Aparajeyo considers its employees are its ‘human capital’ as it allows us to consider them as assets rather than as resources that are consumed. Assets are those things that bring long-term value to an organization. We do not equate people with classis assets such as facilities, property or financial capital. But this concept makes it easier to see the need to invest in and develop people as an asset. It is therefore important to invest resources to obtain and keep the right people in the right jobs and to develop them through appropriate training and recognition. Human capital is not a cost to be minimized but a strategic asset to be enhanced.
The principle of AB’s management is to work through a bottom up approach. We believe in working in teams with commitment and total transparency. Our approach is to respect and work with the sense of ownership, handling review and change with tact, caution and serious consultation. The establishment of congenial and trusting working relationships has done much to ease our programmes and projects during difficult situation. AB employs 686 staff and out of these:
1. 257 permanent & 299 temporary staff.
2. 47% female and 53% male.
3. 131 youth are employed part-time as Peer Supporters/Educators/Child Experts.
4. 38 volunteers are attached to various programmes.
AB does not own any building, land or immovable property. Most of our Centres are rented. During the year, we have renewed the lease agreement for 17 buildings, 12 small thatch houses and we negotiated the use of 26 public/private spaces free of cost from relevant authorities/communities in Dhaka and Chittagong metropolitan cities and Jamalpur District town.