ED Speech

The GUK, which has just completed its twenty-five years’ of existence in Bangladesh and its multi-dimensional project activities, has covered reaching out poverty throughout the country. The organization is now focusing on helping the poor to enhance their sills & capacity by providing necessary inputs and services specially health, education, finance, resilience building and technical knowhow so that they can increase their income, wages and protect them in respect of both economic and social development sustainability.

GUK has been implementing diverse activities including Microfinance, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Education, Food Security, Health & WASH Program etc. GUK has established Pro-poor Eye Hospital for prevention of needless blindness of the poor people with affordable cost, awareness building on eye care and arranging eye camps at different places 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, utilization of local resources, providing skill development training, necessary support 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 other commercial banks, Local Government Institutions (LGIs), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Sylhet Agricultural University, Rajshahi University, Essex University, UK, University of Putra Malaysia (UPM) 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

Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK)

ED Sir Signature copy

Dr. Khandaker Alamgir Hossain
Founder Executive Director