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Bangladesh


Assistance for Blind Children (ABC)

2/11 Tajmahal Road, Block C, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.
Contact person: Murtaza Chowdhury
Tel: +880 2 819 320
Fax: +880 2 819 320
Activities: The Assistance for Blind Children organizes eyesight restoration and prevention of blindness for students and children. Working to create a congenial atmosphere and suitable environment for development of the disabled population ensuring their legal rights and equal participation in nation-building activities.

Bangladesh Blind Mission
75/B Indira Road, Tejgaon, Dhaka 1215, Bangladesh.
Tel: +880 2 812 767
Fax: +880 2 813 095
Email: bbm@agni.com
Activities: The Mission provides integrated education, rehabilitation and provides library services.

Bangladesh Jatio Andho Kalyan Samity
(Bangladesh National Society for the Blind (BNSB))
Section No-1, Mirpur, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh
Contact person: Mr Khandkar Mahbub Hussain
Tel: +880 250 3016
Fax: +880 281 6820
Email: bnsb@bdcom.com
Activities: Bangladesh Nation Society for the Blind is a national voluntary organisation and member of the World Blind Union. Services include prevention of blindness, eyesight testing programme, cure of blindness (eye camps), base eye hospitals, rehabilitation of the blind, and education to the blind.

Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity (BPKS)
(Welfare Association of the Persons with Disabilities of Bangladesh)

BPKS Complex, 2/5 Mymensingh Road, Shahbag, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh.
Tel: +880 2 861 5502
Fax: +880 2 966 3615
Email: bpkspm@agni.com
Web: www.bpksbd.org/
Activities:
BPKS is the only non-profit, cross disability, self-help organization of disabled men and women in Bangladesh. BPKS works to ensure equality in all occupations of persons with disabilities through attaining their equal rights, opportunities and full participation in national building activities, enabling persons with disabilities to live independently, with dignity, in a barrier-free family and community and be equally contributive to her/his own and societies development. Program activities include: home based therapy and counselling, medical referral services, eye camps, educational support, lobbying and advocacy, skills training leading to job placement, community awareness raising, intellectual capacity building training including training in centre and accounts management and program accelerating and also assistive device support.

Baptist Sangha School for Blind Girls
77 Sanpara-Parbata, Mirpur Section 10, Dhaka -1216, Bangladesh.
Contact person: Manju Samaddar, Principal
Tel: +880 2 900 2291
Email: bssbg@agni.com
Web: bmis-bd.org/about.php
Activities: The aim of the school is to enable blind girls to participate as fully as possible in all areas of life, to learn academically from their earliest years and so have the opportunity to become useful members of their families and society. Programs include: special education, integrated education, vocational training, residential hostel, rehabilitation, sheltered workshop, braille book production, and teacher training.

Fellowship for the Advancement of the Visually Handicapped
18/11 Block C, Tajmahal Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh.
Contact person: Mr. Syed Ershad Ahmed, President
Tel: +880 2 812 5212
Fax: +880 2 811 6341

Helen Keller International Bangladesh
Road 82, House 10-F, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.
Contact person: Ms. Erica Roy Khetran, Country Director
Tel: + 880 2 882 3055/+ 880 2 882 7044
Fax: + 880 2 885 5867
Email: info@hki.org
Web: http://www.hki.org/working-worldwide/asia-pacific/bangladesh/
Activities: Homestead gardening for the elimination of vitamin A deficiency. Nutrition education and training using the essential nutrition actions approach. National food security and nutrition surveillance. Technical support to eye health facilities, focusing on diabetic retinopathy. Promotion of vitamin A supplementation.

IMPACT Foundation Bangladesh
House No.19, Apartment No.D1, Road No.4, Gulshan-1, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.
Tel: + 880 2 881 5755
Fax: + 880 2 989 3266
Email: impact@dhaka.net
Web: www.impactfoundationbd.org
Activities: Prevent and cure the occurrence of disablement and disease in rural Bangladesh. Promoted by UNDP, UNICEF and WHO in association with the government of each participating country , IMPACT brings together activities, which already exist at international, national and community levels, strengthening and extending them.

Jalalabad Blind Welfare Association
PO Box 123, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Contact person: M Choudhury

Jatio Andha Sangstna
(National Federation of the Blind)

25 Central Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh.
Contact person: Kamal Hosain
Tel: +880 2 506 059
Fax: +880 2 816 865 189
Activities
: The National Federation of the Blind was formed in 1964 and provides programs on leadership training, socio-cultural activities, human rights and dignity of less privileged people of Bangladesh and provide rehabilitation and economic development programs such as saving groups, small scale income generating groups, credit programs, women development and skill development.

National Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted (NSBP)
2PO Box 42, GPO 9000, Boyra, Khulna, Bangladesh.
Tel: +880 41 2850148

Vocational Training Centre for the Blind (VTCB)
4 Main Road, Mirpur-1, Dhaka 1216, Bangladesh.
Tel: +880 2 900 3610
Fax: +880 2 811 3095
Activities: VTCB is an NGO established by the financial support of the Christoffel Blindenmission-Cbm, Germany and has been working in the field of training and rehabilitation for the blind and physically handicapped. VTCB offers one year training to the blind and physically handicapped of 18 to 25 years age group in different vocations at the training centre. VTCB also provides services to the visually impaired and physically handicapped through community based rehabilitation - CBR programmme.

 



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