Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK)is a non-profit, non-political & non-governmental social welfare organization
Message From Executive Director
It is a matter of great pleasure for me to inform you that Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK) has completed another successful year of 2014-2015 in its development endeavors towards achieving “Empowerment of the poor and ultra poor” within its operational areas. GUK has been implementing a handsome number of projects/Programs activities in its operational areas for poverty reduction and sustainable rural development since its inception. Realizing the need to complement the existing poverty reduction approaches of the government, GUK has been facilitating enabling environment to scale up social assistance interventions with community participation targeting poor and ultra poor who are considered to be most vulnerable and remain dispossessed of basic living facilities and unable to establish their rights in the society. At present GUK working areas have been expanded in 10 districts, 41 upazillas, 408 unions and over 3031 villages in the northern part of Bangladesh.
The major emphasis of GUK always goes for poverty alleviation, health, education promotion, employment generation, improvement of water and sanitation facilities, nutrition promotion, protection of women & children against violence and so on through project/Program interventions and social mobilization.
GUK believes that family is the main centre of all social development and accordingly gives emphasis on capacity building of the poor and hard core poor through utilization of untapped local resources, skill development, awareness raising, advocacy, etc. for their economic emancipation for poverty alleviation.
I recall with admiration the dynamic role of PKSF, Bangladeshi Bank, JICA, EDGE, KATALYST, GETCO, European Union, DFID, M4C, WFP, World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, HKI, IFPRI, Swisscontact, BRAC, RDA, GOB, Partner organization, Government officials, local government body members and all other well wishers for their continued cooperation, proper guidance, supports and technical assistance in the way of sustainable development.
I acknowledge with gratitude the generous contribution & sincere support of the members of the General and Executive Committees, learned Consultants of GUK and all other officials in the execution process of all development project/program activities.
I look forward to working together to realize our objectives in the years ahead.