Who We Are
PSTC has been working in seven divisions (Dhaka, Chattogram, Sylhet, Rajshahi, Barishal and Khulna of Bangladesh.
EVOLUTION OF PSTC
Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) is the inheriting organization of Family Planning Services and Training Center (FPSTC) which was created by a government order in 1978. It is
- A non-government, not for profit voluntary Organization
- Registered with the Directorate of Social Welfare in 1995 and with NGO Affairs Bureau in 1996
- Affiliated with Directorate of Family Planning in 1997
- Declared as the inheriting organization of FPSTC by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 1997.
After 37 years of its journey, PSTC has changed its logo as depicted below as part of its initiative of re-branding.
FOUNDER OF PSTC
PSTC evolves under the leadership of eminent citizen of the nation, former defense personnel, valiant freedom fighter and a successful professional, Commander (Retd.) Abdur Rouf. He had been the first-ever Chief Executive of the then FPSTC. Later on he led the initiatives to turn a project into an organization known today as PSTC and became the Founder of the organization. PSTC has been working for the improvement and uphold the standard of livelihoods of poor and socially disadvantaged people by undertaking various programs and projects particularly, health service focused projects around the country.
PSTC (former FPSTC) has outstanding and significant achievements. It developed and promoted 82 NGOs throughout the country, which are playing a significant role to supplement and complement national health and family planning program during last 36 years. As Member-Secretary of Family Planning Council of Voluntary Organization (FPCVO) & GO-NGO Coordination Committee, PSTC played significant role to enhance coordination and collaboration among both the government and non-government organizations. Previously, PSTC was used to act as resource organization for the national and local NGOs as Grants Management Agency.
Membership of Different Network
PSTC gives the highest importance for establishing bi-lateral and multilateral partnerships and collaborations with different networks both in country and abroad.
PSTC is currently member of Health Rights Movement National Committee, STI/AIDS Network of Bangladesh, Unite for Body Rights (UBR) Alliance, HIA Consortium, Girls not Bride, Smiling Sun Network, Urban Health Center (Rangdhanu), Association for Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB), Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council for Bangladesh (WSSCC’B), Network for Ensuring Adolescents Rights and Services (NEARS), DAWN Forum, Bangladesh Shishu Adhikar Forum (BSAF) and Coalition for Urban Poor (CUP).
Management and Operation
A seven-member Governing Body (GB), elected for two years, works actively for setting up the priorities, standards and reviewing the overall policy guideline of the organization. The GB members oversee the implementation of the ongoing activities of the organization on a regular basis.
The Executive Director, who is also an ex-officio Member-Secretary of the GB, is responsible for overall implementation of the PSTC programs and projects. He is joined by a top Management Team (TMT) and a group of qualified and experienced professionals to run the programs and projects undertaken by PSTC
Other partners are: Kadoorie Charitable Foundation, mPower, CIDIN, Chemonics Inc, Ministry of LGRD, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW)