Message from CEO
“Greetings from Women Job Creation Centre (WJCC).It was my pleasure to introduce our organization to you. I would like to share with you that I am working for the social and economic empowerment of ultra-poor women in the southwest region of Bangladesh. You are aware that women are the most oppressed section of our community. If they will raise their voice then only, they can survive with dignity and the life which every woman wants. If you are reading this and you are a donor or a person who just wants to come and spend some time with our organization, I am welcoming you. if you will give me an opportunity to work with your good initiatives then I can contribute a lot for the upliftment of ultra-poor women of the southwest region of Bangladesh. In our area, women are very much vulnerable. They need support for education, health, nutrition, legal aid, awareness-raising as well as need support for economic empowerment. If they will socially and economically be empowered then they will be independent and can easily contribute to our economy and also for social development. There is a huge need to work on child marriage and early pregnancy which women face in this region, and that is also in our top priority list.
Me, I am a single woman. I started my work at CSS Tala centre in 1987. At that time, I met with the Honourable Mr. Paul Munshi and he appoints me to work at CSS. He was my mentor and my Guru, he inspired me to help women after finding that there were not any women organizations working in 1987. With an aim to strengthen women, I founded Women Job Creation Centre (WJCC) in 1988. Now Women Job Creation Centre is registered with the Department of Women Affair’s (GoB), NGO Affair Bureau (GoB), and Micro Credit Regularity Authority (GoB). When I started working in WJCC it was very challenging, at first Food for hungry international funded us with some fund for Homestead Nursery in 1990, and then slowly by slowly many esteemed donors came like Canadian CIDA, British High Commission, NETZ Germany, the European Union, Embassy of Japan, Govt of Bangladesh, USAID and many other organization and partners have helped us in the upliftment of women of Southwest region.
I observed the struggle of women, especially poor, marginalized, religious-ethnic minority women. I was then determined that I should work for them and decided to be single for life and dedicate my life to this cause. I am very much thankful to Almighty God and My Donors who put their trust in me and my organization and as mentioned in our core values transparency and accountability is the main value which we have towards our Donors and end Beneficiary in this region. More than 200,000 (Two hundred thousand) women and children got benefitted in the Southwest region through many different projects, and I thank all my Donors and Partner for this great achievement if you are reading this.
Hundred percent of board members of WJCC are women and they are very much committed; Our Chairperson Ms. Fatima Halima Ahmed is also a single woman and provides huge support for the development of WJCC. She is also a national level women activist. To Strengthen our organization a Japanese Social worker Ms. Midori Yanagisawa has also contributed, she came to Bangladesh to work for Food for the Hungry International and she stayed in Bangladesh from 1991 to 2000. I got an opportunity to work with her. She inspired me with a new vision for women and also guided me. Additionally, in 2010 one Australian Social worker Sanish C. Pappachan also came to work for WJCC in Bangladesh from 2010 to 2015, and till now he is contributing a lot for the upliftment of marginalized women through fundraising and propagating the work of WJCC.
I know you want to know more about our organization, please email me about any queries or any information you need. I would be happy to send you all the information needed and also would love to meet you and if you come to our organization would love to introduce my women community to you. Now please don’t waste any more time and get in touch with me.”