Project Title : Chars Livelihoods Programme
Working Area : Upazela : Jaldhaka & Dimla, District: Nilphamari
Beneficiaries : 2006 HH
Major Components :
  1. Livelihood Security
  2. Health & Nutrition
  3. Market development
  4. Infrastructure
  5. Social Activities
  6. Village Savings & Lone
Funded by : DFID and AusAID

Project Goal:

Improve the livelihoods, income and food security of up to one million extremely poor women, children and men living on island chars in the North West of Bangladesh.

Specific Objectives:

  • To make the chars people as vigilant and ideal citizen
  • To create the responsible and committed institute of GO and NGO level to offer the different service and infrastructure advantages.
  • To empowerment of chars people by effective and sustainable livelihoods.
  • To increase the cooperation among different GO, NGO and private organization at program area.  


Major Activities :

1.       Social Development Activities

  • Core group formation
  • Village Development Committee formation
  • Adolescent group formation (Boys & Girls)
  • Adolescent pear educator group formation (Boys & Girls)
  • Couple orientation
  • Orientation for opinion leader
  • Community Mela
  • Annual general meeting (AGM) of CBOs
  • Blanket distribution
  • Stop early marriage and Dowry
  • Marriage registration
  • Birth registration
  • Death registration
  • Family conflict mitigation

2.       Markets and Livelihoods Development  Activities

  • Assets transfer to the beneficiary Households (Cattle, Land Lease, Small Business)
  • Stipend distribution
  • Model Poultry rearer development and input support (Poultry model house and hens)
  • Develop Poultry Vaccinator
  • Livestock Service Provider - LSP
  • Seed distribution (Summer & Winter)
  • Fertilizer (Zinc and Boron) distribution
  • Sapling distribution (Papaya, fruit trees, Mango and Neem)
  • Input support
  • Spices seed distribution (Ginger and Turmeric)
  • Cutting of Napier grass distribution
  • Training on livestock
  • Cattle Vaccination
  • Cattle de-worming
  • Sheep and goat vaccination
  • Artificial insemination (AI)
  • Training for group management committee members

3.       Infrastructure Development Project Activities

  • Plinth raising
  • Tube well installation with platform 
  • Low cost latrine installation

4.       Primary Health Care Project Activities

  • Reproductive health care
  • Maternal and Child Health care
  • Family planning service delivery
  • Nutrition support
  • Referral service delivery
  • Special day observation
  • Community awareness raising meeting/campaign/folk song
  • Coordination meeting with GOB and NGO at Upazela level

5.       Direct Nutrition Project Activities

  • Base line survey
  • Char Pusti Karmi (CPK) Team management and capacity building  
  • Newly-wed couple orientation
  • Village doctors’ orientation
  • Community clinic management
  • Social mobilization events (Folk song/drama/video)