BEES is registered as a national NGO which has been working for the last 44 years for bringing about socio-economic changes in the lives of the poor, illiterate, neglected, unskilled and malnourished people, especially women and children, of the society through empowerment. The development drive now being intervened and executed by BEES was started as Bogura Rural Development Project (BRDP) under Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) in 1975. The project was handed over to BEES in 1984. Since then, with a new Mission and Vision, BEES started its operation by refreshing the ongoing activities as per need and demand of the clients and extended its activities in other areas of Bangladesh. BEES has enhanced the self-reliance efforts of more than 5.8 million people so far. BEES sets forth its activities with the objectives of accomplishing the factors that promote or boost development by giving emphasis on sustainability, behavioral change and women empowerment in terms of universal literacy, access to health care including WatSan, promotion of personal hygiene & sanitation, nutrition education, rights & governance and income & employment generation for livelihood development.
BEES is now registered with the Department of Social Welfare, Directorate of Family Planning, Joint Stock Company, Micro-credit Regulatory Authority (MRA) and the NGO Affairs Bureau. BEES has been implementing different programs and projects in collaboration with multiple Ministries, International and National organizations since its inception. BEES has its self-supported program as well.
As a development organization, BEES has HR policy, gender policy, staff recruitment policy, procurement policy, finance & accounts policy, Sheba manual, microcredit manual, training manual, curriculum, training aids and materials, program wise strategies & guidelines to run the organizational activities efficiently.
BEES reinforces multidimensional programs that impact all aspects of the lives of disadvantaged people. The communities we work that help us to find sustainable solutions towards the developmental challenges. BEES believes that people have the ability to analyze their situation to identify their own developmental priorities and find appropriate solution. Unfortunately, due to unavailability of information, technical and financial support, they are unable to do so. Hence, BEES offers a series of skill development activities and promotes income and employment generation for the target beneficiaries.
A participatory approach has already been adopted when interacting with target group members. Group members are taught to be accommodative and respectful toward others’ opinions. BEES promotes training, advocacy, networking and social moralization to change behavior, attitude and practices. BEES also hope to increase knowledge and awareness among target groups. Awareness programs on human rights, legal support, good governance, gender equity, women empowerment are linked with core programs to streamline them with sustainable development. Self-sufficiency, better social understanding and support of BEES lead the beneficiaries to achieve their goal.
The building block of BEES’s strategy is the formation and fortification of community-based intuitions, focused on empowerment through human resource development. BEES adopts pro-poor, demand responsive and gender-sensitive approaches to ensure decentralized service delivery mechanisms and good governance. It aims to establish human rights for social equity and sustainable development. BEES has targeted these areas based on its past experiences and new ideas
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