ASHIKA at a Glance

ASHIKA Profile

Area Coverage

District             05         (Rangamati, Khagrachari, Bandarban, Noakhali, Chattogram,Cox’s Bazar)

Upazila             28         Rangamati Hill District

                                       Rangamati Sadar, Naniarchar, Kawkhali, Jurachari, Bilaichari, Rajasthali, Baghaichari, Barkal,Kaptai,Longodu

                                       Khagrachari Hill District

                                       Khagrachari Sadar, Laxmichari, Matiranga, Panchari, Mahalchari,Dighinala,Guimara

                                       Bandarban Hill District

                                       Thanchi, Ruma, Alikadam, Rowangchari, Bandarban Sadar, Lama,Naikhyangchari

                                        Noakhali:

                                        Noakhali Sadar, Hatia

                                        Chittagong:

                                        Bashkhali,Chattogram City Corporation

                                        Cox’s Bazar:

                                       Cox’s Bazar Sadar

Project Office   3          Rangamati Sadar, Baghaichari Upazila of Rangamati

IGA Office        02         Rangamati Municipality

Head Office       01         Rangamati Municipality

Staff Strength               720

Annual Budget

                                    For the year of 2022-2023

                                    Taka 519, 130, 23

History of ASHIKA

Building of Kaptai Hydro Electric Dam

Refugee problem occurred due to Kaptai Dam

Refusal by the State apparatus to negotiate dissidence which led to violence

Constitutional identity related issues in CHT by the State

Peace Accord 1997

Land Dispute Settlement issues

In these circumstances present “ASHIKA” came into being with its former name of “Hiran Mohan Computer and Research Academy for Tribal Languages (HCRATL)” in 1999 due to observation of socio-economic problem in the community. To survive in these situations our organization’s existence was appreciable to the unemployed youth who were literate but jobless, seeking for assistance but no reliable response. HCRATL provided computer training and consequently started research work on tribal language and ultimately provided language training in Rangamati Hill District which was consequently got initiation to other Hill Districts also. So the history of the organization could be depicted as follows:

ASHIKA

Since 1999

(Year Wise)

Year

Title of Project

1999

Computer Training

Status: Implemented as part of IGA, Donor: Self-Financed

2000

Tribal Language Book & Alphabetical Chart and Language Training

Status: Implemented, Donor: CHTDB and Ministry of CHT Affairs

Hiran Mohan Computer & Research Academy for Tribal Language Development Project
Status: Implemented, Donor: RHDC & Ministry of CHT Affairs

Non-Formal Primary Education
Status: Implemented, Donor: BRAC
Phase 1 28 September 2000 to 27 September 2003(Partner 46)
Phase 2 1 January 2002 to 30 June 2004 (Partner 13)
Phase 3 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2008 (Partner 30)
Phase 4 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2010 (Partner 16)
Phase 5 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 (Partner 25)
Phase 6 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2011 (Partner 22)
Phase 7 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2013 (Partner 06)

2001

“Assistance to Other Organization” Program of Proshika

Status:  Implemented, Donor: Proshika, Duration: January-December 2001

Voter Awareness Activities

Status: Implemented, Donor: Proshika

2004

Under Technical Assistance through Gender Facility Project (BGD/01/005)

 Phase II: Sub-Project-“Skill Development Training on Indigenous Handloom for Destitute Jumma Women of Rangamati”
Status: Implemented, Donor: Ministry of Women Affairs & UNDP, Duration: 1 August 2004-August 2005,

2007

Skill Development Training on Indigenous Handloom for Destitute Jumma Women of CHT

Status: Implemented, Donor: Bangladesh NGO Foundation, Duration: 2007-2009

YPSA-Bangladesh Childhood Cataract Campaign-CHT Project

Status: Implemented, Donor: YPSA & sight Savers International (SSI), Duration: July 2007-June 2009

Income Generation Activities (IGA) (Bamboo made Furniture & Crafts)

Status: On going, Duration: 2007-Continued, Donor: Self Financed

2008

ASHIKA-Voter and Civic Education

Status: Implemented, Donor: Greenhill & The Asia Foundation

Promoting Livelihoods through Income and Employment Generation in the CHT

Status: Implemented, Donor: ICIMOD & UNDP-CHTDF, Duration: July 2008 –June 2009

2009

Community Managed Water Supply and Sanitation Program for the Rural Poor of the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Status: Implemented, Donor: NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation & European Commission (EC), Duration: January 2009 to December 2012

