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Annual Report

ANNUAL PROGRESS REPORT

JULY, 2017 – JUNE, 2018 (1st July, 2017 – 30th June, 2018)

Social Development Service (SDS)

(Together We Build Peaceful World)

West Balighata, P.O: Panchbibi

Upazila: Panchbibi, District: Joypurhat

Bangladesh

Phone: 0571-75111

 Cell phone: 01711-054796, 01913-365957

E-Mail: sds_aysha@yahoo.com

 

Massage from Chairman

I would like to take the privilege to bring the glory to the Almighty we have been able to carry our planned activities successfully for the year 2017 – 2018 despite of social and natural hindrances. We started our journey with the firm dedication and commitment to enhance friendly environment, women empowerment, sound health for the deprived, education for the children, income generating program for the unemployed, skill development and socio-economic development of people are in need. Provide the services on health care, education for children, ensure of pure drinking water and hygienic sanitation, agriculture facilities, encouraging on income generation activities to establish social rights and creation self-employment opportunities through our programs intervention especially among the farmers, neglected, downtrodden and destitute children and women and aboriginal people of our country for their sustainable development. Another year tremendous effort, hard work and deep dedication is behind us, I want to thank many local SDS workers, consultant and board members who serve compassionately under often very challenging circumstances. Their love and joy allows individuals and whole communities to gain a new perspective for life and a vision hope despite deprivation and marginalization. I convey my sincere thanks and gratefulness to our board, staff, donors and the government to extent their supports and help in special ways for enabling us to achieve our target narrated in this dossier. We encourage and invite all readers to come and witness how the lives are being transformed by our development cooperation and facilitation.

Most sincerely,

Chairman

SDS, Panchbibi, Joypurhat

Bangladesh.

Massage from Executive Director

First of all, devote of all of our success and performance to the All Mighty God. By the grace of God, we could able to prepare this annual report. Social Development Service (SDS) is going to publish its annual activities and program progress report, covering the progress, achievements implementation in and limitations of the organization for the period of Jul, 2016, to June, 2017. In this reporting period SDS has able to show a significant performance in the women empowerment, child development and environment development along with socio-economic development at the expanded working area for the poor, underprivileged, backward aboriginal people, disaster affected and vulnerable people with the contribution of some local, national and Government institutions. Though having fund crisis but it could not affect on the program implementation due to the commitment of skilled and experienced staff team and the grateful help of committee members. By the sincere help of SDS family members and the local donors it could able to bring positives arrange of the poor community livelihood. The backward and destitute women are now socially and economically empowered, they are getting value in the family and society ensuring the social dignity with establishing the gender equity and vulnerable children are getting education.

 

I like to thank all of my working friends and be loved colleagues to their sincere contribution and performance. I am very much grateful for the cordial participation of community program partners. I express my gratitude to the government development department, local government administration, donors and the partner organization. I also convey my grateful thanks to the SDS family members of executive and general committee members to their kind help and inspiration, like to thank all the known and unknown well-wisher of our organization.

Most sincerely,

Ayesha Akter

Executive Director

SDS, Panchbibi, Joypurhat

Bangladesh

 

Annual Progress Report of 2017 – 2018

Social Development Service (SDS)

Panchbibi, Joypurhat

Bangladesh

 

Introduction:

Joypurhat is a district of Bangladesh situated at the northern region and border area of Bangladesh and India. Maximum population is depending on day labor and small trade and maximum agriculture land of this district is belongs to few persons and for that reason general people are depend on agriculture day labor. In the early age people are involving with the day labor. For that reason they are deprived from the rights of educations, health and all other service benefits. Instead this they are getting involvement in smuggling, drug, women and children trafficking and some other anti social activities due to the land port is very close to this area. On other hand as they are low income labor that is why women are exploiting and torturing by them without any reason. Due to unemployment many of them involve with drug abuse and adduct. As the land port is very close maximum of them are involving with drugs and affecting by HIV/AIDS and STD along with so many sexual diseases. The livelihoods of low income people have effect on early marriage, multiple marriage and dowry and getting target of several social bondages. Agricultural lands are losing fertility due to extensive agro crops production due to population is increasing rapidly. Forestation is decreasing and agriculture lands of aboriginal people are going to housing settlement. Women groups are totally neglected and exploited in the development issues and have no initiative to involve the women work force and leadership to participate in the development context.

