our launchingLaunching of UST

Unnayan Shahojogy Team (USTwas founded in June 1986 as a non-political, non-profitable as well as non-governmental organization by Dr. Hamidul Haque (Founding Executive Director) with some dedicated colleagues, philanthropists, to help the poor, disadvantaged women become self-reliant by enhancing knowledge, capacity and skills.  At that time, most of the people in UST working areas (remote Char areas of deltaic Bangladesh) were very poor, had no opportunity for their children’s education and they were not able to make both ends meet. The people were in distress. Women were oppressed and vulnerable.

UST unearthed a gloomy picture of the society, where there was widespread poverty.  People couldn't manage food for three times or even twice a day. They used to borrow money from the rich and ultimately embraced the curse of becoming landless poor. Most of the people couldn't get 1850 kcal per day in their meal.