Who are we?

A Women Led Non Profit Organization

Change Associates Ltd. is a women-led non-profit organization committed to actively educating and empowering readymade garment workers. Established in 2010, Change collaboratively works with manufacturing companies and apparel brands to design and implement workplace based programs aimed at building respectful work environments.

We promote long-term sustainable development by sharing our knowledge and expertise through designing customized training programmes to address specific needs of the clients.

Here at Change, we believe in creating synergy through cross-sector partnership that leads to continual development of the workers in the RMG sector.

MISSION

Improving the state of well-being in workplaces and community through innovative business models, capacity development and awareness raising intervention.

VISION

Bringing smile to unhappy faces of Bangladesh and complete the cycle of well being.

CORE VALUES

Integrity and Excellence are at our core. We remain true to our mission and work hard to provide high quality services and strategies.

We are Recognized by NGOsource

What is NGOsource?

NGOsource, a project of the Council on Foundations and TechSoup, helps U.S. grantmakers streamline their international giving. NGOsource simplifies the task of evaluating whether a non-U.S. organization is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity — a process known as equivalency determination or ED.

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Why Work With Change

WHY WORK WITH CHANGE:

  • Participatory approach that creates a win-win for management, workers and all stakeholders
  • Evidence-based programme design in accordance with the SDGs
  • Proven track record with 160+ factories
  • Cross-sector partnerships with major apparel brands, factories, NGOS, INGOs and foundations
  • Measurable impact for both management and workers
  • Engage with workers’ complete well being and livelihoods
  • Custom design of programmes
  • Trained 10,500+ peer educators
  • Levi’s Worker Well Being partner in Bangladesh
6
Projects
160+
Factories
10500+
Peer Educator
240000+
Lives Impacted

What We Do

Our Areas of Work

HEALTH & WELL-BEING

Hygiene and menstruation, maternal and child health, family planning, STI and reproductive health, dietary diversity, adult nutrition. Click here to download more information.

FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Financial planning, budgeting, savings, wage digitization and usage of mobile money. Click here to download more information.

RESPECT & RELATIONSHIP

Communication, violence in relationships, building trust and confidentiality, stress management, power dynamics, creating enabling environments and facilitate access to services.

CUSTOM DESIGNED PROGRAMMES

Tailor designed topics including healthcare service provision, nutrition, worker rights and responsibilities. Consultancy services provided include surveys and reporting for international organisations. 

Sustainable Development Goals

Our work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and use it as a framework for implementing our programmes. This ensures we are able to better collaborate with our partners and create sustainable change for our communities.

Our Projects
Strengthening Workers’ Access to Pertinent Nutrition Opportunities (SWAPNO)

Strengthening Workers’ Access to Pertinent Nutrition Opportunities (SWAPNO)

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HERhealth

HERhealth

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HERrespect

HERrespect

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HERfinance

HERfinance

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Improving Nutrition Status of Female RMG Workers and their Children

Improving Nutrition Status of Female RMG Workers and their Children

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Worker Nutrition Training Project

Worker Nutrition Training Project

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MEET THE TALENTS

CHANGE FAMILY

At CHANGE, team members focus on a ‘WE’ philosophy that include creating remarkable experiences within the organization and with stakeholders.

Latest from our Blog

CHANGE STORIES

Better be Safe than Sorry

Mitu has been living in Dhaka for the last 16 years and working for Hydroxide Knitwear Ltd. for the last 15 years. Her husband also works in Dhaka and they have two school going children. Mitu is also a peer health educator of the HERhealth project and has received five of its trainings. After participating…

The Simple Act of Boiling Water

Shapla and her son came to Dhaka six years ago and she has been working in Apex Lingerie Ltd. Her husband is ill and lives in the village. She is a peer health educator of the HERhealth project and has completed the first training. She has learned a lot about personal hygiene and waterborne diseases.…

Maternal Education Empowering Families

Morjena Akter has been living in Dhaka with her husband and children for the last five years. She moved to Dhaka because she was in need of work and now she and her husband work at the same factory. She is a peer health educator (PHE) and has completed three trainings of the HERhealth project.…

Saving A Friend’s Life Through Maternal Education

Monowara is a 3rd year university student who has been working as a computer operator at Dada (Dhaka) Ltd. for the last four years. She is also a peer health educator of the HERhealth project and has received all the trainings. Monowara shared the story of her friend Shathi. Before Shathi got married, she would…

গণপরিবহনে প্রতিদিন বিভীষিকা

দৃশ্য ১: ঢাকার একটি পাবলিক বাসে নারী, শিশু ও বৃদ্ধদের জন্য সংরক্ষিত ৯ টি আসনের তিনটিতেই বসে আছেন সামর্থ্যবান তিনজন পুরুষ, পাশে দাঁড়িয়ে আছে পরে বাসে ওঠা কলেজের ইউনিফর্ম পড়া এক কিশোরী , কাঁধে বইখাতা বোঝাই ভারী একটা ব্যাগ। কিশোরী: ভাইয়া, এই সিটগুলো তো রিজার্ভড , একজন উঠবেন প্লিজ? সিটে বসা একজন পুরুষ: ক্যান? আরো…

The Key to a Good Relationship

Tasnova Rahman from Change Associates in Bangladesh sharing a few lessons in life Do not be misled! I am not a love guru. But after some years of working on a range of content, concepts, and resources combined with delightful experiences post marriage, I have learned a few lessons that I thought I wanted to…

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change”
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