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Zabarang Kalyan Samity

Annual Report 2018
Zabarang Kalyan Samity
Khagrapur, Khagrachhari Khagrachhari- 4400, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
Phone: +88 0371 61708, 62006 Email: [email protected]
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Mathura Bikash Tripura
Editorial Board Members:
Binodan Tripura Dayananda Tripura Riten Talukder
Popi Tripura Doneswar Tripura

Acronyms Message from the Chairperson Basic information of Zabarang Project Activities in 2018: CHTRDP-II Bangladesh Children’s Book Initiative (BCBI) Community Initiative for Protecting VCF Helping Children Growing As Active Citizens Onuprerona Book Challenge Project Our Competent Staff Our Management Team Executive Committee Zabarang Audit Report

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: Assistant Commissioner


: Asian Development Bank


: Bangladesh Children’s Book Initiative


: Chittagong Hill Tracts

CHTRDP-II : Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project- second


: Indigenous People


: Para Development Committee


: District Program Management Office


: Reading Enhancement for Advancing Development


: Government of Bangladesh


: Upazila Nirbahi Officer


: Upazila Education Officer


: Upazila Assistant Education Officer


: Upazila Resource Center


: Community Based Organization


: Village Common Forest


: Sustainable Inclusive Development


: United Nation Development Program


: Khagrachhari Hill District Council


: Helping Children Growing Age Active Citizen


: National Children Task Force


: Women and Children Affairs


: Save the Children


: Chittagong Hill Tract Regional Council


: Access to Information


Message from the Chairperson
Zabarang have overcome the year of 2018 of its endless journey. During 2018, the organization have performed it activities in line with its vision, mission and objective. So, it is our responsibility to share the achievement of Zabarang in 2018. Therefore, this is our pleasure to present the annual report of 2018. This report provides the statement of progresses made by the organization in 2018. The programmatic information covers January to December 2018 and the financial information covers from July 2017 to June 2018. We hope this report will help relevant actors interested on the works of Zabarang. We have successfully implemented all activities scheduled the reporting year with active participation and supports from all relevant stakeholders. We are grateful to the public authorities, local administrations and other relevant public actors for continuing their supports to the work of Zabarang. We are thankful to our donors-partners for continuing their cooperation in carrying out the mission of Zabarang in 2018. The workforce of Zabarang have sacrificed their time and contributed their knowledge in the entire organizational activities who did not only remain limited to their job responsibilities, but extended their hand to the overall organizational functions in the growth of Zabarang. Zabarang Executive Committee appreciate the contributions of its all level of staff members. We expect continued support from all our donor-partners, government bodies, civic actors, grassroots communities etc.
Chandra Kishore Tripura

Basic Information of Zabarang
Zabarang Kalyan Samity (ZABARANG) is the organization standing at the forefront of community development at the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The organization was founded in 28th January, 1995 at Khagrapur village of Sadar Upazila under Khagrachhari Hill District by progressive-minded citizens. ZABARANG has a come a long way from its modest beginnings, to an unprecedented track record of significant achievements in the last 23 years after its establishment.
Our Legal Status
Zabarang was registered with the Department of the Social Services and NGO Affairs Bureau, Government of Bangladesh bearing registration Nos: a) Directorate of Social Service registration no- Khagra-122/97, date- 29/07/1997 b) Foreign Donation registration no-1461 date- 27/12/1999, latest renewal date- 04/12/2014
What We Want To See
An educated society that is poverty-free, equal in justice, capable in activities, secure and empowered in every stage of life.
What Is Our Mission
The mission of the Zabarang is to work for poor people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in achieving education for all, empowering communities, influencing local, national and international policies by providing technical and financial support and advocacy to realize their basic rights.
What Our Sectoral Expertise are
 Education  Good Governance and  Sustainable Livelihood
What We Want To Do
To build a strong citizenry through delivery of basic social services in education and human development
What Values We Share
 Commitment to ‘ People First, People Last’  Respect for Human Life and Dignity  Dedication to Work  Inspiration to Others  Openness to Change
What Our Sectoral Goals Are
 Contribute in achieving quality education for all;  Contribute in ensuring pro-people governance system from the grassroots level up to the
policy level; and,  Contribute in achieving well-being of the grassroots communities through providing all
possible technical and monetary supports and advocacy assistance to the target beneficiaries.

