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

July 15, 2024

BASTOB celebrates World Youth Skill Day & focuses on youth development! In recognition of World Youth Skill Day 2024, BASTOB – Initiative for People’s Self-Development, held a discussion at its head office today. The event focused on BASTOB’s ongoing project that directly contributes to youth development, aligning with the theme “Youth Skills for Peace and …

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July 15, 2024

Save Urban Children from Hazardous Jobs and Assistance for Linking with the Academy (SU-CHALA)

        We’re thrilled to announce that BASTOB- Initiative for People’s Self-Development, in collaboration with the Anukul Foundation, has provided stipends to 22 children under the Save Urban Children from Hazardous Jobs and Assistance for Linking with the Academy (SU-CHALA) project! This initiative aims to break the cycle of poverty and exploitation by …

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July 9, 2024

BASTOB Celebrates 27 Years of Success!

We are thrilled to share that BASTOB celebrated its 27th founding anniversary on July 4, 2024! The event was a remarkable success and was observed with grace and dignity. Our heartfelt thanks to all our invited guests, governing body members, founding members, and esteemed representatives from our partners who joined us in this joyous celebration. …

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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.