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Our Charity. Our Community.
Bangladesh is both an inspiration and a challenge for policymakers and practitioners of social, economic, health and educational development. The country has made immense progress in reducing poverty and in achieving income growth. However, in the case of human development and protecting vulnerable groups, Bangladesh faces an array of daunting challenges with about 24 million people still living below the poverty line.
Nishwa Shahayak Shangstha [NSS] firmly believe that no one in this world should be deprived from having access to basic human needs such as food, shelter, safety, health facilities and medical treatment, and education because of their inherited socio-economic disadvantages. Meeting these needs allows people generally to take full advantage of their potential to achieve and aspire to higher goals for both themselves and the wider community.
What We Do
The primary focus of NSS is to alleviate poverty and address inequality in the society by promoting and delivering health care, developing sanitation facilities and education programmes to most marginalised and destitute population of the society who are normally unnoticed by large and established charities.
Nishwa Shahayak Shangstha (NSS) is a registered social welfare organisation [charity] in Bangladesh working with and for the benefit under-privileged and destitute people of the country.
NSS first began its journey informally in 2008.
In 2010, NSS received full charity registration from the Ministry of Social Welfare of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Subsequently, in 2012, NSS was awarded registration by the NGO Affairs of Bangladesh which gave the organisation the entitlement to raise fund from international sources as well .
The primary focus of NSS is to alleviate poverty and address inequality in the society by promoting and delivering health care, sanitation and education programmes to most marginalised and destitute population of the society who are normally unnoticed by large and established charities.
Since its inception, the NSS has developed and delivered scores of grassroot level programmes which benefited hundreds and thousands of helpless people in Sylhet and Chittagong Divisions of Bangladesh.
Since its inception in 2008, NSS has been undertaking different projects in different localities of Sylhet, Moulvibazar and Habiganj districts. Which helps redress the sufferings as well as economic upliftment of the poverty-stricken people.
Satellite Medical Camp in slums
Initially we collect data from secondary sources (viz. Bureau of Statistics Monthly bulletin of Economic Division, NBR bulletin etc.), then our field workers visit targeted villages and record patients’ detail. Later, on the pre-fixed date patients are examined by registered doctors. According to prescription, medicines are given free of cost.
Free Eye Camp
The field workers of the organization do baseline survey and collect information of eye related patients. During eye camp, screening of these patients is done by the specialist. General patients are given medicine. The cataract patients are taken to BNSB Eye Hospital, Moulvibazar for surgery. Intra-ocular lens and necessary medicine given to them free of cost. After few days, the follow-up check-up of patients is done by the doctors of BNSB. If any complicacy arises for any patient, proper care is taken by the doctors.
Tube well distribution
Scarcity of pure drinking water are common phenomenon in rural village. Where 4-5 families have no source of pure drinking water within half a square kilometer, we provide these families a shallow tube well for pure drinking water.
Emergency aid to disaster and flood affected people
At times of flood and disaster, we provide emergency aid such as paddy seed and house building materials to effected people.
Food Supplement Distribution
Primary Schools both government and private are selected based on parents’ income. The schools where parents of the majority students from low income group are selected for mid-day meal.
Sanitary Latrine distribution
The field survey of the work is carried out according to the modus operandi of the organization. The families deprived of sanitary latrine are selected depending on their economic conditions and surrounding environment of the locality. Besides, we help them to construct a shade for the latrine.
How You Can Get Involved
Do you want to make a difference by giving some time back to your community? Do you want to gain new or use existing skills and meet new people? Then there is no better way than volunteering. Anyone can volunteer and it is very rewarding.
There are lots of easy ways to give your time to help others – from having a cup of tea with an elderly neighbour, to helping out in your local area or making a regular commitment to volunteer at our health events e.g. eye camp, medical camp etc..
NSS runs various community and health development programmes throughout the year. These ranges from distribution of tube well, Mid-day meal to ultra-poor orphan children and blankets before winter to organizing eye camp and medical camp. You can sponsor an event of your choice. It starts from as little as USD 50.
If you are keen and have a great idea to raise fund for the cause of NSS, we will be happy to work with you and provide you our media information pack. Any contribution from anyone is welcome.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Albert Einstein (1879 -1955)