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Food Security And Livelihood

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Food Security and Livelihood

 

Goal: Making a strong livelihood framework around the country especially in the distressed zone for developing the country by ensuring the mass people’s participation.

Objectives: Main objectives are rapidly rebuilding the livelihood sector with relation to the dignity and foods security of the worst-affected & distressed poor people reducing the poverty. We want to uplift their lives by ensuring food & social security.

Target Beneficiary:  They are our basic target beneficiaries who already faced a crucial life threatening phenomenon and now leading an unsecured & undignified life.

Activity:  As Oxfam GB, GIZ, UNIDO, Maxwell Stamp UK / Action AID Bangladesh, CARE Bangladesh, Action Aid UK, European Union (EU), Muslim Aid UK etc have been with us since 2005 in this endeavor so we specified our tools & mechanism to uplift the distressed people’s lives by taking enormous pragmatic projects as stated as below in details.

Our prime motto is to deliver this massage to all over the target beneficiaries that you’re not alone, Agrajattra with you to promote your current distressed lives and we aggregate all the stakeholders in this context to redecorate their dreams so that they may be capable to taste the flavor of life as a human being & lead a dignified lives all the way.

Activities:

Income Generating Activities (IGA), Skills & Livelihood Development Programs of AGRAJATTRA

  1. Income Generating Activities (IGA), Skills & Livelihood Development

      Program of AGRAJATTRA:

 

 

 

    

Some activities of Agrajattra for income generate training & skill development programme

 

List of Programs for Food Security & Livelihood :

 

  • IT & Computer training Institute,
  • Jute Diversification Products, Bamboo & Cane Products,
  • RMG Ind. Trims (Crochets, Pompom, Doll, Handmade embroidery)
  • Truism based (Showpiece) & Local markets Products.
  • Homestead Gardening,
  • Small Farming (Individual) Hen/duck (Women Entrepreneurs)
  • Shop keeper (Women Entrepreneurs)
  • Cow and Goat rearing
  • Sewing Training, Block Batik

 

 

  1. Technical Skills development Programme : It is a self-funded project and has been working in the Chittagong City Corporation, Anowara, Bashikhalli, Potiya and Cox’s Bazar areas for since 2000. Main goal of the project is to improve skills of the literate but unemployed youths by giving hands on skill improvement training on various trades so that they can manage jobs that would help make them self-reliant.

 

Agrajattra Training Center for Skill development & Livelihood.

 

B.     Women Development Project:-

Since inception in 1998, Women Development Programme (WDP) has been implementing with the aim of empowering underprivileged slums women in Chittagong  City Corp, Anowara, Bashkhalli, Mirsarai, Fatikchodi Upazila through developing skills such as sewing, embroidery, handicraft, block – batik and employment assistance. Different trades are being taught for urban & rural slums’ destitute women to enhance their skills. Free machineries and equipments are being enabling them to earn money to reduce poverty and empower them in their respective family. Manager of the programme is women and more than 90% staffs are female. So, they are easily working for women welfare.
Extreme poor especially the urban & Rural slum destitute, underprivileged like widows, orphans, divorced women, tortured women by husbands have been considered as the beneficiaries of the project. The project is supported by Muslim Aid, Agrajattra Own fund & UNICEF.

  1. Income Generate & Livelihood programme : It is a self funded project and has been working in the Chittagong city corporation, Anowara, Patiya and Bashkhali. Agrajattra trained the people (House wife/Student) to develop their skills improvement project included Block Batik, Showpiece, Knitting and Sewing etc.

