PART - at a glance
People's Academy for Role Transfer (PART) came into view with a commitment to build capacity of people who have enormous potential to contribute to the society. As such, PART can be singled out to be a place for people's development. It facilitates space and services to the development agencies and other service providers to uninterruptedly arrange training, seminars, workshops and conference etc. At present PART has two separate premises equipped with state-of-the-art amenities and facilities located at Bhairab upazila of Kishoreganj district.PART was established first in 2005 in Sadar upazila of Kishoreganj district. Later, another premise was built in Jamalpur village of Bhairab upazilla. So far a good number of distinguished clients such as UNDP, CARE Bangladesh, Concern Universal, Stromme Foundation, Ain O Shalish Kendra, Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), PSTC, ABMS, Prattasha, The Hunger Project, Marie Stopes, Opsonin Pharmaceuticals Ltd and National Bank Ltd etc have availed services of the PART.
Inspired by the unfathomable success of POPI's social development programmes, the management of POPI set its sight on capacity development of people. With implementing different social development programmes, it realized that the enormous potential of people in Bangladesh has to be flourished. Such foresight led the organization to establishing a residential training cum convention centre in Kishoreganj district.
The formal launching of PART was done in 2005 and till date it remains to be the key destination for training and convention in Kishoreganj district. The center has luxurious guestrooms, multiple dining options and extensive training and conferencing venues. The five-storied building of PART Kishoreganj stands majestically at Botrish area (Mela Bazar), in close proximity to the district administrative offices, making it a perfect choice for distinguished clients. The Complex can be reached by road and by train from all over the country.
It is 3 hours car drive away from capital city Dhaka, 3 and half hours car drive away from spiritual city Sylhet and 6 hours car drive away from port city Chittagong. It can be reached from cities of North Bengal and South west region easily by public buses, trains and private cars.
PART Jamalpur, Bhairab
In late 2014, PART Jamalpur was augmented to POPI's portfolio. With this, the organization has now an enormous physical presence in the Kishoreganj district. This Residential Training Centre is situated at Jamalpur, a serene village of Bhairab upazila under Kishoreganj district. This place is easily accessible by both public and private transport. It is situated around 6 km from Bhairab Municipality and around 56 km from the Kishoreganj district town.
The Convention Centre is spread over 7000 sq. feet and comprises of well decorated guest rooms and a spacious hall that can accommodate 36 participants. The centre has a total of 11 guest rooms. In tranquil atmosphere and lush greenery, the centre provides both isolation and vibrancy. The building of PART Jamalpur is specially designed to meet the growing needs of development organisations, looking for reasonable, well-equipped and comfortable facilities for their training, meetings and conferences.
The Parent Organization
PART is owned and managed by People's Oriented Program Implementation (POPI). The organization was established at Kishoreganj, Bangladesh in 1986. Today, a little more than 30 years since POPI began work on social development, the organization has grown from a small local NGO to a multidisciplinary national NGO working across the country. The organization has now emerged as an engaging NGO for promotion of people's development, both at grassroots and national level. All the while, POPI has remained true to its vision and stayed firm towards its mission statement.
POPI is legally registered with:
☞ Voluntary Social Welfare Organisation (Registration and control), Ordinance 1961 Sec-46; Registration No: Kishore 0056, dated 15.11.1986
☞ NGO affairs Bureau. under Foreign Donation (Voluntary activities Regulation Ordinance); Registration No: 507, dated 30.07.1991
☞ Micro Credit Regulatory Authority ; act 2006 [Sec-16, sub-section- 3]
☞ Registration No. 02150-01563-01159 dated 16.03.2008.
Since inception, POPI has been working for a society where the disadvantaged are free from poverty, experiencing a social transformation for fulfillment of basic rights and access to improved social and economic living conditions. POPI envisions a prudent nation free from hunger and poverty where every citizen leads a life with dignity and equity. With this vision, POPI has championed the cause of deprived people and has become a reputed organization in promoting people's development, by working tirelessly.
POPI pursues a mission to create conditions for increased availability of public and private services and enhanced capacities of people through:
☞ working for the people and with the people irrespective of religion, caste, ethnicity, creed, belief, age and sex who are in any form of marginalization and exclusion
☞ implementing appropriate, need based, result oriented development and welfare programs
☞ building linkages and rendering cooperation/coordination with government, civil societies, NGOs, and community based organization
☞ enhancing capacity of personnel, institutions and groups who are involved in development and welfare activities
☞ Strengthening organizational sustainability for rendering services to the people.
POPI's geographical coverage extends across four divisions such as Dhaka, Rangpur, Sylhet and Chittagong. It covers 5744 villages, 805 unions, 113 upazilas and 19 districts of Bangladesh. POPI has multi-sectoral collaboration with government, non-profit, private, and public organizations, community groups, and individual community members come together to solve problems that affect the whole community. All its development programs are implemented through community approach by nearly 1600 well trained regular staff and more than 2500 paid volunteers.