Who we are
Light House is a well reputed non-profit voluntary development organization working for the development of rural and urban asset less poor, marginalized and high risk population particularly the landless, homeless, sex worker, drug users both injecting and heroin smokers, men who have sex with men (MSM) and Hijra with transgender, distressed, school dropouts, child labor, Adibashi and other disadvantaged adults and children in Bangladesh. It is a leading Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Bangladesh that was founded in 1988 following devastating and gigantic Flood. Feeling concern, a group of young and energetic men joined together to work for the flood victims. One of those members, Md Harun-or-Rashid is now the Chief Executive of Light House. Gradually it becomes able to achieve people’s trusteeship, transparency within the working areas keeping up better relationship with civil society, district and upazilla level administration and local government. At present, Light House has been operating with more than 514 staff through around 68 field offices, which are spread over 28 districts 7divisions of Bangladesh.
A society, where all the people, irrespective of their ethnicity, age, economic status and sexual identity, can enjoy a healthy life with dignity MOTTO of LIGHT HOUSE Light House’s motto is ‘empowering key people’
The Mission of Light House is to serve the socially and economically less privileged people in Bangladesh, who are deprived of health care facilities, nutrition and income generating opportunities, justice; governance, and are vulnerable to climate change effects. The organization works with both supply and demand sides, emphasizing on capacity building and facilitating accessibility to and availability of required services and products.
Light House is committed to strengthening local justice systems including access to justice of marginal population. The organization too pursues the need to improving and developing its services to empower our target groups .We are also committed to working towards the fight against HIV/AIDS to prevent the epidemic in Bangladesh.