Background of the organization
Bangladesh is poverty-stricken country and the main causes of poverty are it’s over population, unemployment, lack of education and awareness and finally, socio- political injustices which have caused mass socio-economic poor condition of the nation.
Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions are the poorer than the other divisions. Consequently, the population of these areas occasionally becomes the victims of natural calamities such as: Drought, Floods, Heavy Rain Falls, River Erosion, Common Diseases etc. Due to this, the people of these areas are socio-economically in bad condition. Illiteracy, Unemployment, Unawareness, Mal-nutrition and in healthy situation are prevailing all over the areas. As a result, majority of the people live in below living standard. Besides, the gender situation is also not good due to social mal-practices. Majority of the women section are abused and tortured mentally and physically. On the other side, most of the children are mal-nourished and sometimes become victims of trafficking and child labor.
By observing and understanding all the above stated miserable conditions and realities several enthusiastic, energetic and social minded young men came forward to volunteer. Their services for the needy people and established an Organization named “AVA DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY” as on January 2001.
Nature of the organization
Ava development society is a National Non-political, Non-Profitable, Non-Government, Voluntary and Social Organization for the service of poor majority of the rural areas of the country.
Vision of the organization
Ava development society believes in the service of human beings for their total (Socio-economic, Cultural, Political and Spiritual) development. Therefore, it gives priority to the poor, oppressed, marginalized and deprived group of people of the society for their advancement so to establish their human dignity, values and social justice in the community of rural Bangladesh.
Mission of the organization
The main mission of Ava development society is to form organization of the poor, disable, landless, marginalized and indigenous men and women in order to integrate them in the process of socio-economic development ventures for their self-sufficiency and authentic development.
Core values of the organization
The major core values of the Organization are-
a. Service for the poor and marginalized.
b. Priority to the poor and oppressed classes of people.
c. Total human development.
d. Social justice and peace.
e. Sustainable development for establishing human dignity and values.
Legal form and number of board members
AVA DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY has been registered with the following Government Departments:
a. NGO Related Bureau: Reg. No: 2557, Date- 04/04/2010.
b. Social Welfare Department: Natore, Reg. No: Nat-410/04, Date: 13/05/2004.
c. Joint Stock Company: Reg. No: Raj-S-256, Date: 21/06/2009.
d. Microcredit Regulatory Authority: Reg. No: 05305-00792-00470, Date: 17/01/2010.