Before a human child takes birth, it has to go through an ordeal of difficult time, within the safe haven of mother’s womb, when its hands, legs, eyes, nose, ears and other limbs grow until they give it the shape of a man. And at this crucial stage of embryonic development the child announces its arrival into the world with a shrinking sound of excitement. In the family horoscope though the day of delivery is recorded as the date of birth of a child, i.e. beginning of life; this very beginning has, in fact, an aspect of beginning which determines the future nature and direction of life. Now, looking with bewildering eyes, at NOWZUWAN beaming with youthfulness, we reminisce of the days, past 35 years when NOWZUWAN, yet to be formally recognized, like an unborn child, fired our imagination in building a bright and beautiful future.
Back in the year 1977 a group of young energetic people of Dengapara of Patiya Upazila felt distressed at the backwardness of their birth place in the field of education, culture, literature, sports and many other frontiers of life.
The dream of the youthful boys and their commitment to the humanity saw its fulfillment in the creation of NOWZUWNA on 10th July, the same year. Initially, though its activities were confined into sports, culture and literature soon the organizers would come to realize that without taking up income generating programs bringing change in the economic condition of the wretchedly poor people, development in other sectors of society is simply impossible. To give effect to the realization, the committee meeting in its unanimous resolution incorporated economic and social development into its programs. Further, the organization extended its area of operation to include Chittagong, Cox`sBazar, Ranagmati, Khagrachari Bandarban & Feni. NOWZUWAN Club that started as a social development organization is now one of the leading NGOs of the country. NOWZUWAN`s being recognized as a first ranking NGO is not accredited to its officers and staffs alone. It`s a pride that must be shared by all our donors, workers, members, well-wishers, advisers and above all, the country men who are sympathetic to us and to our cause.
As, rivers in its onward march to the sea erodes the bank at some places and deposit mud at other, as life has its up and down, organizational activities also once gain momentum and then degenerates into inaction. NOWZUWAN is no exception to this universal law of nature.
The organization that flowed in full vigor and enthusiasm in 1977, its tide was on ebb in 1988, ten years having passed in between. As the organization began to suffer from inertia much alike the boat grounded in sands, there came up a band of self-determined, fearless people as rescuer of the sinking wreck with Mohammad Imam Hossain Chowdhury, an educated, intelligent, honest young man committed to the welfare of man, motherland & society as the leader of the team. Under his able leadership NOWZUWAN, literally means freshly young, showed-up again in full strength and energy.
The year 1990 witnessed a lackadaisical approach on the part of the organizers who once were so active in keeping the wheel of the organization moving. This short living temporary lethargy may be attributed to the college and university going students having to devote themselves in taking preparation for exams. Not much time went wasted and we saw in 19992 the selfsame youths jumping into work with an aim to finish the task left unfinished two years earlier. This time, they taking lessons from practical work experience extended membership to people from all social strata, educated, half-educated, uneducated men and women which gave the movement a new dimension. The new strategy paid its dividends and in a short span of time grass-root people peasantry, labor and marginalized class joined the movement. Truly speaking, NOWZUWAN made a new start from this episode.
Making way through vicissitudes of experience made up of wrong and right, change, amendment, addition NOWZUWAN, in the year 1996, got itself associated with worldwide NGO programs of poverty alleviation, democratization, climate change, environmental movement, protection and preservation of rivers, oceans, hills, forests, air and water. In addition to these NOWZUWAN takes delight in participating in the movement for empowerment of women, education for all, information rights of citizens etc. With the increase in variety and volume of works along with the expansion of operational area, NOWZUWAN establishes relation with mother organizations. In continuance of this relation, MS. Lintey, an International volunteer, Holland persuaded by YPSA, BWCA, extended economic assistance to our organization. The contribution made by MS. Lintey encouraged and inspired us so much so that we immediately got relived of distress and disappointment taking hold of us so long. It is really the stepping stone on the path to our success. We remember those organizations and great souls with honor and gratitude which and who in our difficult times extended their unbridled help and cooperation to us.
Our words of appreciation will prove unwarranted and incomplete if we do not mention here the name of Mr. Shirajul Islam Chowdhury, Ex-MP from Patiya, but for whose generous help and proper guidance NOWZUWAN would have scarcely survived. . Under lying registration of NOWZUWAN is his power and personality which he exercised in its fullest capacity to the benefit of NOWZUWAN.
