Project

Some Project Operated by AMUS

AMUS conducts an average of 1000 to 1100 training courses, projects, seminars, workshops, and related activities annually for the benefit of its staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries. To efficiently manage these courses, AMUS has established dedicated training cells staffed with qualified personnel. Additionally, training centers are equipped with all necessary facilities, including accommodations, dining, technical materials, modules, training aids, equipment, and training-related books. These efforts are aimed at ensuring that every training activity is conducted professionally and that the knowledge and skills gained through the courses contribute to the development of AMUS and its beneficiaries.

Basic Literacy Project

Season (2019-2021)

Donor: Bureau of Non Formal Affairs.

Activities:

  • Survey, learners selection, motivation, awareness raising,
  • Learners group formation and savings accumulation,
  • Weekly meetings and discussion circles,
  • Professional skills development training,
  • Capacity-building training, seminars, rallies, and observations,
  • Extra-curriculum activities,
  • Cultural functions, day observations, games and sports, etc.
  • Latrine and tube well installation in education centers.

Out of School Children Education Program

Season (2020-2023)

Donor: Ministry of Primary and Mass Education

Activities:

  • Staff and teachers’ skills development training,
  • Capacity-building training, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Professional skills development training,
  • Adolescents and adult education,
  • Primary health and nutrition education,
  • Center committee formation and arrange weekly meetings,
  • Education center construction.

Vulnerable Group Development: Life skill Training

Season (2019-2020)

Donor: Directorate of women Affairs

Activities:

  • Natural disaster management, mother and child health, food and nutrition, legal awareness,
  • IGA: (Vegetable farming, fisheries, handicrafts, poultry farms, etc.) Savings, credit support, etc.

Skill enhancement Training

Season (2016-2018)

Donor: Ministry of Public Administration

Activities:

  • Motivation, awareness-raising about good governance,
  • Staff and beneficiaries receive skills development training on good governance,
  • Capacity-building training, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Committee formation and mobilization for good governance,
  • Weekly meetings and discussion circles on good governance,
  • Good governance, development, and mobilization
  • UP members training/seminars and amp,
  • Legal, democratic, and human rights education.

Awareness Raising on Reproductive health and Nutrition

Season (2016-2018)

Donor: Ministry of Family Planning

Activities:

  • Survey, beneficiary selection, motivation, awareness raising,
  • Staff and beneficiaries’ skills development training,
  • Capacity-building training, seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Group formation and savings accumulation,
  • Weekly meetings and discussion circles,
  • Primary health and nutrition education,
  • Training center construction,
  • Nursery development and tree plantation,
  • Gender relations development.

Testimony of Organization’s Past Tract Record

Climate Resilient Adaptation

Prevention of climate change, disaster risk reduction, promotion of the environment, capacity building of local actors and NGOs, forestry, and food security.

Protecting Human Rights

Education, prevention of gender-based violence, human trafficking and unsafe migration prevention, health and HIV/AIDS, nutrition, water and sanitation, arsenic mitigation, shelter, child protection, and rights.

Functioning Good Governance

well-functioning LG, Advocacy and Governance, Capacity building of GOs and NGOs, Civic and voter education, women's empowerment, community mobilization Awareness campaign.

Sustainable Development with Food Security and Economical Development

Microfinance, agriculture, livestock, seed production, and marketing.

Climate Resilient Adaptation Project

Overview:

The district of Jessore is situated in the south-western coastal region of Bangladesh, which is considered prone to natural disasters owing to its geographical location. Over the years, various types of calamities have affected the local community as a result of climate change. These natural disasters have had a significant bearing on the standard of living of the people in the area. The AMUS social organization, with its location along the coast, has taken on the responsibility of addressing climate change through one of its major activity areas. The organization recognizes the impact that climate change can have on coastal communities and is committed to achieving its overall mission through its efforts in this area.

Amus is an organization that helps people affected by natural disasters. They’re dedicated to making their lives better. The organization has helped people affected by SIDR since 2007. They provide support and resources for rehabilitation. During the AILA in 2009, AMUS was quick to respond with rescue and recovery assistance when needed. Through our long-term rehabilitation plan, we have implemented the Housing and WATSAN program, which has provided shelter and sanitation for those in need.

