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AWARD (Association of Workers for Alternative Rural Development) was founded in 1997 under the visionary leadership of Mr. Kazi Md. Abul Kalam Azad. It is a light of hope in Sylhet, Bangladesh. In a society overshadowed by systemic challenges, we stand firm in our commitment to be driven by positive change and foster an exploitation-free society. At AWARD, we operate with a clear mission: to be at the forefront of development, advocating for justice, dignity, and prosperity for all. Our mission is to empower underprivileged communities through grassroots organization and promote long-term socioeconomic transformation.

Past and Present Projects

Explore the background of innovative projects that promote sustainable development and community empowerment. Our past and present projects showcase our dedication to bringing about positive change, from modern healthcare services and youth empowerment initiatives to innovative microcredit programs and comprehensive agricultural projects. We prioritize grassroots participation and partnerships to address urgent social issues and uplift underprivileged groups. Join us in creating strong and thriving communities.

AWARD Micro Credit Program -AMC

Since 1998, AWARD's Micro Credit Program (AMC) in Companiganj, Sylhet, has promoted financial stability through separate group formations, savings and credit support, professional training, and a revolving loan fund. With 46 weekly payments, it empowers communities through long-term economic projects.

Primary Health Centre (PHC)

The Primary Health Centre (PHC) of AWARD in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar, is supported by Human Aid, UK, and offers 24/7 medical care, medication, and counseling. Specializing in Palangkhali and Ratnapalang Union since August 2021, it serves a unique demographic of 75% refugee migrants and 25% host community members.

Strengthening Risk Communication and Community Engagement and Vaccine Communication for COVID-19 Prevention

The six-month initiative, "Strengthening Risk Communication and Community Engagement for COVID-19 Prevention," has been launched by ADAB and is being implemented in Bangladesh's Sylhet and seven districts. AWARD collaborates with two Upazilas in the Sylhet district from May to November 2022, under the direction of The Hunger Project and with funding from UNICEF.

Empowering Communities through Business for Peace

Using Business to Empower Communities for Peace is the main goal of SAFERWORLD-UK's (2017–2018) project at Sylhet City Corporation. To examine, confirm, and share thoughts on political and social turmoil, events including FGDs, KIIs, workshops, and seminars are held. For both local and national projects, it involves stakeholders and creates a Peace Information Center.

Contact Details

+8801311- 145351, +8801712-906946

House # 37, Road # 04, Block- A, Shahjalal Uposhahar, Sylhet-3100