History

Good Neighbors Bangladesh (GNB) was registered as an International Non-Government Organization (NGO) with the NGO affairs bureau of the government of Bangladesh and commenced its’ operations in August 1996. At present, it has 2 urban projects and 12 rural projects currently serving 20,087 children. GNB’s mission is to improve the lives of others-especially those of children-through education, community development, health services, sanitation etc.

GNB Working map

At the very beginning, it started working for the welfare of the children and their mother. But now it is working for ensuring child rights, child health, women development, women empowerment, women health, cooperative base income generation project and youth development and thorough all these activities GNB is trying to ensure widespread socio-economic development of the poor and helpless children. GNB started its’ Sirajganj  Agricultural project and Mirpur Day care center for mother & children. In 1998, Ghatail Good Neighbors School started its’ activities at Ghatail, Tangail. In 2000, 

‘HOSTEL’ activity was introduced with a view to serving the children with residential accommodation. In the following year, GNB involved ‘Volunteers’ in its’ activities. To facilitate the education facilities among 

children two academic building was inaugurated in Ghatail and Sirajganj in 2003. ‘Mirpur School Project’ in 2006 through giving primary education facilities and the following year to facilitate the education and health facilities ‘Shakhipur project’ was also commenced by GNB authority. In 2009, to expand GNB activities throughout Bangladesh four more project was inaugurated in Dohar, Moulvibazar, Thakurgaon and Feni. The period from 2011-2013 was very important period for GNB. Because in this period, GNB got more structured position than it was in the past.

After forming ‘Child Council’ in its’ 11 project area to ensure the UN declared CRC to protect children, GNB stepped one step ahead. Through forming child council GNB targeted to confirm 100% birth registration and to stop child marriage within 2015 in its’ working area. Now 100% children confirmed their birth registration which eventually leads to reduce child marriage.