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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

01.

Rev. Sukamal Biswas

 

National Director- Church of Nazarene

Treasurer-National Chirstian Fellowship of Bangladesh

Vice-Chairman - Koiinonia

 

 

Chairman

02.

Rev. Robinson Mondol

 

Pastor

Sevenday Adventist Church

Gopalgonj, Dhaka.

 

Vice- Chairman

03.

 Rev. James Saberio Karmoker

General Secretary

National Christian Fellowship of Bangladesh

 

Treasurer

04.

Mrs. Vijayamala Chowdhuri

Director - Christian Discipleship Center

 

Member

05.

Mrs. Induprova Mondal

 

Member - Church of Bangladesh

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

 

Member

06.

Mr. Barnad Tamal Mandal

Bogura Christian Church

Accountant - Bogura Christian Mission Hospital

 

Member

07

Anwar Hossain

Chairman -  Prime Evangelistic Church

Secretary/

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

Name

Designation

1

Rev. Sukamal Biswas

Chairman

2

Rev. Robinson Mondol

Vice- Chairman

3

Rev. James Saberio Karmoker

Treasurer

4

Mrs. Vijayamala Chowdhuri

Member

5

Mrs. Induprova Mondal

Member

6

Mr. Barnad Tamal Mandal

Member

7

Dr. David Tonmoy Biswas

Member

8

Prof. S. K. Biswas

Member

9

Mr. Swapon Halder

Member

10

Mr. Mathew Sarder

Member

11

Rev. Hemen Halder

Member

12

Mr. Sunil Adhikary

Member

13

Mr. Stephen Baroi

Member

14

Bishop Nibaron Das

Member

15

Mrs. Sylvia Mondol

Member

16

Mr. Binode Biswas 

Member

17

Rev. David Anirudha Das

Member

18

Mrs. Rina Das

Member

19

Advocate George Stephen Das

Member

20

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.

Registration:
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.

Constitution:
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:

SL

Number of Registration Authority

Registration Number

Year/Date of  Registration

01

Directorate of Social Services

SW/FDO/R-024

07/47/1980

02

Society’s act- XXI of 1860

S 555/15

26/01/76

03

NGO Affairs Bureau

FDR 024/81

24/47/1981

04

Directorate of Population Control

and Family Planning

08

24/11/1978

 

 

Our mission is to ensure basic health services, extend support to formal educational systems and counter poverty through creating capital for alternative income & employment opportunities, response to all disasters and thus transform human lives.

 

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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).

Objective:
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.