CHT-HYSAWA Fund Project

Status: Implemented, Donor: Shining Hill & GoB-DANIDA,Year:2009

Enforcement of Local Institutional Laws Focusing Public awareness through Sustainable Good Governance Approach (ELFOS) in CHT

Status: Implemented, Donor: The Royal Danish Embassy, Duration: 1 August 2009– 2012

Technical Partner of “Integrated Socio Economic Development of Moanoghar Children’s (ISEDMC)” Project

Status: Implemented, Donor: Moanoghar-MJF

Micro-Capital Grant

Status: Implemented, Donor: UNDP, Duration: April 11 2009 to May 2009 

“Service for Better Livelihoods and Resource Management of River Halda, Chittagong” under the Direct Aid Program 2008-09 of Australian High Commission, Dhaka

Status: Implemented, Donor: Australian High Commission, Dhaka, Duration: 4 June 2009 – February          2010

2010

Skill Development Training on Indigenous Handloom for Destitute Jumma Women of CHT

Status: Implemented, Donor: Bangladesh NGO Foundation, Duration: upto July 2016

Provision of Technical Services for the Activities of Education Cluster under UNDP-CHTDF

Status: Implemented, Donor: Grontmij & UNDP-CHTDF, Duration: November 2010 – December 2011,Location: Rangamati,Khagrachari and Bandarban

Documentation of Success Lessons on three economic components and community vulnerability assessment on climate change

Status: Implemented, Donor: ICIMOD, Duration: April 1, 2011-June 30, 2011

Capacity Strengthening on Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) and Climate Change Adaptation

Status: Implemented, Donor: Concern Universal-Cordaid, Duration: June 2010- December 2012

2011

Development Initiative to Promote Transforming Youth and Adolescent (DIPTYA)

Status: Implemented, Donor: Bangladesh NGO Foundation, Duration: upto July 2016

2012

Strengthening Ethnic Communities Access to Information in Bangladesh

Status: Implemented, Donor: United Nations Democracy Fund, Duration: May 2012-April 2014

2013

Enforcement of Local Institutional Laws Focusing Public awareness through Sustainable Good Governance Approach (ELFOS) in CHT (Phase II)

Status: Implemented, Donor: The Royal Danish Embassy, Duration: 1 July 2013– 30 June 2016

Community Legal Service (CLS)

Status: Implemented, Donor: BLAST-UKAID; Duration: January 2013- January 2017

Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project (CHTRDP-II)

Status: Implemented, Donor: Asian Development Bank (ADB); Duration: August 2013-June 2019

Upgrading sustainable Households’ Affordability Project (USHA)

Status: Implemented, Donor: Manusher Jonno Foundation Duration: 01 October 2013 to 31 December 2016

Indigenous/ Minority Project

Status: Implemented, Donor: The Asia Foundation, Duration: November 2013 to December 2014

Dig A Well Project for the Rural Poor People

Status: Implemented, Donor: Muslim Aid-UK, Duration: 19 November 2013 to 31December 2013

HYSAWA Fund Project

Status: Implemented, Donor: HYSAWA Fund-DANIDA, Duration: 27 November 2013 to 26 November 2015

2014

Technical Courses to Union Parishad’s (UPs) and other Stakeholders

Status: Implemented, Donor: HYSAWA Fund-DANIDA, Duration: 1 March 2014 to June 2015
Location: Rangamati, Khagrachari, Bandarban, Noakhali

Mushroom Seed Social Business

Status: On going, Partner: Grameen Telecom Trust,Duration:23 August 2014-December 2022

Promoting Sustainable Water Supply, Sanitation in Adaptation to Climate Change Targeting the Vulnerable Poor from the Rural Areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) project

Status: Implemented; Donor: Muslim Aid-UK Bangladesh Field office, Duration: November 2014-July 2015

Base Line Survey Under “School Led Total Sanitation” (SLTS) Project

Status: Implemented; Donor: Concern Universal Bangladesh, Duration: 14 January 2014- l4 January 2015

