Completed Programs

Rehabilitation of Non Motorized Transport Pullers and Poor Owners Project (RNPPO) (2007-2009)
Launched in 2007 with funding from World Bank and PKSF, this project aimed to rehabilitate pullers of non-motorized vehicles in the Mirpur area after a government ban on non-motorized vehicles.


Nirapad Palli Sanchay/ VSLA (2006 – 2009)
SAJIDA Foundation and Taranga with funding from Chars Livelihood Project started the VSLA-NPS program pilot project to eradicate livelihood insecurities of destitute char dwellers and creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for them.


Blue Peter Meal and Deal Project – (2009-2010)
SAJIDA implemented a project launched by Save the Children UK, Bangladesh, in the Satka Union of Dhaka Keraniganj Upazila to increase food security among selected poorest and most marginalized households especially children.


Strengthening Opportunities for Addressing Livelihood (SONALI) (2009 –2010)
The Sonali project was started in May 2009 as a continuation of the efforts to eradicate livelihood insecurities of char dwellers when the NPS/VSLA project ended.


Ctg. Hill Tract Development Facilities (2010 –2011)
With the goal to improve the health and nutrition status of the people in six upazilas of Rangamati and four upazilas of Khagrachari district, SAJIDA implemented mobile health teams through local NGO partners.


Support to Rana Plaza Victims (2013)
SAJIDA extended rehabilitation and support facilities to the victims of the devastating Rana Plaza disaster. A team of health professionals from SAJIDA Foundation, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and psychosocial counselors, equipped with medical supplies, attended to the victims of the tragedy. The Foundation also provided rehabilitation and livelihood support to the survivors.


DIISP (2013-2014)
With financial and technical assistance from PKSF, SAJIDA Foundation initiated the
Microinsurance Program named “Developing Inclusive Insurance Sector Project” (DIISP) in two of its Jamalpur PRIME branches. Under this program, SAJIDA Foundation offered credit, life, health (with free paramedic service) and livestock (cattle) microinsurance.


Tuberculosis Control (2009- 2015)
To reduce morbidity, mortality and transmission of TB, SAJIDA joined the Global Fund supported TB program and began implementing the project in Narayanganj district.


Programmed Initiatives for Monga Eradication (PRIME) (2012- 2016)
In 2006, PKSF launched a comprehensive program in Lalmonirhat titled “Programmed Initiatives for Monga Eradication” (PRIME) with a view to diversifying income opportunities for the vulnerable group of people who live in the Northern Region of Bangladesh and experience acute seasonal food insecurity, known as “Monga”. In 2012, SAJIDA Foundation started implementing PRIME in Jamalpur district in collaboration with PKSF.


Community Climate Change Program (2014 – 2016)
SAJIDA Foundation, in partnership with Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and the World Bank, implemented the Community Climate Change Project (CCCP) in Chinadulli and Noarpara unions, located in the Islampur sub-district of Jamalpur. Islampur is affected by frequent floods and river erosion caused by fluxes in the rivers Jamuna and Brahmaputra. The project aimed to fortify adaptive capacities and the resilience of populations in the area, which would provide beneficiaries enhanced aptitudes to cope with the effects of climate change.


DIPECHO VIII (2015-2016)
With the support of the European Commission, NAARI Consortium and Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh, SAJIDA implemented the DIPECHO VIII project titled “Enhancing inclusive disaster resilience in Bangladesh” in Wards 5 and 6 under Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC). The project aimed to reduce disaster risk and mitigate losses and damages from potential disasters. The main objective of the project was to enhance the disaster resilience of vulnerable communities and institutions and establish the practice of disaster risk reduction among them.


Improving & Promoting Access to Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Pavement Dwellers and Working Children” (IMPACT)(2012-2018)

SAJIDA Foundation joined forces with WaterAid Bangladesh in 2012 in the implementation of a WASH program, the activities of which commenced on 1st October 2012 and completed planned activities in March 2018. The project, worked for the pavement dwellers, working and school children had been aptly titled “Improving & Promoting Access to Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Pavement Dwellers and Working Children” (IMPACT).

As part of project achievements SAJIDA Foundation has created water facilities for 17955 and sanitation facilities for 13236 beneficiaries by installing 30 safe water facilities and 17 sanitation facilities including 2 rain water harvesting system in 18 Schools, 04 Drop in Centres and 7 Pavement Dwellers Centers. There hygiene awareness programs had 20,851 participants comprising of school students, pavement dwellers & working children.


Nirapotta Safety Net (2006-2018)
SAJIDA’s Nirapotta program provided insurance services for the poor who were vulnerable to frequent personal crises that included illness, death of family members, education for children, natural disasters and others.


The OPTIX program (2015-2018)
The OPTIX program, implemented by SAJIDA Foundation from February 2015 was a special 3 year project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) with funding from the MetLife Foundation and was managed by Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA). This program allowed the organization to streamline services meeting specific needs of their market segments, improving client retention through value-added services and securing the organisation’s share against larger competition.

Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National Project (2018-2019)

In partnership with Friendship Foundation and a grant from Penny Appeal UK, SAJIDA Foundation implemented the “Comprehensive Health Response for Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN)” project to provide reliable primary healthcare services to the FDMN community in two phases. Key programmatic components included primary healthcare, free medication, psychosocial support, family planning and nutritional awareness. Beneficiaries included pregnant and lactating mothers, sick children, etc. Through this project, SAJIDA provided healthcare services to 33,987 FDMN community members.


Malaria Elimination (2008-2020)
In April 2008, SAJIDA Foundation joined a consortium of 20 NGOs implementing the Bangladesh Malaria Elimination Program (NMCP) in partnership with the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. SAJIDA’s Malaria Elimination program significantly contributed in achieving the acceleration of the progress of National Malaria Elimination Program’s new goal in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 3; Good Health and Well-being.

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Working with Women Phase II (2018 – 2021)

Over a three-year period, from 2018 to 2021, SAJIDA partnered with SNV Netherlands to provide a robust mental health  support system to 3,500 female workers of two RMG factories in Tangail and Narayanganj. Project activities have included orientations on gender-based violence and positive parenting; para-counselling sessions to address mental health and well-being, teaching women to recognize the symptoms of mental illness; referral systems for personal and professional stress management, and establishment of anti-harassment committees. 


PROSHOMON (2018-2021)

The “Promoting Sustainable Health and Nutrition Opportunities for Marginalized Urban Extreme Poor Population in Bangladesh” project is a voucher scheme-based initiative that aims to improve access to and utilization of a free Essential Services Package of quality primary health care, nutrition and population services by the extreme poor in Feni and Chandpur Municipalities in Chittagong Division. The distribution of Bangladesh’s first smart health card amongst 15,000 households (over 66,000 beneficiaries) is designed to increase service delivery through a panel of private/NGO hospitals. This project is funded by the European Union and implemented by SAJIDA Foundation, with technical support from Concern Worldwide under the leadership of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives.


COVID Response (2020-2021)

2020 was a year marred by the outbreak of the pandemic. Obliged by its mission and vision to do what it can for vulnerable communities, SAJIDA Foundation focused its service delivery on three facets: ensuring the availability of hospital services, spreading awareness and providing emergency, as well as long-term support to communities. Throughout the pandemic, 26 districts were covered, and a total of 4,685,533 people were served. 1,021 COVID-19 patients were treated at SAJIDA’s Quarantine & Isolation Center in Narayanganj; 26,457 general patients were treated through SAJIDA’s hospital in Keraniganj, and 52,708 sets of Personal Protective Equipment were distributed. 57,331 people participated in Facebook Live mental health sessions. 291,188 individuals received food & hygiene packages and 1,790 farmers were given market linkage support to facilitate sustained livelihood opportunities. SAJIDA’s call center executives and field officers reached out to over 1.1 million people on the phone, disseminating key messages on hygiene, home quarantine, elderly care and potential high-risk factors.

SAJIDA COVID Hospital, Narayanganj (2020-2021)

Under a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, SAJIDA converted its existing 50-bed hospital into a dedicated COVID-19 hospital. With support from Renata Ltd, SAJIDA invested over BDT 2.5 crore to set up a four-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 46-bed general ward in the 15,000 sq. ft. premises, with 44 general beds being converted into semi-critical units. The ICU consisted of ventilators, high-flow nasal cannula, Bi-Pap and dialysis machines, and oxygen concentrators. A total of 102 staff were deployed to ensure uninterrupted service. 1,003 patients from 39 districts across Bangladesh received quality COVID-19 treatment, completely gratis, at a cost of BDT 15.54 crore. 4,069 remote consultations were provided via the ‘Doctor 24×7’ helpline, manned around the clock by nine registered doctors.

SAJIDA Hospital Assistance Program (2021)

SAJIDA Foundation obtained DGHS approval and liaised with the local authorities of Jashore, Chuaganga, Pabna and Meherpur districts to provide skilled human resources, medical equipment and other logistical support to four 250-bed hospitals during the pandemic from June to October 2021. Furthermore, urgently required renovation work was done in the High Dependency and Intensive Care Units of these hospitals. In all, 35 general beds were converted into semi-critical units and 5,705 patients were served. 209 staff were deployed (including doctors, nurses, and lab technicians) to provide uninterrupted service. SAJIDA and its corporate partners invested BDT 7.1 crore to this initiative.

ILUEP | Amrao Manush Program (2008 – 2022)

Conjunctively known as “Amrao Manush” program, Improving Livelihoods of Urban Extreme Poor-Pavement Dweller Centre worked with the extremely deprived and vulnerable urban poor in Dhaka and Chittagong. With the support of Concern Worldwide, Irish Aid and a private donor organization, this program provided essential services to the urban poor, majority of whom struggle against formidable odds to survive on pavements or in under-developed slums or squatter settlements.

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