Enriching Local Community
AJIYER means TODAY, the sense of ‘now’ pulsing through the language of Chittagong, the busy trading capital of Bangladesh. For us, AJIYER carries the excitement of TODAY yet allows for reflection too. AJIYER is where our yesterdays are remembered and tomorrow’s memories are made.
AJIYER offers an opportunity to engage with Bangladeshi culture, crafts and biodiversity whilst enhancing the legacy of our rural communities. As a result, you are a part of revitalizing and honoring the region’s living culture, traditions, knowledge, skills, rituals and livelihoods.
We firmly believe in fair trade practices that empower local artisans to compete in the global marketplace and enjoy economic prosperity through fair prices, good working spaces, community development and environmental sustainability.
COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM
If the world is like a book, you can’t read it unless you travel. As you turn each page, nature’s beauty and magnificence transforms with each new region and cycle of time. Experience the unseen village of Bangladesh with its loving people and their unique and diverse cuisines, music, and crafts. With Ajiyer, you’ll be a part of Fair Trade Tourism and a friend of Bangladesh’s culture and people. Where tomorrow’s memories are made today.
AJIYER offers training facilities to the national and international visitors and involve them with local artisans, farmers and weavers. Local experts are the teacher so it’s not just a theoretical class rather it’s a direct connection with community and learning by doing. We want to offer a life time experience for the learners because it’s gonna be practical learning direct from local artisans. Kinds of training we offer-
AJIYER follows research methods based on the issue through use of questionnaires, intensive discussions at community level, focus group discussions, participatory observation methods and engaging the community members themselves in the data generation and analysis. Most of the time as we work with illiterate communities, we are deeply interested in exploring the relation between orality and literacy since they have direct implication for agricultural innovation and community development.