AMUS firmly believes in managing the risk of disaster and reducing its impact through community awareness and specific intervention. In 2017, we took a collaborative approach by working with all stakeholders, including the GoB, NGOs, LG, disaster management committees, journalists, the private sector, and local actors, to develop capacity and improve response times. Additionally, AMUS is committed to preventing climate change through environmental promotion activities, networks, and plantation initiatives funded by our organization. We are proud to serve the community and provide support in the face of adversity.

Objectives of the program area:
  • Humanitarian response to the community to overcome the impact of a natural disaster
  • Provide short-term and long-term support to the climate-affected community.
  • Networking and capacity building of humanitarian response actors for better and collective measures
  • Knowledge development and awareness building in the community for coping, adopting, and mitigation
  • Take preventive measures on climate change and environmental promotion.

Major Intervention under the program component :

No-01

Project/Initiatives: Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA).

Development Partner: Oxfam  and Ashroy Foundation.

Geographical Coverage: Chaugachcha upazila of Jessore district.

Impl. Period: 2017 to till now.

Major Activities: Organizational policies develop, Training on apply of policy.

No-02

Project/Initiatives: Local action for environment promotion.

Development Partner: Own fund and community contribution.

Geographical Coverage: Jessore upazila of Jessore district.

Impl. Period: Continue.

Major Activities: Tree plantation at road side, open field, institution and poor person who has land.

Project On Protecting Human Rights

Overview:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Constitution of Bangladesh entrench the rights of all people, regardless of their background. These fundamental rights are paramount, and as a right-based organization, AMUS focuses on the critical rights of communities such as access to food, shelter, education, healthcare, and protection. Sensitizing service providers to the importance of rights and providing support is of utmost importance in this regard.

Regrettably, the coastal areas are experiencing a dearth of entitlements compared to other regions in the country. Illiteracy, poverty, and lack of awareness are widespread, leading to the trafficking of women and children as well as gender-based violence. Given that Jessore is a prominent trafficking route, people migrate out of job scarcity, forcing women to face paternal society’s brunt. Also, the community suffers from malnutrition due to poverty and lacks life-saving resources such as safe water and sanitation. The hazard of natural disasters not only jeopardizes the safety of the population but also leads to homelessness among those most affected by the disaster.

AMUS has taken a proactive approach to ensuring that education reaches the next generation through non-formal training. The organization also creates awareness campaigns to prevent gender-based violence and human trafficking, working with both community members and relevant authorities. Raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and providing support to impoverished communities for their housing are also among the measures taken by AMUS.

Objectives of the program area:
  • Develop knowledge and voice-raising capacity in the community about their rights and entitlements.
  • Sensitize rights-providers and defense authorities to ensure the rights of the community.
  • Mobilize the community and make it united to play a rights-defending role.
  • Support the community to enjoy their rights.

Major Intervention under the program component :

No-01

Project/Initiatives: Non formal Primary Education (NFPE).

Development Partner: BRACK.

Geographical Coverage: Jessore  Sadar upazila and Jhikargachcha Upazilla of Jessore district.

Major Activities: Regular education support of children through 37 schools.

No-02

Project/Initiatives: Prevention of Woman torturing.

Development Partner: Bangladesh NGO Foundation.

Geographical Coverage: Jhikargachcha Upazilla.

Major Activities: School Orientation. courtyard  meeting Community Meeting. 

No-03

Project/Initiatives: Housing Project.

Development Partner: Bangladesh Bank.

Geographical Coverage: Jessore sadar Chaugachcha & Jhikargachcha Upazilla.

Major Activities: Provide financial support to rebuild house. 

No-04

Project/Initiatives: Combating Human Trafficking and Promotion of Save Migration by Strengthening Institutions and Communities.

Development Partner: AWO International Germany through Rights Jessore.

Geographical Coverage: Monirampur Upazilla.

Major Activities: School Orientation, Community Meeting, Stage Drama, Door to door Campaigns, CTC & CVG Orientation.

No-05

Project/Initiatives: Iron & Arsenic Free Drinking Water Filter.

Development Partner: Bangladesh NGO Foundation.

Geographical Coverage: Jhikargachcha Upazilla.

Major Activities: Distribute water filter, Awareness raising.

Functioning Good Governance Project

Overview:

AMUS recognizes that effective governance is essential for safeguarding the rights and entitlements of citizens. In Bangladesh, the government plays a critical role in ensuring the well-being of its people through its governance systems. By decentralizing services and establishing grassroots-level institutions, the government strives to make services more accessible to citizens.

