About the organisation
Basic details : Friendship is a non-governmental organisation that aims to help poor people in remote and unaddressed communities in Bangladesh.
We make it our priority to reach poor communities in areas that are otherwise inaccessible. The marginalised Char dwellers in Bangladesh count among the most underprivileged communities in the world.
Our work began by making healthcare more accessible to them. In 1994, a river barge was sailed from France to Bangladesh and donated for use by the people of Bangladesh. The barge was converted into Friendship’s first floating hospital and began its work in 2002 under the direction of Runa Khan (Founder and Executive Director).
It soon became clear that to make a lasting impact on people’s lives we had to resolve other issues at the same time to break the cycle of poverty
Mission : We work in partnership with people, communities, organisations and the government to create solutions to the challenges faced by the poor and marginalized communities in Bangladesh.
Vision : Friendship’s vision is a world where everyone will have equal opportunity to live with dignity and hope.
William Lebedel, Chairman, Friendship France