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Who We Are

We are a dedicated team working for Humanitarian Foundation to bring a lasting positive change in the life of the everywhere neglected hill tribe peoples living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) of Bangladesh

HF is a non-political, non-profitable, non-religious and non-governmental organization (NGO). At the end of 1999, the issue of indigenous peoples’ deprivation from basic human needs like as education, health support service etc. came in focus among some committed youths of Chittagong Hill Tracts while the riches of the country were waiting to celebrate the new Millennium (21st century) with ecstatic joy and happiness. Those committed and dedicated youths of the indigenous community founded Humanitarian Foundation (HF) in 1999 with view to serve the vulnerable and marginalized people of CHTs in the new Millennium.
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We are high-energy, supportive, and forward-thinking catalyst team who spark action in the people around them.
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LEGAL STATUS

HF is registered with the Department of Social Service, Bandarban, under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh vide Reg. No. Band-184/03 dated 21-12-2003 and NGO Affairs Bureau under the Foreign Donation Regulation Ordinance 1978, vide Reg. No: - 2116-dated 30-07-2006. Registration Renewed: 30-07.2016.
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Our vision, mission and strategy

Vision

Humanitarian Foundation envisions a just and compassionate world free from oppression, hunger and poverty, where every person irrespective of race, colour and creed lives in peace and dignity.

Mission

Organising the outcast, oppressed and extremely poor; elimination of their sufferings through introducing community supporting approach and develop community capacity to attain services from public and private sectors; eradication of poverty through the empowerment of community, education, utilisation of available scopes, opportunities, resources and potentials; strive against social injustice, protect and promote human rights, culture, values, norms, dignity and gender equity.

Strategies

In order to fulfil organizational goal and objectives, HF follows following strategies and approaches: 🗹 Collective approach ensuring participation and ownership of beneficiaries. 🗹 Learning by doing. 🗹 Ensure transparency and accountability. 🗹 Promotion of gender equity. 🗹 Protection and promotion of child and women rights. 🗹 Regular liaison and intensive co-ordination with stakeholder. 🗹 Application of modern technology. 🗹 Projects should be viable, feasible, manageable and cost effective, and to be planned and designed on the basis of Chittagong Hill Tracts’ context.

Our dedicated and sacrificial management team members whom leadership the organization is continuing

Moung Moung Shing
Moung Moung ShingExecutive Director
Bidya Purna Chakma
Bidya Purna ChakmaProject Coordinat
Amar Shanti Chakma
Amar Shanti ChakmaProgram Director
Mong Sai U
Mong Sai UChief Accountant
Mong Wai Ching
Mong Wai ChingSenior Program Manager
Abraham Tripura
Abraham TripuraChairman, Executive Committee
Usen Khring
Usen KhringAssociate Program Manager
Mong Hai Nyo
Mong Hai NyoAdministrative Officer

Total number of implemented projects (1999 – 2021)

Since 1999 to 2021, a total of 26 projects have been implemented successfully with funding support from different donors (institutional and individual). Humanitarian Foundation (HF) is always grateful to them for their generous financial support. LEARN MORE>>>

geographic coverage

HF works any where in Bangladesh but considering the priority, HF is working in Bandarban Hill District

HF is operational at 7 Upazilas (sub-district) covering a total of 26 unions out of 30 in Bandarban hill district as presented below: HF working areas by upazilas and unions ☞Upazila: Bandarban Sadar ☞Unions: Bandarban Sadar, Sualok, ☞Upazila: Thanchi ☞Unions: Thanchi Sadar, Remakree, Boli Para, Tindu ☞Upazila: Ruma ☞Unions: Ruma Sadar, Paindu, Galangya, Remakree Pransa ☞Upazila: Rowangchari ☞Unions: Rowangchari Sadar, Taracha, Alakkhyan, Noapoton ☞Upazila: Lama ☞Unions: Lama Sadar, Gojalia, Fasiakhali, Ajijnagar, Saroi, Rupasi ☞Upazila: Alikadom ☞Unions: Alikadom Sadar, Choikkhyan ☞Upazila: Naikyangchari ☞Unions: Naikyangchari Sadar, Baisari, Ghundum, Dochari
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Legal Status

