1. School Education for Ethnic Minorities
ICDR (Integrated Community Development and Research) has started the project ‘School education for Ethnic Minorities’ in 2019 for providing better prospects for the ethnic indigenous children in Chittagong Hill Tracks Area. This region is home to eleven ethnic groups e.g. Chakma, Marma, Tripura, Mro. The project is located at Bhaibonchara Unioin in Khagrachari Sadar Upazila.
As the Hill Tribe children cannot get access to schools, the literacy level of the indigenous population is low (27% in 2013). There is an urgent need for education of the coming generation to give the Hill Tribes and their culture some hope for the future. In response to this situation, ICDR with its local partner organization ‘Shiksa Unnayan Sanstha’ constructed and setup a primary school named ‘Hamachang Primary School’ in 2019 at Hamachangpara of Bhaibonchara unioin in Khagrachari Sdara Upazila as there is no school within 8-10 kilometers areas. They have to go to long distance for schooling. At present there are 88 students and 4 teachers in this school. This project also includes services to support community development, health care and income generation.
2. Food Security for the extremely poor during Covid-19 Pandemic
ICDR (Integrated Community Development and Research) distributed food among the helpless and destitute people affected by flood and Covid-19 at Zigatla Rishipara area, Dhaka and Savar. ICDR is trying to extend their support for the poor people in urban areas who lost their jobs and facing extreme vulnerable situation during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
3. Suraksha Project:
Project to protect the Ethnic and Tribes community at Hill Tracks in Bangladesh for their language, culture, religion and ensuring education, health and rights.
4. Medha Lalon Project
Providing financial support includes admission cost, tuition fees, education materials, exam fees, transportation and lump sum pocket money for the extremely poor and vulnerable meritorious students.
Selection Criteria: Students are selected from the remote areas in Bangladesh irrespective of racism, gender or religion. Ethnic and under-privileged Christian and other communities have given the priorities for this project.