Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK) started its journey in 1985 as a community led non-government organization with the efforts of a group of dedicated social workers through organizing the disadvantaged poor people in remote areas especially in the river islands of Teesta, Brahmaputra and Jamuna of Gaibandha district in Bangladesh. Over the period of time, the geographical coverage of GUK expanded, and presently the organization is implementing different development projects in eight districts of the country i.e. Gaibandha, Rangpur, Kurigram, Lalmonirhat, Nilphamari, Dinajpur, Panchaghar, and Kustia.
How we work
GUK envisions a poverty free equitable society where justice, equality, human rights and dignity of all people are ensured.
Inspired by credo “Release not Relief”, GUK works with and for poor, extreme poor, vulnerable, excluded and all other disadvantaged groups of people especially women, children, ethnic groups and person with disability to bring about a sustainable positive change in their lives.