Regarding that by the initiative of some local conscious, educated and dedicated people Social Development Service (SDS) has established as a non-government, non-political, non-profit voluntary development women headed organization. It established in the year 2000 by the main initiative of a women activist named Ayesha Akter along with some social organizers. Observing the women exploitation and gender discrimination in the society where women are not the partner of national development and inactiveness of women in the development structure. But in the country male and female ratio is 50% and this 50% workforce is out of development so with only by the 50% male workforce it cannot be achieve the 100% development of country in this case 50% female workforce must be the development partner of 50% male work force. There should be no discrimination and exploitation by the male workforce. On this concept these women activists united with a like mind aim to establish a development organization to empower the women about their rights and skill as the potential workforce for the country and unite the women to raise the voice against their exploitation and discrimination and enhance their rights with gender equity.

Later this women activist realized that by the male headed and male activists organizing it cannot be possible. Only by the women headed organization it can be possible because a women organization can understand and realize the problem and lack of women capability and needs. So with the strong determination of gender development SDS has established at Joypurhat District with some defined objectives and goal. It gives first priority on women education and empowerment on skill development to be an earning member of the family and society. Because if a women is educated and workforce for the family and society and financially capable to contribute in the family and society development she will have demand and value to the family and society and will deserve for development planning of family and society then only she will get potentiality and dignity in the family and society. And it will be possible for the nation to have 100% development as the inactive 50% women workforce are educated and skill and are participating in the national development planning. SDS is implementing integrated development activities among the most destitute and vulnerable women, children and men who are out of development access.

Legal status of SDS:

Social Development Service (SDS) is registered with the following authorities:-

S.N Registration Authority Reg. No. Date
1 Dept. of Social Welfare Joy-274/2001 23. 10. 2001
2 NGO Affairs Bureau 2620 26. 01. 2011
3 Micro-credit regulatory authority 21112-00729-00802 07.05.2018
4 Department Of Youth Development Joypur-116 30. 03. 2009

Vision statement of SDS:

SDS considers Bangladesh society as environmentally sound and standard to survive, to be economically productive and equitable socially with gender, empowered for achieving ownership and dignity with democratic.

Mission statement of SDS:

To ensure Innovative, holistic, transformational, qualitative and sustainable development, by up-grading living standard, ensuring friendly environment, adaptation to the condition and empowerment of the poor and vulnerable women, man and children.

Goal/Aim of SDS:

To empower distressed vulnerable poor and affected in socio-economic emancipation to lead an active and healthy life. Through formation of community based institutions, introducing skill training, green revolution, education, health assistance, social forestation, adaptation, rehabilitation and mobilizing local resources especially manpower, water and soil. Along with facilitate them in establishing their due rights in the society and ownership to the program.

Leadership and management:

SDS has an approved constitution, where have a General Council consisting of 21 members and an Executive Council comprised of 07 members. Members of the General Council and Executive Council are voluntarily providing the basic foundation of the organization.

The general council members are nominated from the variety of stakeholders and development professionals and play the vital role of developing and amending the core principles and policies of the organizations. The executive council approves the yearly budget and expenditure, action plan, project proposals and major administrative decisions. It also appoints the executive director and assigns his duties and responsibilities. It also makes any kind of constitutional amendments if necessary.

The executive director is accountable to the executive council and acts as the chief executive officer and looks after all execution related matters. She takes decisions time to time to run the organization and its activities smoothly. The program coordinator coordinates the overall programs activities and responsible for monitoring and evaluation and also for reporting and documentation. The other staffs are also assigned for specific duties and responsibilities according to the code of conduct.

