May 29, 2018

National level workshop organized by BERDO

A national level workshop was organized by BERDO on 21th April, 2018 at meeting room of BERDO Head Office on occasion of Bangladesh’s transformation from lest developed country to developing country. The workshop was supported by EPCD project.   The Theme of the workshop was ` empowerment of people with disabilities toward transformation of lest developed county to developing country’.

Rashed Khan Menon MP, Minister of Social Welfare, graced the function as chief guest. Other senior government officials and dignitaries  like Ms. Mahmuda Min Ara , Managing Director of National Disability Development Foundation, Mr. Abu Mohammad  Yousuf,  Additional Secretary of Social Welfare Ministry ,Ms. Farida Nasrin, Joint secretary of External  Relation Department of Ministry of Finance , Deputy Secretary Ms. Nahida Sultana Mollik, elites, local leaders, senior citizens  and a host of visually impaired people , students  , journalists, Engineer Nurul Akhtar of Energy PACK, Ms, Feroza Khatun, Assistant Manager of BERDO ,   among others were present in the workshop.  Chairman of BERDO Mr. Jahangir Alam presided over the workshop. Mr. Saidul Huq, Executive Director of BERDO, moderated the function. Among above guests, all student of the residential school for the blind attended the function.   

At the beginning, key note paper was presented by Mr. Saidul Huq. Many Participants put their opinions and views on it. Visually impaired artists of BERDO sang few impressive songs that touched and enthralled everybody. In his presentation Mr. Saidul Huq, BERDO,s Executive Director, highlighted the achievement and contribution of  BERDO in empowering People with disabilities in Bangladesh. He also added that to cover unattended PWDs BERDO needs more resources and everybody’s support and cooperation is a must to reach the goal. He added that BERDO has been working for 27 years for the development and empowerment of people with disabilities and so far successfully implemented a lot of projects with foreign and local donors/ development partners.

In his speech Honorable Minister underscored the need for not to let anybody particularly people with disabilities behind if Bangladesh wants its full development. He added that rights of people with disabilities must be protected and uphold to make the country    developed. He also added that government is striving relentlessly to empower the people with disabilities. He added that private sector must come up for speedy development of people living with disabilities. The minister assured effective and total implementation of `Disability Law’ to ensure development and empowerment of people with disabilities. Minter also said that within one and half months a committee will be formed to select the schools for the visually impaired to bring those under the government monthly pay order (MPO) list. The minister also assuredjobs in BKMEA and BGMEA and other organizations /departments for visually impaired people

Apr 9, 2018

A visit to Ahsan Manjil

The students of Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization (BERDO) School paid a visit to a historic place -Ahsan Manjil on 31-3-2018. Ahsan Manjir is considered and recognized as historical site by GoB and it situated at old Dhaka city and very close to Buriganga River and Sadarghat Launch terminal. It is now a Museum. Earlier it was Residential Palace and offices of Nawabs of Dhaka. In 1830 Khaja Alimullah bought it from the then French colonial ruler and turned into his own home by making major renovation works. Government public Works and Architectural Department took it up from Khaza Alimuddin and take over all control in 1992 and declared it as protected historical site.

Students of BERDO School who were 32 in number visited this historic place on 31-3-2018. from 10.00-3.00. They got tremendous interest and charm in visiting this site. Students were found more enthusiastic while visiting this site. They shown keen interest and learned about the background and past and present history. Students became cheerful while visiting room to room. Students visited each and every corner of this historic place and shown keen interest about its metamorphosis. They were deeply touched by its natural beauty and architectural design and building. They learned about the history of this historical place and they wondered that each and every year a large number of travelers visit this interesting site and enjoy its scenic beauty.

Ahasan Manjil is truly a large palace and has 140 rooms. Each room is decorated with different painting and terracotta and possesses unique design and architectural excellence. All these attracted and fascinated students a lot. There were much fan fare and enthusiasm and learning aspects.

Nov 3, 2017

Quarterly Report for August to October

Dear Supporters,

World white cane safety day 2017 has been observed by the Ministry of Social Welfare of Bangladesh government on 15 October, 2017 with a slogan of “pledged of the day, feeling secure with using the white cane”. BERDO was actively participated for celebrating the day. Officials and Students with visually impaired of BREDO participated in the rally and others events such as discussions, white cane distribution and food distribution among participants. Honorable secretary and other officials of Ministry of Social Welfare, Department of Social Services (DSS) and Jatyo Protibondhi Unnayan Foundation (JPUF), representative from NGOs were present in this event.    

Honorable Ln.Md. Aminul Islam liton, District Governor of District-315B3, Lions Clubs International, Bangladesh has donated Taka-10000.00 (ten thousand) to Blind Education and Rehabilitation Organization (BERDO) on the occasion of October Service Week-2017 for betterment of the students with visually impaired. Md. Saidul Huq, Executive Director of BERDO received the said amount of cheque from him on 14th October. 2017.

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