PAPRI
Poverty Alleviation through Participatory Rural Initiatives

Ongoing projects of PAPRI

PAPRI has been implementing development projects since its inception. Already it implemented many projects. Present implementing projects are given below;

Sl Project Donor/Partner
1 Enhance Children Education of Poor Families (ECEPF)at char area of Narsingdi Shaplaneer - Citizens committee in Japan for overseas support
2 Development of Handicapped persons through building Capacity & providing support (DHBP) Shaplaneer - Citizens committee in Japan for overseas support
3 Promoting Rights for Persons with Disabilities (PRPD) Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)/Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)
4 Nippon Volunteer Support (NVS) High School Project Nippon Volunteer Support, Japan
5 Empowerment of the Poor, Ultra Poor & Poor Handicapped in Narsingdi district through Micro-Credit Support Embassy of Japan
6 Micro Credit PAPRI
7 Basic computer training PAPRI
8 Acid Survivors Support Network for prevention and Better inclusion Acid Survivors Foundation-UNICEF
9 APARAJITA project (Gender and Development project) Steps towards Development (Steps
10 Adolescent girls Development program PAPRI
11 Training and Capacity Building PAPRI
12 Leprosy and Skin Disease Control Collaboration with GoB’s department
13 Cow Breeding Collaboration with GoB’s department
14 Children Education Program through Community Mobilization [CEPCM] Shaplaneer - Citizens committee in Japan for overseas support
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Project Name: Enhance Children Education of Poor Families (ECEPF)at char area of Narsingdi

Target people: 6- 10 year age children
Working area: Raipura Upazila (char area) under Narsingdi district
Project period: April 2012 – March 2015
Major Activities:

  • Organize project orientation
  • Meeting with School teachers
  • Weekly visit to schools
  • Organize orientation with primary school management committee (SMCs )
  • Organize Quarterly meeting with SMCs
  • Organize students guardian meeting
  • Form Community Education Promotion Committee (CEPC)
  • Arrange meeting with SMC & CEPC.
  • Linkage/ liaison/ communicate with influential individuals and legitimate power holder for the interest of school going children
  • Assist to children enrollment in primary schools
  • Assist children to get admission in the school and to have text books
  • Project participate to annual sports of primary school with financial contribution
  • Celebrate to International Literacy day with primary school
  • Set up 10 CEP Centers (Child education centre)
  • Recruit of child education centre teacher
  • Provide Basic & refreshers training to CEP teachers
  • Provide educational materials (khata, pen, pencil, chalk, black board, duster, register, scale) to CEP student & teachers
  • Arrange examination for CEP students
  • Liaison with Union Parishad for easy road communication to school

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Project Name: Development of Handicapped persons through building Capacity & providing support (DHBP)

Target people: Handicapped people
Working area: Raipura and Narsingdi sadar Upazila under Narsingdi district
Project period: April 2012 – March 2015


Major Activities


  • Organize project orientation meeting
  • Formation of upazilla based Handicapped Group
  • Meeting with Handicapped group's
  • Providing training on “Group Management & Leadership” to handicapped persons
  • Organize exposure visit for handicapped groups
  • Provide Primary Rehabilitation Therapeutic (PRT) services to handicapped persons
  • Develop Care giver for PRT receivers
  • Provide Referral services to handicapped persons
  • Provide treatment facilities to handicapped persons
  • Provide Assistive devices to handicapped persons
  • Provide need based IGAs skill training to handicapped persons
  • Linkage with MC organization to handicapped persons to receive loan
  • Assist to handicapped persons in getting Jobs
  • Organize community awareness rising meeting
  • Organize yearly project sharing meeting
  • Conduct family counseling on handicapped issue
  • Celebrate to International Disability day
  • Stage drama on handicapped issue
  • Assist to handicapped persons in obtaining handicapped certificate, allowance, stipend and birth registration
  • Meeting with bus, tempo & other public vehicle associations
  • Awareness raising meeting with students on handicapped rights and entitlements
  • Admission in school to handicapped children
  • Make Ramp at schools
  • Organize awareness raising meeting with school teachers, school management committee (SMC)
  • Assist to School teachers & students to participate in school cultural & sports activities
  • Organize cultural & sports activities
  • Provide subsidy to the poorest handicapped student
  • Assist handicapped students to participate in social
  • Organize staff skill (technical & managerial) training
  • Organize one day long orientation on handicapped issue for staff of PAPRI
  • Set up service Center with equipments to provide Information & therapeutic services to handicapped persons.
  • Establish physical facilities like ramp, color line, Braille writing, toilet facilities at PAPRI Office for handicapped persons.

