Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation

Year of Establishment: 2001

Registration Authority Registration No Date
Joint Stock Companies & Farms
January 09, 2001
Directorate of Social Services
October 08, 2006
NGO Affairs Bureau
May 08, 2007 (Renewal Date: 08/05/2017 Up to 07/05/2027)

Chief Patron of the Organization: Dr. Murad Khan Thakur

Contact Person

Prodip Marcel Rozario

Executive Director

Mobile: +88 02 01743966001
E-mail: prodip.thakurfoundation@gmail.com

Information Officer

Md. Abdur Rahman

Project Coordinator

Mobile: +880 1730 911267
Email: rahmanjsr76@gmail.com

Working Areas

SL No. District Upazila Union/Ward


Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation (ARKTF) is a well-meaning national development organization in the southern part of Bangladesh, founded in 2001 with intensive focused on charity and relief (social welfare) for the most vulnerable and destitute people affected by the social and natural disaster. The Foundation has been working in solidarity with poor, excluded and marginalized segments to end poverty and injustice in the different parts of Bangladesh. Founder of Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation is Mr. Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur, a renowned govt. official as well as social worker, with a view to promote the socio-economic status of the rural, urban, under-privileged and demoralized people living in the society, where justice will be honored and every citizen will be able to get  rightful shares of the resources. From the inception Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation aims to improve the socio-economic condition of the beneficiaries in the working area especially to establish the women and child rights. Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation performed for a positive change likely economical, cultural, women empowerment, human rights establishment by facing different types of challenges and risks including prolonged conflict, confrontation, natural disaster, social trend and tendencies, fundamentalism etc. In this connection Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation set up a target of components including Community Mobilization and Institutional Strengthening for upholding human rights specially child rights, Education, Income Generating Activities, Health Hygiene and Nutrition, WatSan, Micro Credit and Emergency response. In every component, ARKTF had a good achievement and success finding better scope of work opportunities in working area among other success providers.


In the view of the problems and to contribute for establishing poverty free and just society Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation has taken different development engagement with community people and other stakeholders by receiving their supports. Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation started its activities from Gopalganj district. Over the 21 years, Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation has been reorganized as a development partner in liberating and empowering the poor people of Bangladesh.  Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation has been performed to make positive changes of the lives and livelihoods of the poor and marginalized people through taking different initiatives including children rights, health hygiene and nutrition, education, social forestry, skill development and capacity building of youths, protection and prevention mechanisms of violence against women and children, anit-trafficking, leadership development etc.


Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation envisions a nation free from injustice, exploitation and discrimination where every citizen leads a life with freedom, dignity and human security.


  • To work for the people and with the people irrespective of religion, caste, ethnicity, creed and belief who are in any form of marginalization and exclusion
  • Supporting to the poor and marginalized people in enhancing their capability to demand and realised their fundamental and basic rights.
  • To implement appropriate, need based, result oriented development program for the quality changes in lives and livelihoods of the poor and marginalised.
  • To involve in a holistic process for programs socially, financially and environmentally sustainable without compromising the quality of services.

Goal of the organization

  • Contribution to uphold the human rights with respect and dignity for target participants in the working area.

Principles of the organization

  • Avoiding sex, color, caste and creed, the society is completely charitable, beneficial, educational, non-political, non-communal and non-profitable. It would be a non-discriminated society regarding nation, color, creed and sex.
  • Only the almighty shall be the basis of all actions of the organization.
  • The member and the staffs of the organization must abide by some values and cultures that would be developed by the organization and the values and cultures would be added to the human resource policy.

Target people/beneficiary

Vulnerable, marginalized, hardcore poor, destitute, downtrodden, harassed people particularly women and children are the target people of Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation.

Overall experience

To secure the livelihood of the marginalized and vulnerable people, Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation has been implementing different types of development program since its inception. Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation has been supporting the beneficiaries by implementing the following programs-

  • Strengthen, organize and activate local community people against injustice.
  • Social and Human Rights Development through Education project.
  • Welfare development through Primary Health Care project and awareness activities on HIV/AIDS.
  • Relief and Rehabilitation project, Hard core poor Women & Children development project.
  • Economic development through Agriculture project, Poultry and Livestock project and Micro Credit.
  • Fish Farming and Fish Hatchery Project, Demonstration of sustainable Aquaculture project and Income Generating Activities.
  • Advocacy, networking and lobbying with GO/NGOs, Donors, Media, and Civil Society at policy level as well as implementation level.

