CHURCH OF BANGLADESH.
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
Self-Help and Income-Generating Project |
Barisal is a small divisional town located at the south end of Bangladesh. Most of the people of this district are poor and distressed. It is the usual scenario in our country. The female members and their young daughters are used to doing temporary jobs as maidservants. Some of them work in local tobacco factories.
The Self-Help and Income-Generating Project (SHIGP) in Barisal has undertaken some programmes to help such people, and is now operating in nine areas under the Barisal Sadar. The target population is landless, marginal peasant, homeless, deprived and destitute women. It is a small-scale women's development project. Its overall activities initially did not spread out broadly. However we are trying to increase the volume of work of SHGIP as quickly as possible.
The objective of this project is as follows:
1) To organise and mobilise the poor, distressed and illiterate women into groups for taking an active role in the development process.
2) To create earning sources for distressed women to save them from oppression.
3) To promote the status of women and empower them for articulating their rights and role in society.
4) To enhance self-he1p-related trade opportunities for the targeted people and make them self-sufficient for practical living.
5) To help poor women to identify their problems and solve the problems by themselves.
6) To promote and establish gender equality between men and women in the targeted area so that they may take equal parts in the development process.
Currently SHGIP is running the following programmes:
A) People's Organisation Building
B) Micro Credit and Income-Generating Programme
C) Tailoring Training Course
D) Community Health and Sanitation
E) Social Forestry and Environment
F) Functional Literacy Programme
G) HIV/Aids Programme
H) Observation and Celebration of Important Days
I) Intensive Training Programme.
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