IGA Training


Entrepreneurship and Empowerment of Rural Women through
Skills Enhancement Program:
In collaboration with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, 4500 rural women are being trained in various trades in Nandail, Ishwarganj, Tarakanda, Phulpur, Gauripur and Sadar upazilas of Mymensingh district with the aim of creating entrepreneurship by enhancing their skills. The trades include turkey rearing, pigeon rearing, floating vegetable farming, chanachur and pickle making, housekeeping and cooking education, show back making, earthen flower tops and other dead art works.

VGD Program:

RISH is implementation Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) program  funded by Department of Women Affairs (DWA) at Nandail Upazila Under the District of Mymensingh (2019-20) &  Duarabazar upazila under Sunamganj district(2017-18). In this Program 4110 vulnerable women are getting support various IGA Trainings.

RISH is establishing income generating computer training and life skilled training program like bloke-batik, sewing, graphics, handi craft for the extreme poor children. Beside this, RISH is providing training for the local unemployed youth on income generating activities.

RISH is implementing mass awareness activities according to decision of District and Upazila Tobacco Control Task force committee with a view to make smoking free of public place and public transport. Beside this, RISH is continuously doing campaign providing leaflets, sticker, sign board and setting up bill board on smoking free area.

Unnata Chula( Improved Cook Stove):

Protecting environment is one of the foremost consideration in RISH’s every program design and implementation in the field level. To curb adverse impact of climatic variation, to save energy and fuel consumption by the villagers RISH has been experiencing since very beginning of its inception. Eventually RISH is contributing a lot through establishing an innovative, villagers’ user-friendly and very cost effective earthen woven commonly known as unnata Chula among a large number of people RISH  conducting demonstration on Muspana chula for ------Raising community awareness about Indoor Air Pollution ( IAP) issues, Advocating appropriate behavior changes, and building demand for improved cook stoves; Promoting commercialization of energy-efficient stoves through identification of appropriate technology and entrepreneur development. Objectives of the Improved Cook Stove (ICS) Program.

  • •To reduce indoor air pollution in the rural kitchens;
    •To improve the kitchen environment for supporting the mother and child health care program;
    •To reduce the number of deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases attributable to solid fuel burning at rural homes;
    •To protect de-forestation through improving the fuel efficiency of cooking stove;
    •To reduce the Green House Effects.
    The advantage of improve cooking stove-----
    • Made with stainless steel.
    • Reduces the use of fuel at least 58%.
    • Thermal efficiency of 27.9%.
    • Portable.
    • Fuel can be burnt properly through a filtering process.
    • Insulation between the combustion chamber and outer body reduces over heating.
    • Made for a family size of 8-10 people.
    • Suitable for use anywhere.
    • Saves time up to 13%.

  • Environment friendly Stove Program
  • Integrated Society for Rays of Hope (RISH) is successfully implementing Environment friendly Stove Program in its  Sunamgonj and Mymensingh areas with technical assistance of German Technical Cooperation (GIZ).As a result fuel cost become half of the targeted peoples in working areas.

  • Pregnant mother’s allowance program
  • Integrated Society for Rays of Hope ( RISH) is implementing  partner with lead organization of Seba Foundation this project with the assistance of department of Women Affairs under Ministry of Women and Child Affair’s of Bangladesh Govt. program implementing area is  Ishwarganj and Phulpur Upazila under Mymensingh district and Hushenpur Upazila under Kishorganj district for the poor pregnant mother. Around 3 thousand pregnant women beneficiaries are getting benefit under 3 Upazila.The beneficiaries are receiving training on health, nutrition and IGA. They are also getting allowance from govt. at the rate of Tk. 5 hundred per beneficiary per month for 2 years. This program implement in under the lead organization of Seba Foundation.

  • Improving Access to Life Skills Reproductive Health Education and Condom Services for Male Youth Project- 

  • The project is run by Integrated Society for Rays of Hope ( RISH)  at sadar upazila of Mymensingh district and Sadar Upazila under Mymensingh district with assistance of Rural Resource Centre ( RRC) Around 2000 youth are brought under this program. They are trained on HIV/AIDs to prevent it in the society with Population council from 2007 to till now.


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