The Organization has been established on 01.12.1997 in the name of Khulna Mukti Seba Sangstha (KMSS).
A few social activists committed themselves to work among the drug addicts both from the social and medical perspectives. Finally their dream gave birth a new baby with a specific mission in December 1, 1997 in the name of Khulna Mukti Seba Sangstha (KMSS). Initially KMSS aimed to serve drug addict community. Considering the social analysis it came to realization that, reducing poverty, promoting rights, women empowerment, basic education, good governance and environmental issues are greater milieus which need to be addressed apart from well being of drug dependents. Therefore, KMSS expanded its mandate to ultra poor women and their family members, high-risk behavior peoples in regards to HIV/AIDS & TB, transport workers, women workers, slum dwellers and hard to reach poor people. Now KMSS's constituency touches near about 1.5 million people.
The organization is maintaining forum stair accountability strongly. All Program/Project Heads are accountable to the Executive Director; the Executive Director is accountable to the President & Executive Committee, which consists of 07 members. Executive Committee is accountable to the General Committee of the organization and this committee is consisting of 31 members. However, for transparency in the governance system this organization also has a provision to be accountable to all of its stakeholders.
Under direct observation and technical support of KMSS, 2 Self Help Groups (SHG) has formed at Khulna City Corporation one with Recovering Injective Drug Dependents namely “Light for Life (LFL)” consisted of 73 members and which is duly registered by Department of Social Welfare and another one with Female Sex Workers namely “Dhumketo Nari Kallyan Sangha (DNKS)” consisted of 46 members. The registration of DNKS is under process. To be mentioned here that, both CBOs are enrolled under Capacity Development Initiative of Global Fund RCC Project, Package # 3 which is being managed by ICDDR’B. The said CBOs are engaged with various social development activities at Khulna City Corporation.
Afroza Akhter Monju (Executive Director, KMSS.)