Gandhi Ashram Trust (GAT)

Conflicts: Bangladesh

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Joyag, Begumganj, Noakhali, Bangladesh

Thematic areas

Children and youth
Human rights
Mediation & Dialogue
Peace education

Gandhi Ashram Trust (GAT) is a philanthropic development organisation working in Noakhali, Bangladesh. It was established in 1946 to promote rural development, peace and social harmony. Since inception, GAT has been working for the rural poor, especially for women. The goal, objectives and activities of GAT are derived from the core value of Gandhian philosophy and guidelines. At present GAT is working for 5 Upazillas (sub-districts) of Noakhali, Lakshmipur and Feni District. It is working directly with 25,000 of the poorest families of the area.



Cycling to Raise Awareness

Approximately 60 members of the Noakhali youth cycling group organized a race across a part of the district, ending in Rajgonj, an area that had suffered widely publicized anti-minority attacks in February 2013. The youth acted as key messengers, distributing leaflets and stickers throughout the  path of the race. Additionally they energetically engaged with members of the public, raising awareness on the need for social harmony and violence prevention.

Last updated: September 2016