 

Agrajattra started on since 1999 to till day on going. Agrajattra trains the illiterate and unemployed people on various trades and develop them as a skilled home based workers for preparing export items such as Pompom, Crochet Flowers, Tassel etc. Agrajattra forms groups and each group consists of 20 to 30 members. Each group having team leaders (supervisor), Agrajattra has developed about Appo. 6000 persons home based workers in different areas of Chittagong city, Anowar, bashkhali, Mirsarai and Cox’s Bazar districts. The main customers of those product are RMG factories, Buying House as well as Buyer. The team leaders collect work orders from Agrajattra and the leaders distribute the works among home-based workers. In this way, A large qty of unemployed people basically Women engaged with export oriented activities. They are participated in Export via Agrajattra & RMG industries, earning foreign currency also saving huge foreign currency.

 

Agrajattra is serving the unemployed people and creating scope to earn their livelihood. As a result, the unemployed/Unskilled people become skilled by the help of Agrajattra. Now they are able to develop the country by using their skilled hands. They are helping earn foreign currency. Agrajattra operating 40 slums based group in Chittagong City, Anowara, Bashkhali, Ramu, Mirsarai upazila since 2000. That group leader all are women as supervisor.

 

 

 

 

Beneficiaries in Rural area & Product of Agrajattra beneficiaries

  1. Skill Development Training and Business Start-up Package for Poor Women :

Development of skill on block, boutique and sewing & business start-up monitory support for Poor Women.  Area : Chittagong City Corp, Anowara, Bashkhali, Fotikchodi, Mirsarai , Ramu, Cox’sbazar Sadar.  Funded By : Muslim Aid, World vision & Unicef. No. Of beneficiaries: 2000 Persons

 

 

Certificate giving Ceremony of UNICEF Bangladesh & Word vision Bangladesh, Agrajattra Training centre in Anowara, Potenga center.

Products of Agrajattra :

 

 

 

 

 

Disaster Preparedness for Sustainable Livelihood (DPSL) : –

Name of projects/program :- Disaster Preparedness for Sustainable Livelihood (DPSL)

Major Program Focus :-  To make financially self-reliant of the poor in the disaster prone areas of Cox’s Bazar. To equip the people of the disaster-prone areas with providing trainings to face the natural disaster

Geographic coverage (Name of Dist & Upazila)  :- Ramu & Cox’s Bazar Sadar, Ukhiya under Cox’s Bazar Dist.

Name of Donor :- Christian Aid UK

 

Objectives Results of the action
To make financially self-reliant of the poor in the disaster prone areas of Cox’s Bazar. To equip the people of the disaster-prone areas with providing trainings to face the natural disaster. Following method need to be adopted to fulfill the aims of the project.

Ø To form association of the poor in the affected areas for better out and protection of disasters,

Ø To impart new tech of agri cultivation.

Ø To preserve the sign of climate change affects,

Ø To impart lessons to the poor women and men in the areas about the effects of climate change through setting up association or committee.

Ø To launch tech education for the women workers in agri field for alternative employment.

Holding of rallies and fair of agro products in a specific place to aware the community people and to encourage for social revolution to save the green belt in coastal areas.

v  1600 numbers of total beneficiaries and their family member & neighbors about 4000 were aware about the impact of climate change and preparedness and rescue the victims during such natural disaster

v  Coastal people now awarded about the affect of climate change through experiencing high sea tide and unexpected tidal surge.

v  People able to rescue the disaster affected persons through using rescue equipments.

v  Skilled volunteers build up in locality through training by the committee members. Now more than 220 volunteers are more capable for rescue operations and fully awarded how to rescue.

Network established in each ward through forming of VDMC, WDMC. And people can communicate UDMC, UzDMC during emergency.

 

 

 

 

 

EWS : Early Warning system before Mahasen at Chittagong & Cox’sbazar Area. Court Yard Meeting on Disaster Preparedness & Livelihood program.

 

 

Disaster Preparedness equipment distribution, Day celebration & Training program on all types Disaster, Earth quake, Emergency Rescue System, First aid, Fire Fighting etc.Livelihood development, Seed distribution among Beneficiaries, Homestead gardening program.

