It’s my great pleasure to inform you that Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK) has completed another successful year of 2016-2017 in its development endeavors. Achieving poverty alleviation, employment creation, women empowerment and sustainable development at all levels, GUK has been implementing Microfinance Program, Agriculture Program, Livestock Development Program, Education Program, Health Program, WASH Program etc. GUK has established Pro-poor Eye Hospital for prevention of needless blindness of the poor people with affordable cost and raising mass awareness on eye care and holding eye camps at different places including remote areas for instant treatment and screening cataract patients for operation.
GUK believes that family is the main centre of all socio economic development and accordingly has designed its activities focusing on the family’s development through involving in groups, saving mobilization, utilization of local resources, providing skill development training, awareness building and financial services.
Realizing the need to complement the existing poverty reduction by the government through SDGs by 2030, GUK has been playing its facilitating role to accomplish the aforesaid goals through different development interventions with community participation targeting ultra poor and poor communities.
I recall with admiration the partners, Government of Bangladesh, PKSF, Bangladesh Bank-JICA, WFP, PKSF-EU, PKSF-DFID, PKSF-World Bank, Swisscontact, Rural Development Academy, EDGE-KATALYST, Brac Bank, Bank Asia, Southeast Bank, Bangladesh Commerce Bank, Mutual Trust Bank, NRB Commercial Bank. and others commercial banks, Local Government Institutions (LGIs), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Sylhet Agricultural University, Rajshahi University and all other well-wishers for their continued supporting role, guidance, technical assistance and cooperation to achieve the objectives of the organization.
I acknowledge with gratitude for the generous contribution and sincere support of members of the General Committee, Executive Committee and Advisory committee, learned Consultants and all other officials/staffs in the smooth running and execution process of all development project/program activities towards alleviation of poverty in the society.
I look forward to working together to realize our cherished objectives in the years ahead.
Dr. Khandaker Alamgir Hossain
Founder Executive Director