Partnership with Rotary International
Originating with a tripartite agreement between Amarok Society, the Rotary Club of Belleville, Ontario and the Rotary Club of Dhaka Midtown, Bangladesh, AS’ association with Rotary International has grown and grown and deepened to the extent AS now enjoys partnerships and friendships with hundreds of Rotary Clubs around the world.
Any Rotary Clubs wishing to have a presentation about Amarok Society are invited to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnership with Roshni Welfare Organization (Pakistan)
The Roshni Welfare Organization is a Pakistani NGO devoted to women’s empowerment through programmes of education and advocacy, challenging an orthodoxy that has had little tolerance for the idea. RWO is Amarok Society’s partner in the operation of its women’s school in Pakistan.
Partnership with RUPA (Nigeria)
The Rural Package Community Development Initiative (RUPA) is a Nigerian NGO and Amarok Society’s partner in the operation of AS’ Nigerian Women’s Schools. The Chairman of RUPA, The Hon. Kingsley Ntui, described the partnership as “very strategic to the general development of education of poor children in Nigeria.”
Partnership with FreeSchools World Literacy
Friendship with Rupantar (Bangladesh)
Founded in 1992, Rupantar is a Bangladeshi social and environmental development organization. At the beginning, its activities were mainly cultural; Rupantar activists performed theatrical productions and popular folk music on various important social issues and challenges. While retaining that core focus, it has since broadened its activities. The fundamental principal of Rupantar is based on the hypothesis that culture and sustainable development are closely connected, and that culture can be used to counter the negative forces or impacts that prevail as social customs, norms and beliefs having detrimental effects on economic and social development.
Friendship with Baridhara Mohila Samobaya Samity, Ltd. (Bangladesh)
Baridhara Mohila Samobaya Samity, Ltd., is a women’s financial cooperative of Dhaka, Bangladesh. With depositors and members numbering nearly 40,000 poor women, it is probably the largest women’s organization in Bangladesh, and is believed to be the largest women’s cooperative in Asia. It began as a project of Worldvision in 1989; when Worldvision wished to close the project a few years later, the members undertook to operate it themselves. It was after the departure of Worldvision that the Samity’s main growth and development took place. Its membership is solely poor women, who are able to enter into deposit programmes or take out loans. The Samity is distinguishable from Bangladesh’s famous microcredit projects in that it charges considerably less interest on loans. Baridhara Mohila Samobaya Samity, Ltd., also works in charitable cooperation with Amarok Society.