Voluntary Association for Rural Development (VARD)

Vision of VARD:

The vision of VARD is "an enlightened humanistic society with a sustainable basis for livelihood."

Mission of VARD:

VARD is committed to develop a self-reliant and socially competitive community of poor, women and children. We strive to accomplish this through poverty alleviation, health care, institution building, livelihood development and networking. Our actions are driven by the principles of equity, sustainability and environmental protection.

Values of VARD:

The people of VARD have agreed on a set of values as guiding principles to establish a favorable internal environment and thus contribute to the defined mission.
 The staff member will practice mutual respect at work place
 VARD will evaluate its employees based on their performance
 Free sharing of experiences, view and information will create a sound basis for organization decisions
 Participatory practices and mutual cooperation will govern interpersonal behaviour
 Organizational rules and regulations will apply equally for all
 VARD will encourage self-initiative and sense of responsibility
 Self-criticism and honesty will be the cornerstones of staff behaviour
 Employees will use resources economically and prudently towards making a sustainable institution
 The staff member will consider the organizational issues a strictly internal. They will remain conscious of gender sensitive behaviour both at work place and out side.
 Beneficiary orientation (peoples demand, local resource mobilization, cooperation with stakeholders) will always apply in program planning, implementation and evaluation

Objectives of VARD:

A. To organize economically and socially vulnerable people especially women towards self-reliance and empowerment.

B. To strengthen capacity of the community people in institution building & group savings, to take collective initiative to alleviate poverty of community people through income & employment generation.

C. To establish gender equity in the society and ensure the empowerment of women.

D. To drive away the illiteracy from the community through implementing education programs for the adult, adolescent and children.

E. To provide community and clinic based reproductive health care, child health care and nutrition services as well as raises awareness on primary health care, nutrition, sanitation and safe drinking water. To manage and prevent/control of STIs, RTIs, HIV/AIDs and communicable diseases.

F. To provide comprehensive eye care services and community based rehabilitation with a sustainable basis.

G. To promote ecologically sound and sustainable agriculture, social-forestation, fisheries and livestock.

H. Establishment of own resources to increase income for the sustainability of the organization.

I. To organize and development network under the leading of VARD by uniting the local NGOs/CBOs those work at grass-root level in the development aspect in view of organizational capacity building as well as maximum utilization of available local resources

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Registration Information

Registration Authority Registratin Number
Social Welfare Syl-158/88-17.11.1988
NGO Bureau 387-13.12.1990
Joint Stock S-2442 (35)/2000
Micro Credit Regulatory Authority 28/94-03.05.1994
Directorate of Family Planning 00865-00984-00052-05.09.2007

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