Legal Status

NGO Affairs Bureau under the Foreign Donation Regulation Ordinance 1978

According to guidelines of government, NGOs in Bangladesh must register with NGO Affairs Bureau to receive financial support from foreign organizations and philanthropists for any welfare project. Hence, HF is registered with the Department of Social Service, Bandarban, under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh vide Reg. No. Band-184/03 dated 21-12-2003 and NGO Affairs Bureau under the Foreign Donation Regulation Ordinance 1978, vide Reg. No: - 2116-dated 30-07-2006. Registration Renewed: 30-07.2016.
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Sectors of work

Humanitarian Foundation (HF) has been working in Bandarban Hill District since 1999 with a constitutional mandate to ensure and uplift the rights of the ultra-poor, disadvantaged people, indigenous people, especially women, girls and children living in the CHTs through carrying out the activities/projects of social welfare and integral human development.

Health; Women’s Rights, Public Health; Education, Vocational/Skill Development Training, Economic Emancipation, Human Rights, Youth and Culture; Social Welfare; Development of Indigenous People; Agriculture, Livelihood, Community Empowerment, Fisheries and Livestock; Disaster, Relief and Rehabilitation; Environment Conservation and Development are the key sectoral focus of HF and these have relevance to the SDGs

Education

Livelihood

Health/WASH

Human Rights

Agriculture

Environment and Forest Conservation

Economic Emancipation

Community Empowerment

Disaster Response Programs - Helping Communities Recover

Fisheries and Livestock

Youth and Culture

Relief and Rehabilitation

Target groups

What communities does our organization serve?

The ultra-poor, disadvantaged people, indigenous people, especially women, girls and children living in the CHTs are the target clients/beneficiaries of HF.

Policies

HF has different policies in order to strengthen organizational capacity and for management transparency of organization. List of the policies are given below:

✍Anti-corruption policy, ✍Sexual harassment policy, ✍Child protection policy, ✍Gender policy, ✍Financial policy, ✍Administrative policy, ✍Recruitment policy, ✍Procurement policy, ✍Whistle blowing policy, ✍Vehicle management policy, and ✍Child friendly school criteria.

Objectives

HF has following objectives:

✍Reduce literacy rates amongst the target people. ✍Taking care of mother and children health. ✍Assist poor farmers with integrated agriculture development initiative. ✍Recover and increase cultivable land. ✍Aware people on use of safe water and hygienic latrine. ✍Assist in maintaining ecological balance and save bio-diversity. ✍Create self-employment and income generation activities.

Governance

HF is governed by a General Council (GC) comprising 21 members from the indigenous communities. GC elects a 7 members Executive Council (EC) for a three year period to run HF following own constitution. The EC is overall responsible for implementation of organizational programmes and its activities. EC meets monthly/tri-monthly to discuss, share, review, and evaluate the progress of different projects and program. EC approves monthly expenditure during the quarterly meeting. Organization needs to submit annual progress report and budget to EC for approval. The EC President is considered as the constitutional head and the secretary by constitution is the functional chief of the organization. The secretary holds the position of Executive Director (ED) to run and oversee the day to day work as per decision of EC. ED is accountable to EC for his/her day to day activities.

