A Glimpse of SONGSHOPTAQUE.
SONGSHOPTAQUE is a Bengali word meaning FIRGT TO THE DEATH. It is a social, cultural and human benevolent organization established in 2000 by a group of young cultural activists with a view to improving the underprivileged section of the society through consolidating their knowledge, power and humanity. Through propelling with a right based mission, SONGSHOPTAQUE functioning with the enormous participation of disadvantaged children, adolescents, women and men, poor widow and divorcees and people with disabilities. Initially the organization was focused on cultural activities like music, drama, recitation, mime etc through operating schools. While working in the communities, it felt the need for education of the children of poor families and support for the people with disabilities. Subsequently it committed to work with the coastal community people, marginalized ethnic, minority people and urban slam dweller in the field of child rights, child education, Early Childhood Development including mother and child health, parenting, disable people rights, water & sanitation, women empowerment, food security & climate change in Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Bandharban, Khagrachari and Rangamati District.
Vision of SONGSHOPTAQUE:
Songshoptaque envision a society where all human being live with dignity.
Mission of SONGSHOPTAQUE:
Socio economic development of the marginalized people particularly women and children through empowerment, economic development and social integration. All our efforts are shaped by the principles of human rights, equity and respect.
Work for up righting the present socio-economic condition of our country
SONGSHOPTAQUE works to
- Establish the child rights (Health, Education & Nutrition).
- Establish rights of the person with disabilities.
- Promote women empowerment, gender balance and legal Aid.
- Promote Early Childhood Development
- Promote safe drinking water, sanitation and public health.
- Conservation of environment including food security and climate change
- Develop IGA (Income Generating Activities) and entrepreneurship.
- Awareness raising through Interactive Popular theatre (IPT)
- Asserting Migrants Rights
- Promote rural ICT and good governance
- Ensure rights of Garments workers
Members of the Executive Committee
|No||Name||Designation||Gender||Profession||Relationship among them|
|1.||Afroza Nahar Chowdhury||Chairman||Female||Media Person||Not Applicable|
|2.||Partha protim Das||Vice Chairman||Male||Business||Not Applicable|
|3||Liton Chowdhury||Secretary||Male||Development Worker||Not Applicable|
|4||Kanci Nandi||Joint Secretary||Female||Social Worker||Not Applicable|
|5.||Saikat Barua||Treasurer||Male||Service holder||Not Applicable|
|6||Sumi Barua||Member||Female||Teacher||Not Applicable|
|7.||Biddut kanti nath||Member||Male||Teacher (Lecturer)||Not Applicable|
Current Senior Staff (mentioned by Designation, Sex and Duration in the Present Job)
|Name||Designation||Sex||Duration in the Present Job|
|Liton Chowdhury||Chief Executive||Male||6 Years|
|Utpal Barua||Admin Coordinator||Male||5Years|
|Agradut Dasgupta||Finance coordinator||Male||5 Years|
|Nargis Chowdhury||Program Coordinator||Female||9 Years|
|Mohammed Hanif milon||Project Coordinator||Male||6 Month|
|Palash Chandra Dash||Finance Manager||Male||7Years|
|Rajib Das||Area Manager||Male||5 Years|
|Nasir Uddin||Program Manager||Male||5 years|
|Pompy Chowdhury||Program Officer||Female||4 years|
Total Staffs of the Organization
|Male||Female||Head Office||Field Office|
|10||Field officer/Program officer||01||00||01||P||Ï|
|12||Training & Advocacy Officer||01||01||00||Ï||P|
|14||Quality Assurance officer||02||00||02||P||Ï|
|15||Program Organizer/Field Organizer||08||02||06||Ï||P|
Total Staff position of SONGSHOPTAQUE
|Level||Sex||Placement (Head office & Field based Office)|
|Sr. Management||Male – 7, Female – 1||Head Office – 4, Field Office – 1|
|Mid-Management||Male –05, Female -01||Head Office – 02, Field Office – 04|
|Entry Level (Field)||Male–08, Female – 29||Head Office – 15, Field Office – 22|
|Support Level||Male-05, Female-34||Head Office – 21, Field Office – 18|
- Micro-entrepreneurship Development Society (MEDS) &
- Karnafully Human Resource Development Institute (K-HRDI)
- Kllanny (A Rehabilitation Centre for rural PWDs, disadvantage women & children and rural ICT Center)
- Coastal DPO Alliance (CDA)
A general committee consist of 21 members is the supreme authority of Songshoptaque. General council, bi-annually for policy formulation & execution of its programs, elects an executive committee of seven members chaired by Chairman. Polices formulated by executive committees are implemented by its volunteers & Executive committee member headed by the secretary / Chief Executive. Chief Executive of the organization is accountable for program implementation, monitoring, evaluation & financial management.
HR Manual, Financial Manual, Purchase policy, Cost Share Policy, Travel Policy, Gender Policy, Child protection policy, Information disclosure policy, Banding policy, Succession plan, Long term Strategic plan, Strategic Business development plan
Accounting Software-Tally, Management Information System (MIS), Personnel Information Management System (PIMS), Micro Credit online monitoring System.
Annual Turn Over / Budget (2015-2016) : BDT 3,20,00,000
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