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Chandradip Development Society
Jahanara Begum Shapna, Executive Director | Cell: 8801712001088 | Email:
Chandradip Development Society –CDS is a woman headed community development organization working since 2000 in the southern coastal belt region focusing disadvantaged community empowerment on social rights and service issues with special attention to women and children. The word Chandradip derives from ’ Chandradwip’ is the historical name of ancient Barisal District region which was surrounded by several small islands & ‘Chandradip’ was the focal point of these greater islands region. To ensure all kinds of possible development efforts for the most disaster porn vulnerable, disadvantaged, poverty stricken community people of this region, CDS-Chandradip Development Society has been established in 1st July 1999 by its present chief-executive along with other likeminded enthusiastic fellows as a not for profit, non political and community based voluntary organization with a motto ‘we ensure development for all’. CDS has been registered with the Department of Social Welfare, NGO Affairs Bureau, Jubo Unnayan Adhidaptar (Department of Youth Development) & Women Affairs Bureau. The Head Office of the organization located in Barisal, the southern divisional city of Bangladesh. In 2000 CDS started its development initiative with a program for disadvantaged women empowerment through promoting their rights, leadership and upgrading their situation by IGAs with an Institution Capacity Building Project supported by Southern NGO Network-SNN under Leading Organization BDS, Barisal. At present Chandradip Development Society –CDS is directly implementing projects on Maternal, Child Health & Nutrition; Safe Water Supply & Sanitation; Preserving Rights for Women & Children; Legal Aid Support and Education; Literacy Education for the Underprivileged; Food Security, Safety Net & Social Protection; Hazardous Child Labor Elimination & Rehabilitation; Health Rights Establishment Advocacy; Combating Violence Against Women & Children; Strengthening Local Government Institutions; Climate Change Adaptation & DRM; Establishing Agricultural Rights of the Women Farmers; HIV/AIDS Prevention among Young Generation; National Level Advocacy & Campaign etc. covering 95 unions in 15 upazilas of Barisal and Bhola District under Barisal Division supported by different international and national funding partners. CDS has its Branch Offices in all the working area’s focal point of Barisal and Bhola District including the remote and char areas. The organization is equipped with capable, skilled and committed manpower, adequate facilities & materials, modern information technology system. CDS works with different stakeholders like civil society, farmers’ societies, local Government representatives, fishers folk, youth groups, teachers, children, adolescent and socially disadvantaged women. CDS always tries to address the emerging needs of the working communities and collaborates with various local, national and international NGOs and government departments in realizing common goal of social development. Currently, CDS has been working with about 35 thousands poor and socially disadvantaged households in different issues of Health, Nutrition & WatSan; Good Governance, Rights & Justice,: Education, Gender and Empowerment; Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaption; Livelihood & Food Security in Barisal and Bhola District of Southern Coastal Belt. CDS has been working for the last 16 years and has earned a good reputation within the community, local administration, funding agencies and other stakeholders at local, national and international level. Chandradip Development Society has gained many exciting and challenging experiences working in different sectors of development. From individual action research to collaborative efforts support since inception Chandradip Development Society gaining multifaceted and diversified experiences of working in different development sectors. Long working experience in Health, Good Governance, and Education and IGA program implementation at field level makes the organization competitive. CHANDRADIP is now in a position to attain the rights to claim itself an expert in major development sectors to implement any program or project by skill & experienced human resources following its strategic planning.