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UTTHAN-(unprvilieged to tha humanitarian action need)

Barisal, Bangladesh
Joined July 2020

Working Area : Barisal Division. The main objective of UTTHAN is to ensure the participation of all by undertaking various projects aimed at protecting the basic rights of the urban and rural poor.

Presence in: Bangladesh
Focus: Education

The Barisal City Corporation was formed on January 1, 1993, comprising six coastal districts (Barisal, Patuakhali, Bhola, Barguna, Jhalokati and Pirojpur) in the southern part of Bangladesh. The organization was established on March 25, 2004 by a group of college students living on Hospital Road, Ward 19, of the city corporation on the banks of the Kirtonkhola River. The organization was registered on July 8, 2007 by the District Social Service Office, Barisal, for conducting programs on various issues including violence against women, child marriage, environmental protection and drugs. Since then, the organization has been expanding its activities with the help of government and non-government organizations and individuals and has been conducting various developmental programs including protection of the rights of the transgender community including children, adolescents and the disabled.


UTTHAN is a community-based non-profit, non-political and non-governmental voluntary charity organization. Education, Health, Child Marriage, Women Violence, Child Abuse, Human Trafficking, Acid throwing, Has adopted various plans for human rights protection and establishment of good governance including HIV/AIDS prevention, women empowerment. The organization has the capacity to implement any project big or small as it has skilled and trained manpower. All types of activities are conducted under the direct leadership of the executive council of the organization.

Our Vision:   UTTHAN works to establish a just society based on values including social justice, human dignity, equality, fairness, good governance, secularism in protecting the rights of the poor and marginalized people living in urban and rural areas. Which works for the welfare of the underprivileged people irrespective of social inequality, persecution, oppression, corruption and race, religion and caste.

People Associated With This Organization

Md. Sakib Ahmed

UTTHAN-(unprvilieged to tha...
Joined July 2020
Interests: Gender-based violence
I passed SSC in 2nd class from Jessore Bor in 1991, HSC in 2nd class in 1993 and 2nd class in both BA and MA from National University. After passing SSC, I continued my studies by working in a local NGO called RDS. My parents could not afford to pay for my education. Since then I have worked as a supervisor, sometimes as a project coordinator in several private organizations including RDS, TMSS. Most recently, in 2004, we joined UTTHAN, a group of friends, as president and CEO. I have 20-25 years of experience working for the development of the poor. So I and my organization have the skills to implement any project at the field level. I am trying to stay by the side of various problems of the poor people. Although my organization does not have the support to stay next. So we are working with grants from different individuals and organizations.
After gaining membership of your organization, I hope your organization will help my organization as much as possible.
Md. Sakib Ahmed is the network champion (main point of contact) for UTTHAN-(unprvilieged to tha humanitarian action need).

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