In Conclusion, we would like to quote a few words from an immortal poem “we, none of us have come here, to keep ourselves busy with personal gain. All of us are for the good of each and each is for the welfare of all.
MEANING OF NOWZUWAN
The meaning of NOWZUWAN is Young Hero. It refers young people who bring sustainable change combating injustice and illiteracy by challenging structural underpinning of underdevelopment.
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION
NOWZUWAN is a local, non-political, non-profitable and non-Government Development Organization.
NOWZUWAN is established with the companionship of inexhaustible strength of youth and heavenly beauty of mind to build a world of peace and tranquility. As each of the petal of the blooming lily represents the fully fledged power and beauty of life, so does the swimming pigeon with its expanded wings in the background of blue sky speaks highly of the cherished dream of peace.
Establishing a society based on Justice and opportunities for all.
Taking initiative in developing underprivileged Children, Adolescents, Women and Poverty stricken people, ensuring participation and leadership of youths and disabled people in all development activities and to give it organizational shape.
Sincerity, Mutual Respect & Commitment, Team Spirit, Human Development and Rights and Good Governance.
ESTABLISHMENT & LEGAL STATUS
NOWZUWAN established in June 10, 1977 at Patiya Upazilla & According to the Constitution, it is mandated to implement development work all over Bangladesh. NOWZUWAN is registered as social development organization under various departments of the Government of Bangladesh.
- Social Welfare Department (Reg. No:818 & Date:19th June 1980)
- Youth Development Department (Reg. No: CHI 81 & Date: 29th January 1997)
- NGO Affairs Bureau (Reg. No: 1742 & Date:3rd October 2002)
- Narcotics Control Department (Reg. No:DNC-0046 & 16th May 2005)
- Family Planning Department (Reg. No:201/06 & Date: 30th March 2006)
- Micro Credit Regulatory Authority (Reg. No:010122-00629-00168 & 16/3/ 2008)
- Potential Alliction Data Online Reg. (Europian AID ID-2009-GUQ-1308689216)
- Asian Development Bank (CMS Member No:010820, 20th October 2011)
NOWZUWAN has two tiers Governance structure consisting General Committee (34) and Executive Committee (7). Out of 34 GC members 11 numbers are founder members. Members from Both General and Executive are from different professions. The Executive Committee formulates all the required policies including financial, administrative, service rules and so on. The Chief Executive-CE as well as the General Secretary, is administer day-to-day management and maintain bridging with committee of the organization.
DETAILS OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE(2013 TO 2015)
Professor Farida Yasmin (President)
Mohammad Imam Hossain Chowdhury (General Secretary)
Rumpi Chowdhury (Finance Secretary)
Dr.Sabrina Arjumand Munni (Executive Member)
Mohammad Mahabubul Islam Chodhury (Exectuve Member)
Shamsuddin Bhuyan Tutul (Executive Member)
Lion M.A. Sattar (Exectuve Member)
Staff-Male: 56 Person (65 % Out of 100)
Staff-Female:30 Person (35% Out of 100)
Volunteer -65 (National 02 + International 63)
A)Northern Part of Chittagong (1.Chittagong District 2. Chittagon City 3.Feni District)
B) Souther Part of Chittagong (1.Cox`s Bazar 2. Patiya Upazila 3. Sathkania Upazila)
C)Chittagong Hill Tracts (1. Rangamati 2. Kaghrachari 3. Bandarban)
Type a) 1.Hardcore Poor 2. Distress & Landless People (Specially Women & Children)
Type b) 1.Person With Disabilities(PWDs) 2. Adolescents
Type c) 1.Garments Workdr 2. Small & Cottage Worker 3. Sex Workder
Type d) 1. Professional Bodies like as Businessmen,Fishermen,Policy Maker & Elite Socities
Type e) 1.Elected Central & Local Government Representative 2. Community Leaders 3. GO & NGO Bodies
TOTAL BENEFICIARIES (INCLUDING WITH PWDS)
1.Male (6700 Person) 2. Female (35300 Person) 3. Children (2310 Person) 4.Youth (3590 Person) 5. Family (13200)
TOTAL BUDGET||July 2014 to June 2015 ||
Total Amount: Taka. 203893830 (Only Twenty Core Thirty Eight Lac Ninety Three Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty)
BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION
Mother Account No: CD-4130-114619-000
Bank Name-AB Bank
Branch Name-Bahaddarhat Branch Chittagong
SWIFT CODE- ABBL BDDHA110/ Routing Number-020150798
General Mother Account No: CD-113-110-9460
Bank Name-Dutch- Bangla Bank Ltd.
