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An Appeal from Assam

Well Wisher, a registered NGO under the government of Assam has decided to establish a Madrasa with vocational training institute for the orphans, landless and poor people specially those living in the areas around the river Brahmaputra. The future plans for the orphans and landless people include providing training for repairing of electronic gadgets, screen printing, weaving , motor winding etc. A three-storeyed building has to be constructed to carry on this noble venture. We request the community members to co-operate in our mission. For more details contact:

Anisuz Zaman, President, Well Wisher, Agia Road, Nayapara, Goalpara-783101, Assam. Email: well Ph: 03663-240213.

An Appeal

My wife Mrs Ameena M. Nadaf aged 59 years is suffering from kidney failure. She has to undergo dialysis twice a week throughout her life. The expenses come to Rs 7500 plus medicines per month. I hail from a weak economic background and hence request the community to help me with the medical cost. Your help may be sent by way of Demand Draft or Cheque to Dr Ajit Joshi, Joshi Hospital and Dialysis Centre, 23, Datta Colony, Opp. Rajesh Motor, Kolhapur-416003, Ph:0231-650268.

From: M. C. Nadaf, Plot No-7, Jarag Nagar. R.K. Nagar Road, Near Portal Coloney, Pachagoan, Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

2006 India NGO Award

The Resource Alliance, in partnership with the Nand and Jeet Khemka Foundation, is pleased to announce the launch of their new initiative ‘The India NGO Award.’ The award seeks to acknowledge and felicitate organisations setting and promoting best practices in resource mobilisation, accountability and transparency. Eligible NGOs from across the nation are invited to submit their applications for the Awards. Eight organisations will be shortlisted from the four regions of the country. From among these eight, four national winners will be selected and announced at the Awards ceremony at New Delhi in February 2007. The brochure/entry form for the India NGO Awards is available on the Resource Alliance website, The last date for receiving entries is 13th November 2006.

For any further information on the Awards, contact Rati Misra, Regional Programme Officer (South Asia) The Resource Alliance, C-9 Lajpat Nagar-III, New Delhi-110024 Ph: 011-29840485.


Country Director for Concern Universal in Bangladesh

Concern Universal (, an established International Development and Emergency Relief organisation based in the United Kingdom, is seeking a Country Director for Bangladesh.

The Country Director will provide strategic leadership and management in developing the Concern Universal programme in Bangladesh: in addition she/he will be responsible for the programme activities currently ongoing in India. She/he will additionally take a regional responsibility for advancing a strategic framework for wider engagement in the region as appropriate. S/he will have responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the programme are managed effectively, ensuring that Concern Universal challenges poverty and inequality by supporting practical actions that enable people to improve their lives and shape their own futures.


Relevant Master's level qualification or similar academic achievement.

Preferred Experience

• Minimum of three years overseas experience, some in a project or programme management capacity, preferably in South Asia.

• Proven proposal writing and budget design experience.

• Experience of multiple donor grant management and reporting to major donors.

• Knowledge, experience and appreciation of the dynamics of local NGOs and community based development practices.

• Strong experience in participatory planning and programme design.

• Some emergency management experience an added advantage.


• Fluent written and spoken English.

• Knowledge of Bengali would be an advantage.

Additional information, including a full job description and application form is available online:

Deadline for receipt of completed application forms is 26 November 2006.