SPACE is an acronym which stands Society for People’s Actions in Change & Equity is a Non-Government development organization which has been founded in July 2003 by a group of development professionals who have long experience and expertise in development sectors include Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH), Public Health & Nutrition, Education, Community Development, Climate Change, Disaster Risks Reduction and Poverty Reduction. The group felt necessity to support disadvantaged population in the society in particular the deprived children, adolescent girls and women who suffer from the extreme poverty & hunger, preventable diseases, stunted growth, death of the neonates, infant and <5 children causing lack of awareness & improved practices and required facilities (WASH, foods & nutrition, health care etc.).
SOCIETY FOR PEOPLE’S ACTION IN CHANGE AND EQUITY (SPACE)
SPACE is dedicated in promoting improved, affordable, sustainable environmental and peoples friendly interventions for improvement of the lives of the poor people in Bangladesh with especial focus to underprivileged children, adolescent girls-boys, old and women who live in hard to reach rural areas and urban slums of Bangladesh. It dedicates to contribute in reducing rate of mortality, morbidity and improving livelihood status of extreme poor, deprived women and children in Bangladesh through facilitating need-based program interventions in the areas; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Health and Nutrition; Food Security and Livelihoods; Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risks Reduction from its inception in early of 2005.
SPACE has been serving over 300,000 people of 28 Upazilas/Municipalities in 17 Districts of Bangladesh. The priority groups of SPACE are children, adolescent and women those who are dominated by extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease and inequalities. Poor and extreme poor people from all castes with especial focus to outcasts, socially excluded and ethnic minority groups; culturally bound occupational people, physically challenged and elderly people, street dwellers and working children living in the hard to reach rural and urban areas of Bangladesh.
WHAT WE DO?
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
WASH program includes supply of safe water, promotion of sanitation and hygiene activities.
SPACE gives priority on child education, education for disable, poor children & technical training.
Reproductive Health & Safe Motherhood
SPACE works for basic health care & child care and also works on macro and micro nutrient aspects.
SPACE working on improving the living condition of slums and low income communities in urban area.
Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Reduction
SPACE highly considers environment for implementing any projects.
Food Security and Nutrition
SPACE supports agricultural activities for ensuring food security & nutrition to the poor people.
SPACE working on improving the livelihood through technical training & material support..
WHAT WE ACHIEVED?
COMMENTS OF HIGH OFFICIALS ABOUT OUR WORK?
After a field visit in CATS Project in Gowainghat Upazilla of Shylhet District, the Country Representative of UNICEF Bangladesh commented as in the following:
“I am very excited to see all basic facilities: a good hygienic latrine made of concrete slab and rings, hand washing devices and kitchen inside a poor household located in a very remote village. I enjoy the same facilities at my house in Dhaka. It is really very impressive and is a positive example of rural communities moving towards a healthy and better living which UNICEF is promoting through its eliminating open defecation strategy here in Sylhet and other districts in Bangladesh. I will share this achievement in others places that I visit. I would like to thank the house owners, community leaders, DPHE, Practical Action Bangladesh and SPACE for partnering with UNICEF to deliver this credible and unique result.”
— Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative in Bangladesh (Gowainghat, Sylhet) September 22, 2015