• 1977
  • NOWZUWAN established on 10th June 1977
  • 1978-1979
  • Sports & cultural programs.
  • 1980
  • Registered with social welfare department of Bangladesh Government.
  • 1981-1993
  • Short-term welfare activities/Transitional Period.
  • 1994
  • Social a forestation (Tree plantation) program started
  • 1995
  • Transition to long-term grassroots development program
  • 1996
  • Started sustainable group formation of target peoples with savings program and free treatment.
  • 1997
  • West Dengapara NOWZUWAN club transform to NOWZUWAN (an organization of social Development)
  • Enlisted with Youth Development Department of Bangladesh Government
  • International Volunteer of Netherland Ms. Lente to Visit Bangladesh by the support of   BWCA & YPSA.
  • 1998
  • Started participatory credit program.
  • NOWZUWAN coordinator participation TOT on WATSAN by NGOF
  • Started WATSAN (Water & Sanitation) program with NGOF
  • Fish project started for income generating.
  • Network membership with CDF & CCHRB
  • 1999
  • Constitution  modified 
  • Receive ADAB chapter membership.
  • CE attended Int. Work Camp by BWCA at Dinajpur in Bangladesh.
  • Head Office setup at PATIYA Municipal area.
  • Started advocacy on reproductive health & gender issues program with Youth    Development Department of Bangladesh Govt.
  • Network membership with ADAB,CSDF, CRSDN, GDF & NFYOB
  • 2000
  • Financial Support on adult education project at Cox’sbazar from DNFP of Bang. Govt.
  • CE attended on Organization Development (OD) training in INDIA by SPAR.
  • Swing training started for women at project office
  • CE selected as an outstanding youth at the Upazila level by Youth Development Department of Bangladesh Govt.
  • Enlisted with IAVE as a NOWZUWAN local Volunteer Center.
  • CE selected as an international member of IAVE
  • NOWZUWAN program office attended CHDRP training of CDD
  • Network membership with IAVE, CDD & NAC.
  • 2001
  • International Work Camp on the occasion of International year of volunteers (IYV)-2001  Jointly organized NOWZUWAN & BWCA at PATIYA, Chittagong
  • Constitution modified again..
  • Started International Individual Volunteer Placement Program (Sarah-America, Claire-France).
  • Financial support for Micro Finance, education, cultural, nursery project from Proshika & NAC.
  • NFPE project started with BRAC.
  • Loan for MICRO FINANCE program by Sarah Colon(International Volunteer-America)
  • Selected to forestry & costal green belt project with forest Department of Bangladesh Government.
  • CE selected as an executive member of BWCA in Dhaka.
  • Selected to voter education program at PATIYA by ADAB.
  • CE selected as a Long Term Observer (LTO)of election 2001 by FEMA
  • Network Membership with ALRD, BFRG, BSAF, BWCA, KOINONIA, EDFC & FEMA.
  • 2002
  • Registered to NGO Affairs Bureau.
  • Income project (For Micro Finance) started with CARE-Bangladesh
  • Started SHABGE (DFID) project with CARE-Bangladesh.
  • NOWZUWAN elected as an implemented member organization of Shelter by the SWD at PATIYA.
  • CE selected as a member of Chittagong STD/HIV/AIDS prevention program Coordination committee.
  • Started Solid Waste Management Project with Environment Department/ BEMP of Bangladesh Govt.
  • Receive Membership of Central ADAB (Dhaka).
  • Financial support from Ms. Sarah (Int. Volunteer) for Disability Development   Program.
  • Financial support from the Bangladesh Jatiya Protibandi Unnayan Foundation for   Disability development program.
  • CE selected as a member of Advisory Council at PATIYA Upazila Health & Family Planning Complex.
  • Network membership ANTAR, NFOWD, BATA, ATSEC, NYCB, PROYOUTH, CSD, CAHD & SUPRA.
  • 2003
  • Started Good Governance project with CARE-Bangladesh
  • CE selected as a president of PNGOs publication (Anginar Alphana) committee under the SHABGE-DFID project.
  • Started Gender Development program with CSDF/STD.
  • Started Adolescent Reproductive HEALTH/GENDER/HIV/AIDS program with Youth Development Dept. of Bangladesh Govt.
  • CE selected as a member of committee on ACID BURN WOMEN, PHYSICAL DISABILITY AND NATURAL DISASTER by the PATIYA Social Welfare Department.
  • Diversified Professional person included in general members of NOWZUWAN General Body.
  • Finalization of Financial, Administrative, Service & Gender policy and Job Description for NOWZUWAN.
  • Threat to CARE from Good Governance Projects.
  • Established “PATIYA Samaj Unnayan Sangatan Sammanay Parishad” by CE.
