Gram Bikash Kendra

History

Gram Bikash Kendra-GBK is a local level non-profit development organization. GBK grew from a youth organization formed by a group of socially motivated young people. They had observed that large sectors of their community were being excluded from the mainstream economic and social development in post-liberation Bangladesh. In these circumstances, GBK was initiated to work as an enabling force to assist to address people’s need.

GBK has become a fully accredited NGO, working as an enabling force for vulnerable section of the community – particularly women, children and indigenous people. GBK continues to focus on achieving social change.

GBK has a team of committed and experienced staff who provides technical, agricultural, social and motivational assistance to the rural poor communities to enable them to meet their basic needs.

Vision

An educated, democratic and environmentally-aware society, which is free from poverty and exploitation, with equal rights, respect and dignity for all.

Mission

To work for positive change for the people of northwest (old Rajshahi division) Bangladesh, who are deprived from their rights and opportunities, by implementing service delivery and rights-based activities through a participatory and multidimensional partnership approach.

Core values

  • Respect and equal rights
  • Honesty and transparency
  • Peoples’ participation and accountability
  • Quality service
  • Non partisan, secular and bias free attitudes
  • Gender equality
  • Environmental awareness

Water scarcity in Bangladesh

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