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SOLIDARITY 14 January,1992

SOLIDARITY is a non-government, and non-profitable development organization, working since 1992 in the Kurigram district as well as north-western part of Bangladesh. Since its inception, SOLIDARITY has been working to develop the disadvantaged and underprivileged people of Kurigram, Joypurhat, Dinajpur, Rangpur and  Lalmonirhat districts. Out of these areas, Kurigram is more prone to natural disasters, which disrupt the lives of many whom already suffer many hardships. Moreover sixteen rivers including Bramahputra, Tista, and Dharla are flows across the areas. It is a common scenario of this area is uncertain heavy and permanent flood, river erosion, droughts; too much cold spells with thick fog, rainless hot sunlight make life in this area extremely difficult. Most of the peoples of this area are under poor level (hardcore poor), landless and permanent workless. Lack of employment opportunities causes great adversity for many rural poor. As a result there is a deformity period is calm down in every year called `MONGA’ towards the community including scarcity and pestilence strict. So peoples are trying against this kind of natural disaster and trap of social exploitation in their own track. They are bound to tackle the life and livelihood straggle and have taken various unforeseen and risky situation. A great number of men migrate to large cities in search of jobs.

Under such conditions, the organization has established to reduce poverty and violence against women, children of urban slums of Kurigram as well as northern part of Bangladesh. Over the years, due to more responsive and effective to the needs, it has diversified its program interventions and did increase its geographic coverage both in rural and urban areas. SOLIDARITY has been working for changing disadvantage, neglected and most vulnerable men, women, youth and children though alleviate poverty, improve their life & livelihood and mainstreaming on development initiative. In this process SOLIDARITY has been addressing empowerment activities for household and community level with the long-term vision for the sustainable development. The initiative includes different project/program on Non-formal education, Socio-economic development,, Primary health care, Char Livelihood development, water, Sanitation and Hygiene promotion, environmental sanitation, solar energy panels, microfinance, agriculture, IGA, Food security, Skill training, capacity building, gender equality, Food security, Nutrition, Governance, Human rights, Humanitarian activities, disaster Management etc. for the disadvantaged poor and most vulnerable people. SOLIDARITY has meet proficiency on disaster mitigation and food security from numbers of project implementation and also brought remarkable changes from 25 years of serving experience to the disadvantage and marginalized poor.

Headquarter of this organization is based in Kurigram New Town area. It has own space (0.33 decimal land with building) of a training center in Kurigram town for capacity building of GOs/NGOs staff as well as organizational income generation. Skilled and experienced training personnel’s, sound management along with well equipped and updated facilities are available in the center.

Objectives: Objectives of this organization are design as letter-sequence of `SOLIDARITY’ name: 

S ➤ Social Justice; To establish social justice;
O ➤ Organization; To organize neglected, oppressed, deprived, disadvantage and marginalized adolescents, youth, women, men through capacity building and improve their quality of life and livelihood.
L ➤ Liberation Consciousness; To preserve and culture the glorious monument and history of Bangladesh’s liberation war.
I ➤ Intellectuality; To inspire latest invention and modernization for manifestation   of intellectuals.
D ➤ Development; To ensure science and technology-familiar sustainable development for alleviation of poverty, ensuring resource mobilization, Income generation, non- formal education, solar energy panels , Primary health care service  through agriculture and non agriculture and  resource utilization properly.
A ➤ Awareness; To eradicate social behindhand, superstitious and ignorance of state policies through awareness building.
R ➤ Rights; To establish people rights (health, education, adolescent youth & women empowerment) recognized by UN and state.
I ➤ Impact of Ecological Environment; To protect environment and peace for saving human being.
T  ➤  Tradition and Culture; Having cultural heritages & festivals towards life against ill-culture.
Y  ➤  Yeomen’s Services; To assist every necessary support for neglected vulnerable, affected peoples through Humanitarian support in disaster period.

