The project will provide residential care and education to 100 poor and blind children in Bangladesh which will guarantee a dignified and meaningful life. By contributing as little as $10, you can become a part of development of a blind child.
In Bangladesh, there are around 50,000 children who are visually impaired or completely blind. Most of them are from poor families. In poor families, the children are generally used for begging as they have no hope. If they are getting education, they may have a meaningful life. But there is no schooling support in their own community. So, BERDO is working towards addressing the problem through its two center located at Dhaka and Madaripur.
BERDO has set up two centers with one school and a hostel in each center located at Dhaka and Madaripur. This includes lodging, food, medical checkups, counseling support, education, sports and cultural activities. It is a complete care house for lodging and schooling. More than 100 children are supported in those centers.
This project will help prevent begging or inhuman profession due to blindness. Given the key role that blind children play in the income of their families, the program will also contribute towards improving the overall quality of life in the society.