Ongoing Projects/Programmes

01. Char Livelihood Programme-CLP

Project Duration: August’ 2011 to March’2016

Funding agency: GOB, Aus Aid & UK Aid.

Focused area: The project focuses on assets building and create livelihood options, providing infrastructure, encouraging social development, offering social protection, promoting enterprise, improving access to health and education, innovation, monitoring and learning process.

Stakeholders: Hardcore poor, widow, divorcee, disable, UPs and local administration.

Covered beneficiaries: During reporting period total 4986 families have been benefited those who are hardcore poor-owning no homestead land and having no access to agricultural or productive land. All the beneficiaries were organized into 655 groups, each group was formed by 20-30 members where 225 were social development groups, 419 VSLA, 11 milk producer association, and 380 model poultry farmers and fodder producers.

Covered area: The project has been implemented in 71 villages of 10 unions of Nagorpur, Tangail Sadar, Kalihati & Bhuapur upazila under Tangail district.

Major components: Core participants Group, village development committee and Adolescent group formation, provide training on social awareness for hygiene behavior change intervention and social problems, homestead plinth raising, assets transfer, nutrition education, homestead gardening, fodder cultivation, poultry and milk production, market linkage, primary health care and family planning, tub-well and latrine installation, cash stipend and social safety net, support emergency grant, provide capacity building (training) of target beneficiaries.

 Change/Result: 

  • Almost 4986 beneficiaries have been crossed the ultra poor level in terms of livelihoods improvement, health and sanitation situation, awareness building, infrastructure development and primary health care.
  • All households are now free from disaster risk along with security of their poultry, cattle and other domestic assets.
  • Reduced diseases and death of pregnant mother and new born babies through effective implementation of primary health care activities.
  • Different types of vegetables are being produced round the year, and increased intake of micro-nutrient and rich food.
  • Increased women access to family decision making process, increase mobility, develop relationship between her husband in a satisfactory level.

02. Resilience through Economic Empowerment and Climate Adaptation, Leadership, Learning-REECALL

Project Duration: April 2010-March 2012                    Funding agency: Oxfam-GB

Focused area: The project focuses on climate change adaptation, women empowerment, alternative leadership among target beneficiaries and market linkage.

Stakeholders: Hardcore poor, poor, widow, divorcee, disable, UPs and local administration

reecallCovered beneficiaries: During reporting period total 1500 families have been covered those who are hardcore poor and poor.

Covered area: The project has covered 3 unions of Sirajganj Sadar and Chowhali upazila under Sirajganj district.

Major components: CBO formation, participatory community risk assessment, homestead raising, poultry, goat and cow rearing, homestead gardening,  farming and off-farming activities, tube well and latrine installation, as well as awareness raising and capacity building of target beneficiaries.

Change/Result:

  • Almost 200 households are free from disaster risks. Their poultry, cattle and other domestic assets are safe now.
  • Increased vegetable production at household level round the year, and pp- vegetable consumption.
  • CBOs are doing advocacy with local government and other service providing agencies for quality services as well as leading the community
  • Developed skilled volunteers who are now providing livestock and agriculture services, disseminating early warning message during disaster.

 

03. Income Generating Programme-IGP

Project duration: Continuing since 1990 Funding source: Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)

Focused area: Poverty reduction through employment creation, reduce gender discrimination and women empowerment.

Stakeholders:Poor, hardcore poor and marginal farmers.

incomegeneratingprogramme2Covered beneficiaries: Total 20706 families have been benefited from the project where 20424 female and 282 are male. All the beneficiaries were organized into 976 groups; each group was formed by 20-25 members.

Covered area: The project has been covering 156 villages of 26 unions under 6 upazilas of Sirajgonj and Tangail district.

Major components: Group formation, employment creation through income generation activities, savings fund creation, awareness raising and capacity building and micro-credit support for IGAs.

Change/Result:

  • A major part of the target beneficiaries have crossed the ultra poor level, been uplifted as small micro-entrepreneurs.
  • Increased their health, nutrition and livelihood status than pervious time
    Change occurred in living standard and taking daily meals with leafy vegetable, small fishes, eggs and meat
  • Each family has owned number of poultry, cow, goat
  • Tubewell and latrines are installed and used.

 

04. Enrich Programme

Project Duration: 2012- 2015                          Funding agency: PKSF

Focused area: The project focuses on livelihoods, food security, education and health

Stakeholders: Male, female and children of the community

Covered area: Ghorjan union at Chowhali inSirajgonj

Major components: Primary Health Care, Education, employment opportunity, livelihoods improvement, tubewell and latrines installation, pond sand filtering and infrastructure.

