Partner Organization Profiles and Roles
Save the Children
SC plays a lead role in the design, partner capacity building and ongoing monitoring of the project. SC is working with local partners to develop their ability to be relevant to adolescent girls’ needs and aspirations. SC works with J-PAL to capture learning in delivery of a comprehensive set of interventions.
Bangladesh Development Society : This implementing partner for Kishoree Kontha is responsible for two sub-districts of Barisal district. The Society is a regionally based NGO that has been operational since 1978, and work mainly with local non-governmental and community-based organizations in the Barisal division to improve health, microfinance and livelihoods for people, especially those who are disadvantaged. The Society is currently funded by Palli Karma Shahayak Foundation, SIMAVI-Holland, Practical Action in Bangladesh and Bangladesh Bank, in addition to Save the Children. .
Padakhep Manabik Unnayan Kendra: Padakhep is the implementing partner for the Kishoree Kontha project for three sub-districts in Bhola and Patuakhali districts. Padakhep is a national-level non-governmental organization, working in health, early childhood development, education, microfinance, agriculture and research activities and is funded by national and international donor agencies. This organization is also the partner of Save the Children for the nationwide HIV/AIDS prevention project. Major donors to Padakhep include PKSF, IFAD, CGAP/World Bank, DANIDA, Grameen Trust, Govt. of Bangladesh, WINROCK INT., Oxfam, UNICEF, MSW, FHI, UNDP, Action Aid Bangladesh, AED, USAID, BNFE, European Commission, BRAC, IDCOL, MWCA, UNDP, and BSAF.
Both organizations are implementing the Kishoree Kontha project in 5 sub-districts through female front-line staff. These staff members are supervised by field officers. All project activities of districts are being managed by the team Leaders; overall coordination and project management are the responsibilities of project coordinators of the two partner organizations.