Present programs and activities:

 

    • Development and saving group formation
    • Skill development, vocational and leadership training
    • Sewing/dress making training
    • Health and family planning services
    • Eradication of women exploitation and torturing
    • Prevention women and children trafficking
    • Awareness building on prevention of HIV/AIDS and STD
    • Gender and women empowerment program
    • Non-formal education
    • Child education program
    • Aboriginal development program
    • Disable development program
  • Safe and pure drinking supply and sanitation program
  • Environment friendly improved stove
  • Micro-credit/income generating program
  • fisheries and livestock program
  • IT/computer training
  • Water sealed slab latrine distribution
  • Nutrition program and service
  • Plantation and nursery program
  • Safe and pure drinking water supply
  • Relief distribution among the hard core poor.

Implementation:

  1. A.Training program:
  1. Sewing/dress making training Program:

To be skilled on extra profession of the destitute women organization is providing sewing/dress making training among the vulnerable, widow, divorce women to have financial empowerment. In this reporting period SDS has able to provide sewing training to 100 destitute, divorced and widow women for 3 months course by the financial support of Bangladesh NGO Foundation. Now these women are producing and getting order for dress from the customers and earning for their family now they are getting value from their families and could able to solve the financial problem and passing a peaceful livelihood. Inception to date SDS could able to provide sewing training to 400 vulnerable, widow and divorce and all of them are busy with this profession and are keeping a vital role to eradicate poverty in their family.

2.Skill development training:

To undertake some income generating activities to earn as extra income beside the household work of the vulnerable group member. Organization is developing their skills on poultry and duck rearing, block-boutique, jute product and embroidery. In this reporting period SDS has provided duck and poultry rearing training to 320 group members, block-boutique training to 150 group members, beauty fiction training to 90 group members, jute product training to 60 group members and embroidery training to 60 group members. Now they are busy with producing products and marketing and earning a handsome wages from the market and using to eradicate their financial poverty. In this year total 530 destitute women received skills training and are financially empowered.

3.  IT/computer skill training:

SDS is continuing computer skill training among the educated poor youth which is necessary to be employed in some organization. Due to financial poverty poor student are not capable to learn information technology from other institution organization is providing them IT training to apply for a job because for any job knowledge and skill of IT is giving special emphasis. Due to that educated poor youth are not getting job and without employment they are diverting to the drug addict. In this reporting period SDS has provided IT training to 40 youth and maximum of them aredoing job and self-employed.

 

B.     Education program:

1.      Non-formal education:

Without education a nation could not able to develop the country and education is the backbone of a nation. On that perspective organization is implementing Non-formal education for the dropout children to re-admit them in the regular education. In this reporting period SDS is running 27 non-formal education centers by the technical and financial support of BRAC. In those 27 education centers about 600 dropout children is getting education. In each learning center parents of the children are sitting for monthly meeting. In that meeting parents are getting awareness on effect of early marriage, dowry, women empowerment and personal hygiene along with various development issues. Inception to date SDS could able to provide non-formal education to 1350 dropout children and they are continuing formal education.

2.      Pre-education activity:

In the rural families parents especially the poor families have no education to provide pre and basic education to their children to get ready to admit in the primary school. For that reason maximum children could not able to follow the primary education curriculum and in result they dropout from the education in early stage. In this regards SDS has started pre-education for the poor children whose age are in between 03 to 05 years old by the support of Bangladesh NGO Foundation and Human Development Foundation. In this reporting period about 270 children have received pre-education by 15 learning centers and inception to date about 720 children have received pre-education and admitted at the primary school and they are doing well.

C. Micro-credit and income generating program:

1.      Development group formation:

If a group of people are united and having leadership with development concepts than that group have capability to undertake any development activities with success efforts. On that idea SDS is developing development groups with the backward people and is introducing self confidence of socio-economic development. SDS is providing leadership training and concept on planning and targeted goal then forming development groups. Each group consist of 20/30 people, inception to total number of the development groups are 62. Group member are sitting for weekly development meeting.

