Category Archives: History of OPCA

History of Establishment:

The acronym of OPCA stands for ‘Organization for the Poor Community Advancement’. OPCA is a local voluntary, non-profitable, non-political and development organization in Bangladesh. It is located in Mirsarai Chittagong which is naturally most resourceful and beautiful place. Sometimes unexpected natural disaster such as cyclone, heavy rainfall, tidal surge and flash flood interrupts normal civic life damaging houses, crops and cattle that cause lowering income and compel the poor people to lead a miserable life.

Considering the plight of the people and observing the devastating tidal surge of 1991, Mr. Alamgir, a native of Mirsarai Upazila thought seriously how to help the poor and mitigate their sufferings. He convened a meeting, invited the energetic youths of the locality and expressed his willingness to form a local organization to redress the miseries of these luckless poor. He also expressed his opinion that it is the prime responsibility of the young generation to serve the humanity. Then a group of young active and enthusiastic youth came forward and joined hands with Mr. Alamgir and formed an organization. The self-less dedication, efforts and indomitable courage is the outcome of present OPCA and thus OPCA came into being on November 14, 1992.

OPCA’s Philosophy:
OPCA believes that people are the strength and resource of a country. They are the makers of their own fortune. OPCA also believes that through education, training, organizing and capacitizing these people could play a vital role in building up a nation. But in fact, it is very difficult to streamline this populace who are regarded as burden into development stream. Yet our efforts and endeavor will not come to an end. OPCA aspires that if we could support them, evoke their intrinsic qualities, help in building up their capacity, finding out the avenues and tapping the resources; they would undoubtedly turn into an asset rather than liability and change their destiny.

The acronym of OPCA stands for ‘Organization for the Poor Community Advancement’. OPCA is a local voluntary, non-profitable, non-political and development organization in Bangladesh. It is located in Mirsarai Chittagong which is naturally most resourceful and beautiful place. Sometimes unexpected natural disaster such as cyclone, heavy rainfall, tidal surge and flash flood interrupts normal civic life damaging houses, crops and cattle that cause lowering income and compel the poor people to lead a miserable life.

Considering the plight of the people and observing the devastating tidal surge of 1991, Mr. Alamgir, a native of Mirsarai Upazila thought seriously how to help the poor and mitigate their sufferings. He convened a meeting, invited the energetic youths of the locality and expressed his willingness to form a local organization to redress the miseries of these luckless poor. He also expressed his opinion that it is the prime responsibility of the young generation to serve the humanity. Then a group of young active and enthusiastic youth came forward and joined hands with Mr. Alamgir and formed an organization. The self-less dedication, efforts and indomitable courage is the outcome of present OPCA and thus OPCA came into being on November 14, 1992.

OPCA’s Philosophy:
OPCA believes that people are the strength and resource of a country. They are the makers of their own fortune. OPCA also believes that through education, training, organizing and capacitizing these people could play a vital role in building up a nation. But in fact, it is very difficult to streamline this populace who are regarded as burden into development stream. Yet our efforts and endeavor will not come to an end. OPCA aspires that if we could support them, evoke their intrinsic qualities, help in building up their capacity, finding out the avenues and tapping the resources; they would undoubtedly turn into an asset rather than liability and change their destiny.

Legal Affiliation:
OPCA has got the affiliation and collaboration with a number of organizations. It has got registration with the following departments and institutions.

Sl. # Registration Authority Registration Number Date of Registration
01. Directorate of Social Welfare 1846 July 27, 1994
02. Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA) 01620-02596-00314 July 29, 2008
03. NGO Affairs Bureau FDR-1850 June 30, 2003
04. Directorate of Youth and Development 78 Janu.18, 1997