Chayakunja Development Society
20 (37 old), Solaymannagor, Sher-E-Bangla Road, Khulna
Background of Establishment:
Chayakunja Development Society (CDS) is a non-profit, non-political voluntary development organization, founded on 20 July, 2007 commits to contribute in changing the socio-economic status of the local destitute poor men, women adolescent boys/girls and underprivileged children Chayakunja Development Society Development Society believes in people participation and potentialities for changing of the society to an optimum.
Vision: Chayakunja Development Society’s vision is to establish a peaceful healthy society with justice, equity and basic right & education for all, especially for women.
Mission: Its mission is to work with the poor people, undertake programmers for the underserved parts of the operational area organize and produce demand drive supports, mobilize local and external resources ensure people’s participation of all level for a sustainable development.
Values: The people of Chayakunja Development Society (CDS) have agreed on a set of values as guiding principle to establish a favorable internal environment and thus contribute to the defined mission. The staff members will practice mutual respect of work place and the organization will evaluate on its staff members performance participatory design making will be continuous process. Free sharing of experience, view and information will create a sound basis for the organizational decisions; co-operation rather than destructive competition will govern infers personal behavior. The rules and regulations will apply equally for all. Chayakunja Development Society will encourage self-initiative based sense of responsibility. The team leader will maintain the proper chain of command. Discipline and attitude of a development worker will guide the individual behavior of workplace. Self-criticism and honesty will be the cornerstones of staffs as well. All staff members will use the resource economically and make a lot of sustainable development of the institution. They will remain conscious of gender sensitive behavior both at work place and outside.
Goal: The goal of the organization is to uphold human rights, empower women and reduce poverty and to promote sustainable development.
Objectives: The organization is committed to lunch program/activities in line with its overall goal to uplift the status of the disadvantaged and deprived women, children, adolescent girls, ethnic minority, disable people and landless agricultural labours addressing the following specific objectives.
o To make the disadvantaged and deprived people, specially women aware of their socio-economic condition through education and training. o To motivate and mobilize the poor and underprivileged people, particularly women and adolescent girls to be organized into small groups with a view to promoting greater people’s organization for ensuring greater unity and empowerment so as to carryout people centered development program. o Assist to develop savings habit among the women and adolescent for capital generation. o To provide education and training for capacity building on leadership development and organization management. o To raise awareness and ensure active participation in the development process and help them to discover their hidden potentials and utilize them properly for their own development. o To promote and establish the rights of the children by arranging education and training especially through NFPE and to arrange functional literacy, post-literacy and continuing education for the underprivileged literate adults. o To arrange skill development training on different vocational trades for the target beneficiaries and provide them loan and capital support to undertake employment and income generating activities. o To promote and establish the rights of the ethnic minority groups and to ensure community based rehabilitation of physically handicapped and disables through education, training and capital support. o To raise awareness on primary health care, nutrition, cleanliness, proper sanitation, drinking of arsenic-free water etc. through education and training. o To encourage home/kitchen vegetable gardening to the target beneficiaries to improve nutritional status and supplement vitamin – a rich food. o To protect natural environment by establishing village nursery and tree-plantation, social forestry, using surface and rainwater for irrigation and domestic use, and creating awareness of bio-diversity. o To facilitate environmental justice and environmentally sustainable communities by supporting the accountability of corporations, governments, and other institutions for their environmental practices. o To facilitate the accountability of corporations, governments, and other institutions for their environmental practices. o Create fund from the members, receive donations, working in cooperation and collaboration with the government departments, search project grants from national and international organizations for the programs.
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