To improve the living standard
of the poor and helpless persons
by making distressed people self-dependent
using their own working capability.
Joyjatra Foundation is a non-profitable and non-political
Organization. It was founded to support the under privileged people in
our society. Our mission is to reach out to the poor
people of the society and help them out by
providing them different types of supports. Our primary
goal is to restore their standard of life and for that we shall
provide them with necessary assistance. Our ultimate
mission is to support, provide humanitarian assistance and educate
them to gain self confidence and make them self dependent.
♦Commitment to creating a world, where all human being are living
their regular life with minimum standard.
♦Particular focus on the basic needs of women, children, senior citizens
and special child.
♦Creating opportunities to make the under-privileged people more
sufficient, financially independent and to be able to create income
and use their capacity and talent to live a life as they deserve.
♦Commitment to advancing social justice and equally through
training, awareness & education.
WHAT WE DO
WELL BEING AND RESILIENCE
Disaster management and climate change
Bangladesh is widely recognized as a country that is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change due to its geographical position and low-lying flat topography. Within the past 15 years, the country has experienced an increase in the frequency and intensity disasters. A lack of awareness and coordination among the general people about disaster preparedness, climate change and its impact makes the Bangladesh population even more susceptible to the effects of natural disasters.
Health, nutrition and population
Water, sanitation and hygiene
Ensuring proper sanitation in rural schools is still a challenge. Access of safe water and provision of proper sanitation in schools are as important to acquire a quality education as books and pencils. Moreover, schools are an excellent platform for hygiene education and learning of overall proper hygiene practices, such as hand washing, drinking safe water, and using hygiene latrines. Additionally, the program helps provide separate latrines for girls in secondary schools, since most girl reach their menstruating age during this time. For better management and maintenance of the facilities, school WASA committees and student brigades work in more than 5,600 secondary schools. Additionally, the schools are encouraged to create a fund to meet water and sanitation related expenses.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
Agriculture and food security
A significant segment of society is not reached with financial service by either the formal banking sector or microfinance programs targeted for poor households. The “missing middle” can be a critical engine for economic growth and employment if equipped with the right tools.
Enterprise and investments
Targeting the ultra-poor
Gender justice and diversity
- Gender policy (GP) and sexual harassment elimination (SHE) policy
- Assist in implementing a “zero tolerance” policy on sexual harassment within the organization.
- Inclusion of gender issue into program through gender focal points.
Human rights and legal aid services
Good governance awareness
Management and capacity building
The program has also taken many initiatives to build community capacity. Training have been conducted at the grassroots level and community outreach efforts to spread awareness have also been implemented. Disaster resilient structures in the southernmost regions of the country have been built, further equipping communities to tackle disaster impacts.
Increasing adaptability and coping ability is also an important measure that is being addressed in various ways. Relief assistance is highly priorities for disaster affected areas after the emergency. Alternative livelihood options are given to vulnerable households to ensure sustainable living. Additionally, access to safe water and sanitation support is another important activity. DMCC is also focused on provision of psychosocial counseling and training to help communities cope with stress in the after math of disasters.
ADVOCACY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE (ASC)
Advocacy for social change (ASC) is a program that works to create an enabling environment for other JJF programs so they can achieve their objectives more successfully. ASC activity participates in policy advocacy by engaging policy makers, duty bearers by national and sub national level. It creates common platform where stakeholders from all level can participate and voice their demand on issues that significantly impacts welfare of general population and society.