 

Technical Skills Development & sustainable livelihood Project (TSDL) :-

 

Project title 

Technical Skills Development & sustainable livelihood Project (TSDL)

 

outcome

·         Especially Women will become financially sustainable through skills development training and better job & business opportunities,

·         Poverty will reduce through Skill development and capacity build up on technical skill training in different home based disciplines.

·         To increase & support of the export volume through RMG industries by different types of hand making trims, Flowers & accessories etc.

·         To save the foreign currency from Import and earn the foreign currency through Export via RMG sectors.

·         A large no. Of RMG industries will get their supporting products different types of flowers, tassel, crochet flowers, handmade products, hand embroidery etc from locally with very low price which will save huge amount of foreign currency, lead time & increase the export volume.

·         Continuous improvement of socio–economic condition of local vulnerable families through livelihood development.

·         To raise awareness for protect and combat the spread of “Yaba Addiction” & “Control Tobacco cultivation” in Cox’sbazar area.

·         Reduce vulnerability of local people during cyclone/disaster through DRR   knowledge (Disaster Preparedness, Pre & Post measures) etc.

·         To introduce a Brand shop in Cox’sbazar hotel motel zone to sell their products.

·         The unemployed/Unskilled people become skilled by the technical skill training from Agrajattra. They will be able to develop the country by using their skilled hands. They will help to earn foreign currency to supply the different types of products as well as to develop local products which can be sold in tourist zone of cox’sbazar area.

Agrajattra Training Centers & Products of TSDL team, Ramu, CXB.

 

 

 

Results of the action

·      Appox. 400 Unemployed Youths mainly women are trained on technical skill development in the project area.  Indirectly appxo. 2000 people will benefit from the project.

·      Appox. 96 trainees/beneficiaries will be trained as Young entrepreneurs/Business start up Training Etc.

·      An association consist of members from the trainees will be formed who can supply different types (Handmade embroidery, Flowers, trims) of products to RMG industries as sub contract basis.

·      A large no. Of RMG industries will get their supporting products different types of flowers, tassel, crochet flowers, handmade products, hand embroidery etc from locally with very low price which will save huge amount of foreign currency, lead time & increase the export volume.

Approx. 100 women will be trained on Energy based improved cook stoves during the project period that will help them to start up renewable energy based business enterprise.

 

 

 

PROVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAM (PEP)

  • PROVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAM (PEP) : This is a integrated program which are Implementing in 04 Dist. (Cox’sbazar, Netrokona, Bogura & Chandpur) of Bangladesh. The target beneficiary’s appo. 35000 HH in 05 years duration (2011-2016).

 

  • Child Development Centers (CDCs) :- Under Poverty Eradication Program (PEP), the organization is operating 36 Child Development Centers (CDCs), which provide the first two years of primary education and nutrition for 30 children’s of the poor in each school.

 

Project title:

PROVERTY ERADICATION PROJECT (PEP)

Location of the action Cost of the action (EUR) Role in the action: Coordinator, co-applicant, affiliated entity Donors to the action (name) Amount contributed (by donor) Dates (from dd/mm/yyyy to dd/mm/yyyy)
Netrokona,

Bogura & Cox’sbazar

$ 102,666,666.67

@ 77/USD

Yes  PSDI, USA

&

Lacim – France.

BDT 132,758,630.00 (Ap. Amount) 1st October 2011 to December 2016
Objectives

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Results of the action

Vision: PEP’s vision is of a strong and united village society with respect for all members offering a high standard of life for all.

 

Mission: PEP’S mission is to create a model of rural development that can be replicated in any area of the country – one that will facilitate the creation of the strong society PEP envisions.

 

Goal: Poverty eradication, which is instrumental in affording all members of society their due respect and the necessities of life.