  • Started Strengthening Local Government Program with BITA/ARD-Bangladesh
  • Published “NOWZUWAN SHUSHASAN BARTA” Under the Good Governance Project.
  • Head office Setup in Chittagong City Corporation area (Chandgoan R/A, Bahaddarhat, Chittagong).
  • Project office setup at Karnafuly Thana in PATIYA (Chittagong District).
  • Started Micro Finance program at Anowara upazila of Chittagong District
  • NOWZUWAN Official Website Created.
  • Implemented orientation on EARTHQUAKE by YPSA/OXFAM-BD.
  • Setup Compost Plant for Composting through BEMP (Environment Department).
  • CE selected as a taskforce member for Emancipation of Imprisoned Children and Adolescent by PATIYA Social Welfare Department.
  • Network membership with CAMPE, WASTENET, PHM, CAB, CEDA, PSUSSP.
  • 2004
  • Financial support from Canadian CIDA for Disability Development Program.
  • Finalization of Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP) through CRSDN.
  • Completed Data collection for CAHD DD Research Supported by CDD.
  • Publication of NOWZUWAN’s Diary.
  • Started Women & Child Trafficking Prevention program by ATSEC.
  • Financial Support from LILIANE FONDS-NETHERLANDS for Disability Development Program.
  • CE selected PATIYA Child Rights implementation Committee by the BITA.
  • CE attended the National Youth Congress, 2004 at Chittagong.
  • Reproductive Health Program visited by Representative of UNFPA & Secretary of health Ministry.
  • NOWZUWAN Received Certificate of Excellence from Youth Development department UNFPA.  
  • CE selected as a Vice-Chairman of Khan Foundation Chittagong District Committee.
  • CE selected as a member of First International Anti Corruption day observation committee by TIB.
  • NOWZUWAN selected as a member organization at PATIYA Upazila Agriculture Committee.
  • Partnership for Micro Finance Program with CODEC-Chittagong.
  • Network Membership with Adolescent Development Forum, BPA, BAF, Khan Foundation, SVAW, CRIN, Bangladesh NGO.com, NAYON & GARNET-SA.    
  • Member of Agriculture fare in PATIYA Upzila.
  • 2005
  • CE Selected as a Vice-Chairman of Right to Food Movement at Chittagong Division Committee.
  • Land Purchased for NOWZUWAN COMPLEX.    
  • Registered to Department of Narcotics Control of Bangladesh Government.
  • Completed Gender related research activities supported by the WBB Trust.
  • Disability & Development Program Visited by Canadian High Commissioner.
  • Financial Supports from PKSF for Microfinance Program.
  • CE Selected Member of Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) at PATIYA Upazila.
  • Started Project on Mainstreaming Education for the Children Youth Disabilities support by the Dark and light Blind Care Netherland / CDD.
  • Secretariat Support to Peoples Rivers Defender (PRD.
  • CE Selected implementation committee as a member of advisory council on Right & Development conferenCE / 2005 in Chittagong Distract. 
  • CE Selected member of Implementation Committee on International Microfinance Year 2005 in PATIYA.  
  • Completed Non- Formal Adult (Women) Literacy program supported by the CODEC.
  • Bangladesh Childhood Cataract Campaign (BCCC) Project Started with YPSA.
  • Completed Demonstration on Accessibility activates by the NFOWD. 
  • Network membership with STI/AIDS NETWORK OF BANGLADESH, VHSS, CDP, CoFCON, Right to Food Movement, ACW, BLAST & NCBP.
  • 2006
  • Registered to Family Planning Department of Bangladesh Government.
  • Initiative for Chittagonian Language Development issue jointly organized by NOWZUWAN, SIL Bangladesh & AOB.
  • Completing Health, Nutrition & Family Planning related Awareness meeting in slum area Supported by HASAB.
  • CE participated in the workshop on Multilingual Education (MLE) in Bangkok (Thailand-Sponsor by the SIL Bangladesh).
  • CE participated South Asia Strategy Meeting on Water & Rivers in Kathmandu (Nepal- sponsor by BAPA)
  • Voter and Civic Education Program and observe with BCDJC/Asia Foundation & BROTEE
  • Network membership with WSF, Fill, Chittagong Divisional Social Welfare Federation, BROTEE & BSWM
  • NOWZUWAN faces a massive problem of Micro Credit Program due to mishandling PKSF loan by Branch Manager of Karnafuli Branch & later time legal action (Criminal and Judiciary) of Branch Manager.
  • Secretariat Support of Chatgan Bhasha Parishad.
  • 2007
  • Family Planning Service Project with family planning program
  • CE has participated Inter-Country Workshop for Healthy Settings Coordinators Organized by WHO (MALE, MALDIVES)
  • CE Selected as a member of PATIYA Upazila & PATIYA Municipal Universal Birth Registration Task ForCE Committee.