Branch Name-Muradpur Branch Chittagong
SWIFT CODE- DBBLDDH100 / Routing Number-090155323
MAJOR ON-GOING PROGRAM / PROJECT
Disability & Development
Food Securtiy & Consumer Rights
Water & Sanitation
Family Planning Service
Save the Halda & Karnafully River
- Education & Social Justice
Non-Formal Primary Education
Gender & Development
- Youth & Volunteer-isms
International Volunteer Placement Program
Local Knowledge Library
Shaptahik (Weekly Newspaper) NOWZUWAN
- Income Generation (Enterprise & Agriculture)
Solar Energy Program
COMPLETED PROGRAM AND PROJECT WITH PAST DONORS
1.Micro-finance, Education and Cultural Program(Supportedby: NAC/Proshika)
2.Rural Livelihood Project (RLP)/SHABGE-DFID (Supported by: CARE Bangladesh)
3. Micro-finance- CARE INCOME-III Project (Supported by: CARE Bangladesh)
4. Disability & Development (Supported by : Canadian CIDA)
5. Non-formal Education Program (Supported by: Directorate of Non-Formal Education-DNF)
6.Non formal primary education individually (supported by PROSHIKA and CODEC)
7. Solid Waste Management & Composting (Supported by: Environment Department/BEMP)
8. Local Government Strengthening Project (Supported by: BITA/ARD)
9. Training for Entrepreneurs Development (Supported by: EDFC and JOBS/USAID)
10.Tree Plantation (Supported by: Costal Greenbelt & Forestry Sector Project of Forest Department)
11.Adolescent Reproductive Health (Supported by: Youth Development Department/UNFPA)
12.Voter and Civic Education Program(Supported by: BCDJC/Asia Foundation& SAMATOT/ BROTEE )
13.Jhatka Ban Program(Supported by: CoFCON /Action Aid)
14.Awareness on Health, Nutrition & Family Planning in CCC (Supported by: HASAB)
15.International Volunteer Placement under the Global Exchange Program (Supported by: British Council, VSO & YPSA)
16.National Election Observation-08 (Supported by: Wave Foundation/Asia Foundation & SAMATOT/ BROTEE)
17.Civil Society Organizations Network Initiatives for Avian Influenza(AI) (Supported by: CARE Bangladesh)
18.Prevention of HIV/AIDS among Young People in Bangladesh.(Supported By Podokhep Consortium/Save the Children- USA/GFATM-914)
19.Service for Alternative livelihood for the River Halda, Chittagong, ( Supported by , AusAud-Australian High Commission)
20.Piloting Health Promotion in Patiya Municipality( Supported by, WHO-Bangladesh)
21.Adolescent development and reproductive health (Supported by ADF Forum/Action Aid.)
22.Construction of NOWZUWAN disability resources center (Ground Floor)- (Supported by Japan Embassy)
23.Development of Healthy School in Patiya (Supported by WHO)
24.Development of Recreation Centre for Children disability, South Hall Trust, ADD.
