About Us

About Us

FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS DESK

In 2011 Association for Rural Peoples Advencement (ARPA) came into organizational shape with a group of dedicated social worker who have experience with the development activities directly from grassroots level. Organization felt the necessity of its legal existence and this obtain registration from the concerned authorities as per legitimate laws of the state. Bangladesh is one of the least developed countries. Country is burdened with too many problems like illiteracy. Over population, fanaticism. Sometimes-political unrest and overall unplanned development activities. Which as a whole undermines the efficient functioning of the country’s development activities. As a result the country. & Countrymen becoming poor to poorer.

    In 2011 Association for Rural Peoples Advencement (ARPA) came into organizational shape with a group of dedicated social worker who have experience with the development activities directly from grassroots level. Organization felt the necessity of its legal existence and this obtain registration from the concerned authorities as per legitimate laws of the state. Bangladesh is one of the least developed countries. Country is burdened with too many problems like illiteracy. Over population, fanaticism. Sometimes-political unrest and overall unplanned development activities. Which as a whole undermines the efficient functioning of the country’s development activities. As a result the country. & Countrymen becoming poor to poorer.

    Bangladesh is predominantly an agricultural country. More than 55% of our economically active population is engaged in agricultural section. In agricultural sector large number of people are agriculture labors who are generally landless, homeless, have nets or have marginal amount of land. These agricultural labors have to remain uncompleted for a long period within the year. On the other hand the female having no land and sometimes marginal and are the most vulnerable section in our society.

    Lack education is the barriers for development. Both Government & Non-government organization have been struggling to reduce the curse of illiteracy. Despite lot of development activities in Bangladesh, nearly 75 million people of all ages are still illiterate. Millions of school age children are also deprived of primary education, not because of poverty alone, but also because of illiterate percents. Lack of early childhood preparedness. Inadequate advocacy and social mobilization efforts to simulate demand for basic education. Insufficient incentive from the society to promote positive attitude towards girls’ education. Absenteeism and low commitment of teachers. The high cost of education, inadequate physical facilities inadequate female teachers, poor teaching leaning process, insufficient supervision and monitoring process, unsuitable curriculum and an inherent comfier between school hours and working period, especially for those who are working for livelihood.

    ARPA since its inception surveyed the project area to find out the development i pediments to set up development plan and design project to remove those barrier for sustainable development.

    ARPA is very fortunate to share the cooperation & experience of different national & international organizations through their active partnership for the implementation of numbers of development projects, which have the direct benefits for the poor. This report will remain incomplete we do not mention the contribution of some organizations like DAWAN Foundation, India HDMBS, Bangladesh and others who have supported us by extending their technical financial and training. Without heir cooperation, it was impossible and often difficult to attain our objectives.

    I am very grateful to my executive committees who have extended their very cooperation for the success of our activities. I thank all of our general members, without their spontaneous cooperation it was impossible to establish such a development organization for benefiting the poor at large. I also thank some well-wishers who have extended their cooperation by financial support and suggestions.

    Adv. Md. Waheduzzaman

  • Executive Director

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Background

  • Association for Rural Peoples Advencement (ARPA) is the name of the organization. It is Non-Profitable, Non-Government, Voluntary and Social Organization for the service of poor majority of the rural areas of the country.
  • Association for Rural Peoples Advencement (ARPA) has been working relentlessly to reduce poverty since 2011. The north-western districts of the country are poorer than the other districts. The formal banking sector in our country is developing. But they didn’t provide financial services to the poor. This sector concentrates on large loans to the high income group, thereby completely excluding low income group.
  • The microfinance movement, however, has shown that there is a thriving market among the poor when financial products cater to their specific needs. The poor are a quite active group in any economy. Association for Rural Peoples Advencement (ARPA) has shown that their needs can be met while at the same time making the institution profitable as well. Due to this, the people of these areas are socio-economically in bad condition. Illiteracy, Unemployment, Unawareness, Mal-nutrition and Unhealthy situation are prevailing all over the areas. As a result, majority of the people live in below living standard. Besides, the gender situation is also not good due to social mal-practices. Majority of the women section are abused and tortured mentally and physically. On the other side, most of the children are mal-nourished and sometimes become victims of trafficking and child labor.
  • By observing and understanding all the above stated miserable conditions and realities several enthusiastic, energetic and social minded young men came forward to volunteer their services for the needy people and established an Organization named Association for Rural Peoples Advencement (ARPA) as on 2011.

