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1 day ago

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Friendship at the World CSR congress 2017
The 6th World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Congress & Awards was held in Mumbai on 17th-18th of February 2017. The congress brings together Global Leaders from over 130 countries under one roof who believes in the value of CSR to be built within the core of the business. Friendship NGO was bestowed the NGO LEADERSHIP AWARD at the World CSR Day at the congress which is co-hosting the Global NGO Excellence Awards. Ms Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director of Friendship attended the event as a panel speaker along with other distinguished guests. She spoke about the concept of Value beyond Economics, Social and Philosophical Roots for CSR.
This year’s theme for the congress was ‘The Future of Profit is Purpose’. The World CSR conference especially focused on strategies for the success of CSR and some of the vital aspects discussed in the conference were sustainable and responsible business, competitive advantage and change for sustainability.

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Friendship at the World CSR congress 2017
The 6th World Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Congress & Awards was held in Mumbai on 17th-18th of February 2017. The congress brings together Global Leaders from over 130 countries under one roof who believes in the value of CSR to be built within the core of the business.  Friendship NGO was bestowed the NGO LEADERSHIP AWARD at the World CSR Day at the congress which is co-hosting the Global NGO Excellence Awards. Ms Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director of Friendship attended the event as a panel speaker along with other distinguished guests. She spoke about the concept of Value beyond Economics, Social and Philosophical Roots for CSR.
This year’s theme for the congress was ‘The Future of Profit is Purpose’. The World CSR conference especially focused on strategies for the success of CSR and some of the vital aspects discussed in the conference were sustainable and responsible business, competitive advantage and change for sustainability.

#homepage #news #CorporateSocialResponsibility

2 weeks ago

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Training on cereal crops and vegetable cultivation
Friendship's Sustainable Economic Development sector conducted training on cereal crops and vegetable cultivation across various locations in Kurigram, Chilmari and Gaibandha districts from 15th- 19th and 22nd -25th January 2017. The capacity building training was organized to increase the production of cereal crops and vegetable production within the limited amount of land available to the people living in the chars (riverine island). Cultivation of crops and vegetables are effective methods for increasing income for poor char communities and useful in reducing malnutrition and food deficiency.

A total of 315 participants took part in the training.

4,285 beneficiaries were provided agricultural (crop, livestock, and farm power machinery) training in the year of 2016.

To join our cause and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Training on cereal crops and vegetable cultivation
Friendships Sustainable Economic Development sector conducted training on cereal crops and vegetable cultivation across various locations in Kurigram, Chilmari and Gaibandha districts from 15th- 19th and 22nd -25th January 2017. The capacity building training was organized to increase the production of cereal crops and vegetable production within the limited amount of land available to the people living in the chars (riverine island). Cultivation of crops and vegetables are effective methods for increasing income for poor char communities and useful in reducing malnutrition and food deficiency.

A total of 315 participants took part in the training.

4,285 beneficiaries were provided agricultural (crop, livestock, and farm power machinery) training in the year of 2016.

To join our cause and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

#news #homepage #capacitybuilding #economicdevelopement

3 weeks ago

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Friendship observes World Leprosy Day

On the observation of the World Leprosy Day, a colorful rally and discussion meeting were jointly organised by Upazila Health Complex of Kurigram and RDRS -Bangladesh on 29th January 2017. World Leprosy Day takes place every year to raise awareness for Leprosy and provides the opportunity to advocate for leprosy victims and their families. This year’s theme was ‘Zero disabilities in girls and boys affected by leprosy’ in support of the WHO Global Leprosy Target.

Representatives of Friendship, RDRS, Solidarity, IASIB, BRAC also attended the event.

To join our cause and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Friendship observes World Leprosy Day

On the observation of the World Leprosy Day, a colorful rally and discussion meeting were jointly organised by Upazila Health Complex of Kurigram and RDRS -Bangladesh on 29th January 2017. World Leprosy Day takes place every year to raise awareness for Leprosy and provides the opportunity to advocate for leprosy victims and their families. This year’s theme was ‘Zero disabilities in girls and boys affected by leprosy’ in support of the WHO Global Leprosy Target.

Representatives of Friendship, RDRS, Solidarity, IASIB, BRAC  also attended the event.

