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About “JBCEA”

“Japan-Bangladesh Cultural Exchange Association”

JBCEA is an organization that helps people, who live in rural villages in Bangladesh, to overcome their poverty. We regard to develop local people’s own ability so that they can survive and build comfortable life against poverty and natural disasters. 


Now, we have three main programs;

1. School Meal Project

Sustainability of school lunches with participation of local people.

2. Soybean

Education about and introduce soy-based food products.

3. H&T (Handicraft & Tailoring)

Supporting women to make income with traditional embroideries.

*Details for each programs are below


We hope these programs will increase people’s happiness and build a peaceful society.

We are working in Sharsha upazilla, Jessore near the Indian border. Formerly we JICA Volunteers worked there . In 1996, we established JBCEA as an NGO to pursue our mission, which is to contribute toward the people's better living in a healthy and economical way. 


Our head office is in Tokyo and local office is in Sharsha, where local staff work. According to local people's needs, we formerly offered training for nutrition , hygiene, sanitation, arsenic provision, women's development and income generation, soybean project for local nutrition.We support to improvement by local people themseles.


Project Details

1. School Meal Project

JBCEA try to make the sustainable model for School Meal Project with local people's participation in Bangladesh. Our menu using Soybean is to increase nutrients value. We have conducted the SMP in 4 public schools in Sharsha, Jessore. 

We start SMP with a bigger part of support, and gradually decrease its percentage and accomplish 100% self-support by local people in 4 years.


The purpose of this project is that hot school meal is provided at all the primary schools in Bangladesh by local people and government of Bangladesh. It is our great pleasure to have your kind understanding and any support to continue the SMP in the future. 



2. H&T (Handicraft & Tailoring)

Since 2014we started to sell the H&T (Handy Craft & Tailoring) products at Sharsha and opened showrooms for local people. They cafeel free to buy or order new clothes including the festive occasion. 

H&T will continue to improve the rural women's income.


In Dhaka, you can buy our products at Izakaya'ICHI' & Japanese Restaurant 'Nagasaki'. Please contact our staff in Sharsha 01716079382 Maha dev.

We Are Welcome You to Donate to SMP!

In the rural Bangladesh, many children can't grow enough bevause of malnutrition. JBCEA challenges to solve the problem by School Meal Project in government primary school from 2010. This January, we've just started providing Jadunathpur government primary school in Sharsha Jessore. At the present stage, we support to provide the ingredients and cooks for the meals. However, this project aims sustainable operation by loval people. In the near future, the loval people will produce meals by themselves. This year, parents give 2kg of rice every month, the vice-principal of the school challenges to grow soybeans in his garden, and the students try to grow ingredients in the school garden.

We are looking for supporters who can donate School Meal Project in Bangladesh.

Please contact us and support this School Meal Project.

・JAPAN POST BANK  Account Number:0110-6-702974 Name:日本・バングラデシュ文化交流会

・MIZUHO Bank Komae branch 普通1229685


Contact Us

Japan-Bangladesh Cultural Exchange Association

Representative: Tomoko Matsumoto 

Bangladesh Office    

Country Director: Md. Anisur Rahman Tel.01792-443611



On the Asian highway bound for Kolkata, India, find the Navalon Bazar. You can find JBCEA Bangladesh Office in a few minutes. It take about 15 minutes by car to go the Benapur border. Premium Bus from Dhaka is very convenient to stop in front of the office.

Before your coming to visit, please contact us.