Message from the Chairperson
I take the pleasure to present VERC and its progress, achievements and highlights of the future growth. Despite all the odds, VERC efforts succeeded in bringing new lessons to programs envisioning directions for growth and consolidating its role to contribute more to the national development initiatives.
We recall with deep appreciation that promising partnerships were built with FAO, Unicef and HYSAWA Fund in the reporting period. We acknowledge the generous and dedicated support of Save the Children, WaterAid, Cordaid, TdH Netherlands, ICDDR,B, for continuing their support to VERC in carrying out innovative people empowering process in the country.
I would like to mention here that VERC has been awarded as the best micro-credit organization of the year (2012) in the microfinance sector by Citi Group. The year had been a special one to VERC in terms of making the micro-credit program as a source of support to undertake health service delivery for the disadvantaged women and children, stipend for poor students, support to pre-primary and primary levels which were encouraging to community people to come forward and invest more on education in a collaborative manner. We thankfully acknowledge and highly appreciate the support that we received from PKSF, Save the Children, Plan International in addressing the humanitarian needs of the victims of the Rana Plaza building collapse disaster that took place at Savar in April, 2013.
I, on behalf of the management, appreciate the General Council Members of VERC, the Executive Director and staff members of VERC for their relentless efforts in making VERC efforts people-oriented. Special thanks go to the partners supporting us in our mission of being with the people struggling to attain success and sustainability through concerted efforts. Special thanks should also go to the NGO Affairs Bureau, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, for its support to VERC in its efforts to uplift the poor community in the country.
It would be highly obliging and trust that you all would continue to support us to go ahead in future.
.................Nurul Islam KhanChairmanBoard of DirectorsVERC