Education for Language & Culturally Marginalized Ethnic Children

Status: Implemented, Donor: Save The Children International in Bangladesh, Duration: December 2014-October 2017,Location: Rangamati

Provision of Event Management Services

Status: Ongoing; Donor: UNDP-CHTDF; Duration: September 2014-to be continued; Location: Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban

2015

Supporting to Physical Facilities of Marginalized Backchari Primary School Children in Rangamati, CHT

Status: Implemented; Donor: Save the Children International; Duration: September 2015-May 2016; Location: Rangamati

2016

Achieving Resilience in food security and nutrition in remote areas of Chittagong Hill Tracts

Status: Implemented; Donor: Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO); Duration: October 2016-15 October 2017; Location: Rangamati

Actions for Livelihood Development & Watershed Protection in Village Common Forest Project

Status: Implemented; Donor: UNDP; Duration: March 2017-November 2017;Location:Rangamati

Apprenticeship Program of RHDC

Status: Implemented; Donor: ILO-RHDC, Duration: 22 November 2016-June 2017

2017

Emergency Education, Language and Child Protection Support for Culturally Marginalized Ethnic Children Project

Status: Implemented, Duration: Mar-October 2017,Donor: Save the Children in Bangladesh; Location: Rangamati

Strengthen Civil Society and Public Institutions to Build Community Resilience to Adopt Climate Change

Status: Implemented; Donor: Manusher Jonno Foundation; Duration: 1 July 2017- 30 June 2022;Location: Rangamati

Basic Literacy Project

Status: Implemented; Donor: GOB; Duration: 10 July 2017- 2018;Location: Kawkhali, Rangamati

Emergency Livelihood Response for cyclone Mora affected households in Bashkhali

Status: Implemented ,Donor:FAO-DFID,Duration:16 October 2017-January 2018;Location:Chittagong

2018

Skill Development training on livelihood activities for destitute Ethnic Women in CHT

Status: Implemented, Donor: Bangladesh NGO Foundation, Duration: January 2018-December 2018;Location: Rangamati

CHT Leprosy Control and Rehabilitation Program

Status: Implemented, Donor: The Leprosy Mission International Bangladesh, Duration: June 2018-December 2020; Location: Rangamati

Leveraging Information Technology to achieve better nutrition outcomes in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Status: Implemented, Donor: Manusher Jonno Foundation,,Duration:June 2018-September 2018; Location:Rangamati

2019

Empowerment through Integrated Livelihood and Right base Actions

Status: Implemented, Donor: Manusher Jonno Foundation, Duration: 1 January 2019-30 June 2022,Location: Rangamati

Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB)

Status: Implemented, Donor: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC),Duration: 1 January 2019-31 December 2021,Location:Rangamati,Bandarban,Cox’s Bazar.

Skill Development training on livelihood activities for destitute Ethnic Women in CHT

Status: Implemented, Donor: Bangladesh NGO Foundation, Duration: July 2019-June 2022; Location: Rangamati (to be continued in 2022 for 11th Phase)

Sustainable Management of Community Development in Chittagong Hill Tracts-SID-CHT

Status: Implemented, Donor: UNDP-ADB, Duration: 25 June 2019-24 June 2020; Location: Rangamati all district

Basic Literacy Project (64 District)

Status: Ongoing, Donor: GoB, Duration: July 2019-June 2020;Location: Baghaichari district, Rangamati

School Feeding Programme

Status: Implemented, Donor: World Food Programme, Duration: 15 November 2020-15 August 2020;Location: 10 Upazila; district,Rangamati

2020

Emergency Response of COVID 19 and Measles in Rangamati Hill Tracts

Status: Implemented, Donor: Start Fund Bangladesh, Duration: 3 April 2020-17 May 2020; Location: 10 Upazila; District: Rangamati

Promotion of agro-ecology practices in the Chattogram Hills Tracts (PAEP- CHTs)

Status: Ongoing, Donor: CARITAS Bangladesh, Duration: January 2020 to 31 December 2024; Location: Rajasthali; District: Rangamati

2021

CHT Leprosy Control and Rehabilitation Programme

Status: Ongoing, Donor: Leprosy Mission International Bangladesh, Duration:1 January 2021-31 December 2025,Location:Rangamati

