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Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 5  |  Issue: 9  |  Page No.: 861 - 865

Group-Based Work of NGO and Their Activities to Develop Member’s Capabilities: A Study on Two Selected Groups of BRAC

Mosiur Rahman, Jahirul Islam and Tapan Kumar Roy    

Abstract: Since war of Liberation different NGOs are working in Bangladesh for poverty alleviation, BRAC is one of them. Our study aims to get the idea about group based work and develop memberís capability. This cover the area of consciousness about dowry system, family planning, performance of training, utilizes training of the group members after membership. Both bi-variate and multi-variate analysis are performed. The study found that 85.3% of the members were received training and the percentage for utilize training are 36.7. About 57.3% participate regularly for group discussion, in addition, 97.3% members said that they take family planning and 90% said that their social relation increase after membership. In correlation analysis, social relation is associated with social activity. Regular participation for group discussion is associated with social security, each other relationship and increase social activity after membership. Path analysis reveals that increase social status has significant direct negative effects while social relation increase has significant direct positive effect on participate regularly for group discussion. Effect on dowry system on participate regularly group discussion is found to be negative.

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