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Project Name: Promoting Rights for Persons with Disabilities (PRPD)

Goal


Awareness rising on Welfare Ordinance 2001 for promoting rights of Persons with disability in education, information and communication as policy issue. Target people: Handicapped persons
Working Area: Belabo and Raipura Upazila of Narsingdi district.
Donor: Center for Disability In Development
Main Activities

Awareness Meeting with community people;
Advocacy and lobbing;
Providing PRT and assistive devices;
Referral services;
Handicapped students’ inclusion in schools;
Formation and functioning of Disability Friends Club (DFC);
Skill training;
Credit support;
Form and nursing Local Ambassador (LAM) forum of the persons with disabilities etc.

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Project Name: Nippon Volunteer Support (NVS) High School Project

Mainstream education is one of the major focused areas of the organization. PAPRI is implementing different educational programs in its operational areas. Batiband is a village of Narayanpur Union under Narsingdi district, where educational facilities especially at the higher secondary level were scarce. Therefore, many students especially girls were not in a position to have secondary education. As a result, a significant number of students would drop out after completion of primary education, and the girls were the worse sufferers who had to stop their study forever and embrace the fate of early marriage. Under these circumstances, PAPRI proposed for fund to SHAPLA NEER to establish a high school in the village. It was benevolent of SHAPLA NEER to convince Nippon Volunteer Support, Japan to provide fund for the school.


Goal


Quality of education and learners' entrance to secondary education will be enhanced in Narayanpur and Shallabad Union under Belabo Upazila of Narsingdi district.


Objectives


  • To ensure enrollment of the learners especially of the girls in secondary high school.
  • To reduce dropout rate of the children completing primary education.
  • To raise capacity of the educational institution (Nippon Volunteer Support High School) in regard to ensuring quality education and fund mobilization.

PAPRI established NVS High School in 2003 with assistance from Nippon Volunteer Support, Japan. At present (April 2009), a total of 466 students are studying at the school. The High School staff includes 16 teachers and 2 officials.

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Project Name: Empowerment of the Poor, Ultra Poor & Poor Handicapped in Narsingdi district through Micro-Credit Support

To boost up PAPRI's Credit Program, a request was made to the Embassy of Japan through Shapla Neer for financial assistance. The Embassy of Japan responded positively and provided fund to PAPRI in order to disburse soft loan to the beneficiaries in the working areas.


Objective


To empower the Poor, Ultra Poor and Poor Handicap people by increasing their income, working opportunity and raising their social status through providing adequate micro-credit support and skill development training as well as counseling and awareness-raising session.


Plan of Operation


Altogether 1200 beneficiaries are planned to be provided with a total of Tk. 62,25,329/-. Categories of the beneficiaries will be ultra-poor, poor and poor handicap. The credit support will be provided for the following four trades:


  • Purchase of Rickshaw/Van (RV)
  • Cattle Rearing (CR)
  • Crop Cultivation (CC)
  • Small Business (SB).


The poor people are hoped to be equipped with knowledge through discussions that would help them decide for their own development taking into account their economical and social needs. Their awareness about health and personal hygiene will be raised so as to enable them to prevent physical as well as economical sufferings caused by diseases. Emphasis will also be given to collective efforts of the poor disadvantaged people contributing to peace and social harmony.

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Project Name: Micro Credit

Main objectives of PAPRI’s Micro-Credit program are to generate income and employment opportunities of the target people.
Two types of loans are provided to beneficiaries:

  1. Micro finance
  2. Micro Enterprise.

Target people: Hardcore poor and poor people in Narsingdi district.
Working area: Belabo, Raipura, Manohardi, Shibpur, Narsingdi Sador Upazila. Number of Unit Offices: 10.
Fund: Own fund of PAPRI
Loan trades: Rickshaw/Van (RV); Crop Cultivation (CC); Cattle Rearing (CR), Small Business (SB) and Handicrafts.


