is a developing country but accordance to the density of population
it is tremendous threat for the society, community, and also
for Bangladesh. It is overlook that most of the people are living
under poverty which affects fall in our economy and also individual
life. Though Bangladesh has made significant progress in human
development indicators in the last decade, but increase in prices
of basic food commodities during the last few months has exposed
the poorest segments of the population in the country to severe
pressure with concerns of a worsening food security because
of little earning and unemployment of the population.
Employment generation is one of
the programmes under WFP's Emergency Operation targeted to vulnerable
groups affected by high food prices and natural disasters in
the country. EG activities will develop / rehabilitate drainage
and irrigation infrastructures: embankments; rural market access
roads, homestead raising, ground rising for flood shelters,
emergency livestock paddocks and raised seed- beds.
The WFP therefore has undertaken
the emergency operation (EMOP1078.0) with an overall goal to
complement the government of Bangladesh safety net programmes
to alleviate the impact of high food prices, starving particularly
through targeted program Employment Generation.
In Bagerhat district in two upazila Shornonkhola and Mongla
this program is running
The overall objective is to raise
agricultural productivity in Bangladesh, contribute to self
sufficiency and mitigate current and future vulnerabilities
to high food prices and food insecurity.
With the assistance of WFP in Bagerhat district in two upazila's
beneficiaries are getting the privilege to work for the short
time, they were under privilege and also they were being deprived
from the beginning of their life. It is said that now caseload
are free from negative thinking, they are happy to get such kinds
of work because they have no need to starve now. It was told that
vulnerable people got the regenerate life to survive in the society.
They got the new version of life. Meantime it was very significant
to offer such project because they have no availability of job.
Many people were jobless. We are also so much happy to obey our
responsibilities and nicely we completed our first phase.
Baselines, marketing. Food needs assessment. Nutrition etc:
Before doing the survey we had to think with the concentration
because wrong observation may bring the penalty. So through PRA
we selected the beneficiaries and scheme. According to the category
we did the survey first and most vulnerable peoples name was enrolled
in the project. The initiative step was taken after doing the
survey, because some of the places of Bangladesh people were not
getting food, education, medicine, and they were living under
privilege, really it was heart touching. So after doing the survey
and PRA we visited our selected beneficiaries' house so that right
person may get the privilege to work here. After selecting the
beneficiaries all the participants' names were endorsed by LGED
and submitted to WFP. It was our visualization that it was significant
to provide such help to the poorest people because if they get
such kinds of help they will get new life and get the liberation
to acquire the education and survive with the nourishment. In
the remote area people can not feed properly because parents can
not earn their demand as a result family members are starving.
So it is big help for them to get such help to expand their life
with the hope.
factors affecting food security: Though Bangladesh
is a developing country but it has numerous problem and these
are remaining in every aspect of life. Present time it is big
threat for Bangladesh that big savage/ SIDR has gone and people
lost their living hope and also it is our economical inflation
problem. In the market commodities price is high and different
disaster is going on in Bangladesh. Some of the people are not
getting their fundamental needs and deprived from their daily
food. Really it is heart touching issue. Few days ago an unwelcome
Aila took all the things and made them hopeless. Thousands and
thousands people became shelter less lost their asset. They had
no way to survive in the society. But it is big consolation that
with the assistance of WFP, RRF implemented the project Employment
Generation for the vulnerable people in the society. And beneficiaries
got a job for while to exist in the society.
Implementation arrangements: As an implementing
partner we were so much concern about our preceding activities
and never want to manifest our dereliction about our errands.
Always we tried to implement the given responsibilities. When
we started our journey we took it as a challenge and working with
the action plan. Before starting our project we informed to the
deputy commissioner, Executive Engineer LGED, Upazila nirbahi
office, Upazila Engineer LGED and all the chairman and member
so that we can furnish our programme efficiently. Totally our
arrangement was commendable and with heart and soul we tried to
accomplish the project. Our appointed staff always taking care
for mollifying our project. And also our M&E team monitored
so that all the activaties may run smoothly. Our target was to
develop our society, community as well as Bangladesh and vulnerable
people may augment their life for the future. It was our visualization
to organize a nice program and implement with the authenticity.
It was vital role
to select the beneficiaries. Before selecting the beneficiaries
we had to think with the deliberation. Because right person should
get the right things. In our every aspect we took challenge to
select the right beneficiaries. Before selecting the beneficiaries
we did the survey and followed the rule which is given to the
guide line. Though we selected our beneficiaries and scheme through
PRA but we also checked the selected beneficiaries. Ultimately
we enrolled them and endorsed by the LGED and submitted to WFP
office. And it was the satisfaction that with the authenticity
we enrolled the apt beneficiaries. And ultimately we overcome
our first phase of this project.
In the year of 2009 our total distribution was 4,43,15,400 (Four
Crore Fourty Three lakh Fifteen Thousands Four Hundred. The sated
amount was being distributed to the field. Beneficiaries are so
happy to get this job. Many improvement tasks have been accomplished
through CFW project.
FAMILIES GOT PERMANENT HOPE TO LIVE FROM WATER LOGGING
As a human being
everybody wants to live in the society with the fundamental needs
but for different problem it may be the intricate to survive in
the society. Shoronkhola upazila is one of the remote and deprived
areas where people are living under poverty. Because according
to the density of population food and other necessary commodities
are not available and also most of the people are jobless. Though
it is remote and water tiding area but people wants live in peace
but some time it is sophisticated because two years ago SIDR flows
and people lost everything again and Aila took place to the Shoronkhola
.But it is their consolation that WFP and RRF expanded their helping
hand for the affected people who lost everything. And it is their
hearty peace WFP provided shot time job for the job less people.
