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2 weeks ago

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Friendship Awarded Best NGO in 5 Upazilas

On the observance of World Population day, Friendship received the Best Performing NGO (2016- 2017) Award in Fulchari, Sundorgonj and Sador Upazilla under Gaibandha district, Chilmari and Rajibpur Upazila under Kurigram district and Shyamnagar Upazila of Satkhira district for its contribution in family planning and mother & child health care services.

The World Population Day is observed globally to create awareness about the growing population burden on mother earth. Bangladesh being one of the most densely populated countries in the world is also facing many challenges due to its large population. The government made family planning and population control one of its highest priority agenda in its national development programme.

In areas where government interventions are not significant, NGOs and other development organisations are making remarkable contributions. In remote northern and southern part of the country, Friendship has been actively providing various services for family planning and child health in collaboration with the government.

Friendship has been providing family planning supplies such as pills and condoms in the char areas. Friendship Community Medic aides provide counselling for women on the various family planning methods provided by the government and also ensures the attendance of all the eligible children for immunization vaccinations. Friendship ensures delivery of antenatal and postnatal care and assessment of pregnant women and mothers at risk. It also works to ensure safe delivery by referring mothers to government hospitals.

On this day, Friendship also took part in various rallies and discussion sessions organised by the District Family Planning Department and The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Many other private and public representatives also took part in the event.The events urged health officials from both government and non-government organisations to extend family planning services to underprivileged people in rural areas to build a healthier nation.

To support Friendship and donate, please visit:
www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Friendship Awarded Best NGO in 5 Upazilas

On the observance of World Population day, Friendship received the Best Performing NGO (2016- 2017) Award in Fulchari, Sundorgonj and Sador Upazilla under Gaibandha district, Chilmari and Rajibpur Upazila under Kurigram district and Shyamnagar Upazila of Satkhira district for its contribution in family planning and mother & child health care services.

The World Population Day is observed globally to create awareness about the growing population burden on mother earth. Bangladesh being one of the most densely populated countries in the world is also facing many challenges due to its large population. The government made family planning and population control one of its highest priority agenda in its national development programme. 

In areas where government interventions are not significant, NGOs and other development organisations are making remarkable contributions. In remote northern and southern part of the country, Friendship has been actively providing various services for family planning and child health in collaboration with the government.

Friendship has been providing family planning supplies such as pills and condoms in the char areas. Friendship Community Medic aides provide counselling for women on the various family planning methods provided by the government and also ensures the attendance of all the eligible children for immunization vaccinations. Friendship ensures delivery of antenatal and postnatal care and assessment of pregnant women and mothers at risk. It also works to ensure safe delivery by referring mothers to government hospitals.

On this day, Friendship also took part in various rallies and discussion sessions organised by the District Family Planning Department and The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Many other private and public representatives also took part in the event.The events urged health officials from both government and non-government organisations to extend family planning services to underprivileged people in rural areas to build a healthier nation.

To support Friendship and donate, please visit: 
www.friendship.ngo/donate

#homepage #news #WorldPopulationDay

4 weeks ago

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Chairman of Friendship Luxembourg joins panel on digital divide in Brussels at European Development Days

Marc Elvinger, Chairman, Friendship Luxembourg attended the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) as one of the panelists at the Partnering with the Private Sector: Bridging the Digital Divide in Africa session.The forum was held on 7 June 2017 at the annual European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels, Belgium.The session focused on the role of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in overcoming connectivity challenges, ensuring economic and social development in remote areas and creating jobs in Africa.

The forum is an integral part of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) with the aim to hear private sector voices from both continents about how best to steer the Africa-EU Partnership forward. The central theme of the forum was ‘investing in job creation’ which is believed achievable for European and African businesses by working closely together. Priority was also being given to the other sectors of agribusiness, sustainable energy and digitization.

A key conclusion drawn by panelists was that any project implemented had to become self-sustainable and scalable over time. The private sector must commit to a long-term 15-year time-frame for a public-private partnership in Africa to recoup the investment. The conclusion of the discussion will be presented at the 5th Africa-EU Summit of Heads of State and Government in Abidjan on 29-30 November 2017.

The event was organised by SES-Beyond frontiers and EU-Africa Business Forum.

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Chairman of Friendship Luxembourg joins panel on digital divide in Brussels at European Development Days

Marc Elvinger, Chairman, Friendship Luxembourg attended the EU-Africa Business Forum (EABF) as one of the panelists at the Partnering with the Private Sector: Bridging the Digital Divide in Africa session.The forum was held on 7 June 2017 at the annual European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels, Belgium.The session focused on the role of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) in overcoming connectivity challenges, ensuring economic and social development in remote areas and creating jobs in Africa. 

The forum is an integral part of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES) with the aim to hear private sector voices from both continents about how best to steer the Africa-EU Partnership forward. The central theme of the forum was ‘investing in job creation’ which is believed achievable for European and African businesses by working closely together. Priority was also being given to the other sectors of agribusiness, sustainable energy and digitization.

A key conclusion drawn by panelists was that any project implemented had to become self-sustainable and scalable over time. The private sector must commit to a long-term 15-year time-frame for a public-private partnership in Africa to recoup the investment. The conclusion of the discussion will be presented at the 5th Africa-EU Summit of Heads of State and Government in Abidjan on 29-30 November 2017.

The event was organised by SES-Beyond frontiers and EU-Africa Business Forum. 

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2 months ago

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Dexter's Michael C Hall, ambassador of Friendship, has launched a limited edition designer t-shirt to raise fund for Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital to save lives of the most marginalized coastal communities in Bangladesh. Watch the documentary on his visit to Friendship’s Hospital ship.

