Address: Shushilan, House # 155, Jalil Sharoni, Commercial cum Residential Area, Rayermohol, Boyra, Khulna 9000, Bangladesh.

Shushilan at a Glance

Shushilan,a Bengali name signifying endeavors for a better future, is a national non government development organization which was established in 1991 by a number of young, enlightened social workers of village Benadona and Pania in Satkhira District in Bangladesh. Mostafa Nuruzzaman, the current Chief Executive, is the founder of the organization. The organization is registered under Department of Social Welfare (Satkhira/94/91/98), NGO Affairs Bureau (NGO Affairs Bureau 768/93) and other available sections such as Microcredit Regulatory Authority of Bangladesh Bank (Registration no. 00345-00075-00038), European Union ( Registration no. BD 2007-ECS-2711582518), Asian Development Bank (Registration no. 011164), US Aid ( Registration no. DUNS 731574112, the World Bank etc. On 1st August 2013, Shushilan was granted Special Consultative Status from the NGO Branch of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN), till today Shunshilan has kept this Special Consultative Status intact.

The organization’s program approaches are transforming over 29 years to improve quality projects for the poor, vulnerable people with a particular focus on coastal zone in Bangladesh. 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 (29 years), the organization has gained a substantial amount of experience and has developed a sound capacity those areas. So far, Shuhsilan has successfully implemented 390 projects. Moreover, the organization is currently implementing 43 projects funded by different donors, government organizations and international development partners. The organization has covered 1039 Unions of 197 Upazilas under 13 districts in all divisions in Bangladesh.

Shushilan is implementing its program activities through 62 offices including head office in Khulna. Additionally, Shushilan has 962 regular staff and 406 paid volunteers with a vast experienced on management, health & nutrition, education, finance, gender, DRR, food security, agriculture, institutional capacity building, engineering, research, training, and so on. Currently, the organization is handling BDT 1615980601 (2020-2021 fiscal year) development partners. Moreover, Shushilan is a member of different networks both at local and national level and works for the betterment of the beneficiaries or development partners. 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.

Fundamental Philosophy of Shushilan:

Human potential is infinite. The point is to explore its multi-dimensional manifestations and harness it to promote human welfare.

Basic Principles of Shushilan:

  • Equality and neutrality
  • Upholding national interest
  • Safe-guarding the interest of the backward, socially disadvantaged and Hard Core People Poor(HCP) community
  • Democratic culture, transparency and accountability
  • Ensuring a secure home land for future generation

Strategic Direction of Shushilan:

  • To improve livelihoods of vulnerable communities in Bangladesh with special attention t coast, riverbank , wet bans, and hill tracts;
  • To improve health condition and education of the vulnerable people;
  • To secure human rights and good governance;
  • Sustainable environmental and resources management in eco-sensitive areas;
  • Reduce disaster vulnerabilities;
  • Adaptation and mitigation of adverse impact of climate change;
  • Develop peoples’ organization and leadership;
  • Expand Shushilan an effective development institution to serve the vulnerable community in Bangladesh.

Implementation Methods:

  • Participatory
  • Democratic

Development Approach of Shushilan :

  • Right Based Approach
  • Empowering approach
  • Networking and partnership approach
  • Conflict sensitive approach
  • Farming system approach
  • Sustainable development approach

Cross-cutting Issues:

  • Gender & equity
  • Transparency & Accountability
  • Sustainability
  • Value for Money