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Discovering myself in work life

January 9th, 2019 by Posted in Education, Job, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Methila Sarker – one of our volunteers happily shared her experience, with us. She spent time with the TROSA team, played a huge part in the project with the hope to add some happiness to the lives of others. These are her thoughts on volunteering with Oxfam in Bangladesh.

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Why local humanitarian response matters

October 29th, 2018 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

22539819_10210042365997762_2517349751404460903_nMM Jakaria, a member of the Oxfam ELNHA team, and monitoring and evaluation expert, talks about why localisation of aid in Bangladesh matters and what the future might hold for local and international NGOs.

Firstly, what is the ELNHA project?

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Rohingya children who fled violence in Myanmar enjoy a rare moment of laughter as they learn how to stop germs spreading in refugee camps

October 29th, 2018 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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Kids watch a play put on by Oxfam, Arts for Action and Unite Theatre for Social Action designed to teach them how to keep clean and stay healthy

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Love and Friendship Across the Water Borders

September 23rd, 2018 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

 

By Priodarshine Auvi, River Basin Coordinator- TROSA Program

12322574_10206663411455184_2068228921432870904_o“I do all the household chores including fetching drinking water, washing, cooking, looking after children and the elder person, and livestock rearing in my family that are all related to water. But when it is about taking a decision about water allocation and usage, I am hardly invited to participate in any public meeting, let alone getting involved in any sort of decision-making process at all. It is the men who know better than me and they take the decision for our village.”

I came across this comment while I was talking to few village women at a community consultation in Bangladesh. I wanted to know what do women in rural Bangladesh think about water governance.

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Will the SDGs be achieved by 2030: A self-reflection

August 28th, 2018 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

32337274_10216376880084389_7343803831689412608_n“Will the SDGs be achieved by 2030?” asked by a young participant to the panelists in the last session of International Youth Forum on Human Rights and SDGs (IYFNepal2018) organized in Nepal on 17-18 August 2018 with the purpose of partnering with the youth to implement and achieve Human rights and SDGs. The answer for this question summed up in one word which is “HOPE”. We cannot achieve anything as long as we hope and dream of it.

There were more than two hundred students, young lawyers, entrepreneurs, humanitarian workers and human right workers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippine and South Africa to attend the youth forum. Twenty-four international speakers including policy maker, academic, human rights activists, world bank etc. were there to work with young people for a solution towards “moving from policies to actions” in achieving the SDG.

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Five things I’ve learned being a humanitarian aid worker

August 20th, 2018 by Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Iffat Tahmid Fatema, 28, is a humanitarian public health worker for Oxfam’s Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh.

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