Profile of SKS Foundation

The Genesis

The joint venture of a few local self-motivated young men & women launched the foundation of Samaj Kallyan Sangstha (SKS) back on 1 December 1987. Their mission took place at Hat Bharatkhai under Saghata union of Sagahata upazila targeting to support the poor and oppressed char dwellers in the remote areas of Gaibandha district. The voluntary initiatives of the group gradually pushed SKS to engage as a community-based non-government organization to fight injustice through development intervention.

The Organization Today

SKS Foundation is a national non-government organization rooted in Northern Bangladesh. SKS facilitates multi-faceted development programs covering the poor & marginalized focusing women & children. The Organization has gradually emerged in supporting the poor & oppressed segments of the society to fight deprivation and injustice with multi-sectoral development interventions. SKS works following multi-disciplinary approach with vulnerable groups i.e. ethnic minority, landless, marginal farmers, climate victims, and so on in different geophysical contexts who suffer from exclusion and lack of access to resources. It has grown more visibly over the last 3 decades with diversity in its plans & programs targeting the deserving people. Thus, SKS has been Striving for a Sustainable Change in collaboration with the development partners and stakeholders.


A poverty-free society where everyone has access to resources and live with voice, dignity and justice.

Mission Statement

SKS Foundation facilitates improvement of life and livelihood of the poor and excluded by reducing their vulnerabilities, promoting empowerment and improving access to development opportunities and resources. SKS Foundation collaborates with government including local government, private sector, NGOs, networks and donors to ensure sustainable development.


Quality of life of the poor and excluded groups improved with access to and use of effective and inclusive development opportunity and resources.

Core values

  • Respect
  • Accountability
  • Gender sensitivity
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Professionalism
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