Shushilan, a Bengali name signifying endeavors for a better future, is a national non government development organization set up in 1991 and holding consultative status of NGO Branch, ECOSOC of the United Nations (UN). A number of young social workers of the village Benadona and Pania, Shatkhira District, Bangladesh established Shushilan. Present Chief Executive Mostafa Nuruzzaman is the founder of the organization. Shushilan is an organization for development of Eco – sensitive community of the Sundarbans and its vicinity. The organization registered from Department of Social Welfare (Satkhira-94/91/98), NGO Affairs Bureau (NGO Affairs Bureau-768/93) and other available sections and Governing Body consist of EC (7) and General Committee (23).
The organization’s program approaches are transforming over 25 years to improve quality projects for the poor, vulnerable and needy people with especial focus on coastal zone areas. Shushilan has undertaken Socio economic development, education & ICT and Health & Nutrition, Disaster, climate change and environmental resource management, Human rights and good governance, Sustainable people’s organization programs. Throughout the period Shushilan has developed high experience and capacity on those areas. So far, Shuhsilan has successfully implemented 209 different projects and currently implementing 40 projects with different donors, government organizations and international development partners. Shushilan origin in Satkhira and the existing projects are in 7 Divisions, 42 Districts, 197 Upazilas and 1039 Unions.
Shushilan is implementing its program activities through 36 offices including head office in Khulna. Additionally, Shushilan has 528 regular staff and 264 paid volunteer with multi experienced in Management, Health & Nutrition, Education, Finance, Gender, DRR, Food Security, Agriculture, institutional capacity building, Engineer, Research, Training, etc. Currently the organization is supporting 71, 99,874 participants. Shushilan is the member of different network both at local and national level and work for the betterment of the beneficiaries. The organization is committed to focus on holistic development and encompassing management framework with the participation of development partners, donor, government, NGOs, community and private sectors.