At a Glance:
Initially Janata Unnayan Sangstha was a local club for organizing the social and cultural activities, sports and other generous activities. It was developed by some young and educated social volunteers in Munjitpur village of Satkhira district. After end of eighth decade, environmental calamities and different social crisis increased in the south west coastal region of Bangladesh. With these changing situation the local club turned in a local NGO named Janata Unnayan Sangstha (An Organization for Social Development). As a local NGO, Janata Unnayan Sangstha established in 2010 at Kamalnagor Village under Satkhira District of Bangladesh. In the year 2015, it was registered by the Department of Social Welfare. In 2013 a devastating Cyclone Mahasen occurred in the south west region of Bangladesh where huge damage to the people. Crop filed, homestead, school, college, market everything was submerged under water. Near about half million people fall into distressed condition. In this situation workers of Janata Unnayan Sangstha extended their cordial support to the distressed people and carried out massive relief and rehabilitation activities. After the relief and rehabilitation activities Janata Unnayan Sangstha come to know about the socio-economic crisis of the society and decided to work for sustainable development of the society. Initially they organize poor male and female members into different homogeneous groups. Organized group members are using these groups for their social planning and development. Health, nutrition, primary education, water and sanitation, environmental conservation, income generating activities, savings, gender equalities etc. are the main development issues of those groups. Janata Unnayan Sangstha playing a vital role of a facilitator and they are providing training, credit support and issue based social awareness. With their previous activities recently Janata Unnayan Sangstha has been addressing hardcore poor issue and also working for land rights for the landless poor peoples. As a local organization Janata Unnayan Sangstha prepare its development plan for addressing the local issue. Local people also consider it as their own organization. Janata Unnayan Sangstha is a social development Organization has been providing such as khasland, Khas water body processing support, different skills & social sector training with IGA support, Water & Sanitation, among the landless poor since 2004 to promote human rights and good governance. Through human rights and governance program, Janata Unnayan Sangstha contributes towards poverty reduction aiming to bringing change in the lives of most marginalized people.