2.      Savings activity:

For each and every income based activities need capital and if the capital is own then it has more sincerity for the benefits. Poor people are not capable to create their capital at a time but have scope to do small saving day by day and create a capital to undertake some income based activities. Individual saving could not support a program but by the group saving it could be possible. By the slogan “saving brings the prosperity” organization aware and giving motivation the targeted people towards saving mentality. Inception to 1247 poor men and women are under saving program and they are doing saving regularly.

No. Of Member O.p Blance Savings collection Savings Refund Savings Outstanding
1247 1481413/- 1249247/- 1230061/- 1500599/-

3. Micro-credit/easy process loan distribution:

SDS is encouraging the vulnerable and poor group members to initiate some income generating program to increase their family income and providing simple process loan as the capital to undertake income based activities and the schemes are duck and poultry rearing, livestock rearing, van/rikshow purchase, vegetable gardening, tube-well installation, small business, seasonal crops cultivation. Organization’s staffs are keeping regular follow-up to the proper utilization of the capital. Inception to date total 1010 members have received loan to undertake the income generating activities and they are now successful to increase their family income and could able to solve the financial problems. This program is playing a vital role of the organization sustainability.

No. Of Loneey O.p Blance Loan Disburse  Loan Collection Loan  Outstanding
916 6866153/- 11662000/- 11071331/- 7456822/-

4. Fisheries:

Organization is alert about the nutrition of its targeted members and the total population of this area on that regards SDS has initiate the fisheries activities. SDS has taken lease 3 water lands for 3/5 years at Balighata union of Panchbibi upazila and is cultivating hybrid fishes. All the staffs are keeping continuous care of it. Earning income of this program is using for the welfare of the poor and destitute people.

D. Water and sanitation:

  1. Sanitation:

For the preserving of public health development and bio-diversity SDS is implementing rural sanitation program. Maximum people especially the aboriginal people are not habituated to use water sealed latrine. For the natural call the used to use the open field of busses. They are not aware about the effect of open field using for the natural call due to that environment are polluting and spreading water borne diseases. Our staff team is providing awareness building activities among the people and motivating them to use water sealed latrine and distributed 80 water sealed latrine among the group members.

2. Using of hygienic tube-well:

Water is live and without water no other living creature can be alive but it should be safe and pure drinking water. Due to lack of pure and safe drinking water sources people of the rural area are drinking of river, cannel and ponds water and also using for housing purpose and they are affecting by several water borne and water body diseases. People are not aware about the effect of using of unhygienic normal water, organization staffs are motivating the people about the subject and encouraging them to install the tube-well properly and compact the side of the tube-well by concrete. To ensure the safe and pure drinking water SDS is supplying water by underground pipeline from reserve overhead tank. During this reporting period it could able to supply pure and safe water to 250 families.

  1. Health is wealth and without sound health no one can participate in the development process. On this regard SDS is providing awareness building on health education on preventive measures among the targeted beneficiaries in the working area. In this reporting period by the support of Bangladesh NGO foundation and Ministry of health and family planning SDS has provided health treatment services to 140 mother and children. It has taken care of pregnant women and children and provided medicine free of cost to 520 women and children.

  1. Disable care:

Love to the disable and care for them to ensure their rights is the humanitarian demand for all nations. As a development organization SDS is giving value and giving continuous support to the disable people. It is providing health services along with providing training and supplying necessary equipments and materials for their free and easy livelihood. It is observing several days to ensure the implementation of disable rights along with this it is providing them education assistance, health support and equipment support within this reporting it could able to support 340 disable person.

3. Maternity service and remuneration:

Women are very much vulnerable in the maternity period due to lack of nutrition and health education and service in the time delivery mothers or children are giving lives or giving birth to a ill health child some time getting physically disability by born. On this program SDS has received support to implement and provide service from the Ministry of women and child affairs. In that program SDS has provided training on mother and children health care and provides remuneration to 175 pregnant mothers at Panchbibi and Kailai upazila of Joypurhat district.

