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Activity for Reformation of Basic Needs-ARBAN is a Civil Society Organization involved in socio-economic research and development activities in Netrokona, Mymensingh, Jamalpur, Sylhet, Dhaka, Khulna, Bagerhat and Satkhira districts of Bangladesh. Having its Head Office at Purbadhala under Netrokona District, there is a Liaison office at capital city Dhaka. ARBAN started its journey in June 2002. Since its inception, ARBAN works hard to achieve its objectives and maintains innovative, quality, relevance, efficiency, integrity and time lines whenever it embarks on any program initiatives to unfold itself as a people centered organization.

ARBAN acts merely as the poor people’s partner and facilitates the process of combating the embedded inequalities that stand as roadblock to the formation of a just and democratic social order. Therefore, strongly trusting on “Holistic Approach” ARBAN has also diversified its activities based on the current reality and peoples need through assessment of its working area. To maximize project, impact the organization implements programmes through integrated approach providing full cooperation to counterparts and other support as needed. To concretize the concept, the people’s participation, ARBAN has been adopting non-directive participatory self development approaches in its working strategy at all level.

ARBAN has become pioneer in ICT based interventions in the communities in different thematic areas like Education, Health, Women Empowerment, Agriculture, Youth Development, Skills Development, and Entrepreneurship Development. Considering the context, ARBAN has aimed to develop the community with motivation and skill so that they can find the ways to come out of the vicious circle of poverty and ensure sustainable livelihood. ARBAN specially emphasized on developing the skill of the local youth for effective use and utilization of IT devices in their day-to-day efforts. In short, ARBAN is contributing in the process of building a knowledge-based future society at the grassroots of Bangladesh.

ARBAN is a proud role player in achieving MDGs at grass-root level through contribution of the development projects implemented in its working areas. ARBAN is also committed to contribute in achieving targets of Sustainable Development Goals-SDGs focusing on Goal-1, 4, 5, 13 and 16, Vission-2021 and 7th 5 Year plan of the Government of Bangladesh at its level best.