Emergency Assistance to COVID 19 Affected Vulnerable People in Bangladesh

Status: Implemented, Donor: CARITAS France and CARITAS Bangladesh, Duration: 1 January 2021-31 March 2021,Location: Naniarchar and Belaichari Upazila of Rangamati

Poverty and Social Analysis Survey

Status: Implemented, Partner: Global Society; Donor: Asian Development Bank, Duration: 1 April 2021- 30 December 2021, Location: 10 Upazila of Rangamati

Conservation Communication under Chittagong Hill Tracts Watershed Co-Management Activity

Status: Ongoing, Donor: UNDP-USAID, Duration: 1 May 2021-31 July 2023, Location: 10 Upazila of Rangamati and 9 Upazila of Khagrachari and 7 Upazila of Bandarban

Community mobilization and organization, and livelihoods and value chains implementation for local communities in and around select headwater Reserved Forests, Protected Areas and Village Common Forests

Status: Ongoing, Donor: UNDP-USAID, Duration: 1 July 2021-30 September 2023, Location: 10 Upazila of Rangamati and 9 Upazila Khagrachari

Activating Village Court in Bangladesh (AVCB) Package I

Status: Implemented, Donor: UNDP, Duration: 1 August 2021-30 June 2022, Location: Rangamati Sadar, Naniarchar, Kaptai, Kawkhali, Rajasthali Upazila of Rangamati

Activating Village Court in Bangladesh (AVCB) Package II

Status: Implemented, Donor: UNDP, Duration: 1 August 2021-30 June 2022, Location: Barkal, Jurachari, Belaichari, Baghaichari and Longodu Upazila of Rangamati

Girls and Women Empowerment through Education & Skill

Status: Ongoing, Donor: UNDP, Duration: 1 September 2021-28 Feb 2023, Location: 10 Upazila Upazila of Rangamati

2022

PAP Consultations for Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project

Status: Implemented, Partner: Global Society; Donor: Asian Development Bank, Duration: 1July 2022- 31 August 2022, Location: 10 Upazila of Rangamati

Coverage in Bandarban Hill District and Khagrachari Hill District through projects:

2008

ASHIKA-Voter and Civic Education

Status: Implemented, Donor: Election Working Group-The Asia Foundation; Location: Khagrachari; Duration: 2008-2010

2010

Provision of Technical Services for the Activities of Education Cluster under UNDP-CHTDF

Status: Implemented, Donor: Grontmij & UNDP-CHTDF, Duration: November 2010 – December 2011, Location: Rangamati,Khagrachari and Bandarban

Betterment of Underprivileged through Development and Downstreaming Household’s Approach (BUDDHA) of BOB-Bank in Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Status: On going, Donor: Catuddisa Sangha,Japan;, Duration: November 2010 – June 2025,Location: Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban

2014

Technical Courses to Union Parishad’s (UPs) and other Stakeholders

Status: Implemented, Donor: HYSAWA Fund-DANIDA, Duration: 1 March 2014 to June 2015,Location: Rangamati, Khagrachari and Bandarban

Mushroom Seed Social Business

Status: On going, Partner: Grameen Telecom Trust, Duration: 23 August 2014-July 2021

Base Line Survey under “School Led Total Sanitation” (SLTS) Project

Status: Implemented; Donor: Concern Universal Bangladesh, Duration: 14 January 2014- l4 January 2015,Location: Rangamati,Kharachari and Bandarban

2018

Access to Information (a2i) program of Prime Minister’s Office

Status: Implemented; Donor: ILO-RHDC, Duration: 22 November 2016-24 November 2019, Location: Rangamati,Khagrachari and Bandarban

2019

Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB)

Status: Ongoing, Donor: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC),Duration: 1 January 2019-31 December 2021

2021

Conservation Communication under Chittagong Hill Tracts Watershed Co-Management Activity

Status: Ongoing, Donor: UNDP-USAID, Duration: 1 May 2021-30 September 2021, Location: 10 Upazila of Rangamati and 9 Upazila of Khagrachari and 7 Upazila of Bandarban

Community mobilization and organization, and livelihoods and value chains implementation for local communities in and around select headwater Reserved Forests, Protected Areas and Village Common Forests

Status: Ongoing, Donor: UNDP-USAID, Duration: 1 July 2021-30 September 2021, Location: 10 Upazila of Rangamati and 9 Upazila Khagrachari

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