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The contribution to mitigate proverty in our area by Fortune Foundation UK is remarkable especially for river erosion people.

I wish them all the best in their ventures and offer my complete support.

Mr. Belal Hossain
Mayor, Ullapara Municipalty
Siragonj, Bangladesh


  
Our Work
Fortune Foundation is committed to making changes in the life of the people in distress. It aims at  implementing the projects that focus on current issues in the society and tries to make  betterment where possible.
 
Project Name :Awareness programme for Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
Project Aim :Creating awareness  of Alzheimer’s & Dementia among people by informing in as many ways as possible .
 
Project overview :
Dementia is a progressive decline in the ability to think, learn and reason as it affects the brain .Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia .Remarkable enough, the number of people with dementia is increasing at an alarming rate. But there is a lot that can be done to prevent the disease, and also there is a lot to support the affected ones .
 
Our raising awareness of Alzheimer's and Dementia campaign aims at making people aware of different things in other words , giving information regarding Alzheimer’s & Dementia . It is our most recent project which seeks to help people minimise the risks of getting Alzheimer's & Dementia and providing support with coping strategies for people and their families who are suffering. We believe making people aware of the facts regarding Alzheimer's & Dementia can make a change in the society.
 
 
We will try our best to support the affected ones in future providing them with assistance of all possible form. We aim to providing support to make people more aware about Alzheimer’s disease using posters, leaflets and newsletter .Currently we are in the process of publishing awareness creating information booklets. 
 
  
 
Project Name: Skill Training for sustainable Livelihoods option for people
Project Area: Ullapara, Sirajgonj, Bangladesh

The overall objective of the project is to improve livelihoods of small entrepreneurs by training them in the production of agricultural tools and implements and rural transport means.
The purpose is to Improve livelihoods of poor men and women by training them in the use and maintenance of agricultural farming and processing machinery and rural transport. Make the training input sustainable by training trainers of NGOs/private workshops in these skills.

Project overview

Skill training is one of the most important sectors for economic development in many developing countries. Skill training provides opportunities for employment and income generation, which is particularly important because agriculture and the formal sector are unable to absorb growing labour forces. Skill training is particularly important for marginalised and vulnerable people of a country and enables them to increase income, employment and food security, as well as improving nutrition and health.

Women in the proposed project areas have less control over household resources (or simply less resources) than men, so are more constrained to day-to-day tools they may purchase. They also tend to have less access to information. These factors restrict their options and livelihood opportunities. Use of affordable technology will increase household income earned by women and they will be encouraged to participate in decision making process at all levels of project implementation. As a result, this empowerment will be reflected in changes to the internal dynamics of household.

The broad areas of skill training are as follows:
  • Training on operation and maintenance agricultural farming machinery, tools and implements, and food processing techniques.
  • Training in manufacturing farm machinery, tools and implements.
Training on manufacture of improved boats with engine maintenance, water transport safety and disaster preparedness aspect.Training in the didactics of the transfer of this knowledge and skills to technicians.
 

Project Name: Coming out from Poverty
Project Area: Bamanghiala, Sirajgonj, Bangladesh

The overall objective of the project is to improve livelihoods of small entrepreneurs by training them in the production of agricultural tools and implements and rural transport means.
The purpose is to Improve livelihoods of poor men and women by training them in the use and maintenance of agricultural farming and processing machinery and rural transport. Make the training input sustainable by training trainers of NGOs/private workshops in these skills.


Project overview

Skill training is one of the most important sectors for economic development in many developing countries. Skill training provides opportunities for employment and income generation, which is particularly important because agriculture and the formal sector are unable to absorb growing labour forces. Skill training is particularly important for marginalised and vulnerable people of a country and enables them to increase income, employment and food security, as well as improving nutrition and health.

Women in the proposed project areas have less control over household resources (or simply less resources) than men, so are more constrained to day-to-day tools they may purchase. They also tend to have less access to information. These factors restrict their options and livelihood opportunities. Use of affordable technology will increase household income earned by women and they will be encouraged to participate in decision making process at all levels of project implementation. As a result, this empowerment will be reflected in changes to the internal dynamics of household.
The broad areas of skill training are as follows:

  • Training on operation and maintenance agricultural farming machinery, tools and implements, and food processing techniques
  • Training in manufacturing farm machinery, tools and implements. 

    

Training on manufacture of improved boats with engine maintenance, water transport safety and disaster preparedness aspect.Training in the didactics of the transfer of this knowledge and skills to technicians.


Project Name: Coming out from Poverty
Project Area: Bamanghiala, Sirajgonj, Bangladesh
Project Duration: 2011 to 2015
 
Project overview


  • The project aims to create 300 employment opportunity and to improve livelihoods of 4,500 vulnerable char land households with improved livelihoods and increased resilience to natural disasters.
  • Generating employment opportunities for 300 extreme poor households through by evacuating 10 ponds, 5 Poultry firms in the projected area.
  • Providing operational access for Fishing and farming
  • Provide skills training to the beneficiaries in different fields of farm and non-farm activities
  • Adopting participatory market development approach to link the extreme poor to markets for creating income opportunities
  • Creating opportunities for the extreme poor through various livelihood options to cope with risks and ensure year round livelihood security
  • Providing Medical Service to the people in the projected area.
  • Ensure nutrition and health for child


Project Name: Disappearing Homes
Project Area: Ullapara, Sirajgonj, Bangladesh

The project will run for five years, from 2011 to 2015, with the mission to address the development needs of the communities, who have been displaced by river erosion and those who are living under the threat of being eroded in the near future

The major rivers such as the Jamuna, Ganges and Padma annually consume several thousand hectares of floodplain making thousands of people landless and homeless every year. Along with the floodplain Bangladesh loses several kilometer of roads and railways, and flood embankments annually. A number of cities and towns such are also threatened by erosion.

During the last three decades The Jamuna, Ganges and Padma rivers have consumed 180,000 ha. This amount excludes the annual erosion along the other major rivers and also in the Meghna estuary where the amount of erosion was also very high. The rate of erosion along the major rivers may vary from one period to other.

From the 1970s to early the 1990s, the extent of mean annual erosion was about 3,300 hectares along both banks of the Jamuna River. During the last decade erosion along the river seems to have diminished slightly ranging from 1,000 to 2,500 hectare per year.

Given the geo-morphological development of the rivers and the prevailing socio-economic context of Bangladesh, it would not be feasible to protect the riverbank erosion fully. In such a situation, non-structural measures, like the prediction of erosion when and where applicable could be an alternative to minimize the suffering of the people and national loses of erosion.