Vision

  • Association for Rural Peoples Advencement (ARPA) believes in the service of human beings for their total (Socio-economic, Cultural, Education, Political and Spiritual) development. Therefore, it gives priority to the poor, oppressed, marginalized and deprived group of people of the society for their advancement so to establish their human dignity, values and social justice in the community of rural Bangladesh.
  • Mission

  • The main mission of Association for Rural Peoples Advencement (ARPA) is to form organization of the poor, disable, landless, marginalized and indigenous men and women in order to integrate them in the process of socio-economic development ventures for their self-sufficiency and authentic development.
  • Aim, Ideal and objective of the organization:

    • To set-up literacy centre to impact education to the illiterate and backward people of the rural, underdeveloped areas, to arrange free mass education and to initiate formal child education, adult education, and religious education.
    • With a view to improving the socio-economic condition of the rural, landless and working class people, by creating employment opportunities to make them self- employed and to take up various types of projects for the disadvantaged people.
    • Forming group of the women who are destitute and moneyless and by order of the authority concerned starting training and making them fit for work by providing them with training.
    • By order of the authority concern to impart training in order to cure diseases through primary health and immunization and preparing and advertising books and leaflets based on information subject matter.
    • Making the people aware of family planning and encouraging them to take various contraceptives and for this reason to initiate wide campaign and taking programs for giving a helpful service.
    • In order to improve the socio-economic condition of the rural especially backward, landless and working class people and imparting them trade-based training and creating employment opportunities and making them employed.
    • For employment and earning the destitute and impoverished class by the permission of the authority concern by giving training on cottage industry, encouraging them to set up cottage industry and introducing cottage industry and giving them assistance.
    • Making the general mass aware of environment, prevention of concerned by the consent of the authority concerned, setting up libraries to form of reading habit among people and publishing regular bulletin of the authority concerned.
    • As well as lunching anti-smoking campaign, encouraging people extensively by to donate blood voluntarily.
    • Forming group of the women who are destitute and moneyless and by order of the authority concerned starting training and making them fit for work by providing them with training.
    • For the employment of the lower educated unemployed youths, starting, vocational training and making them fit for work.
    • Arranging entertainment for the helpless old and by order the authority concerned, through training, making those who are capable for work.
    • In order to make the organization self-reliant/independent, initiating development programs.
    • Providing legal aids for the children and women who are oppressed and making arrangement for their rehabilitation.
    • Through vocational training fit for adult literacy formal education introducing education program for developing skilled manpower.
    • Awareness about primary health, pure drinking water, introducing sanitary latrine programs at a low cost and helping E.P.I programs.
    • Giving aid to the in-come generating activities of the landless and destitute women.
    • Training women on handicraft, giving them profession at education and improving their lot.

    Legal Status

    1. Department of NGO Affairs Bureau, Registration No: 2908, Date: 29.12.2014

    2. Department of Social Welfare, Registration No: Nat-590/13, Date: 29.08.2013

    Members of the Executive Committee

    Rubina Khatun

    Chairmen

    Md Ziaul Haque

    Vice-Chairmen

    Adv. Md. Waheduzzaman

    General Secretary

    Mrs Fahmida Nipa

    Asst. General Secretary

    Md Jalal Uddin

    Executive Member

    Md Rakibul Hasan

    Executive Member

    Advisory Council