 

Objectives of the Poverty Eradication Program (PEP) :

 

v  The 1st objective of PEP is to work with each local community to reduce hard core poverty from within the community.

v  Provision of economic assets is the main vehicle for assisting hard core poor families.

v  Awareness raising and social protection are seen as vital objectives to ensure that the economic progress of the poor is not offset by emergencies and shocks. Likewise, the curtailing of children’s education must not mortgage their future.

v  Another integral objective is to link poor communities to services of local governments, other NGOs and non-poor persons, especially professionals in their locality to ensure long-term and more sustainable development.

v  PEP works to organize donors’ assistance for the poor communities.

v  Finally, the over-arching goal is to help ultra poor family and communities to achieve self-reliance.

 

Expected Result of the project :

 

To ensure eradication from Poverty and uplift the status of about 35,000.00 Poor’s families of 80 unions of 12 Upazila’s by end of the project.

 

  

 

 

                      

 

          

 

 

 

Agrajattra Child Development Centers (CDC) School, Livelihood Program, Nutrition Program, Preprimary Education program, Non formal education,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROVERTY ERADICATION PROGRAM (PEP) :

 

Vision : Agrajattra – PEP’s vision is of a strong and united village society with respect for all members offering a high standard of life for all.

 

Mission: PEP’S mission is to create a model of rural development that can be replicated in any area of the country – one that will facilitate the creation of the strong society PEP envisions.

 

Goal: Poverty eradication, which is instrumental in affording all members of society their due respect and the necessities of life.

 

 

Funded By : PSDI USA & LACIM

  

Objectives of the Poverty Eradication Program (PEP) :

 

  • The objectives of PEP are to work with each local community to reduce hard core poverty from within the community.
  • Provision of economic assets is the main vehicle for assisting hard core poor families.
  • Awareness raising and social protection are seen as vital objectives to ensure that the economic progress of the poor is not offset by emergencies and shocks. Likewise, the curtailing of children’s education must not mortgage their future.
  • Another integral objective is to link poor communities to services of local governments, other NGOs and non-poor persons, especially professionals in their locality to ensure long-term and more sustainable development.
  • PEP works to organize donors’ assistance for the poor communities.
  • Finally, the over-arching goal is to help ultra-poor family and communities to achieve self-reliance.

 

Expected Result of the project : To ensure eradication from Poverty and uplift the status of about 35,000.00 Poor’s families of 80 unions of 12 Upazila’s by end of the project.

 

Program : This is an integrated program which are Implementing in 04 Dist. (Cox’sbazar, Netrokona, Bogura & Chandpur) of Bangladesh. The target beneficiary’s appo. 35000 HH in 05 years duration (2011-2016).

 

  1. Resettlement support of home & Landless to ultra-poor :- Under Poverty Eradication Program (PEP), it has been providing shelter home for extreme poor landless families of the project areas ; There are 120 Families from different areas whose were land & homeless & extreme poor supported with shelter home as well as income generate support (Fisheries Farm, Cattle, Goats etc).

 

  1. Child Development Centers (CDCs) :- Under Poverty Eradication Program (PEP), the organization is operating 36 Child Development Centers (CDCs), which provide the first two years of primary education and nutrition for 30 children’s of the poor in each school.

 

     

 

 

 

Agrajattra Child Development Centers (CDC) School, Livelihood Program, Nutrition Program, Preprimary Education program, Non formal education,

 

 

 

 

 

Livelihood Grants to ultra-poor:- Secondly, it has been providing grants to ultra-poor families in 0ne upazila (RAMU) of Cox’sbazar, two upazilas of Bogura, two upazilas of Netrokona and Kachua upazila of Chandpur. Beneficiaries were supported with livelihood program (Assets transfer to ultra-poor families with Goat, Cattle, small shopkeeper’s cash grants, Grants for fisheries cultivation, Handicrafts etc).

 

       

 

 

Qurbani Program, Food bags Support Program On Holy Ramadan And Eid Ul Azha

Name of projects/program :-  Qurbani Program, Food Support Program On Holy Ramadan And Eid Ul Azha

 

Major Program Focus :- Distribution food package & Meat to poor’s during Holy Ramadan and Qurbani (Eid-ul-Azha)

Geographic coverage (Name of Dist & Upazila):- Chittagong & Cox’sBazar Dist.

