|English||Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA)|
Oral Traditions and Expressions
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Education and Training
Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA), a non-government organization, has been administering development initiatives focusing human rights, cultural upliftment and poverty alleviation. The then a group of intellectuals, grass root artists and development activists have founded BITA in 1994 with a firm belief in culture as an effective tool for facilitating social changes in a sustainable manner. Since inception BITA works with the Rights Based Approach to development, uses cultural approach in all development activities and considers culture itself as an object for further development.
BITA has introduced diverse alternative and innovative initiatives aiming to make desired changes fostering the rights and entitlements of the people living in poverty, injustice & exclusion adopting newer concepts, approaches & techniques. Ongoing programs of BITA emphasize the issues of cultural heritage and diversity, education, rights of children & women including adolescents, youth empowerment, local government, social accountability, employment-based skill building, countering violent extremism, social justice, ageing, disaster risk reduction, countering-trafficking and safe migration.
The organization is registered under the Department of Social Welfare, the NGO Affairs Bureau and the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies and Firms in Bangladesh.
BITA’s mission is to be a partner of the poor and disadvantaged people in their culture-based approach of demanding their rights particularly human rights for poverty alleviation.
BITA’s vision is a society where respect and practice of rights by all is an integral part of life.
Organizational development initiatives are classified into four core programs: Cultural Promotion, Information & Knowledge Management, Rights & Governance, Collaboration
Major activities under Cultural Promotion:
Major activities under Information & Knowledge Management:
Major activities under Rights & Governance:
Major activities under Collaboration
|Contact Information (Organization)|
|Address||753, Mehedeebagh, Chittagong-4000|