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  • An organization for children, environment and development

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    Thematic Focus of the Organization


    JJS has been implementing projects and activities in the climate change affected south-west coastal region of Bangladesh since 1985 and created enormous impact among the communities it works under the following thematic areas-

    Child Rights & Youth Participation:
    JJS works for a society free from any type of violation and discrimination against children and disabled and to create a positive environment for the flourishing of all children and young people’s participation and leadership. JJS has a long track record of working with the children and contributing towards establishing child rights through the implementation of many projects with different donors and partners.

    Climate Change & Disaster Management:
    Working with the communities and authorities, JJS has already developed adaptation examples that can be scaled out and influencing policies for the protection of the interest of the climate-affected communities in the South-West coastal region of Bangladesh. JJS has been focused on resilient livelihood of vulnerable coastal communities through adapting resilient agriculture, fisheries and livestock options. JJS also works with communities, schools, and other major actors for disaster preparedness and management through the implementation of many projects.

    Environmental protection & Nature based solution:
    The southwest coastal region of Bangladesh, particularly the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, faces significant environmental challenges. JJS (an organization) is deeply committed to safeguarding this delicate deltaic ecosystem. Their focus extends to preserving the Sundarbans and addressing broader environmental issues. To combat environmental degradation, protect the rights of small-scale farmers, and promote eco-friendly local agriculture, JJS collaborates with various stakeholders, emphasizing nature-based solutions. Furthermore, JJS strives for a society where food, water, and the environment are free from toxicity. In pursuit of these goals, the organization works closely with communities, international financial institutions, and multinational entities to advocate for both environmental protection and the rights of impoverished communities.

    Human Rights of Marginalized and Disadvantaged:
    JJS always keeps focus on marginal and disadvantaged people’s rights inclusion considering that people’s rights are basic pillars for sustainable development. JJS considers governance and rights issues in any development work from a poor people’s perspective. JJS works for poor people to access and control resources by ensuring participation in decision-making, policy formulation, and policy implementation processes.

    Food Sovereignty, Health, Nutrition and WASH:
    JJS takes a comprehensive approach to address food sovereignty, health, nutrition, and WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene). Food sovereignty focuses on empowering communities to control their food systems and ensure access to healthy, culturally appropriate food. Health initiatives center on improving healthcare access, promoting healthy behaviors, and addressing social determinants of health, including healthcare infrastructure and disease prevention. Nutrition efforts aim to combat malnutrition through balanced diets, micronutrient supplementation, and nutrition education. JJS also works on providing clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene education, particularly in underserved areas. This holistic approach recognizes the interconnections among these components, aiming to enhance the well-being and development of communities through integrated, sustainable solutions.

    Urban Poverty & Resilience:
    Urban resilience in Khulna refers to the city’s capacity to withstand and recover from various challenges, such as flooding and economic hardships faced by the slum dwellers. Many of these slum residents migrated from coastal Khulna upazila due to climatic events like Sidr and Aila. JJS is actively working to address urban poverty and enhance resilience among vulnerable urban migrants and children living in eight slum areas under Khulna City Corporation. Their efforts aim to improve livelihoods, education, health, and access to basic services. Strategies include diversifying urban livelihoods, expanding income opportunities, and supporting urban service delivery, especially related to health, nutrition, and water sanitation. JJS promotes behavioral changes through targeted communication, striving to make a positive impact on vulnerable communities in urban Khulna.