The GRAUS (Gram Unnayon Sangathon) – Organization for Rural Socio-economic Development – began its journey in 1998 with its headquarters in Bandarban, in the southern hill district of Bangladesh.
It has been working among the disadvantaged and underprivileged section of the people of the district, irrespective of race and religion, especially among the deprived section of the indigenous people’s community.
GRAUS is a non-profit and non-political socio-economic organization committed to the development of the region through eco-friendly measures for the sustainability of the local environment. It is committed to the needs-based development of the indigenous way of life and the betterment of the living conditions and local environment in par with the modern pace of development.
Since 1998 GRAUS has been engaged in dedicated service to the local community, working for the poverty alleviation of the underprivileged section of the people. During the last seven years GRAUS have undertaken some development projects with good results that will be dealt with later on.
The number of beneficiaries, the area of geographical coverage, the overall increase in manpower, and the acceptance among those with whom GRAUS has been working - they all show the rate of progress GRAUS has achieved in such a short time.