Organisation For Rural Community Development Bangladesh
ORCD is a non-profitable NGO established in 2012 and its official activities were launched with an inaugural function held on the 20th December 2012 at the premise of Dariapur High School, Narail, Bangladesh. ORCD has established to act in four different sectors which are education, environment, health and income-generation.
The Aims of ORCD
The primary aim of the ORCD is to establish healthy, educated and financially sound communities in sustainable environment in rural Bangladesh.
A long-term goal, it aims to work internationally, especially in developing countries.
The activities of ORCD
The activites of the ORCD involve – preventing dropout of school going children, facilitating brilliant but poor students to continue their studies, health promotion of rural poor providing basic medications following doctors’ suggestions, awareness programs for arsenic poisoning, income-generation that can involve activities in aggro-forestry, fish farming, organic farming, keeping of indigenous chicken, goat-rearing, bee-keeping, micro entrepreneurship etc. To improve environmental conditions, the ORCD aims to provide ‘Integrated Education’ through institutions about health and environmental issues by organizing teachers and students. Huge tree-plantation programs will be one of the basic environmental projects by ORCD.
Like most of the active NGOs in Bangladesh, ORCD does not involve micro-credit activities (i.e., providing small loan at higher interest). The expenses for the proposed projects and well-defined activities, the ORCD depends on donations by various affluent people at its primary stage. ORCD aims to collect funds from income-generation activities and from different national and international aid-agencies. ORCD is working in that direction.