Ghashful initiated its journey just after the Liberation War in 1972 through relief works, rehabilitation of “Birangona” women (physically assaulted women freedom fighters) andcharitable motive of Late Shamsunnahar Rahman Paran, the founder of the organization.
The institution was formally registered by Family Planning Department in 1978. It further expanded its programs after receiving grant from the Department in 1982-1983
From 1979 to 1982, Ghashful continued Health and Family Planning services for eligible couples and children with the support from Pathfinder Fund.
In 1981, Ghashful worked on the Project of Small-Scale Fisheries (Bay of Bengal) funded by SIDA & FAO.
From 1982 to 1992 Ghashful continued health, family planning and skill training services for men, women, adolescents, and children in Chattogram City Corporation area with the assistance of Population Concern (UK).
Ghashful completed its Registration under the Department of Social Services. Reg. CTG: 959/1983
Introduced theMicrofinance Program as a pilot project with the assistance of BPHC.
Ghashful was accredited by NGO Affairs Bureau. Reg. No. FD/DSS/FDO/R376/1990
Ghashful extended health and family planning services to eligible couple and children with the assistance of BPHC, and continued till 1996.
Ghashful introduced Microfinance Program as a pilot project with the assistance of ActionAid Bangladesh.
Ghashful launched Education Program in rural areas namely Education Support Program (ESP) with the assistance of BRAC.
Gender, Konowledge, Networking, Human Rights Intervention in Bangladesh (GKNHRIB)Project had been started with the assistance of BLAST that continued till December 2006.
Ghashful extended its Microfinance program at six districts as the working area of the program in partnership with Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF).
Ghashful enrolled with Microcredit Regulatory Authority(MRA), Reg. Number 00399-01209-00160
Started NEST Project for the disadvantaged children as lead NGO of 03 organization consortium with the assistance of Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF).
Ghashful implementated Rural MSMEs services using ICT in Bangladesh in collaboration with BTN.
Launched Risk Management Project (Microinsurance) for the MF beneficiaries with the support of INAFI
Started Biogas Plant Installation with the support of IDCOL
Started Protecting Human Rights (PHR) Program with the support of Plan Bangladesh and USAID
Launched eye care services and awareness for unprivileged community
Launched ENRICH & DIISP Projects with the support of PKSF
Launched CHWEVT Project with the support of MJF
Ghashful has joined with the Divisional Child Labor Welfare Committee (DCLWC) of Chattogram division as a member as well as a member of the District Child Rights Monitoring Forum (DCRMF) of Chattogram district
Launched the “Youth Development through Enhancing Progressive Skill and Creativity (YES)” Project with the cooperation of MJF, UK Aid and DFID. The project duration is January 2019 – December 2021.
Ghashful implemented a sub-project under “Sustainable Enterprise Project” as a partner organization with PKSF in October 2020. Ghashful is implementing this sub-project named “Eco Friendly Mango Production and Trade for Sustainable development of the Enterprises” for two years and five months in all the union of Shapahar and Niamatpur Upzillas in Naogaon District. The project will end in April 2023.
Ghashful has been selected along with other few PKSF partner organizations to implement the “Bangladesh Rural Water, Sanitation & Hygiene for Human Capital Development Project” financed by World Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.