Shourav Social Welfare Foundation


The mission of Shourav Social Welfare Foundation is the socio-economic uplift of the indigenous Hajong, Garo, Koch and Banai communities through awareness building and employment creation. The ultimate goal is to create a just society where all people of Bangladesh including Bengalis and indigenous people will live in peace and harmony.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Ms. Suchitra Hajong
Secondary Contact
Ms. suchitra hajong
Address Sadhupara, Durgapur
Upazila: Susong Durgapur
Phone 00-880-1823629036
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

The initiatives of Shourav Social Welfare Organization are the following:

- Creating awareness among the indigenous Hajong, Garo, Koch and Banai communities on their rights;
- Creating awareness on health, environment and climate change;
- Providing training to people, especially young women and men from Hajong, Garo, Koch and Banai communities on different income generating activities;

- Construction of 1500 improved cooking stoves (ICS) by December 2010; Shourav has already completed 1100 ICS by July 2010.
- Training on improved cooking stove construction.

Fuels/Technologies: Biogas
Sectors of Experience: Energy
Renewable Energy
Rural Development
Small Business
Countries of Operation: Bangladesh

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

There is no cultural barrier on the dissemination of ICS. Since most of the people are not educated, they are not aware of indoor air pollution and its connection with health hazards. The people are also not aware of climate change issues.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

Shourav is creating a market for ICS through awareness building activities, like holding meetings, distributing leaflets and posters, and showing films.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

Shourav is working with GTZ and SZ. GTZ has standardized ICS.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

Monitoring is done in four phases:(1) by Shourav itself, (2) by GTZ, (3) by SZ and (4) by independent consultants.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

- sharing of experiences with PCIA and Partners
- seeking know how on advanced technology