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At the end of 1975 some jubilant youths of Jessore formed Jagorani Chakra Foundation (JCF) to develop the situation of poor communities.  They also identified that the problem is more social and political than economical. JCF started its journey with adult literacy program and developed its own adult literacy curriculum which was a unique example at that time.

In 1976, JCF implemented its first development intervention and started non-formal education centre for the children and in 1977 got the registration from Directorate of Social Welfare. JCF still believes education is the key to all development and it is the first priority in taking any new intervention. In 1981, a new horizon opened before JCF when it started working with the untouchable community, the sweeper community. The success of this intervention gave JCF courage to go with community development approach and later JCF successfully implemented a number of community development projects whose beneficiaries are now running their own people’s institution by themselves.

Governing Body

JCF has a 7 members’ Executive Committee and 31 members’ General Committee. The honourable members are mostly social worker, retired govt. officials, businessman, teacher, lawyer, cultural activist and non-political person. Actually people from different sectors are involved with the organisation and they all have the expertise in social work and are representing their own community as a whole. The Executive Director of the organization is appointed by the Executive Committee. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization.

Vision & Mission

Poverty free, secured and prosperous Bangladesh.
Support underprivileged communities by building their confidence and capacity.



Sher-E-Bangla Memorial Honor Award- 2018

The Executive Director of JCF MR. Md. Azadul Kabir Arzoo has been awarded Sher-E-Bangla Memorial Honor Award- 2018 for his contribution in Social Welfare………Read More

International Award

The Mother Teresa Council , India awarded JCF Founder in 2016 for his contribution in Social work in BD…….Read More

Microfinance Institute of Bangladesh

JCF received the CITI Foundation Award as the best Microfinance Institute of Bangladesh in the year of 2010…..Read More

Micro Finance from Mother Teresa Research Council

In 2009 JCF received a Gold Medal on Micro Finance from Mother Teresa Research Council…….Read More


Yuvabadhana Foundation

The Yuvabadhana Foundation, Thailand awarded 24 children in 2008 that have come from poor community of Jessore for their performance in ‘A World United through Art’ Competition. A total of 500 schools from 34 countries participated in the competition…..Read more

International Award

Forbes Magazine rated Jagorani Chakra Foundation as 16th micro finance service providing organisation in the world and 2nd in Bangladesh in 2007……..Read More

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Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Best Practitioner’s Award in Microfinance from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 2005…….Read More

Prime Minister of Bangladesh

Gold Medal of the Prime Minister of Bangladesh in 2003 for the contribution in the Development of Fisheries Sector…….Read More


Special President Award of People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Special President Award of People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 1994 for Developing Valuable Co-curricular Subjects and Awareness based Materials for Adult Education…….Read More

List of Policies

1.Service Rule
2.Accounts manual
3.Savings and credit policy
4.Professor Sharif Hossain Education Scholarship Policy
5.Gender Policy
6.Child Protection Policy
7.Health Assistance Fund Policy
8.Money Laundering Prevention Policy
9.T.A/D.A Policy
10.Audit Manual
11.Monitoring & Evaluation Guideline

Legal Status

  • Directorate of Social Welfare : SW/113/77 date: 29/03/77
  • NGO Affairs Bureau : 219 date: 11/4/87
  • Joint Stock Company : Khulna-92 date: 27/04/04
  • Micro Credit Regulatory Authority : MRA – 322 – 01714 – 00008 date 5-9-07

Credit Rating Report

Working Environment and Benefit

JCF always tries to keep the promise of ensuring safe, healthy and risk free work place for all its employees. At the same time it is strongly prohibited for the staff to use drugs or take alcohol in office and the use of unsafe office tools and equipments is forbidden for them. It has updated service policy, gender policy, child protection policy, pay scale and TA/DA policy which comply with the present market condition, inflation and benefit of other NGOs and private organisations. The latest service rule is updated on January 2017 and new pay scale is given in July 2016. The head office of JCF is under the 24 hours surveillance of CC camera and all staff and visitors need to use punch card to enter into the main office premises. The building also has the fire fighting systems and an assigned security officer to look after the safety and security concern of JCF head office. Apart from the head office of JCF all of its project and branch offices have their own security staff to ensure work place safety.

All permanent staff of JCF are entitled for one festival bonus, incentive, CPF and Gratuity facility but except some projects majority project staff don’t have gratuity and incentive facility. At the end of every year after successfully performing the annual assessment every staff get increment as per service rule. In recruiting new staff for more than one year project 6 months probation time is granted and after that if that staff can’t perform accordingly additional 3 months’ time is given for this purpose. In case of less than one year project the probation period will be 3 months. The organisation also has staff development plan and as a part of that skill development training is provided by the training cell or arrange training from outside. There is a Death and Accident Benefits (DAB) Fund formed by the monthly fees given by all staff of JCF for mitigating health benefit of the staff and if any staff member become sick or become victim of any fatal accident then his/her treatment fees is borne in some extent from this fund. And if any staff member dies then the nominee(s) will receive the invested fund with interest. In addition to this fund there is another fund called Health Assistance Fund (HAF) from where any staff member can get the treatment cost if fall in sudden accident. The permanent staff of JCF are also eligible to get loan for purchasing motorcycle and bicycle.


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