Name of Donor :- Muslim Charity UK, Human Appeal – UK, Sawab – Turkey & Agrajattra own Fund

Qurbani Program, Food bags Support Program On Holy Ramadan And Eid Ul Azha :- Distribution food package & Meat to poor’s during Holy Ramadan and Qurbani (Eid-ul-Azha). Funded By : Agrajattra Own Fund, Muslim AID Bangladesh Field Office, Muslim Charity – UK, Sawab – Turkey.

 

  • Food support to extremely poor communities during Holy RamadanLast 15 years Agrajattra conducting Food package support Program in several Upazilas in Chittagong and Cox’sbazar during Eid UL Fiter.
  • Meat distribution Programme During Holy QurbaniLast 15 years Agrajattra also conducting Qurbani meat support Program in several Upazilas of Chittagong and Cox’sbazar Dist during Eid UL AZHA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Partnership with Valued Donors:

 

  1. Action Aid Bangladesh (AAB)
  2. ADRA Bangladesh
  3. AWO International
  4. BSRM Foundation
  5. CARE Bangladesh
  6. Christian Aid – UK (C Aid UK)
  7. Global One UK
  8. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  9. LACIM – France.
  10. Muslim Charity – UK
  11. Partners in Sustainable Development International (PSDI), USA.
  12. Penny Appeal – UK
  13. UNDP (Roster Member)
  14. UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)

 

Our Valued Donors/Partner :-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alliance Member / Networking Organization :

 

  1. PSES (Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry) Member of National STEERING Committee for Minimum Wage Board & others Action under Bangladesh Ministry of Commerce and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation And Development (BMZ).
  2. Social Compliance of Bangladesh Garments Industries – BSCI & Lift the Standard – Germany.
  3. Ministry of Youth Development the peoples of Bangladesh Gov’t.
  4. Ministry of Labor & Manpower the peoples of Bangladesh Gov’t.
  5. Ministry of Commerce the peoples of Bangladesh Gov’t.
  6. Small & Medium Entrepreneurs Foundations (SME)
  7. ADAB
  8. Bangladesh Country Coordinating Mechanism (BCCM)
  9. CSRL (Campaign for Sustainable Rural Livelihood)
  10. DBM (Democratic Budget Movement)
  11. NIRAPAD (Network for information response and Preparedness Activities on Disaster )
  12. DEPP, START NETWORK,
  13. NAHAB
  14. Start Fund Network (Primary Short listed)
  15. WE CAN (Amrai Pari Paribarik Nirjaton Protirodh Jot) Campaign
  16. The Hunger Project
  17. Bikoshto Nari Network
  18. National Youth Leadership Forum
  19. Women Consortium Entrepreneurs, New Delhi, India
  20. Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce & industries (BWCCI)
  21. Chittagong Women Chamber of Commerce & industries (CWCCI)
  22. Chittagong Women Entrepreneurs Association, Chittagong.
  23. National Youth Federation, Dhaka
  24. National Youth Organization Federation, Chittagong.
  25. BGMEA (Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer & Exporters Associations)
  26. Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industries (CCCI) etc.

 

  • Agrajattra members of PSES (Promotion of Social and Environmental Standards in the Industry) National STEERING Committee is a joint program of the Bangladesh Ministry of Commerce and the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation And Development (BMZ), Implemented by GIZ.
  • Agrajattra also participating daylong workshop for “Social Compliance of Bangladesh Garments Industries” two times in a year since last 05 Years jointly organized by BSCI & Lift the standard Bangladesh. Where Hon’ble Minister of Labor & manpower, Hon’Ble MP’s, Retail Chain store Buyers, Buying houses, President of BGMEA, BKMEA, Trade Union leaders, Garments Factory Owners, NGO Officials and others stakeholders were Regularly Present in the Workshop.