At a glance some data on November 2012


  • No. of groups: 640
  • No. of members: 12003
  • No. of Borrowers:.8546
  • Recovery rate: 99%
  • Loan outstanding: 805,85,332 taka
  • Savings depositors:12003
  • Savings balance: 29484854

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Project Name: Basic computer training

PAPRI has taken this program since 2009. The computer skill training is being provided to young citizens especially adolescent girls where poor families are given priority.

Goal: Poverty eradication of the poor families through creating income generating opportunities
Target people: Adolescent girls, Handicapped people & Young Boys.
Working Area: Raipura & Belabo Upazila of Narsingdi district
Donor: PAPRI own fund
Project Duration: March 2009 to till
Activity of the project

  • Trainees selection
  • Session conduct on Basics of computer
  • Session conduct on MS word
  • Session conduct on MS Excel
  • Session conduct on MS Power point
  • Internet browsing
Facilities of training centre
  • Established a tin sheet half building training house
  • Two computer teacher
  • 04 computers were set with internet support
  • 3 (three) months training course
Nature of work

Trainees are invited through PAPRI’s staff‘s to apply with fill up application form. A pre set committee selects the trainees through written test and viva-voce. An orientation is provisioned at inauguration day. A final evolution system is in the course. All passed trainees are awarded with a certificate.

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Project Name: Acid Survivors Support Network for prevention and Better inclusion

Acid violence is a new heinous and tragic violence in the country; it is the state of Acid violence is a new heinous and tragic violence in the country; it is the state of throwing acid (Chemical substance- H2so4, HNo3) on human body. Mainly acid is thrown on face, neck and also other parts of the body. Acid burns skin, flesh sometime bone also. As a result victims lose their original beauty and create ugly shape. The victims are psychologically scattered from society and exploited from society by socio-economic form. Mainly women are mostly affected though few are male and children. To mainstreaming victims through providing psychological therapy, medical support, legal support as well as inclusion in income generating activities by forming their Network is the objective of the project

Target people: Acid survivors/Acid victims
Working area: Narsingdi district
Project period: July 2012 – March 2014
Major Activities

  • House visit of victims
  • Case management of survivors by need assessment
  • Group meeting of victims
  • Community meeting
  • School campaigning
  • Psychosocial clinic
  • Training of survivors ambassador
  • Psychosocial service to acid victims
  • Inclusion for Income generation
  • Linkage with service providers
  • Counseling support to the survivors

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Project Name: APARAJITA project (Gender and Development project)

PAPRI has made a partnership with international NGO Steps Towards Development (Steps) at the aim to Strengthening movement to advance women rights and gender equality responding to violence against women and womens political participation. The key objectives are;

  1. Promoting human rights
    • Reducing incidences of violence against women including domestic violence
    • Reducing incidents of early marriage
    • Reducing sexual harassments
    • Encouraging prevent of Dowry
  2. Increasing women political participation in local and national government and also private
  3. Gender responsive Governance in government and non government

Major activities:


Awareness raising, Campaign, Advocacy, Training and Action oriented activities In this connection PAPRI has implementing project OPORAJETA. This project is designed for gender balance, human rights and good governance. Technical supported by: Steps towards Development (Steps) Working area: Belabo upazila in Narsingdi district Target beneficiaries are Women.

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Project Name: Adolescent girls Development program

Adolescent girls Development is PAPRI own program. PAPRI running this project with foreign fund or and/own fund. Through this program, adolescent girls aged 11-18 organized into group. Each group form with 20-25 girls in a locality. They are provided with awareness on social issues, national important days, life skill improvement training, and reproductive health so on.
Working area: Belabo and Raipura upazila in Narsingdi district
Target group: Adolescent girls
Objectives: To create income and employment opportunities as well as good health for the adolescent girls at the aim to women empowerment. Major activities: Group formation, Conduct group meeting, Reproductive health training, skill training on IGAs and leadership, awareness raising on social problems and health issues.

