SOLIDARITY is a non-government, and non-profitable development organization, working since 1992 in the Kurigram district as well as northern part of Bangladesh. Since its inception, SOLIDARITY has been working to develop the disadvantaged and underprivileged people of Kurigram, Joypurhat, Dinajpur, Rangpur and Lalmonirhat districts. Out of these areas, Kurigram is more prone to natural disasters, which disrupt the lives of many whom already suffer many hardships. Moreover sixteen rivers including Bramahputra, Tista, and Dharla are flows across the areas. It is a common scenario of this area is uncertain heavy and permanent flood, river erosion, droughts; too much cold spells with thick fog, rainless hot sunlight make life in this area extremely difficult. Most of the peoples of this area are under poor level (hardcore poor), landless and permanent workless. Lack of employment opportunities causes great adversity for many rural poor. As a result there is a deformity period is calm down in every year called `MONGA' towards the community including scarcity and pestilence strict. So peoples are trying against this kind of natural disaster and trap of social exploitation in their own track. They are bound to tackle the life and livelihood straggle and have taken various unforeseen and risky situation. A great number of men migrate to large cities in search of jobs.
Under such conditions, the organization has established to reduce poverty and violence against children of urban slums of Kurigram. Over the years, due to more responsive and effective to the needs, it has diversified its program interventions and did increase its geographic coverage both in rural and urban areas. SOLIDARITY has been working for changing disadvantage, neglected and most vulnerable men, women and children though alleviate poverty, improve their life & livelihood and mainstreaming on development initiative. In this process SOLIDARITY has been launching empowerment activities for household and community level with the long-term vision for the sustainable development. The initiative includes different project/program on education, health, water supply, environmental sanitation, microfinance, agriculture, food security, human rights, disaster risk-reduction etc. for the disadvantaged poor and most vulnerable people. SOLIDARITY has meet proficiency on disaster mitigation and food security from numbers of project implementation and also brought remarkable changes from 21 years of serving experience to the rural poor.
Headquarter of this organization is based in Kurigram New Town area. It has own space (0.28 decimal land with building) of a training center in Kurigram town for capacity building of GOs/NGOs staff as well as organizational income generation. Skilled and experienced training personnel’s, sound management along with well equipped and updated facilities are available in the center.