Challenges:  

  1. Too late to get approval from NGOAB
  2. Some major activities were planned to implement in 3rd year but are required to be implemented in the 1st year. SDS contacted the MAX foundation on this regard, but still no formal response.
  3. Most of the working Unionsare situated in river prone areas and river erosion is a common problem for implementing the projects. Heavy rainfall during the rainy season (continued for longer period) is another great challenge for implementing project activities.
  4. During theimplementation of the Hardware services, local influential persons influence and the process is interrupted at times.
  5. Not all the families feel the ownership equally. On occasion, the dweller who donates land for the installation of the tube-well exhibits ownership which makes the rest of the benefitting families feel inferior. This issue was overcome though meetings, gatherings and awareness campaigns (the example of “Charsensus” can be considered ideal on this matter, where the participating families enjoys equal ownership of the tube-wells, if not more).
  6. Sometimes projects for installing deep tube-wells are not approved since there is another personally installed tube-well that falls in the range of pre-determined hydraulic radius of 500 feet. Sometimes the number of families that are in need of potable water are not as many as 20 -30 families and tube-wells are not installed. This situation deems solution, this problem could very well be solved by raising public awareness and by convincing the personal tube-well owner that by installing a deep tube-well he is not only using resources from his own premises but also undermining the chances of others having access to potable water . Community mobilizers are trying to bring attention into this issue and are trying to resolve it though meetings and gatherings.
  7. When a sanitary latrine is installed, people often break the water seal that prevents odor. Sometimes in order to increase the longevity of the latrine, people dig open a hole instead of excavating the waste as the ring slab gets filled. Thus, the waste gets released into nearby pond or other surface water giving rise to potential waterborne diseases.

 

Highlights

First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands Soccer for girls, success for all


Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.


Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.


First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands Soccer for girls, success for all


Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.


Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.


First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands Soccer for girls, success for all


Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.


Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.


First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands Soccer for girls, success for all


Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.


Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.


First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands Soccer for girls, success for all


Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.


Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.


First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands Soccer for girls, success for all


Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.


Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.


First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands Soccer for girls, success for all


Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.


Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.


First international meeting of the Girl Power! program in Leiden, The Netherlands Soccer for girls, success for all


Shariatpur Development Society (SDS), the Bangladeshi NGO which implements the program in the district of Shariatpur, has been one of the members of the meeting.


Key similarities like the empowerment of women through sports were discussed by the representatives from Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.


Case Studies

  • Bilkis Begum

    Mrs Bilkis Begume in Year round vegetable cultivation

  • Rafiqul Islam

    Mr. Rafiqul Islam in Year round vegetable cultivation

  • Jasmin Begum

    Jasmin Begum gained through cultivating fish in her pond