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 Advancing Leprosy and disadvantaged peoples Opportunities Society (ALO)

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Advancing Leprosy and disadvantaged peoples Opportunities Society (ALO) is an organization of people affected by leprosy and disability as well as an organization for disadvantaged peoples’ wellbeing. ALO is working to establish rights and entitlements create employment opportunity, economic and sustainable development of disadvantaged people including people affected by leprosy and disability in Bangladesh. ALO represents more than 1500 Self-Help Groups (SHGs) formed through Community Based Rehabilitation project of The Leprosy Mission International-Bangladesh (TLMI-B). The organization is governed by a 9 member`s Executive Committee and was established in 2014 with support from AEP (Activating and Engaging GoB and people in Partnership) of TLMI-B. AEP is working in partnership with ALO from its inception and is providing technical and financial support for its ongoing activities. 

Aimed at the wellbeing of disadvantaged people - specially the people affected by leprosy and disability in Bangladesh, ALO is triggering today in the interests of tomorrow. ALO is decidedly concerned about preventing leprosy and disability.  Likewise, for the people affected by leprosy and disability, ALO is dedicated for ensuring a better socio-economic condition, occupational insertion, and access to adequate and quality care. ALO facilitates assistance for inclusion and empowerment, stimulates for creating awareness, increasing knowledge, capacity building, developing skills, and influencing confidence for enabling quality life of the affected people. We are devoted for:

Lifting their lives out of poverty and disadvantage and enjoy health, well-being and respect.

Assuring people affected by leprosy have enough knowledge about their rights and access opportunities.

Ensuring people affected by leprosy have competitive knowledge, skill and capacities.

Sensitizing policy makers for inclusive policy development. eg. Health policy, HR policy, building code policy, ICT policy etc. 

VISION: A dignified society where the people affected with leprosy and disabilities can accomplish their potentials, rights and full of life. 
MISSION: ALO is devoted for staying alongside with the people affected by leprosy and disability. We work for empowering disadvantaged people in the society to ensure a “society for all”. We endeavor for connecting and enabling people to achieve all their rights, dignity and rightful place in the society - for a dignified and healthy life. 
VALUES: We believe-  
Empathy: We understand another person's thoughts, feelings, and condition from his or her point of view.
Justice: We equal distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.
Integrity: We maintain honesty, openness and transparency.
Affiliation: We connect or associate with each other
Togetherness: We are all together and there for each other

STRATEGIC FOCUS: Enhancing Opportunities, Dignity and Empowerment, Social Integration, Research and Learning, Resource Mobilization; and provide assistance and solution for leprosy and disability challenges.  

Organizational status: Non-Profitable Voluntary Non-Government Organization (NGO). 
Main focusing area: Leprosy and disability. 
Year of established: ALO, a Bangladeshi Non-Government organization was founded in October, 2013. The Society is working initially in the field of Leprosy and disability. 

Geographical area coverage: ALO is covering 29 districts in Bangladesh (Nilamari, Thakurgoan, Rangpur, Kustia, Meherpur, Gaibandha, Joipurhat, Kurigram, Panchagahr, Rajshahi, Pabna, Bogura, Naogaon, Sylhet, Moulavibazar, Habiganj, Cottogram, Khagrachari, Rangamati, Bandarban, Kishorganj, Gazipur, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Barishal, Barguna, Bhola, Tangail, Jamalpur, Sherpur).


ALO is established by the apex body of 1449 Self Help Groups (SHGs) of total 16151 members which includes 27 registered Federations. ALO is working to build stronger liaison among member organizations and different actors e.g. government departments and NGOs for rights and resources.