Outcomes/results: To be updated

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06. PRADG:

Project name       : Promoting Rights & Accessibility of the Ultra Poor in Char lands areas through Democratic Local Governance (PRADG) Project

Project Duration           : 30 Months (May,2013 to October,2015)

Funding agency  : European Union

Focused area       : 

  • Access to justice,
  • Effective service delivery for ultra-poor
  • Reduce human rights violations developing leadership and empowering the ultra-poor people.
  • Local Governance

Stakeholders       :

28000 ultra poor Household (Approximately 154000 people, including women, religious minorities and person with disabilities). In addition 435 local Government representative, 150 civil Society representatives, 50 Education institute, 96 Civil Society Action Group, 90 Ultra Poor Group and other relevant stakeholders.

Covered beneficiaries: 28000 ultra poor Household

Covered area       : 05 Upazila (Kazipur,Chouhali,Belkuchi,Sirajganj Sadar and Shahzadpur) in Sirajganj District

Major components: Local Governance

Change/Result    : 

  • 41 CSAGs are strongly functional and 34 CSAGs are moderately functional to protect the rights of ultra-poor people in char-land
  • 57% ultra-poor people have information on accessible local services.
  • 77% of most vulnerable people (from 230 HHs) gains skills and off them 58 people potentially utilised their skills to gains improved livelihood
  • 57% of ultra-poor HHs (16,019) have linked with alternative supports/services for better lives and livelihood;

25% (4000 HHs) are being economically self-reliance and 12% (2000 HHs) are in process to be self-reliance.

07.Vulnerability to Resilience-V2R Pluse :

 MMS has been implementing V2R project with the technical and financial assistance of Practical Action under 06 unions of Belkuchi, Tarash and Sadar Upazila under Sirajgonj District and covered 1250 family and all the beneficaireis were organzied into 12 CBO’s where 750 are hardcore poor and 500 are porr and marginalized family and project duration April 2009-March 2014. The project focuses on disaster preparedness, livestock, agriculture, firm and off-firm activities, agro-processing, infrastructure development, water and sanitation, and entrepreneurship development.  Major components: Group and CBO formation, participatory community risk assessment, homestead raising, poultry, goat and cow rearing, homestead gardening, agro-processing, farming and off-farming activities, tube well and latrine installation, evacuation, distribution of boat ambulance to CBOs as well as awareness raising and capacity building of target beneficiaries.

08. TAM TAM:

Project name                     : People Centered Interactive Risk and Livelihood Information Gateway (TamTam-2)

Project Duration              : June 2014 to December 2015

Funding agency               : Cordaid, Netherlands

Focused area                     : Flood Early Warning Dissemination through voice SMS, training, Awareness building,

Stakeholders          : Selected volunteers, Union Digital Centre, Char Digital Centre, Local Government Institutions, Local Government Administration, BWDB and Flood vulnerable chars dwellers.

Covered beneficiaries    : 40000 HHs

Covered area                     : Rajapur union in Belkuchi Upazila/ Ghorzan, Baghutia and Umarpur union in Chowhali Upazila under Sirajgonj district. Bahadurabad union in Dewangonj upazila under Jamalpur district.

Major components      : Volunteers develop, Gauge reader develop Training, Water gauge install, Water level collection Flood Early Warning and Voice SMS dissemination

Change/Result             : After getting flood early warning community people taken decision for Early crop harvest, Pond nettings for control fish escape, Cattle shift to raise area and stored dry food & fuel.

09. Survivors Network for Prevention and Better Inclusion (SNPBI)

With the financial and technical assistance of ASF MMS has been implementing SNPBI Project form 2012 and project would be continued up to 2014. The projects focused on Mainstreaming acid survivors within the society, reduce acid violence by reactivating local administration and mass awareness. Acid survivors, local administration, journalist and public prosecutors are main stakeholder under this project. Total 162 acid survivor families are being benefited from this project. The project has covered 7 upazilas of Sirajganj district. and major components are Mass awareness raising against acid violence, treatment, IGA supports, national and regional conference, advocacy with district administration, journalist and other professionals as well as social mobilization against acid violence.

10. Amar Odhikar Campaign    

Project Duration: 2012- 2015                          Funding agency: AOC

Focused area: The project focuses on quality education

Stakeholders: Students, Teachers, SMC and guardians

Covered area: Sadar Upazila in Sirajgonj

Major components: Workshop on syllabi and materials reviewing, signature campaign on quality primary education, awareness raising and capacity building of SMC, teachers and guardians.

Outcomes/results: To be updated.

 

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