4. Adolescent nutrition:

Today adolescents are tomorrow mother and today adolescents are healthy with nutrition tomorrow giving a healthy and brilliant child for the nation. On this regard SDS is implementing several motivational activities on nutrition among the rural vulnerable families and ensuring the nutrition of them. In this reporting period SDS has provided support for homestead vegetable gardening to the poor and vulnerable families by the support of SAP (South Asian partnership). SDS staffs motivated the people and destitute women on nutrition about the process of vegetable gardening and distributed among 60 women by two centers vegetable and fruits seeds.

F.Safe and pure drinking water supply & Irrigation

  1. Irrigation:

Organization is providing agro-based training and consultation among the marginal farmers and share croppers. It is providing simple return loan and agriculture equipment to the farmers and providing cost effective irrigation facility to the poor and marginal farmers. During this reporting it has given support to 250 farmers and supply pure and safe drinking water to 80 poor farmer families.

G. Good governance and rights based program:

  1. Prevention of women and children trafficking:

Hilly land port and the border of Bangladesh and India is very close to this working village, so this route is using for the women and children trafficking. Due to poverty and unemployment some people are involve in this antisocial activities. As this is a border and the corridor district administration has a committee on women and children trafficking prevention where SDS is an active member. As an active member it is implementing several awareness building activities on prevention of women and children trafficking by arranging several rally, motivation, advocacy, workshop, seminar and counseling among the mass people on the women and children prevention. SDS could able to aware 2000 people of different sectors people.

2. Good Governance:

SDS is implementing good governance activities among the local government structure. It has arranged several meetings, seminars and workshops with the local union chairman and members on the good governance and it could cover 3 unions in this program. SDS is providing legal aid support to poor, tortured and underprivileged men and women by the support of Durbar Network and Nari Pakha. Within this reporting period SDS has provided support and awareness among 6000 people.

3.Women torturing and early marriage prevention:

Early marriage and dowry system of this society hinder the women development and empowerment and causing women torturing. SDS is implement women torturing and early marriage prevention activities by the support of Durbar Network by keeping continuous coordination with local and government administration.

4. Aboriginal Development:

In our working area aboriginal people are living and this people are derived from their access to rights. Still they are in backward position living with poverty and education and health service. Day by day they are losing their culture and tradition. So to develop these aboriginal people SDS is providing rights based education, child education mother and children health education and providing sanitation facilities by the support of Bangladesh NGO Foundation.

H.Relief and rehabilitation:

Relief and rehabilitation program of SDS is an emergency support to recover the program partner’s natural disaster effects. By this program SDS has distributed 100 food packages among the flood victims. It has provided health curative support to the affected people. This program is implementing during the disaster period in every year some time once or twice a year. For this program organization has its own budget.

Conclusion:

Thanks to all mighty God that SDS is able to confirm and perform all the programs and activities as per targeted goal and objectives with in this reporting year. All the family members of SDS have participated with their full capacity and commitment to achieve this successful annual report. Though having fund crisis, SDS has managed to implement all the activities through its own fund and local donors fund. SDS is introducing different innovative process of fund raising and seeking donors who are supporting on development issues at Bangladesh SDS will continue to include more poor of the poorest, backward population, risk community, affected victims, and underprivileged, along with them physical and mental disable persons under its development umbrella to the socio-economic development of their livelihood and friendly environment that they may ensure their value and dignity in the society. Our ultimate aim is to ensure value and dignity of the deprived and vulnerable people in the society. Also our aim is to keep transparency, accountability, determination, democracy, human rights, law and order in implementation of all development activities and programs. Socio-economic development and environment development of the targeted population is not easy task for SDS alone. If we get support from local benevolent personnel, government, non-government and donors, we may able to bring development process for all of the targeted peoples. Regarding that we spread our hand to all for the financial and technical assistance.

 

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Social Development Service (SDS)

Head Office Address :     West Balighata, Post: Panchbibi, District: Joypurhat.

Phone: 0571-75111,

Mobile: 01711-054796, 01913-365957, 01917-760570

E-mail: sds_aysha@yahoo.com

Contact Persons :     Ayesha Akter (Executive Director)