DSCN0658_1Strengthening Household Abilities to Responds to Development Opportunity (SHOUHARDO) II Program

The program was started on 1st January’06 in assistance of CARE-Bangladesh. The organization was implementing the program within 72 villages under 18 unions of Sherpur sadar, Sreebardi and Nalitabari upazilla in Sherpur district. After phasing out the SHOUHARDO Program from Sherpur district. The organization again awarded with the SHOUHARDO II Program for 97 villages of 12 unions under Islampur, Dewanganj and Madarganj upazilas in Jamalpur district. The program has been designed basically focusing the food security of the poorest. The main activities of the program are-

  • Motivational activities through courtyard meeting on socioeconomic issues
  • Community action plan preparation for reducing food insecurity
  • Support for homestead gardening and plantation
  • Food distribution to children and lactating mothers for reducing malnutrition
  • Health-nutrition and family planning support
  • Linkage development between beneficiaries and service providers
  • Infrastructure development and Disaster management
  • Education and early childhood care and development
  • Empowerment and Institution building
  • Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Water and sanitation/drama/folksong
  • Support for cattle/goat fattening/rearing, poultry and other IGAs
  • Social action creation
  • Training on human development and skill development
  • Advocacy and governance

It is to be mentioned that the activities are set according to the Community Action Plan (CAP). SHOUHARDO II always give preference to the program participanr’s requirements.