Message from Chairman
It’s my pleasure to report to you the development of Howlader Jonakallan Foundation. Starting and running a charitable organization is a new endeavor for all of us, who are otherwise busy city professionals or academics, and the challenges we faced have been daunting; however, we have been positively surprised by the generous support from reputable individuals and organizations around the world, along with the welcoming messages and encouraging responses we have received from the charitable sectors; which, from a developed world’s perspective, is still in its infancy.
We are in challenging and transformational times. Government funding is shrinking, the donor base is aging, and we are still working to understand and adapt to the expectations of younger generations. Corporations are increasingly taking up causes themselves vs. funding charities. More than ever, charities need the tools and skills to directly engage citizens and cultivate a strong base of supporters. We’re here to help you do that. We’re committed to building the tools and sharing the knowledge and best practices that fundraisers need to succeed.
During the last few years, we have been privileged to work with some of the best and hardest working young men and women who are dedicated to creating a vibrant charitable sector as well as a strong and ever-growing civil society. Their work and the resulting growth of citizen awareness will have profound implications in the world in which we live.
The children and adults in our disability services enjoyed a broader range of community engagement activities, both individually and collectively. Whether it was trips away on holiday or days out I picnic and educational tours, these outings were a source of fun and fulfilment and we’ll be planning more for the year ahead.
Yes, we are very proud of everything and everyone here. We are proud of the volunteers and members of the Committee who find great fun in the planning, preparation and implementation. We are proud of the various government and non-government entities. We are proud of the private sector and its support. We are really proud of the participants from The students and other community groups. We are proud of you all as great supporters.
Howlader Jonakallan Foundation was certified as a Charity Organization on 21st December 2009, under the societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860, Cerificate No. S-10708 by Assistant Registrar of Joint Stock Companies & Firms, Bangladesh.
Ismail Group of Companies
- Ismail Travels & Tours
- Ismail Shipping Lines Ltd.
- Bangladesh Australia Dairy & Agro Farm (Pvt.) Ltd.
- Hope Housing (Pvt.) Ltd.
- Ismail Fashion Wear Ltd.
- Ismail Buying House Limited.