Management

A 6 member team headed by the ED oversees the management of the organization. According to the organizational organogram, the Programme Director (PD) supervises all programme and project staff to run the projects and organizational activities smoothly. PD is accountable to ED. Besides, the team sits every month to confirm satisfactory progress and expenditures as per approved budget. Every project is headed by a project coordinator who prepares monthly, quarterly and half yearly report to be assessed by the management team and submit to the EC and donors as per need. HF management consolidates all reports annually to publish and circulate to donors, government administration and concerned stakeholders regularly. HF has strong monitoring system consists by three staff at central level headed by the programe director and assisted by all project coordinators and respective monitoring officers of different projects. All staff like project supervisor, monitoring and reporting officer, project coordinator and others use various forms and methods to collect data systematically and regularly. Regular reports are prepared by the monitoring team on the basis of these data. Reports are assessed by the Program Director who performs regular visit to field to check and justify the data through random sampling. Reports are sent to the ED to be discussed and shared in the management meeting. The ED provides necessary instructions to strengthen the good things and actions to overcome the constraints. All instructions are communicated through meeting minutes, office memo and direct visit in the field. Organization conducts internal evaluation by the Central Monitoring Committee (CMC) and External Evaluation (EE) is done through recruiting external resource persons. HF forms team comprising members from central monitoring system/committee, projects and beneficiaries to conduct internal evaluation every year. Weekly/monthly meeting are held at field offices. Higher personnel of Humanitarian Foundation (HF) attend the meeting. All staff submit their weekly performance report in the meeting. Problems are discussed and shared collectively. In order to overcome the problem, special actions and measures are taken. Accordingly, plan for next week are reviewed through participatory discussions. Attempts are taken to resolve problems at field level. Field seeks help from central level when feel necessary. Respective Upazila Organiser/Manager takes the initiative through his/her line management. Respective Upazila Organiser/Manager prepares weekly/monthly report on the basis of reports received from each staff. Submits report to his/her line management. PC reports to Programme Director who reports to ED and ultimately it goes to the EC to be discussed and shared.

Finance, Admin and training

HF follows finance and administrative manual to conduct financial and administrative actions properly. Manuals are reviewed every year to accommodate day to day requirements in consultation with concern officials. HF also follows procurement policy, recruitment policy, gender policy, child right protection policy to complement financial and administrative decisions of the organization. Expenditures are controlled and maintained according to approved annual budget. Income and expenditure statements are prepared monthly to be monitored and supervised by ED and approved by EC. HF yet to develop a unique training department at central level, however, all project based required trainings are conducted by recruited training officials of the respective projects coordinated by program director. In comparison to other ongoing projects, education component has a large training department to conduct all teachers training on teaching methodology, material development, use of teaching materials, language, child protection policy etc.

Projects

Since its inception, Humanitarian Foundation (HF) has been working with the ultra-poor, disadvantaged people especially with women and children ensuring their direct participation undertaking various activities like;

✍Education support (primary, ✍secondary and tertiary), ✍Financial and skill support for Income Generation Activities (IGA), ✍Livelihood development, ✍Social mobilization, ✍Water and sanitation, ✍Social afforestation, ✍Promotion of indigenous knowledge, ✍Advocacy and networking, ✍Health promotion, ✍Research on Jhum cultivation, ✍Customary laws, ✍Community organization, ✍Capacity building training, and ✍Emergency food support. Considering above vision, mission and objectives, HF embarked on a total of 26 projects during the last nineteen years (1999 - 2021). Some of these projects have already been implemented successfully and some others are still in operation with satisfactory progress.

Accountability, audit and HRD

HF is accountable to its registration authority and government administration at upazila and district level to submit all progress and financial reports regularly. Besides, HF staff attends all monthly coordination meeting organized by local administration at upazila and district level to share and discuss the project progress. HF staff maintains regular liaison with local administration, local government, civil society members and media to aware the progress. HF organizes regular events to celebrate selected national and international days to ensure active participation of beneficiaries, civil society members, local administrations, local government representatives and media. Audits are performed in each project through recruiting external auditors selected by respective donors. All project based audit reports are sent to the respective donors. HF management consolidates all audit reports to develop a consolidated report to distribute to different stakeholders. The Human Resource (HR) department headed by a HR coordinator conducts all staff recruitment as per procedures mentioned in the recruitment policy. The department conducts annual appraisal for each and every staff according to the HR policy every year. HF management gives recognition to the best performers through different rewards like increment, double increment promotion etc. Some times staff are show caused from HR for poor performance and organize special training to developed capacity and skill of the poor performer and ultimately terminates if fail to show minimum performance within targeted time.