25.Providing Primary Prevention of HIV And Risk Reduction through Workplace (Supported By YPSA Consortium/Save the Children-USA,GFATM-912)
26.Rural Empowerment through Advancement of Disadvantaged Youth(Supported By Action Aid)
27.Non Formal Primary Education (NFPE)- (Supported by BRAC-ESP)
28. Enforcement of Local Institutional Laws Focusing Public Awareness through Sustainable good Governance Approach (ELFOS) in Chittagong Hill Tracts Projects (Supported by- The Royal Danish Embassy)
29. Halda River Restoration Projects (Supported by Ministry of Fisheries & Livestocks)
30. Strengthening Public Private Partnershi Reforms (Supported by Aus Aid)
31. Strengthening Movement to Achieve women rights & Gender Equality (Supported By Steps Towards Development/CSDF
PRESENT PARTNERS & DONORS
32.Piloting SRHR/Linkup Project (Supported by HASAB/Linkup)
|1) Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) 2) Lilliane Fonds -Netherlands 3) Plan international 4) CSDF/Steps Towards Development 05) WBB Trust 06) Humanitarian International Service Group (HISG) 07)Youth Development Department 8) Family Planning Department 9) Social Welfare Department 10) BASIC Bank Ltd 11) South East Bank Ltd 12) Pubali Bank Ltd. 13) Mercantile Bank Ltd. 14) One Bank Ltd. 15) General member fee/Local Contributions and income generating/enterprise 16)Allama Fazlullah Foundation 18) The Royal Danish Embassy, Denmark 19) Rural Development Academy 20) Shinya||1)Environment Department, 2)Concern Universal Bangladesh, 3) Water Partnership, 4) BATA, 5) CDD, 6) NFOWD, 7) International Association for Special Education (IASE), 8) Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), 9) BSAF/SANB, 10) CAMPE, 11) Forest Department, 12) United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), 13) Narcotics Control Department, 14) Health Department, 15) AYAD, 16) BWCA, 17) CRP, 18) Patiya Municipality19) Rural Development Academy20 Plan international21/ CSDF/Steps Towards Development22).DRRA|
- NETWORKING (Local, National & International Organization/Forum/Alliance/Network)
ADAB, CCHRB, CDF, CSDF, CRSDN, CDD, NAC, ALRD, BFRG, BSAF, BWCA, FEMA, KOINONIA, EDFC, SUPRA, ANTAR, NFOWD, BATA, ATSEC, NYCB, CSD, CAHD, CAMPE, PHM, CAB, CEDA, PSUSSP, ADF, BAPA, SVAW, GARNETSA, BAF, VHSS, CDP, COFCON, BLAST, NCBP, WSF, CDSWF, FHI, SAMATOT/BROTEE, BCDJC, BSWM, BEARN, DAWN, WMFB, BTN, NCCB, FYOC, BEI, BWP, BELA, HCB, IAVE, MICRO CREDIT SUMMIT CAMPAIGN, PRO YOUTH, CRIN, ACW, AYAD, IASE, SAMN, USICD, KHAN FOUNDATION, RIGHT TO FOOD MOVEMENT, SANB, BRITISH COUNCIL–CHITTAGONG, WASTENET BANGLADESH, Forest Policy Advocacy Forum, Microfinance Information Exchange (MIX).
Recognized to Chief Executive (CE) of NOWZUWAN for outstanding contribution to Youth Development by the Department of Youth Development of the Ministry of Youth & Sports of the Govt. of the Peoples Republics of Bangladesh. Dated: May 22, 2001
NOWZUWAN obtained national award of Chief Advisor for Tree Plantation-2007 for successfully tree plantation under the Environment & Forest Ministry of the Govt. of the Peoples Republics of Bangladesh, Dated: May 24, 2008
Recognized to Chief Executive (CE) of NOWZUWAN as a best social worker for outstanding contribution to social development and employment creation by the Mowlabi Syed Sultan Sriti Trust Chittagong, Bangladesh, Dated: November 24, 2008
Recognized the Chief Executive (CE) of NOWZUWAN as best NGO Professional for 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the societies by Shahitik Abul Fazal Foundation, Dated: June 19, 2010.
NOWZUWAN obtained top finalist award prize from Grameen Communication Ltd. & Kyoso University of Japan for the 3rd time arranging online basis national wide Competition of My Village, My Pride. Dated 4th February, 2011.
SUPERVISION, MONITORING & REPORTING
The Chief Executive of the organization is the overall responsible for supervision, monitoring and reporting. Program Coordinators have been recruited for line management of project planning, organizing, leading and monitoring program activities. They are responsible both qualitative and quantitative performance, staffs supervision, regular follow-up and monitoring of targets, and reporting. In addition to monitoring of project management, an independent monitoring unit is also responsible for Monitoring & Evaluation of program activities in a regular interval. Usually, programmatic and financial reports are done in a monthly basis. However, donors/management reporting has been done by bi-monthly/quarterly/semi-annually and annually. Program staffs will meet monthly for reviewing the progress and performance of the activities for preparation of monthly progress and financial reports. Program staffs submit their monthly report to the Program Chief of NOWZUWAN for necessary action. The Chief is responsible for submitting the reports to the Donor on time.
Treasurer- Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB), Chittagong Chapter.
Member- Natural Fish Breeding Management Coordination Committee on Halda River (Chittagong) by the Fisheries & Livestock Ministry of Bangladesh Government.
Member- Chittagong District Forest & Environment Development Committee by the District Commissioner Office of Bangladesh Government.
Member- National Council of the Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), Dhaka.
Member- National Committee of the Jatyo Nadi Rakkha Andolon (JNRA), Dhaka.
