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Dr. Md. Shahid Uz Zamanডিরেক্টর +8801714063360
Eco Social Development Organization (ESDO) started its journey in 1988 with a noble wish to stand in solidarity with the poor and marginalized. Being a peoples' centered organization, ESDO envisioned for a society which will be free from inequality and injustice, a society where no child will cry from hunger and no life will be ruined by poverty. In our 23 years of relentless efforts to make this happen, we have broken new grounds and opened up new horizons. We have been tireless in our efforts to help the disadvantaged and vulnerable people find a way to support themselves and bring meaningful and lasting changes in their lives. We have continued our journey against great odds, and have pursued our dreams and goals.
The reporting year 2010-2011, marks a whole range of new endeavors and many new achievements for ESDO. ESDO implemented programs in 102 upazilas under 21 districts, reaching over 5 million poor and vulnerable people directly. We have not only stepped into new geographic areas, but have also formed new and stronger alliances and partnership with development agencies from home and abroad – all with the singular aim of serving more disadvantaged and marginal people and adorning their lives with self-belief, hopes and inspirations. We have been assisted in our efforts by the ESDO family members – whose dedication and dynamism, care and commitment have always proved vital for our success. The sincere cooperation and unstinted support of our development partners and beneficiaries also have played a pivotal role in achieving our goals.
In this age of globalization, people have been facing many new challenges concerning their livelihood and their quest towards development. ESDO feels that, those who are termed as ‘vulnerable’ and ‘marginalized’, hold great potential to change their fate if they can join their hands together and receive necessary assistance from government agencies, national and international development organizations, public representatives and the larger-cross sections of people. Our endeavors and achievements in the last 23 years in the fields of social development, food security and disaster management, agricultural development, rights and governance, education, health, nutrition, environment and micro finance and entrepreneurship development have transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in building their capacity and attain self-confidence, leading to self-reliance. We are immensely proud of this achievement and vow to continue our humble efforts to bring smile to the face of many more disadvantaged people in the coming days.
We would like to express our thankfulness and gratitude to the development partners from home and abroad who have assisted us to continue our journey. We look forward towards strengthening this partnership for the benefit of the people living in hunger, poverty and hardship.
Our thanks go to ESDO General Committee and Executive Committee for their unfaltering support in achieving organizational goals. We also extend our gratitude to all of our staff, programme participants, community platforms, partners, Union Parishads and government authorities for their sincere contribution, I would like to congratulate the people who have put their time, efforts and talent in preparing this report. I hope this report will give us a proper indication of the path we should take for making our programmes more successful.
People in poverty and marginalization will remain our priority- we will maintain a firm focus on tackling poverty and social inequality. We will reinforce partnerships with diverse stakeholders contributing to the reduction in income and human poverty towards making an equitable society free from all discrimination.
Dr. Md. Shahid Uz Zaman