What Our Sector-Specific Objectives for each Goal are:
Goal 1: Contribute in achieving of quality education for all;
Objectives of education sector: 1 Ensure primary education for all children living in the Chittagong Hill Tracts; 2 Conduct research and advocacy activities on the issues of education in the region and the
country; 3 Increase awareness of communities on the importance of education in terms of democracy and
fundamental rights; 4 Provide non-formal and formal primary education, mother tongue based multilingual education,
adolescent education, adult education and livelihood-based education; 5 Conduct advocacy through intense lobbying for sustainable, cultural-sensitive, livelihood based
and pro-people policy frameworks and effective program interventions in education sector; 6 Participate at the implementation process of policy and strategies of the government with
regards to the education sector.
Goal 2: Contribute in ensuring pro-people governance system from the grassroots level up to the policy level;
Objectives of good governance sector: 2 Conduct policy research and facilitate the communities in their advocacy works; 3 Provide technical support to the grassroots communities to raise their voice at the policy level; 4 Conduct advocacy and lobby works for pro-people and bottom-up policy frameworks and
effective program interventions in favour of the grassroots communities of the region and the country; 5 Provide support to grassroots communities with institutional basis through capacity enhancement interventions, awareness raising, training and monetary assistance; 6 Create linkages between the service providers and service recipients through a gradual institutional capacity building initiatives starting from the grassroots level up to the servicing providing and policy making level; 7 Provide support system to the grassroots communities to develop active citizens in the region so that the community members can resolve emerging problems in their own communities through a collective decision making process.
Goal 3: Contribute in achieving well-being of the grassroots communities by providing all possible technical and monetary supports and advocacy assistance to the target beneficiaries.
Objectives of sustainable livelihood sector: 3.1 Ensure primary health care, family welfare, water and sanitation and such other measures for
the n mass base of the population in order to attain a healthy living pattern. 3.2 Foster a basis for sustainable human development that shall include a comprehensive social
upliftment for the entire peripheral communities. 3.3 Introduce modern agricultural technology in order to create income opportunities for the
downtrodden jumia families including the landless rural poor. 3.4 Pave ways for local youth towards self-employment through micro-enterprise ventures. 3.5 Work intensely to retain and preserve the age-old indigenous knowledge, culture and wisdom. 3.6 Help contain the region’s environmental degradation and invest efforts to sustain its balance.

Project Activities in 2018
CHTRDP-II Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Program
To help increase rural household incomes in CHT subproject areas, in July 2011, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development. The Project aims to increase in average annual household income and increase income generating opportunities for men and women in subproject areas. ADB’s South Asia Department, which focuses on sustainable infrastructure, climate change mitigation and adaptation, human development, regional cooperation and integration, public-private partnership, and good governance. Zabarang is a local NGO is involved in the mobilization of the grassroots communities, facilitating implementation of project activities and where relevant, in technical backstopping.
Duration: December 2013 to December 2018.
Donor: Government of Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank (Consortium
Secretariat: Trinamul Unnyan Sangstha
Project Areas: Laxmichari, Manikchari and Ramghor Upazila of Khagrachari District (Worked in total 43 Villages).
Project Goals: To contribute to a reduction in the incidence of poverty in CHT and provide suitable implementation arrangements to underpin the CHT Accord and strengthen key institution to help meet their mandated role.
Project Objective: To increase employment and income generating opportunities for the population through community participatory subproject development outputs including:
1. Selective rural access 2. Small-scale water resources interventions, 3. Watershed management, 4. Community infrastructure, and 5. Promotion of small agri-business opportunities
Expected outcomes:
1. Measurable increased economic opportunities for rural poor, especially women and vulnerable groups in IP communities; and
2. Improved watershed conditions, especially soil erosion and water conservation that will underpin the investments made in water and land improvements, ultimately contributing in lower sedimentation rate of Kaptai reservoir with ensuring economic returns.

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