Help make a difference. Donate now ► friendship.ngo/donate

#dexter #news #homepageHelp make a difference. Donate now ► friendship.ngo/donate/ We are happy to announce that Friendship's Rongdhonu Hospital has been featured in the do...
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3 months ago

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Empowering women in rural Bangaldesh
Please SHARE our video (1 min) and help us empower women in rural Bangladesh.

Often women in the Chars in Bangladesh have no readily available sources of income. In fact, frequently they cannot even read or write having dropped out of school early to help out in the home.

Friendship.ngo provides skills, training and job opportunities to these vulnerable women. We train them to weave, dye and print fabrics. We also offer them a second chance at education through our literacy and numeracy classes. These initiatives change their daily lives by giving them the chance to earn their own income, establish their own identity, support their families and open doors that were previously closed to them.

Make a difference. Donate now ► friendship.ngo/donate/
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3 months ago

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ADRA experiences Friendship’s innovative approach to reduce disaster risks

The CIDRR (Community Initiated Disaster Risk Reduction) approach implemented by Friendship has made a significant impact in reducing disaster risk in the northern and southern parts of Bangladesh. ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency), an international NGO working in Bangladesh in different sectors including Disaster Management expressed their interest in knowing the success of CIDRR concept. In such context, a workshop was organised on 21st March 2017 at Terre des Homes Foundation regional office in Kurigram. The workshop included field visits, technical sessions, interactive sessions with local government representatives, community leaders and young volunteers.

The workshop shared the CIDRR concept and approach towards disaster risk reduction, discussion of the effectiveness of CIDRR project related activities. The participants of the training also highlighted the different components of the concept and how the community proactively identifies and addresses different challenges in collaboration with NGO’s like Friendship and local government institutions. This capacity building and experience sharing initiative was supported SMC/ERIKS.

To support Friendship and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

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ADRA experiences Friendship’s innovative approach to reduce disaster risks

The CIDRR (Community Initiated Disaster Risk Reduction) approach implemented by Friendship has made a significant impact in reducing disaster risk in the northern and southern parts of Bangladesh. ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency), an international NGO working in Bangladesh in different sectors including Disaster Management expressed their interest in knowing the success of CIDRR concept. In such context, a workshop was organised on 21st March 2017 at Terre des Homes Foundation regional office in Kurigram. The workshop included field visits, technical sessions, interactive sessions with local government representatives, community leaders and young volunteers.

The workshop shared the CIDRR concept and approach towards disaster risk reduction, discussion of the effectiveness of CIDRR project related activities. The participants of the training also highlighted the different components of the concept and how the community proactively identifies and addresses different challenges in collaboration with NGO’s like Friendship and local government institutions. This capacity building and experience sharing initiative was supported SMC/ERIKS.

To support Friendship and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Kormi neoger sojonpritir kothao ullekh koiren doia kore

4 months ago

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Mental health matters

A recent survey by World Health Organisation reveals that depressive and anxiety disorders are common among the Bangladeshi population. While depression is a major challenge to global health, 4.6% of the population in Bangladesh suffers from depression, yet mental health is seldom addressed and overlooked due to the taboo surrounding it.

In support of the World Health Day campaign this year, Friendship along with other local and private representatives took part in a rally and discussion meeting organised by the Civil Surgeon Office in Gaibandha. World Health Day is an initiative to create awareness about the importance of global health observed on 7th April 2017.This year’s theme Depression: Let's Talk raises awareness about depression which affects millions of people across the globe and encourages those affected by it to seek help.
The event urged for increased number of awareness programs about depression among the citizens so as to reduce the stigma associated with depression leading to more people seeking professional help.

To support Friendship and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Mental health matters

A recent survey by World Health Organisation reveals that depressive and anxiety disorders are common among the Bangladeshi population. While depression is a major challenge to global health, 4.6% of the population in Bangladesh suffers from depression, yet mental health is seldom addressed and overlooked due to the taboo surrounding it.

In support of the World Health Day campaign this year, Friendship along with other local and private representatives took part in a rally and discussion meeting organised by the Civil Surgeon Office in Gaibandha. World Health Day is an initiative to create awareness about the importance of global health observed on 7th April 2017.This year’s theme  Depression: Lets Talk raises awareness about depression which affects millions of people across the globe and encourages those affected by it to seek help.
The event urged for increased number of awareness programs about depression among the citizens so as to reduce the stigma associated with depression leading to more people seeking professional help.

To support Friendship and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

#news #homepage #WorldHealthDay

4 months ago

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Enhancing the role of paralegals for better justice in the chars

The role of paralegals is paramount in the deliverance of justice services for the marginalised communities who would otherwise be unable to access lawyers and the formal justice system for their justice issues, due to financial, geographic, and cultural barriers. Friendship and Brac University jointly organised “Basic Training for Paralegal” with the aim for capacity building and skill development of Friendship Community Paralegals. BRAC University facilitated the training as a part of developing national level Paralegal maneuver from 18th March to 23rd March 2017. It was a 6-day intensive training held for 25 Friendship paralegals at the Friendship Center in Gaibandha.

To support Friendship and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Enhancing the role of paralegals for better justice in the chars

The role of paralegals is paramount in the deliverance of justice services for the marginalised communities who would otherwise be unable to access lawyers and the formal justice system for their justice issues, due to financial, geographic, and cultural barriers. Friendship and Brac University jointly organised “Basic Training for Paralegal” with the aim for capacity building and skill development of Friendship Community Paralegals. BRAC University facilitated the training as a part of developing national level Paralegal maneuver from 18th March to 23rd March 2017. It was a 6-day intensive training held for 25 Friendship paralegals at the Friendship Center in Gaibandha.

To support Friendship and donate, please visit: www.friendship.ngo/donate

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Congratulations apa , great job, keep it up

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