Habitat inaugurates community center in Mymensing

Habitat for Humanity International-Bangladesh arranged an inauguration ceremony of the “Bondhon community Center” at Gandropa union of Mymensing district, which was completed in April 2015, in order to enrich community members quality of life, by providing education facilities, access to water supply and sanitation facilities including tube well, public baths, toilets and rain water harvesting system and gathering place.

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Four organizations cooperated to implement this project; Han-A Urban Research Institute (Project Management), Habitat for Humanity Korea (Community Enhancement Program), Chungbuk National University(Architecture Design), Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh (Construction)/Implementation with the close coordination with Manob Bhandhan Bohumukhi Somobaj Somitee Ltd (Comunity Based Organization).

The design suggestion was finalized through two phases of design workshop with the community members; the sustainable construction methods were selected considering regional climate and resources including material and labor.

The ceremony was presided over by Mr. John A. Armstrong, National Director, Habitat for Humanity International-Bangladesh. Mohammed Abdul Ahad, ADC General of the Mymensingh district, Sahera Begum President of the anobbondhon Bohumukhi Somobay Somity, Ali Osman, Upozilla Co-Operative Officer, Mymensingh Sadar was present as special Guests.

Mohammed Abdul Ahad, ADC General of the Mymensingh district mentioned that development organizations in Bangladesh are co-operating well to the Bangladesh Government for sustainable development and that is why Bangladesh is growing rapidly. He calls the community people to do things together for total development.

Bongjun Kang, Chairman of the HAN-A Urban Research said that this community center will contribute to the development of the community and will be an example for the future. Our children will be playing and learning here and we will me thinking about development of the community.

John Armstrong, National Director of the Habitat for Humanity International thanked everyone for the successful completion of the project.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization working more than 90 countries. It seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by building homes, communities and hope. To accomplish this vision, Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh, a branch of Habitat for Humanity International, is working in Bangladesh since 1999.