Working Area (Present)

District

Upazilla

# of Union

# of Village

Kurigram

Bhrungamari

08

130

Nageswari

15

135

Fulbari

06

54

Kurigram Sadar

09

140

Rajarhat

07

63

Ulipur

16

144

Chilmari

05

45

Rowmari

05

45

Rajibpur

03

15

Lalmonirhat

Lalmonirhat Sadar

06

30

Aditmari

04

12

 

Beneficiaries Information

Category of Beneficiaries

Female

Male

Total

Adult

271252

205986

477238

Adolescent and youth

350

300

650

Children

700

750

1450

Total

272302

207036

479338

Sl No

Title of the Project

Operational area

Staff

Total staff

Yearly Budget

Donner

Duration of the project

 M F
01 Micro Credit Program Kurigram Sadar, Ulipur, Fulbari and Rajarhat 5 2 07 31,434,576 Palli Karma Sohayok Foundation 31 August 1992 to till now.
02 SDC-SHOMOSHTI Project 04 Upazalla of Kurigram and Lalmonirhat district 12 06 18 17308946 CARE Bangladesh October 2016 to March
,2018
03 Strengthening Food Security of Char Poor Peoples Project(SFSCP) Powmari and Rajibpur Upazillas of Kurigram district 6 5 11 15,052,500 Bread for the World (BfdW) July 2015 to  June2018
04 Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Households Towards Elimination of their Poverty (ENRICH) Kurigram Sadar 13 58 71 13,333,333 Palli Karma Sohayok Foundation 2010 to till now.
05 Women Empowerment and  Skill Education Project Fulbari upazilla under Kurigram district 0 1 1 650000 Bangladesh NGO Foundation December 2016 to December
,2018
06 Helping Children growing as Active Citizen(HCGAC) Nageswari 1 1 52125 Plan International Bangladesh January 2016 to June 2018.
08 Flood Recovery and Empowerment(FREE) Project KurigramSadar Nageswari Upazilla of Kurigram district 10 11 21 461,00000 Plan International Bangladesh October 2017 to March 2018
09 Emergency Education for flood affected peoples in Bangladesh in 2017 Project Ghogadha union of KurigramSadar  upazilla of Kurigram district 1 4 5 24,00000 Plan International Bangladesh February 2018 to March 2018
11 Feasibility of an integrated agriculture and nutrition behavior change intervention to improve maternal and child nutrition in rural Bangladesh Rajarhat upazilla of Kurigram district 2 1 3 1002300 Sydni Agriculture University and icddr,b December 2016 to March 2018
12 Basic Literacy(64 district) Chilmari upazilla of Kurigram district 400 214 614 9000000 Directorate of Non-formal Education January,2018 to December,2018

Geographical coverage of the organization.

Vision: SOLIDARITY is everywhere in Human Life.
SOLIDARITY seeks a country based on social justice, people’s organization, liberation conciseness, intellectuality, development, awareness, human rights, Humanitarian issues, impact on ecological environment, pride in culture in tradition and bring about positive changes in the lives of the vulnerable people, women and children where poverty will be overcome and people live in dignity and security.

Mission: Building strong community based organizations (CBOs) which will eventually be able to plan, priorities and implement their own development programs through mobilization and combination of resources: – Household and Community, Government, Donor agencies and concerned civil society. To enhance community and the organizational capacity for positive changes in the lives of the vulnerable people women and children for reducing their poverty, improve livelihood and peoples live in dignity and security.

Core values: To be expected a society of Community of choice within worldwide movement dedicated to eradicating poverty.

Governance:

The organization has two boards one is Executive council and another one is General Council.  The organization executive council formed with the 7 representation from community representatives. Executive committee positions have president, Vice president, Member secretary and Executive members. General Council has supreme authority of the organization. They are Approving of Annual budget and expenditure which submitted by EC, Selection of Chairman, Secretary, Members of EC, Fund raising of the organization, Approval of future planning, budget and audit observation, Observe progress of organizational activities, Monitoring and supervision of organizational activities, Clause of constitutions correction, change, proposal prepared, Change of policy of the organization if necessary and ensure good governance in the organization

The organisation’s has Human Resource policy, Emergency preparedness policy, contingency plan, financial management policy, child protection policy. Monitoring manual, Policy for gender equality issues that is increased female staff in senior position and ensuring participation and decision making process

The financial management of the organization has been operated as per financial manual approved by the Executive Director and General Council of the Organization. The financial policy of SOLIDARITY provides overall direction of management and financial guideline of the organization. The financial policy includes accounting procedure, logistic management procedure, procurement procedure, Delegation of Authority (DoA) etc. All kinds of procurement payment are strictly adhering to the financial guideline. Moreover the NGO follow the donor’s financial guidelines if it is mandatory for the specific project.

Besides each account are audited once in a year by the recognized external auditor and minimum two times per year by the internal Auditors. Besides that accounts might be audited by any auditor if the donor desire. Last two (02) years audit report

Website address for more details: www.kurigramngos.org