Awareness Program

Environment-Friendly Stove Project:

Integrated Society for Rays of Hope (RISH) is successfully implementing an environmentally friendly Stove Program in its  Sunamgonj and Mymensingh areas with the technical assistance of German Technical Cooperation (GIZ). As a result, fuel costs become half of the targeted people in working areas.

Women and Child Trafficking Prevention Project:

Integrated Society for Rays of Hope (RISH) has rendered services in collaboration with the Khan Foundation at frontier Haluaghat Upazila under Mymensingh district. RISH organizes workshops with different occupational bodies on trafficking and providing services through mobile Hotlink

Free Basic Legal Aid Support Project:

Integrated Society for Rays of Hope ( RISH) has been providing free basis legal aid support to helpless, poor women and men in its working areas with the assistance of Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST) and Bangladesh Jatio Mohila AynJibi Samity from 2007 to till now.

Disaster Preparedness and Management Project:

Disaster preparedness and management is one of the most important activities of the organization, because, the working areas are all disaster-prone as the areas are situated very near to the Garo hills and Meghalaya of Asam. Flash floods and floods every year hit the areas seriously. So, the organization imparts awareness building, preparedness, and management training for the group members and the community people. So, far a total of 1,70,000 people have been made aware and provided training to 3210 group leaders, who discussed in the groups.

Environment Development and Social A Forestation Project:

RISH has a special program on environmental development. So, it has been implementing nursery development, homestead plantation, community plantation, awareness raising, reducing chemical use, fertilizer use, developing composts, regenerative agriculture, reducing plastic use, etc. activities with the support of DAE, forest department, and own fund. So far it has planted 5, 25,000 saplings and developed 335 nurseries. It has also been arranging seminars, workshops, processions, etc. on environment promotion and encouraging the community people to promote environment-friendly goods and utilize them.

Legal Awareness Building on Women and Child Rights Project:

RISH Legal Aid Programme is set up to achieve the objectives of Spreading legal knowledge in the society in society about women’s rights and privileges. Educating women on laws of inheritance, dowry, marriage, and on property, and other rights. Educating women on the court procedure of cases and on organizing and settling disputes through arbitration and mediation. Supporting court cases. One of the objectives of the Legal Aid program is to develop one member as a legal cadre in each group. Group discussions on the relevant laws, particularly the Family Ordinance Acres, Harland, and Labour Laws. So far the program has supported court cases. Legal Cadres keep constant contact with the  Legal Aid Program. Not only the groups, the poor and the oppressed people of the area seek assistance from the organization, and it always extends its support to the victims of social injustice. This project is Supported by BNWLA.

Election monitoring/Observation/Voter awareness program:

Integrated Society for Rays of Hope ( RISH)  worked on voter awareness, voter registration, and election observation activities for the 9th parliamentary election funded by Asia Foundation and Election Working Group (EWG). Having approval from the Bangladesh Election Commission, RISH is implementing election monitoring, voter awareness, and observation activities funded by the Election Working Group and its collaborative organizations, Manobic Sahazzo Sangstha, BAMASOP, Khan Foundation, and RISH own fund in different Upazila of Mymensingh,  Kishorgonj, Sunamgonj and Netrokona district.

Tobacco Control Program:

Being a member of Bangladesh’s tobacco control alliance and with financial assistance from Work for Better Bangladesh (WBB Trust), the Integrated Society for Rays of Hope ( RISH)  is implementing the Tobacco Control Act 2005 in its working areas. Integrated Society for Rays of Hope ( RISH) is implementing mass awareness activities according to the decision of the District and Upazila Tobacco Control Task Force committee to make smoking free of public places and public transport. Besides this, RISH is continuously doing campaigns providing leaflets, stickers, and signboards and setting up bill boards on smoking-free areas. Also, RISH is working with the local administration of different Upazila to form a Tobacco Control Taskforce committee.

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