The ongoing projects of Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation

SL. No Name of the project Objectives of the project Working Areas Duration
Child Protection and Improvement through Reduction of Exploitative Child Labour in Jashore District/Bangladesh
Objective 1: To enhance knowledge and capacity of working children, parents and employers on child rights and justice as well as negative consequences of involving children in hazardous works.

Objective 2: To make service providing institutions at local level accountable and responsive so that working children have improved access to education, health, water and sanitation.

Objective 3: To create decent working environment so that working children can enjoy all facilities at working place including potable water, primary health care supports, sanitation, leisure time and free from physical and mental assault.

Objective 4: To Withdraw working children from risky work and re-assigned to non-risky work through collective efforts of different stakeholders
December 2015 to till now
Non-Formal Education (NFE) for Hard-core Poor Children
Ensure education for distressed, downtrodden and under-privileged children
2009 to till now
Rural Housing and Sanitation Project
To eliminate poor housing and homelessness in the rural areas by constructing adequate and basic housing and sanitation for the homeless, ensuring better and secured housing facilities within their reach.
Gopalganj Bagerhat

Previous Experiences

SL. No Name of the project Major Focus Working Areas Funding/Supports
Disaster Management in Southern Coastal District of Bangladesh
Identifying beneficiaries and delivery of inputs to SIDR affected people
Bagerhat District
FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization)
Community Health Service Program
Ensure primary health care for the rural poor
Own Fund
Social Forestry
Protect environment and poor people participation to income activities
Gopalganj District
With Local government
Enhancing Computer Knowledge for the underprivileged students(Class IV-V)
To build future through providing computer based knowledge and education of the poor and under-privileged students
Caritas, Bangladesh
Vocational training Under Mobile Technical Training School Program
Improving better livelihoods and income through skill development training
Caritas, Bangladesh

Policy and System

To achieve goals and objectives, Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation follows the below-mentioned policies and systems-

  • Constitution/Memorandum
  • Human Resource Policy
  • Financial Policy with the procurement system
  • Gender policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Disaster Management and Response Policy
  • Micro Credit Policy

Governance of Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation

The organization has approved constitution under the social welfare department. The governance of Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation has been ensured following this constitution and other policies, (Human Resource Policy, Financial Policy, Child Protection Policy and Gender Policy- The logistic and procurement policy has been addressed in the financial policy). Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation has an active and supportive Executive Committee. It has General Body of 21 members. It is very balanced Executive Committee with a composition of Teachers, Cultural Activists, and Women rights Activists and Social Workers. The present Executive Committee is very support oriented especially during the crisis period.

The Executive Committee Members have a stake in the administrative and financial affairs, besides policy making and strategic management, which is the one hand ensures financial transparency and accountability as an overarching role.

The EC Members are involved in Staff Recruitment and Performance Appraisal for maintaining transparency. The Executive Committee (EC) Members are elected every 2 years from the General Body in a very transparent and democratic process. Basically the EC is well constituted democratically to protect the organization and also to ensure and practice governance for running an organization more efficiently.

Executive Committee will further give following efforts to improve the Governance of the Organization.

  • Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation taking further planned initiatives for creating common and clear understanding within the EC members about their strategic role in the governance of the organization.
  • Participate in developing the Organizational Vision, Mission and future Strategies.
  • Support the Executive Director and assess her performance.
  • Participate in the development of strategic planning.
  • Support in identifying and managing adequate resources for Abdur Rashid Khan Thakur Foundation and deal with the Donors.
  • Ensure effective management of resources.
  • Approve all policies, procedure, guidelines and bylaws.
  • Approve Annual Budget.
  • Enhance the Organization’s external relations.
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability and transparency.
  • Protect the organization from external and internal interference and from any emerging crises.

Members of Executive Committee

Sl.No. Name Designation
Kazi Nazir Ahmed
Mrs. Sufia Parveen Ivy
Mr. Prodip Marcel Rozario
Md. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury
Ms. Pollobi Roseline Rozario

MELA (Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning & Accountability)

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) are the innermost parts of ARKTF’s development initiatives in tracking programme performance and progress, capturing forward-looking strategies and lessons for management. There is an increasing demand, internally and externally, on demonstrating program performance and quality changes. In this consideration, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit  has developed M&E system and tools and is providing technical and strategic supports to program management in understanding program progress, the process of maximizing impacts, learning and critical reflections and the way of improving operations. To improve the quality of program delivery, M&E unit conducts different types of study survey, assessment to provide information and feedback to the ARKTF management. The M&E unit is also providing capacity development supports on M&E issues to program staffs so that they can ensure their better contribution in collecting, managing and analyse data and information systematically.