To join our cause and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

#news #homepage #worldleprosyday #leprosy

3 weeks ago

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"There's sunshine in the house! It's magical". WATCH THE VIDEO (30secs). Friendship's low cost solar panels bring light into homes in rural Bangladesh. We developed a safe, healthy means of powering a lighting system for no more than the cost of running a hazardous kerosene lamp. "The children can study until 10 at night. There is no need to worry." Gift a family light in their home. Your donations help us change lives. youtu.be/k874vYND21c

#solarpanels #globalgoals #friendshipngo #news #homepage #lightforall #charity #educationHelp make a difference: www.friendship.ngo/donate Kerosene lamps are the traditional source of lighting in poor rural areas of Bangladesh. They’re in...
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4 weeks ago

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Give these children hope for a better future. Help us support them to achieve their dreams.
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#friendshipngo #education #globalgoals #news“When I grow up, I want to be a doctor. I want to care for the poor people.” Some of the poorest and most remote areas in Bangladesh do not have schools mean...
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1 month ago

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Victims of the August 2016 floods in Bangladesh received 4800 seed packs to replant crops and help them regain self-sufficiency. Thank you for giving and helping these communities get back on their feet. www.friendship.ngo/donate

#friendshipngo #agriculture #bangladesh #globalgoals #floods #donate #ngo #charity #endhunger #news #homepage #disastermangament #sustainabledevelopment
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Victims of the August 2016 floods in Bangladesh received 4800 seed packs to replant crops and help them regain self-sufficiency. Thank you for giving and helping these communities get back on their feet. www.friendship.ngo/donate

#friendshipngo #agriculture #bangladesh #globalgoals #floods #donate #ngo #charity #endhunger #news #homepage #disastermangament #sustainabledevelopment

1 month ago

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“I had to convince my husband and my in-laws to stop Eshita’s marriage. She was only 11 and I remember being surprised to learn, during the meeting, that getting married under the age of 18 is actually illegal. I had no idea. Lots of people do it where I live.”

Eshita’s mother, Nipa, attended our “Legal Booth” meetings that help raise awareness of citizen’s rights. It was here she learnt child marriage is illegal. 11 year old Eshita was set to marry but her mother put an end to it with the support of Friendship’s paralegal, Sheikh Farid.

“I really want my daughter to continue her education so, unlike me, she’s knows her rights and can pass on this information to her children.”

Help us support girls like Eshita and stop child marriages: www.friendship.ngo/donate

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“I had to convince my husband and my in-laws to stop Eshita’s marriage. She was only 11 and I remember being surprised to learn, during the meeting, that getting married under the age of 18 is actually illegal. I had no idea. Lots of people do it where I live.” 

Eshita’s mother, Nipa, attended our “Legal Booth” meetings that help raise awareness of citizen’s rights. It was here she learnt child marriage is illegal. 11 year old Eshita was set to marry but her mother put an end to it with the support of Friendship’s paralegal, Sheikh Farid. 

“I really want my daughter to continue her education so, unlike me, she’s knows her rights and can pass on this information to her children.”

Help us support girls like Eshita and stop child marriages: www.friendship.ngo/donate

#childmarriages #humanrights #girlsnotbrides #globalgoals #friendshipngo #news #homepage

1 month ago

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Friendship stages drama on anti-child marriage

Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of #childmarriage in the world. The practice is mostly fueled by poverty and traditional religious culture which deprives girls of education and their childhood. Friendship’s Good Governance sector arranged char theatre (drama) against early and child marriage in a #development fair on the 10th and 11th January 2017. It was a 3-day long development fair held at the independence square in Gaibandha town under the arrangement of the local administration.

Md. Abdus Samad, Deputy Commissioner graced the event as the chief guest while M. Shamsul Azam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) and M. Shafiqul Islam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) were also present as special guests.

112 char theatre shows have been conducted by Friendship's Good Governance sector at the community level for creating #awareness about different social stigmas such as early marriage, dowry and domestic violence and other critical social issues.

To support and join our cause, please visit www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Friendship stages drama on anti-child marriage

Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of #childmarriage in the world. The practice is mostly fueled by poverty and traditional religious culture which deprives girls of education and their childhood. Friendship’s Good Governance sector arranged char theatre (drama) against early and child marriage in a #development fair on the 10th and 11th January 2017. It was a 3-day long development fair held at the independence square in Gaibandha town under the arrangement of the local administration.

Md. Abdus Samad, Deputy Commissioner graced the event as the chief guest while M. Shamsul Azam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) and M. Shafiqul Islam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) were also present as special guests. 

112 char theatre shows have been conducted by Friendships Good Governance sector at the community level for creating #awareness about different social stigmas such as early marriage, dowry and domestic violence and other critical social issues.

To support and join our cause, please visit www.friendship.ngo/donate

#homepage #news

1 month ago

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Because illiteracy is widespread in desolate areas of Bangladesh, theatre shows are a great way of exploring taboo topics (including child marriage, dowry and domestic violence), raising awareness of citizens rights and offering guidance. Friendship strives to ensure the poor know their basic human rights and theatre is a powerful and engaging tool that helps create a lasting positive impact.

Help us make a difference:www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Because illiteracy is widespread in desolate areas of Bangladesh, theatre shows are a great way of exploring taboo topics (including child marriage, dowry and domestic violence), raising awareness of citizens rights and offering guidance. Friendship strives to ensure the poor know their basic human rights and theatre is a powerful and engaging tool that helps create a lasting positive impact.

Help us make a difference:www.friendship.ngo/donate

#news #homepage