Origin of Agrogoti Sangstha
In 1988 a devastating cyclone hit the Coastal area of Bangladesh destroying the crops and millions of house and killing over 3000 persons. In Krishnanagar Union under Kaliganj Upazilla of Satkhira District, a group of young volunteers took the initiative not just to help for re-build the broken and damaged houses of the sufferers, but to protect their environment. In the same year, they decided to form a social organization called Agrogoti Club. From the starting period, the organization took part in various meetings, workshop and seminars at local and national level to gather experience in relation with human rights and environmental protection. In 1994, we established the "Krishnanagar Development Forum" against the destruction. Through this forum over 700 men and women were trained on bio-diversity resources protection in their own areas. Around the same period, Agrogoti Club established a "Female Member Association" to advocate with government for the protection of women’s rights.
Having registered with the Social Welfare Directorate in 1999 and the NGO Affairs bureau in 2004, Agrogoti Sangstha is more capacitated working on divergent issues such as water and sanitation, acid violence, governance and human trafficking.
Our experience over 20years has led us to view development in a specific way, moving away from service delivery to a rights based approach focused on participation, empowerment, equity and responsibility. Today, we work on local government, child rights, protecting freedoms and environmental sustainability.
Overall, Agrogoti Sangstha can be best described as "An Initiative to establish Human Rights through Good Governance"
Year of origin: 1988
Social welfare Directories – Registration No Sat- 278/99
NGO Affairs Bureau – Registration No- 1963/23.09.04
Vision: A society free of poverty and injustice.
Mission: To empower local communities and institutions to ensure Human Rights and Good Governance for all.
1) Assasuni Branch Office 2) Shayamnagar Branch Office
Budhata, Asasuni Hibatpur More
(Near Chapra Bus Stand) (Beside the Shayamnagr-MunshigonjHigh way)
Assasuni, Satkhira Shayamnagar, Satkhira.
Mobile: 01716423494 Mobile: 01720572172
3) Satkhira Branch Office 4) Kaligonj Branch Office
Cold storage More Adolescent Resource Centre (ARC)
Milll Bazara, Katia Benodana, Krishnagar,
Satkhira Kaligonj, Satkhira
Mobile: 01715608786 Mobile: 01733002097
5) Practical Training and Resource Centre 6) Socialization Centre
Trishmile More, Binerpota, Daspara Road, Magura
Tala, Satkhira Satkhira
Mobile: 01723814989 Mobile: 01740940847
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7) Kolaroa Branch Office
Godaun More, Tulshidanga
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Chief of NGO
Name: Abdus Sabur Biswas
Designation: Executive Director
Phone & Mobile No. 88-0471-63870 (01715-608864)
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Project List ( Total Project : 7 )
Project Name : To training on information technology for adolescent to skill development project
Doner : Bangladesh NGO foundation
Sector : Capacity Building
Area : Satkhira District-Kaligonj Upzilla
Time Line : August'2018 to July'2019
Brief of activities :
Facilitate participation of community in awareness raising meeting, campaigns and advocacy initiatives
· Training on capacity building to IT with adolescent people
· Group counseling with adolescent and parents
· Training on child safeguard policy and CR monitoring
Project Name : Strengthening Community Rights and Empowerment (SCORE)
Doner : Manusher Jonno Foundation & DFID
Sector : Good Governance
Area : Satkhira Sadar Upazilla,Kalaroa Upazilla,Kaliganj Upazilla
Time Line : January,2019 to December,2021
Brief of activities :
Alignment with Programmatic areas of MJF:
§ PStrengthening Public Institutions
§ Rationale: The socially excluded people specially the women have less access to entrance and participate in local development procedures and deprived from their entitlement and government services. LGI Act-2009 is not proper functioning with transparency and accountability as well as the community participation is not satisfactorily ensured. There is lacking of coordination between Local Government (LG) and Public Service Delivery Agencies (PSDA) as a result excluded people are deprived from the public services.
§ Goal: Poor marginalized and vulnerable people enjoy better quality of life in a well governed institutional environment.
1.LGI and PSDA practiced transparency and accountability in decision regarding services resources and opportunities for women, marginalized and socially excluded section.
2.Civic engagement ensured capability of Women, marginalized and socially excluded peoples in access to service delivery.
3.Social accountability tools including Right to Information (RTI) are popularly used by community, LGI and PSDA.
Output 01.1: Institutional capacity enhanced of LGI and PSDA in responding citizen demand.
Output 2.1: Civic engagement Increased in the LGI and PSDA decision making process through inclusive Shamajik Uddog Forum (SUF)
Output 2.2: LGI and PSDA services are more accessible by the Women, marginalized and socially excluded people using SA tools
Output 3.1: Increased use of RTI by the Women, marginalized and socially excluded people in access to services.
Output:04 Developed Project Management capacity to keep the project in right track with efficient intervention.
1. Organize Ward shava.2.Organize Open budget declaration of Union, municipality and Upazila. 3. Organize Union Development Coordination Committee Meeting (UDCCM) 4.Five Years plan develop at LGI 5.Organize LEBs Training on the roles & functions of LGI as per LG Act. 6. Formation of inclusive Shamajik Uddog Forum (SUF) at ward, Union, Municipality, Upazilla and district level.7.Organize Meeting with SUF at ward Union, Municipality, Upazilla and district level. 8. Organize exchange Visit with intra and inter groups. 9. Organize social initiative festival 10.Apply Community Score Card (CSC) to asses' quality of Services. 11. Support to organize regular standing committee meeting. 12. Local service monitoring13. Organize Dialogue with Social Safety net, Health, Safe drinking water and Agriculture at UP, Upazilla and District level. 14. Developed Citizen Charter 15. Organize Public Hearing 16. Conduct UP governance performance assessment. 17.Formation of Grievance Redress System (GRS) committee at UP and Upazila 18. GRS Committee meeting at UP and Upazila. 19. Organize Sharing Meeting on RTI with SUF. 20. Organize Orientation on RTI with LGI and PSDA representative. 21. Observing RTI Day
Direct beneficiaries: 12470 person.
Major Stakeholders: District administration, Upazilla parishad, Social welfare department, Women affairs directorate, Agricultural Department like fisheries and livestock, Health Department, Primary Health Care service delivery institute like Community Clinic, Health sub center, Upazilla health and family welfare center, Department of Health and Family Planning Upazilla and district level, UP, Water and Sanitation services in public health, Municipality, Social security Services, Non-Government Organization (NGO), Community Platform, Local Media.