved constitution of the organization. It has got four types of organizational structures. These are 1) Executive Body 2) General Body 3) General Administration and 4) Advisory Committee.

Executive Body:
The Executive Board of 7 members is elected by the members of the General Body in a democratic process for 3 Years. It is the supreme authority to frame policies and guidelines to run the organization. This is the supreme policy-making body of the organization for preparing policies and conducts the entire official administrative and planning for projects and programs. Generally the EC meets at least twice in a year. If it is required, it sits more than twice to solve the emergency issues of the organization.

List of Executive Committee of the Organization:

Sl. No

Name & Address

Brief Introduction & Denomination

Position In The Board


Rev. Sukamal Biswas


National Director- Church of Nazarene

Treasurer-National Chirstian Fellowship of Bangladesh

Vice-Chairman - Koiinonia





Rev. Robinson Mondol



Sevenday Adventist Church

Gopalgonj, Dhaka.


Vice- Chairman


 Rev. James Saberio Karmoker

General Secretary

National Christian Fellowship of Bangladesh




Mrs. Vijayamala Chowdhuri

Director - Christian Discipleship Center




Mrs. Induprova Mondal


Member - Church of Bangladesh

Chairperson- “Britter Baire” a Women & Children Welfare Association




Mr. Barnad Tamal Mandal

Bogura Christian Church

Accountant - Bogura Christian Mission Hospital




Anwar Hossain

Chairman -  Prime Evangelistic Church


Executive Director


General Body:
The General Body is ornamented by a group of highly qualified and experienced professionals and dignitaries of the society. The HEED-Bangladesh Society of 20 members sits at least once in a general meeting annually in a transparent and democratic manner all the way. The HEED-Bangladesh Society approves the program activities and budget, income & expenditure, formulates organizational policies, elects the Executive Board and approves membership.

List of Society Members

Sl. No




Rev. Sukamal Biswas



Rev. Robinson Mondol

Vice- Chairman


Rev. James Saberio Karmoker



Mrs. Vijayamala Chowdhuri



Mrs. Induprova Mondal



Mr. Barnad Tamal Mandal



Dr. David Tonmoy Biswas



Prof. S. K. Biswas



Mr. Swapon Halder



Mr. Mathew Sarder



Rev. Hemen Halder



Mr. Sunil Adhikary



Mr. Stephen Baroi



Bishop Nibaron Das



Mrs. Sylvia Mondol



Mr. Binode Biswas 



Rev. David Anirudha Das



Mrs. Rina Das



Advocate George Stephen Das



Anwar Hossain

Executive Director/Secretary


General Administration:
Executive Director (ED), the functional/ administrative head of the organization, is responsible for overall management and administration of HEED-Bangladesh as well development and implementation of its different programs/ projects and related activities along with his professional staff. ED is accountable to the Executive Board. Under the leadership of the Executive Director, a progressive management team of highly qualified people is engaged to handle all development activities of the organization.

Advisory Committee:
To realize the vision and mission of HEED-Bangladesh, four separate departments are engaged with specific roles and responsibilities. Each Department has an Advisory Committee of a minimum five members having relevant expertise.

Legal Frame-work:
HEED is allowed to offer its services to the target beneficiaries by the GOB. It is also providing its services to the target people as per the provision of the legally approved constitution. Details of legal frame-work of HEED Bangladesh are stated in this section.

The organization has legal authority to operate its activities allover the country through registration with relevant government agencies under voluntary registration act. HEED is registered with the department of Social Welfare to take and execute social development activities in Bangladesh. It is also registered with NGO Affairs Bureau under foreign donation act of GoB to receive donation from external donor agencies.

It has been mentioned earlier that the constitution of HEED is formulated by the executive committee and adopted by the general members of HEED. The constitution of HEED is legally approved by the respective registration agencies of the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh.

Registration Authority, Number and Date:
Details of the registration authority, registration number and date of registration are mentioned in the following table:


Number of Registration Authority

Registration Number

Year/Date of  Registration


Directorate of Social Services




Society’s act- XXI of 1860

S 555/15



NGO Affairs Bureau

FDR 024/81



Directorate of Population Control

and Family Planning





Staff strength

Ensure basic Health and Medicare services for the target (agreed) communities in need, within the specific operation locations, delivered through awareness rising, demand creation, institutional development, building of community capacity, linking with GO-NGO service delivery points.
Extend support to formal systems to promote quality primary education for children with special emphasis on girls, disabled and working children, and design and implement innovative occupational and functional education for adolescents and adults and expanding community education on health, nutrition, sanitation environment, rights and governance;
Counter poverty through creation of alternative income and employment opportunities, promotion of entrepreneurial initiatives and capital building, enhancement of occupational skills for production and values addition and extension of linkage and marketing supports enabling communities to take charge of their own socio-economic sustainability;
Build effective systems, mechanisms and facilities capacitating communities to respond to unforeseen needs and situations prior and during disasters (flood, cyclone, drought, fire, accidents, etc), provide basic information, supports and services for mitigation of sufferings and rehabilitation of life and living jointly with concerned stakeholders;

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Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) Program

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Written by Administrator Saturday, 27 August 2011 07:49 Last Updated on Saturday, 27 August 2011 07:59

The Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme is the largest social safety net programme of the Government of Bangladesh that exclusively targets ultra poor households. About 750000 direct ultra-poor participants across the country receive monthly food ration for the household and a development support services (inclusive of life skills and income generating skills training, savings and access to credit) for a cycle in 482 Upazilas. To ensure sustainability of development results and to provide women with opportunities to further improve their livelihoods VGD participants are mainstreamed into regular NGO development programmes after completing the cycle. The NOG has been selected following the Guidelines of the public procurement regulations 2003 (PPR 20032).

The NGO shall aim to improve the socio-economic status of VGD women and make best effort in materializing it. The main objectives are to build the income-earning capacities of VGD women and to socially empower them through training on awareness raising, provision of training on variety of Income Generating Activities (IGA), provision of credit and other support services during and beyond the food completion of the contract period and NGO shall continue the follow up services to the VGD women for three years after the completion of VGD cycle.

Service Delivery:

  1. We deliver the services to 3157 VGD women in Comilla Sadar, Chandina, Meghna & Debidawr Upazilas of Comilla District.
  2. The development support services consist of providing the training on awareness and Income Generating Activity (IGA) issues, savings management and may have access to credit.
  3. The target for development support services are as follows :
    Awareness training to VGD women. Top provide training to 100% of VGD women.
    IGA training: at least 90% of the total VGD women.
    Savings management: 100% of the total VGD women.
    Access to credit: Those who are interested to take micro credit form the NGO.

VGD Card holder in 4 Upazillas:
Comilla Sadar = 600
Chandina =  850
Debidawr = 750
Meghna = 1257
Total = 3157

Staff information:
Project Officer = 1 person
Field Facilitator= Comilla Sadar = 1, Chandina = 2, Debidawr = 2, Meghna = 3

Office set up:
4 local offices set up at 4 Upazilas in Moulvibazar.

Bank Account:
4 Bank accounts create in 4 Upazilas for savings deposit & 1 for project.