According to the Kamal Boyati "We wants to give our thankfulness
to WFP and RRF for their marvelous work. Because we had no hope
to live in the society, every moment we have to face the natural
disaster. Through this scheme more than 300 families got the permanent
living security. It was our long expectation from government to
make an embankment but they didn't do but we are pleased for this
work. After a long time our dream came to true and we got hope
to live. Through this embankment 56 hector land will be cultivated
because land owner could not cultivate their land for salty water;
now onwards salty water will not be able to enter and submerge
- 300 families got permanent shelter
to live from water logging
- 56 hector land will be cultivated
- 1700 people will benefited directly
- Embankment will be used as a
- 2000 people will be benefited
- Students will be able to go
to school on right time
- Community people will be able
to go to market easily
- Fishery farm will not submerged
- Poorest people got short time
- 70-80 families will be able
to cultivate the vegetable in their home yard
- For this embankment government
took the initiate step for tree plantation
All the villagers, community gave
thanks to the donor for their great help and collaboration.
Scheme Name: Embankment from Upazila
more to CNB Bridge Khontakata, Shoronkhola, Bagerhat.
people got regenerate life to live in the society in Chila"
With the assistance of WFP "Employment Generation" short
time project was offered for the community people. Main target
was to provide short time job and develop the communication infrastructure
and main focus was to expand the agricultural section. At the
time of scheme selection one scheme was selected which was so
important for the community people because that was so remote
area no one wants to go there and collaborate but WFP expanded
their helping hand and expose the generosity.
are so much happy to get such kinds of help. According to the
Komal Sarker he said, Chila union is the remote area where light
never enter. Before hand people could not go to bring the drinking
water because they have no any way to go to the respected places
but after the making the embankment 5000 people will get the privilege
to walk and it will help to develop the communication infrastructure.
In other hand 200
hector land will be cultivated because before hand they didn't
get the facilities to plough the land because of salty water.
Sometime their house submerged under water. Now onwards 200 families
will rescue themselves from savage and different disaster. Komol
Sarker said it is our great help because we had no road now this
embankment will be used as shelter, road and it will augment to
the agricultural section.
Scheme Name : Embankment from Ghorami
Pukur Kabika road to Dasher Khondo, Mongla, Bagerhat.
Now through the
embankment they will be able to develop in agriculture section
and people will get hope to survive with their needs. Through
this scheme 40 (Female 20 Male 20) people got opportunity to work
and community got way to survive. For this embankment our approve
volume was-2014 cub.m and maydays was -1343. Totally 955 man days
were used to complete the scheme. Community elites said, they
are so much happy to see the development. Meantime it was so significant
to rescue them from the saline water. Now they will be able to
cultivate the crops and change their fate.
LAND WILL BE CULTIVATED
This scheme return
the life of the community people because 300 hector land were
crops less and they had no any way to cultivate because salty
water destroy their crops. But with the assistance of WFP RRF
took the initiate step to remove the problem and make rosy possibilities
for the community people. In before hand they had no any way to
go to market, school and they could not protect their crops, for
the salty water people became tedious about their future
After making this embankment people
are so happy to see the advancement of their locality.
- 350-420 families will be rescued
from water logging
- 300 hector land will be cultivated
- 80-100 families will be able
to cultivate different vegetable in the home yard
- Embankment will be used as road
and it will develop the communication infrastructure.
- Students will be able to go
to school, college, and madrasha.
- All the villagers will be able
to go to market.
- For selling the vegetable, crops
it will promote them to carry.
- From now onwards fishery farm
will not submerge under water.
Totally this scheme will change
the fate of community people and they will be able to be dependent
on their livelihood.
Scheme Name: Embankment from Ali
Howlader to Falur Road, Mongla, Bagerhat.
got new life from water logging in Burirdanga
This scheme was
so important for the community people because every aspect of
life it was their main focus to rescue their life from salty water
and savage. And their life was fulfilled with the promiscuity
and they have no peace in their hearts. Before this embankment
300-400 hectors land were use less because of salty water farmer
and owner could not plough their land in a proper way. As a result
their economy status was so low.
Now people are so happy to see the progress of their community.
Now 1200-1500 people will get the privilege to cultivate their
land and will be self dependent on their earning. Near of this
Witness : Ponkaj
Father : Kashob Lal Roy
Vill+Post : Burir Danga
Upazila : Mongla
District : Bagerhat
He said that it
was our big hope from long time to get rid from the water logging
and be dependent on ourselves. Now we are so happy to see the
betterment of our society. After this embankment 300-400 hector
land will be cultivated and it will help to augment our life for
the prosperity. And it is our visualization that it will help
to promote to the land owner to cultivate the land and be dependent
on their earning. In other side 200-300 families will be able
to expand the agricultural section where they will be able to
cultivate the vegetable and different crops. Beneficiaries said,
Now they have no any fear because we got embankment which help
to rescue our life from the savage.
In other hand this
embankment will be used as permanent shelter and it will help
to develop their communication infrastructure. This embankment
will be used as road and students will be able to go to school
and community people will be able to go to market or their respected
Totally for this embankment 1200-1500 people and 300-400 hector
land will get rid form water logging and salty water. From now
onwards their fate will be changed and they will be able to be
dependent on their earning.
Names: Embankment of Gona River from FWC to Bisnue Sorder
house, Burir danga, Mongla, Bagerhat.