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Project Name: Training and Capacity Building

PAPRI has developed a training cell to organize and conduct internal/external training for staff, beneficiaries and outsiders. It also sells training for individuals and other organizations.


PAPRI’s training cell at a glance:
01. Training coordinator : 01
02. Trainers : 29
(Human and technical skill development trainer, they also develop module, schedule, curriculum of required training)
03. Training Venues : 03

  1. PAPRI Narayanpur training Centre (residential)
    • 32 seats holding training room with sophisticate chair
    • 35 capacitated dormitory
    • Computer and laptop facility
    • Multimedia projector
    • Library
    • Separate dining room
    • Well facilitated toilet bath
    • Electricity is available(Govt. electricity and own generator)
    • Campus has own protected boundary
    • Security guard
    • Situated beside Dhaka- Sylhet high way road
    • Local market
  2. PAPRI Amlabo training centre (Residential)
    • 32 seats holding training room with sophisticate chair
    • 33 capacitated dormitory
    • Computer and laptop facility
    • Multimedia projector
    • Separate dining room
    • Well facilitated toilet bath
    • Electricity is available(Govt. electricity and own generator)
    • Campus has own protected boundary
    • Security guard
    • Carpeting road beside centre
    • Local market
  3. Narsingdi training centre (Non residential) - Situated at heart of District town
    • 30 seats holding training room with sophisticate chair
    • Computer and laptop facility
    • Multimedia projector
    • Well facilitated toilet bath
    • Electricity is available
    • 3rd floor of a Six storey building
    • Security guard
  4. Computer training centre
    • Training house (Semi pacca )
    • 8 seats capacity
    • 8 Computer and 4 laptops facility with computer chair
    • 33 capacitated dormitory
    • Professional computer instructor
  5. Multimedia projector
  6. Digital camera
  7. Documentation facilities
  8. Well designed library
  9. Internet facilities
  10. Reading room

PAPRI has experience in selling and conducting training to foreigner. All other necessary materials and facilities are available in the training venues.

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Project Name: Leprosy and Skin Disease Control

PAPRI had made an agreement with government’s health department of Raipura Upazila for leprosy and skin diseases control in the area. A health technician of Upazila Health Department sits at PAPRI Head Office in Narayanpur twice a week (Saturday and Tuesday) and visits patients. Beneficiaries include people from all walks of life.

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Project Name: Cow Breeding

PAPRI had made collaboration with government livestock department of Belabo upazila under Narsingdi district. An artificial insemination centre was set at PAPRI Head office premises jointly. One technician of government livestock department is providing high yielding variety ox’s semen to local variety cow every working day, on an average 50 cows is having insemination per day.

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Project Name: Children Education Program through Community Mobilization [CEPCM]

Activities (Output-1): 1.1 : Project orientation to SMC at school level 1.2 : Exposure visit for selected SMC member 1.3: Participate and assist to organize SMC meeting Activities (Output-2): 2.1: Community people are involved themselves in children enrollment 2.2 : Volunteers are visited home and communicated irregulars, dropout children and parents 2.3: Collect children information Activities (Output-3): 3.1 Meeting with school teacher quarterly. 3.2 : Performed annual sports 3.3: Performed literacy day observation Activities (Output-4): 4.1: Project orientation meeting at union parishad 4.2 : Project sharing meeting at union parishad level Activities (Output-5): 5.1: Project orientation meeting at district level 5.2: Project sharing meeting at district level 5.3: Project orientation meeting at upazila level 5.4: Project sharing meeting at Upazila level 5.5: Learning and achievement are published in mass media

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Recent Event

PAPRI has made an agreement for Basic literacy project in Belabo Upozila under Narsigndi DistrictsBPATC Training (60th Batch)Aparajita SommelonAcid Survivors ConferenceMr. Abu Based has been Awared by Shaptahik Bangalar DakMr. Abu Based, Executive Director of PAPRI has been AwardedMd. Abu Based Executive Director of PAPRI has awarded “Human Rights Shining Award-2015” from Human rights Foundation.ADM of Narsingdi is distributing financial check to Acid survivors gathering in gathering dayED of PAPRI delivering speech at Symposium in Japan