  • Started Jatka Ban Program with CoFCON
  • CE Selected as a member of Natural Fish Breeding management Coordination Committee on Halda River by fisheries & Livestock Ministry
  • CE Selected as a member of Chittagong District NGO’s coordination Committee.
  • Technical Recommendation Committee for Identification of Hill Land Slide and Disaster Reduction, Chittagong.
  • Membership with Bangladesh Education and Resource Network (bEARN) & Disadvantaged AdolesCEnts Working NGOs (DAWN) Forum
  • 2008
  • NOWZUWAN has received the Chief Advisor National Award for Tree Plantation-2007.
  • CE has participated 3rd Asia Pacific convention and workshop on Disability Millennium Goal in Dhaka,
  • 1st Ambassador of Japan Embassy has visited NOWZUWAN ROOTs and DRC activities in PATIYA,
  • Marry Gale & IASE Board of Directors has visited NOWZUWAN.
  • Global X-change program with YPSA, supported by VSO/British council/ Nagorik Uddog. Two UK and two local volunteers have joined under the program.
  • Pilot project with Care-Bangladesh, Civil Society Network initiative for Avian Influenza, in Chittagong district.
  • Starting NFPE Schools in kachuai, PATIYA with BRAC ESP.
  • GFATM round-6; HIV & STI Program; Project-912 with YPSA consortium and Project-904 with Padakhep Consortium
  • Global Hand Wash Day Observation in Schools and Local Institutes at PATIYA Municipality with WHO.
  • CE elected as the Executive member, National Council of BAPA.
  • Good Governance and Election Corruption Observation and Monitoring the Pre & Post Election behavior with BROTEE &  WEB FOUNDATION and ASIAN FOUNDATION in Raowzan and West PATIYA in 9th National Election.
  • Selected as a member of PATIYA Municipality Coordination Committee (TLCC).
  • Rokeya Haider Reception Ceremony arrange at Chittagong Press Club in Chittagong.
  • 2009
  • CE to participate an International conference on Environment in Dhaka.
  • CE first time visit in USA for the Purpose of Meeting & Seminar.
  • Grant Receive from Japan Embassy for the construction of DRC ground floor.
  • Started new guideline and approach Lilliane Fonds Project year.
  • WH South Hall Trust funds for recreation Centre through ADD (negotiated by Bridget Holton –UK volunteer)
  • Agreement with Dept.of Fisheries to implement the Awareness Actions in Halda River National Fish Breeding Restoration Project.
  • AUSAID supported to pilot project Alternative livelihood for Egg Collectors of River Halda.
  • WH Bangladesh supports Piloting Health Promotion in PATIYA Municipality, under Healthy settings program.
  • Danish Embassy Supported ELFOS project in Ragamati Hill district area.
  • Network movement and campaign on Healthy and Safe Food in Chittagong city, PATIYA, Rangamati, Bandarban, Cox’s bazar, supported by UNIDO
  • Re opening of NOWZUWAN Website.
  • Two bill board ( CCC & PATIYA) and one rickshaw (moving vehicle) for Tobacco Control Law Awareness , supported by WBB Trust and BI (The union)
  • District level Sports and cultural day for PWDS in PATIYA, with the collaboration of Global X-change Volunteers (team -79).
  • Financial agreement with BASIC BANK for agricultural loan.
  • CE re-elected as the ADAB-Chittagong Chapter Treasurer.
  • CE nominated Central Member of BAPA & Advisor of DRM-disability rights Movement, Chittagong.
  • Formation of Steering committee of Halda River Area water Partnership by Bangladesh water partnership(HRAWP)
  • NOWZUWAN has given Secretariat support for BAPA Chittagong.
  • READ Global USA Team Visit in Patiya.
  • 2010
  • CE Visit in USA (Second Time).
  • World Health Day, World Water Day, World Environment day to celebrate from NOWZUWAN.
  • Bangkok visit and Meeting with UNESCAP and APDC.
  • Technical partnership with SRPV on Rickets Patient Management.
  • Starting of READY in locality with ACTION AID- Bangladesh (ICT & Rights project).
  • New Micro Credit Branch opens in Hathazari.
  • MOU Signing between NOWZUWAN & South East Bank Ltd. for Agriculture & Micro Credit Loan.
  • To nominate Partner organization for Solid Waste Management.
  • Observer of Chittagong City Corporation Election from BROTEE.
  • Right appeal co-party to stop cultivation and extortion of tobacco leaf in Bandarban.
  • South Asian MICROFINANCE network (SAMN)-Applied.
  • NGO Coordination meeting initiative with Chittagong City Corporation mayor.
  • Australian High Commissioner Justin Lee to visiteRaojan Sattar Ghat Area and also boat distribution among Fisherman of Halda.
