SGS Southern Gonounnayan Samity is a Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) started in 1980 in Bangladesh. From the second decade of the twenty first century it has accumulate a profit part with her foundation non-profit voluntary development character through proper mandate and well define guideline.
In 1977 a devastating cyclone swept over Gopalgonj and its neighbors area and cost heavy losses of Shelter, crops as well as human lives. A group of Dhaka University Student then involved themselves voluntarily in the post cyclone support activities and deeply touches by people’s sufferings and backward condition in health, nutrition, skill, work etc. They were eager to do something for the people of southern part and finally under the leadership of Sheikh Belayet Hossain they established an Organization named SGS Southern Gonounnayan Samity in 1980. In 1983 SGS get registered from Social welfare Department, Family planning Department and from NGO Affairs Burro.
Their accomplishments focus on results in governance, poverty reduction, social rights and justice, education for all members of the society, health and family welfare, environment, energy and climate change, and disaster management. SGS works with GoB ministries and agencies plus bilateral and multinational donor partners to achieve progress in economic and social development in Southern Bangladesh. SGS has experience working with the World Bank, USAID, DFID, ADB, UNDP, UNICEF, CARE, BPHC (PHD), Pathfinder International, Bangladesh Breast Feeding Foundation, Save the Children Australia, Manusher Jonno Foundation, CDMP, BWSSP of DPHE, Chemonics International and other donors. SGS works on building the capacity of institutions and elected bodies as well as the community of people living in poverty, people with disabilities, women and children, and the elderly. SGS is involved in socio-economic issues of human rights, social justice, voter education, awareness of legal issues, adaption and mitigation measures due to climate change, and establishing community change agents and local volunteers. SGS work has covered 44 Upazila of 14 districts.
From the beginning of twenty first century SGS realized the necessary of organizational sustainability but it was not so easy for a pure development donor base implementation organization to shift her in profit area. In 2016 SGS introduces its profit base interventions with proper mandate and clear guideline so that it can concentrate its main focus on social development.SGS is confident that program and activities those are being implemented by SGS profit banner will also contribute not only in its sustainability but also in skill development and socio economic development of its beneficiaries and stakeholders.
SGS has the Mission of ensuring fundamental rights: food, housing, education, humane treatment, social justice and the right of the people to have information that allows them to live with honor and dignity.
SGS works with the people of the community regardless of their gender, age, religion or race to remove discrimination and injustice. The community will work with SGS on initiating and building local capacity in development programs ensuring their sustainability.
Development goals are possible utilizing the limited resources and human skills through coordination with government agencies, private institutions, and civil society.
SGS works at the household and community level to help citizens build their lives with the opportunity for education, job training so they become contributing citizens to their country and themselves.
This strategic goal is built on collective experience within the community, learning and insight knowledge building, training and advocacy to enhance skills, and these initiatives are executed in a framework of collaboration and partnership to empower people to obtain their rights from providers in a transparent and accountable manner.
|Registration Authority||Registration Number|
|Social welfare Department||F-0240 dated 27 January 1983|
|NGO Affairs Burro||143 dated 07 June 1983|
|Director of Family Planning||Faridpur-7 & Khulan-15.|
SGS is governed by a written Constitution, the principal guide book for the organization that was approved by the Directorate of Social Services, the registration authority. There is a nine (9) member Executive Committee (EC) comprised of qualified people from diversified academics and professional businesses, voluntary and social development work and advocates including three women. The EC develops program activities and has special responsibility for Grants Management. They also work to promote the goals and objectives of programs are being met, and are selected in a democratic process with a mandate from members of the general body.
SGS Governance at a glance
A Group of 30 volunteer men and women are the General Member and is the highest Body of the organization. They are all from different strata of life.
Every after 2 years they elect 7 members Governing Body from among themselves and they sets the broad policy for the organization.
Member secretary of the Executive Committee is empowered by the constitution to function as Executive Director and he is responsible for overall operations and management of all the projects and the program of the organization.
Each project is headed by a Director who is responsible for day to day operation of the project.
Current Executive Committee of SGS
|Name of Members||Designation||Age
|Sheikh Ahmed Hossain Mirza
|Advocate Abu Taleb Sheikh||Co- Chairman||57
|Sheikh Belayet Hossain||Member Secretary and Executive Director||58||Development Professional|
|Tushar Ranjan Biswas, ,
|Ahmed Ali Khan||Member -Organization
|Sayed Nazrul Islam||Member||50
|Sabita Rani Arinda||Member||47||Social Worker
The Organigram below shows the relations and lines of authority of SGS: