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Integrated Society for Rays of Hope (RISH)

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: Md. Riad Sorker
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About the organisation

Background of RISH

The Integrated Society for Rays of Hope (RISH) is a Non-Government Social development organization. It was established in 2003 by undertaking effective projects aimed at improving the present situation and self-development for the well-known rural and destitute people in the Haor area of Sunamganj district. Its program emphasizes public participation in evaluation, planning, implementation and decision-making processes necessary to be socially acceptable and people-centered and sustainable. RISH has always believed in integrated participatory development through groups. It is a well-developed development agency, especially for extremely poor women. It believes that people are at the center of concern for sustainable development. RISH also believes that the issue of a properly based approach is concerned not only with civil and political rights, but also with social, economic and human rights and cultural rights.

Mission and Vision:

Mission: To Strengthen the marginalized people through good education, knowledge, skills and to empower & sustainable the neglected and depressed people of the society through integrated developmental organizations.

Visions: Establishing a society with poverty-free, peace and harmony.


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Core Values and Beliefs: RISH follows a non-directive, bottom-up and participatory development approach for the effective implementation of its programs. It emphasizes people's participation in the need assessment, planning, implementation and decision- making process for making the program socially accepted, people oriented and sustainable. RISH acts as a facilitator to ensure people’s active and equal participation in the development process.

Firstly, RISH works with the poor people by forming the homogeneous group and therefore organizes the distressed and powerless people through rapport building, animation, motivation, and awareness.

Secondly, it empowers the powerless through education, training and sharing of experiences.

Thirdly, it facilitates the initiation of economic activities through micro-credit support for regular income and promoting economic rights and control over resources through active involvement and participation of the poor especially women with a view to alleviate poverty, hunger, illiteracy, ill-health & civic inertia.

RISH believes that man is the center of all development endeavors and is the maker of his/her own fortune. Accordingly, the development philosophy of RISH is based on the fact that The Paramount Need of People is not Relief but Release. RISH seeks to develop their dormant potentialities regarding personal, social, economical, educational and active civic growth and development. It always keeps a space in its consideration for making links with other like-minded organizations and also stresses the need to augment human dignity, social justice, fraternity and democratization in the process of development initiatives.

Goal of RISH: To improve the socio-economic and health condition of rural people by enjoying basic human rights.

General objectives of RISH: The general objective of RISH is to enhance the socio- economic and health condition of the targeted poor household in the rural and remote area with special emphasis on destitute women’s participation in the development process in particular by adopting an integrated approach.

Specific objectives of RISH: The specific objectives of RISH are as follows:

  • To organize the poor underprivileged classes of women and men to make them realize the root causes of their
  • To organize the targeted poor people in groups for group unity and women empowerment by raising consciousness and involving them in economic
  • To develop the children as healthy and worthy citizens of the country by launching and organizing relevant community need-based
  • To build awareness on primary health education, reproductive health, hygiene and family planning
  • To work for awareness rising on health and environment issues such as: safe drinking water, sanitary latrine, forestry and nutrition through specific
  • To take development initiatives on good governance and women & child rights issues.
  • To implement different IGAs to change the condition of unemployment and poverty alleviation
  • To arrange and organize different skill trainings for destitute women and unemployed youths (girls and boys).
  • To implement formal, informal and non-formal education for reducing the illiteracy
  • To participate actively in different government development programs for overall development of the targeted
  • To contribute to sustainable improvement to the household food security and health & nutrition of the ultra
  • To make and develop linkages with relevant government, non-government, national and international development agencies for wider support and cooperation.
  • To take effective initiatives for the rehabilitation of disabled