  • NOWZUWAN, BAPA & BEN Jointly organized NTFP Seminar in Dhaka.
  • Climate Change Seminar held in Chittagong Zilla Parishad by supporting NOWZUWAN & Shukhi Bangla Foundation.
  • Electricity Problem Related Seminar held in Chittagong Press Club by supporting NOWZUWAN.
  • 2011
  • To Signing Between NOWZUWAN & Mercantile Bank Ltd. for agricultural loan.
  • To Signing Between Pubali Bank Ltd. and NOWZUWAN for agricultural loan.
  • NOWZUWAN selected top Finalist of “My Village & My Pride” Online Competition.
  • To signing between NOWZUWAN & BAGMANIRAM WARD Commissioner for Waste Management.
  • To observe Municipality Election Observation in Satkania by WAVE FOUNDATION.
  • First time arrange International Training Program on Disaster Response & Community Development by the support of HISG and Angel Alert Network.
  • To arrange training workshop on Climate Change for Media Journalist and Development Practitioners.
  • To arrange seminar on Right to Information supported by NAGORIK UDYOG.
  • Opening Ceremony of Disability Resource Centre in Patiya on 13th September in 2011.
  • NOWZUWAN, AJ Foundation & Southern University jointly arrange 2nd international Training Workshop on Disaster Response and Sustainable Community Development.
  • Social Welfare Secretary to Visit NOWZUWAN DRC.
  • PKSF MD & DMD to Visit NOWZUWAN Disability Resource Centre.
  • Pubali Bank limited to donate 7 Laptop & Brail Printer for NOWZUWAN DRC & also give agricultural Micro credit loan.
  • Shahjala Islami Bank Foundation to donate NOWZUWAN Disability ResourCE CEntre for Therapy Instrument buying.
  • South Korean DAYJEON Team First Visit in NOWZUWAN.
  • In wide range day observation on International Disability Day at DRC.
  • CE to participate COP 17 at Durban, South Africa.
  • 2012
  • NOWZUWAN to arrange International Training & TOT on Disaster Preparedness, three Different Location in Chittagong, Cox`s Bazar & Rangamati with supported by HISG & IDRN.
  • Mutual Trust Bank to given loan for Mobile Banking and Solar Panel.
  • Basic Bank Ltd. to give microfinance loan for Agriculture.
  • CE visit in Netherlands, UK and USA.
  • MOU Signing Between NOWZUWAN & HISG.
  • NOWZUWAN Member with Forest Policy Advocacy Forum.
  • Network with APDC and IEC.
  • Network Memberships with Microcredit Information Exchange (MIX).
  • Disaster Response “Safe & Security Policy” to prepare by HISG & IDRN.
  • HISG & IDRN to given Rice Flack for humanitarian Aid.
  • BOTHENDS   team to visit Chittagong & CHT.
  • To Start Mobile Banking (mPay) by the support of Mutual Trust Bank Ltd.
  • To Start Solar Energy System by the support of Mercantile Bank Ltd.
  • To apply for International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) membership.
  • To Prepare Five Year Long Range Strategic Plan (LRSP) for Organization Development.
  • Renewal of NGO Affairs Registration.
  • To Get Working Permission (Bandarban, Rangamati, Khagrachari, Cox`s Bazar & Feni) from Social Welfare Department.
  • Partnership with Rural Development Academy(Govt. of BD) for IWM Adaption Research Project.
  • 2013

  • Weekly NOWZUWAN initiative and circulation clearance requested
  • NOWZUWAN Residence  Setup with shareholder processing
  • Patiya Update.com internet portal  OPEN
  • Social Business Initiative on Handicrafts and green product focusing on Environment and Ecosystem
  • Rangunia Branch office at Chandraghona,
  • ELFOS Phase-2 started ( The Denish embassy)
  • Vocational Education Institute under ministry of Education application
  • CSR Fund from Berger paints BD Ltd.
  • Micro Credit support from UCBl
  • Project implementation with CDD
  • IDCOL ICS Program Agreement
  • 2014

  • Chief Executive NOWZUWAn has attended Climate Change conference at Malaysia in September 2014.
  • Started Special preschool Program at NOWZUWAN DRC.
  • NOIWZUWAN Received Special grant From Upazilla parisad and Member of Perlament for DRC Ground development.
  • NOWZUWAN Received special grant and distributed 08 Wheal chair among person with disability from MP.
  • Construction of DRC conference Room .
  • Technical Project on capacity building with CDD called SCAND Started.
  • Started special pilot project On reproductive Health.
  • Started Outdoor Health support Eye clinic. From DRC.
  • Started ICS –improve Cooking Stove with IDCAL.
  • Open new 08 Branches under Solar renewable energy and ICS program.
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