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Project ID: 1105469780
Entity: Bangladesh - Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES)
Activity: Amader Gram (Our Villages) project
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Activity description: Amader Gram (means - Our Village) is a model ICT4D project of integrated rural development through capacity building of the disadvantaged community people, conservation of bio-diversity and sustainable use/mobilization of natural resources and environmentally sounds income generation activities. Amader Gram project was founded in 1996 by a group of visionary development activists of Bangladesh who believed that the poverty would be eliminated through capacity building of the poor people and sustainable uses of natural resources. From this vision originated Amader Gram, a project of Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES) - an organization that provides technical know-how to poor grassroots people to help pull them out of the poverty. Since 1996, Amader Gram has helped to improve the lives of the disadvantaged poor people and children in 20 villages under 2 Upazila (Sub-District) of Bagerhat (Rampal) and Khulna (Paikgacha) districts in Bangladesh. Ongoing Project Activities Amader Gram’s program has the following main elements: - Village information, communication and knowledge center; - Comprehensive database to preserve, update and ensure long term use of village resources by the community; - Guidelines and simple village level monitoring indicators by analyzing data and information by the villagers; - Resource manpower through skill development training in ICT uses for the youth groups and adolescents girls; - Behavioral and skill development training to underprivileged people through rural training program; - Micro-credit support for undertaking viable income generating activities; - Environmental education at the doorsteps; - Homestead gardening aiming at nutritional support; - Health education; - Monitoring, Research, publication; - Demonstration, information dissemination, Replication.
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Entity from: Asia and Pacific - Bangladesh
Geographical coverage of the activity: Local - Bangladesh
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing
Partners: Government of Bangladesh The South Network Taneda Fund, Japan


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