Why and How WADA

One day in September 2011 two social worker were waiting for bus at Kalikabari bus stand in Morelgonj upazila under Bagerhat district.  In this time two children Bohoram Badsa & Tipu Sultan wanted some money as beg. Then they went their house with them for meeting their mother Jamena Begum.  It was a tragedy and heartiest history. When they asked her, she explained her tragedy.  She became widowed 18 months ago with 2 sons and 1 daughter. All of them are children. Her husband died in heart stroke.

They asked her about the source of earnings before her husband’s death she replied that ‘’before my husband death he worked as a day labor and earned a little money for my family. But after his death I have to do nothing, at present it is unable to manage daily needs by me.  At present I have not any way to earn something for my children feed, education and cloths. I can’t any work to neighbor house or others because I have an 11 months old daughter. So, I stopped their (Bohoram Badsa & Tipu Sultan) education and engaged them in begging at our village market and bus stand. Otherwise I have to do nothing’’.  After that they find out more than 92 children and 123 women live in the community as like Bohoram Badsa, Tipu Sulten and Jamena Begum. 

 

After that they met with a young social worker woman Mrs. Nilufa Akter Eaty and described the history. They requested her to find out a solution for those vulnerable and neglected children and women. After five days Nilufa Akter called a meeting with some others (20 social workers) to find out a solution. As the meeting minutes they decided to establish a non-profit, non-political socio-economic development organization for help those disadvantages, vulnerable and neglected people.

 

They established an organization named Welfare Association for Development Alternative (WADA). It established as a welfare and alternative development organization and got registration from Department of Social Services (DSS) of government of Bangladesh on 1 November, 2011.

 

WADA has been growing and evolving into efficient and effective non-governmental development organization in the disadvantages areas of Bangladesh. From the beginning of its development intervention WADA started its activities only with the disadvantage rural community of Bagerhat district in Bangladesh where women and children was neglected and empower less.