AMUS employs results-based approaches (RBA) to guarantee the rights of individuals and communities. The organization is actively involved in various networks, such as SUPRO, Right to Food, and the Campaign for Good Governance. AMUS works collaboratively with government institutions, local governments, and other service providers to promote good governance and advocate for individuals and communities.

The organization seeks to enhance the capacity of service providers, improve service policies, and empower individuals and communities. Enhancing community knowledge and awareness through various capacity-building initiatives and interactive sessions is fundamental to AMUS’ empowerment strategy. The organization also emphasizes group development and functioning to support women’s empowerment and strengthen community unity.

Objectives of the program area:
  • Develop the capacity of service-provider authorities to apply policy accordingly.
  • Accumulate community opinion for policy reformation.
  • Models generate advocacy and replication to improve service.
  • Use social accountability tools and community monitoring.
  • Develop community knowledge about their rights and entitlements.
  • Emphasis on marginalized and unprivileged group empowerment.

Major Intervention under the program component :

No-01

Project/Initiatives: Networking activities with GO and NGO.

Development Partner: Network and Organizational found.

Geographical Coverage: Jessore district.

Major Activities: Rally, Human Chain, Press conference, Mass gathering, Memorandum Submission.

No-02

Project/Initiatives: Capacity Building.

Development Partner: Project included and own fund.

Geographical Coverage: Jessore district.

Major Activities: Training, Dialogue. 

No-03

Project/Initiatives: Child Safety Net.

Development Partner: World Vision.

Geographical Coverage: Jessore district.

Major Activities: Life skill.

Sustainable Livelihood with  Food security, Agriculture & Economical Development Project

Overview:

AMUS applies a comprehensive approach to developing the socio-economic status of communities through their own funding and support from development partners. By integrating microfinance support with livelihood development enterprises, AMUS aims to alleviate poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Modern and appropriate technology, quality seeds, fertilizers, and pest management, as well as marketing support, are key components of AMUS’s agricultural interventions.

Since its early days, AMUS has provided microfinance support to the hardcore poor, beggars, street people, and climate refugees, among other disadvantaged groups. AMUS recognizes that capacity-building and livelihood initiatives are vital to ensuring sustainable community financial development. As a result, AMUS provides support for capacity building and necessary income-generating activities before providing microfinance support.

To further increase beneficiaries’ capacity building measures, AMUS supports livelihood initiatives through livestock and agricultural activities while engaging in government-initiated income-generating activities. Proper use of microfinance support is ensured by providing capacity building and necessary support for income-generating activities for receiving families. AMUS has so far provided support to 2 lakh poor communities, including ultra-poor, beggars, small or marginal farmers, marginalized groups, women-headed households, businessmen, fishermen, entrepreneurs, and climate refugee families.

Objectives of the program area:
  • Easy and accommodating financial support for the poor families
  • Capacity development of beneficiaries before microfinance support
  • Expand livelihood activity for the poor and deprived community.
  • Use modern and context-fitting technology to increase production.
  • ensure the best benefit for the community.
  • Create AIGA for the targeted beneficiaries.

Major Intervention under the program component :

No-01

Project/Initiatives: Micro-finance.

Development Partner: BRACK & Own Fund.

Geographical Coverage: Satkhra district.

Major Activities: IGA training, Regular savings, Loan disburse, Loan adjust.

No-02

Project/Initiatives: Agricultural  Value Chains (AVC) (Mango).

Development Partner: USAID Through DAI.

Geographical Coverage: Jessore district.

Major Activities: Training for Quality mango production and use latest technology, Good Agriculture Practice.

No-03

Project/Initiatives: Seed Production.

Development Partner: SID Danida & Own fund.

Geographical Coverage: Jessore district.

Major Activities: Quality Seed production & seal to farmers for high production.

No-04

Project/Initiatives: Income Generating for Vulnerable Group Development (IGVGD).

Development Partner: MOWCA..

Geographical Coverage: Jhikargachcha Upazilla, Monirampur Upazilla, Jessore Sadar Upazilla at Jessore District.

Major Activities: IGA Training, Regular Savings, Support to start IGA.

No-05

Project/Initiatives: Sanitary Latrine Project.

Development Partner: BNF.

Geographical Coverage: Jhikargachcha Upazilla at Jessore district. 

Major Activities: Established Sanitary Latrine for poor people.

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Location

Contact Info

226, Nillgong Tatipara, Jessore, Bangladesh.

E-mail: amusjes@gmail.com