Our dedicated senior staff who are successfully implementing projects and programs at the village/field level

Moung Moung Shing
Moung Moung ShingExecutive Director
Amar Shanti Chakma
Amar Shanti ChakmaDirector, Program and Finance
Mong Wai Ching
Mong Wai ChingSenior Program Manager
Bidya Purna Chakma
Bidya Purna ChakmaProject Coordinator
Manab Chakma
Manab ChakmaProject Coordinator
Mong Sai U
Mong Sai UChief Accountant
Agroi Thui Marma
Agroi Thui MarmaMonitoring and Reporting Officer
Usen Khring
Usen KhringAssociate Program Manager
Himel Chakma
Himel ChakmaTeacher, Upasshak Hostel
Sadhan Chakma
Sadhan ChakmaProject Supervisor
Amiya Ching Marma
Amiya Ching MarmaTeacher, Upasshak Hostel
Mahai Marma
Mahai MarmaTEACHER, UPASSHAK HOSTEL
Mong Hain Marma
Mong Hain MarmaAdministrative Officer
Sain Sain
Sain SainAccountant
Sachib Chakma
Sachib ChakmaUpazila Coordinator
Amar Bijoy Chakma
Amar Bijoy ChakmaTEACHER, UPASSHAK HOSTEL
Thowaiba Marma
Thowaiba Marma
Milon Tripura
Milon Tripura
Liza Tripura
Liza Tripura

A success story

Being educated I want to be a renowned physician/ medical doctor

Lily Prue Marma is 14 years old. Her father's name is Chasing Prue Marma (late) and mother's name is Aung May Shing Marma. The name of her village is Chai Hla U Para (village). Her father died many years ago. She lives in Chai Hla U Para with her widow mother and younger brother. Her village is situated in the Remakree union of Thanchi upazila of Bandarban Hill District. To go to her village, it takes three hours on foot. Lily Prue Marma said, “My father died while I was reading in class IV. Since then, my mother is a widow and she is the only earning member in our family. After death of my father, the earnings of my mother were so irregular and scanty that we were passing days sometimes half-fed and sometimes unfed. One day, my mother told me to stop school going and to work at jum. Then, I was speechless like a dumb hearing telling of my mother. I was doing jum work since dawn to dusk according to the instruction of my mother. From then on, I was thinking that there would be no more schooling/studies in my life. My mind could not accept at all that other girls would go to school and I would go to jum work instead of going to school. When the days were passing like this, one day, I saw our village teacher talking with my mother. After a few days, my mother told me to go to school. From that time, I started school going again leaving jum work. I was so happy that this day was a new day and a new life in my life”. She further said, “I was a student of Chai Hla U Para Primary School from class I to V. I get admitted in class VII in Donbosco High School after passing Primary Education Completion Examination (PECE). Now, I am reading in class VIII. There are a total of 60 students in my class. Of them, my roll No. in the class is 1. I do stay in the Upasshak Girls' hostel. In addition to school going, promotion of girls through extra lessons, guidance, discussion, and life skill development training are provided in the hostel. We produce vegetables in the premises of the hostel. We play indoor games at the hostel. I abide by the rules of the hostel. I perform my daily duties properly in the hostel. I like a disciplined life in the hostel. I go home on school holiday and help my mother in jum work. Food, teaching and learning materials, school fee, school uniform, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and toiletries, etc. are provided free of cost by Humanitarian Foundation. My hobby is flower gardening. The aim of my life is to be a physician/ medical doctor. I would like to thank Humanitarian Foundation and CO:OPERAID for my schooling. Last but not least, my hearty thanks to the teacher of Chai Hla U Para Primary School for giving me a new life through transforming the mind of my mother”.

What our beneficiaries say

Past and present donors (1999 – 2022)

The name of the past and present donors (institutional) from whom HF has received financial support for project implementation

CO:OPERAID
aiutare i bambini
HOPE'87
Arannayk Foundation
Manitese
Manusher Jonno Foundation
Terre des hommes
WFP
Xaverian Society/Missionary
Embassy of German
UNDP
Directorate of WCA
HYSAWA
DPE
FAO
CB
Brac
Toymu
ADB
Directorate of WCA
Embassy of Denmark
DATUM Foundation
Cobra and Mongoose Charity
Sl# Name of donors Sectoral focus Year/period Country/location
1 CO:OPERAID Education 2009-continuing Switzerland
2 Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany WASH 2004-2006 Dhaka
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