Member: National Tree Plantation fair and tree Plantation observation committee, Chittagong District DC office and Forest Department.
Member- District (Chittagong) and Upazila (Patiya) Level Taskforce Committee on Smoking and Tobacco Control Act Implementation by thy Ministry of Health & Family Planning of Bangladesh Government.
Member- Technical Recommendation Committee for Identification of Hill land slide and Disaster reduction, Chittagong.
Member-Management Committee of to Strengthen Hill in Chittagong by the Cabinet Ministry of Bangladesh Government.
Member- District Level Committee on Protect Human, Wealth, Dam, River and Infrastructure from Flood in Rainy Season by thy Ministry of Water Resources of Bangladesh Government.
Member: Task Force Committee member for Protecting Zatka (Hilsa Fish) by DFO-Chittagong.
Member: Pre Budget Planning Committee Member NGO representative organized by Ministry Of Planning And Finances Bangladesh.
Member- District Level Vigilance Committee on Encountering Natural Disaster by Over Rainfall and Rehabilitation by the Environment Department of Bangladesh Government.
Member- Upazila (Patiya) Level Taskforce Committee to Develop Condition of Prisoner Children & Adolescent by Social Services Department of Bangladesh Government.
Member- Steering Committee on Restoration of Natural Breeding Habitats of the Halda River by the Fisheries & Livestock Ministry of Bangladesh Government.
Member- Advisory Council of Patiya Upazila Health & Family Planning Complex.
Member- Town Coordination Committee (TLCC) of Patiya Municipal, Chittagong.
Advisor Member-As Advisor DRM-Disability Rights Movement, Chittagong.
Member-Organizing Member of Bangladesh Bank Organized Awareness on Money Laundering, Hundi prevention & Remittance transfer through Banking Channel and SME & Agriculture loan related Road Show 2010, Chittagong Committee.
Member: Global Citizen Initiative Forum, USA.
MEDIA, PRESS & PUBLICATION
Weekly NOWZUWAN:It is A NOWZUWAN initiative to encourage youths and identify the resources opportunity for the community. NOWZUWAN has received the circulation approval in 2013. Presently a panel of Independent Editors is working on this Social responsibility
Patiya Update.com: It is an Online based Information center for Patiya Upazilla. Initially it is a social responsibility from NOWZUWAN to encourage the community involving in ICT.
- Baseline survey on Hygiene practice and behavior in a pre-urban area of Bangladesh
- Baseline survey on
- Traditional Laws of Hill (Rangamati)
- Citizen Charter of a Hill District local Government (Upazilla level)
- Rangamati Hill District Parisad Act.
- CHT Regional Council Act
- Chittagong Hill Tract Ordinance Act, 1900
- Peace Treat Agreement-CHT
- Weekly NOWZUWAN
- CHATGAN BHASHA PARISHAD (CHITTAGONG LANGUAGE COUNCIL)
Chatganbhasha Parishad is unique community platform which set a long vision, mission and goal for the endangered of Local language & Chief Executive of NOWZUWAN to taken initiators this platform building. Its vision to Envisaging a future when thoughts, intellects and emotions of people of distinctive areas will find expression in splendid regional dialects. It’s Mission to Energizing people to communicate each other in vernacular Chittagong in social, cultural and family environs. Its goals to Arousing love and respect for indigenous, as well as, standard Bengali language in the heart of the common people of different regions of Bangladesh which will, ultimately, contribute to the Strengthening of national unity and solidarity. http://www.chatganbhasha.org/
- UVENESCENT ACTION ASSISTANCE THROUGH GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATIONS –JAAGO
Chief Executive (CE) of NOWZUWAN has started and NOWZUWAN has taken initiative in order to undertake joint efforts for economic and human resource development, it is important to exchange views and experience, to ensure proper utilization of local resources, create sense of respect and honor among the members, establish good governance and human rights, to ensure mutual technical and financial assistance, and to conduct programs with efficiency and speed. Above all, we must build up all organizations to be self sufficient and self-reliant.
- HALDA RIVER AREA WATER PARTNERSHIP (HRAWP)
Halda River Area Water Partnership is the Part of Bangladesh Water Partnership. Asia. Halda River is the only natural fish breeding area in South Asia and a national heritage of Bangladesh. NOWZUWAN is the Host Organization and giving all secretarial support the responsible organization to form and operate the Network. The main issue of the Local Area Partnership is to promote the river life and protect it from destroy with Involving Local people and authorities.