Basic Informations

Friendship is a non-governmental organisation nurturing opportunity, dignity and hope in vulnerable communities in Bangladesh. Founded by Runa Khan in 2002, Friendship began with the innovative concept of a floating hospital and progressively built its distinctive integrated community development model, which includes health, education, climate change adaptation and disaster management, sustainable economic development, inclusive citizenship, and cultural preservation giving access to 4.2 million people.



A world where people, especially the hard to reach and unaddressed, will have equal opportunity to live with dignity and hope.


To strengthen marginalised communities and empower people to reach their full potential through a sustainable, integrated development approach.


Major Activities




Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Management

Inclusive Citizenship

Sustainable Economic Development

Cultural Preservation

Head Office

k-14/2A, Baridhara North Road 

(Kalachandpur) Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

Project Office

Sabuj Neer, House No-110, Muktijoddha Sarak, Badoghata, Shyamnagar, Satkhira. ( House of Bablu Sheikh )


List of Excutive Body

  1. Khalid Shams
  2. HQ Chowdhury
  3. Runa Khan
  4. Shamim Ahmed Khan
  5. Syed Nasim Manzur
  6. Enayet-e-Rabbi
  7. Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin

Chief of NGO

Name: Runa Khan

Designation: Founder & Executive Director

Phone & Mobile No. +88 02 8417733-39 (+88 02 8417733-39)

Staff Strength

Staff category Male Female Total
Management and Supervision 66 13 79
Mid-level 35 28 63
Field Worker 61 36 97
Support Staff 24 3 27

Infrastructure facilities:

Particulars Total Number
Water Treatment Plant 5
Friendship Primary School 3
50 Bed Friendship Hospital 1

Network / Forum

Micro credit related information Last three years: (If necessary)

Financial year Amount of Savings Loan disbursement (Cumulative) Amount of Total fund (Tk)

Project List ( Total Project : 8 )

Project Name : Mangrove Plantation for Adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh

Doner : Friendship Luxembourg

Sector : Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Management

Area : Shyamnagar, Assasuni

Time Line : April 2018 to March 2023

Brief of activities :

Project Name : Friendship Outreach health Program-South

Doner : Friendship Luxembourg

Sector : Health

Area : Shyamnagar

Time Line : Jan 2018- Dec 2020

Brief of activities :

These are mobile medical teams that carry out regular visits in every month in isolated 68 communities in Shyamnagar Upazilla, Satkhira. They consist of one paramedic and one organizer supported by the Friendship’s Community Medic-Aides, who are residents in each community. Their two main roles are to inform communities about hygiene and nutrition and to provide basic treatment and medicines. We have provided an average of 5900 health services every month this year.

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