To aware and to orient the grassroots campaigners especially district secretaries SUPRO organized one-day-long orientation on using the digital tutorial in the budget advocacy into two batches for secretariat staff and district secretaries so that they can aware and orient the grassroots campaigners at their constituencies. The batches were held on 18 & 19 October 2015 respectively at STAR Center of SUPRO Office at Moahammadpur, Dhaka where 56 participants (male-46 female-10) from 43 districts and secretariat were attended. The sessions were conducted by resource persons from RedOrange and from the SUPRO STAR Centre.
During the orientation sessions they receive the clear idea and knowledge about the digital tools (Video & Website www.amartaka.org ). They also learn the techniques how to use those in the budget advocacy in practical field specially grassroots level. The participants share their different ideas and opinion and enriched the sessions with their different views during the open discussion session.
On the eve of national income tax day SUPRO organized a series of interventions in aiming to create public awareness & sensitize government service provider to serve the nation in pro people manner with the theme of “Tax Governance Ensures Development” on 15th September 2015 in national and 45 districts across the country.
The methods we used were mobile van campaign, rally, street drama, human chain, discussion meeting etc. Representatives from NGO’s, CSO’s, government officials, local government, students, academics & journalist attended in these events. In national level SUPRO arranged a day long mobile van campaign and attended in a rally organized by National Board of Revenue. Through organizing the national event a minimum number of 50,000 people make sensitize & get the campaign message by hearing the folk song, getting headband, leaflet & poster.
SUPRO observed World Environment Day 2015 in 45 districts and in national level concurrently. The theme of World Health Day from World Health Organization is "Shoto Koti Jon Er Opar Shwapno, Ekti Bisshwo, Kori Na Nisshwo". On ‘the eve of World Environment Day SUPRO published a leaflet and circulated to grassroots level and nationally. In district level SUPRO organized human chain to observe the day. Representatives from likeminded organization and NGOs, journalists, teachers, students, Environment related officials and mass people took part in the program organized by SUPRO district campaign committee and expressed solidarity with the popular demands for ensuring a better environment.
In national level celebration of World Environment Day 2015, SUPRO staged a human chain in front of National Press Club, Dhaka. More than 50 representatives of like-minded organizations, students, activist took part in the human chain. All the speakers demanded that a strong Environment policy have to be introduced which will ensure a safe and better environment.