Who We Are

BASTOB – Initiative for People’s Self-Development is a Non-profit, Non-political Voluntary Development Organization founded by a group of committed social activists on 4th July, 1997 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

BASTOB is registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau, under the Prime Minister’s Office Societies Act under the Registered of Joint Stock Companies and with Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA).

BASTOB is working with 61,046 disadvantaged families in 9 Districts, 34 Sub-districts, 140 Unions/Municipalities, 1780 Villages/ Wards of Bangladesh with its 65 branch offices and 369 staffs.

Our Vision

BASTOB envisions a peaceful society where disadvantaged people are self-reliant and capable of solving their own problems.
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Our Mission

BASTOB’s Mission is to ensure socio-economic development and self-reliance of the people while being consistent with organizational sustainability.
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what we do

As a voluntary development organization for achieving the societal vision and mission of the organization, BASTOB has been implementing various social and economic development programmes, projects and activities to bring positives changes in the lives of the people following its strategies and core values.



Latest News

March 4, 2024

Goethe – Tagore Academy (GTA) Annual Sports Day 2024

On 29th February 2024, The Goethe-Tagore Academy (GTA) witnessed a vibrant display of athleticism and cultural expression during its Annual Sports Day 2024, held under the supervision of the BASTOB Initiative for People’s Self Development. Thirty-three students actively participated in the day’s festivities, showcasing their talents and fostering a spirit of sportsmanship in a meticulously …

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February 14, 2024

BASTOB Showcases Sustainable Microenterprise Products at Suponno Somahar 2024

From February 8th to 10th, 2024, BASTOB proudly participated in the Suponno Somahar: Environment-Friendly Microenterprise Fair 2024, organized by PKSF (Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation). This event served as a platform for microenterprises to showcase their environmentally conscious products and initiatives. BASTOB, committed to sustainable development and empowering micro-entrepreneurs, showcased its range of products across different stalls, …

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December 11, 2022

BRAC-SDC Social Cohesion Fund for Cox’s Bazar

Partnership Reinforcement for Integrated Skills Enhancement (PRISE) is an apprenticeship-based project implemented through a partnership with local NGOs. In the guidance of BRAC, BASTOB paired the apprentices and placed under the guidance

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Contact us


House No: 549, Road No: 10, Baitul Aman Housing Society.

Adabar, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207.


Phone: +880-2-55010450, 55010451, +880-1713004009



Web address: bastob.org

Annual Report

Welcome to BASTOB Annual Reports, you may download Annual Reports as per your need.

Become A Volunteer

Welcome to BASTOB, if you want to involve yourself as a volunteer please contact us

Make Donation

You are welcome to be a supporter of our development efforts. You may supports any programme of BASTOB as per your interest.