A developing country like Bangladesh has a large number of underprivileged people who do not even have a roof on their head and food to eat sometimes. In this circumstances, getting know and using latest technologies is a lot further than a dream for them. The Government of Bangladesh is working rapidly towards ICT literacy development. JCI Dhaka Heritage has taken a great initiative to spread the light of ICT among the underprivileged people. JCI Dhaka Heritage has arranged free Basic ICT Training in Old Dhaka area for underprivileged people and few of them got employed too. People, who were bearing the burden of unemployment, JCI brought this program like a golden opportunity to develop their skill and capability to change their life. They begin to dream to use the latest technology and work on ICT sectors. This doesn`t only bring good fortune for them but also for their family and society.
- 25 Underprivileged young lives of the old town community got better scope to enhance their skill through ICT Training thus help to diminish unemployment problem and poverty from their community.
- Among them 15 young people got employed and started developing their life.
- The people who got the ICT training also started encouraging others to make their future better through ICT.
Proyash is the signature project of JCI Dhaka Heritage. Heritage is working to widen the opportunities for the young people of old town through ICT Training and Development. Also more partners will be engaged in this project in near future.
Project: Clean Old Dhaka
Waste management of the hamlet in is one of the biggest problems in Dhaka, where there is a dirty environment created by throwing waste here and there which is great threat for health. So JCI Dhaka Heritage has taken initiative to clean waste for quick disposal of Purana Dhaka. JCI Dhaka heritage has created awareness among old town people for keeping the old town area clean and its importance as well. On the occasion of Holy Eid ul Adha, they have taken the initiative to clean the waste of sacrificial animal with the support of Dhaka south city corporation.
- Two small area of old town community is now much more clean than before, 50 families got better health through this project. Thus help to diminish unhygienic atmosphere from their community
- People who are aware about waste management also started encouraging others to keep the environment safe and healthy.
JCI Dhaka heritage will be ensuring healthy environment for lives of 500 families, children, adults, elderly members and women who were suffering from avoidable diseases. Also they are helping community to aware and make other people aware about how they can manage and clean waste, what can be done to live with better health. Heritage is working to create more awareness and encouraging more people about waste management, engaging more partners with this projects to create big impact.
Over half a million people in Bangladesh are blind from cataract and the country has one of the highest reported rates of untreated cataract in the world. Due to extreme poverty and a lack of awareness that cataract blindness is preventable and treatable, many people unnecessarily become and remain blind. Diabetes is also an emerging public health problem. It can lead to diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease which causes blindness if left untreated. Currently 1.54 million people in Bangladesh are at risk of diabetes-related blindness. People who are blind are less likely to go to school, work, or live independently. Many more women than men are suffering from avoidable blindness due to issues of gender inequality. When cataract blindness is treatable with straightforward and inexpensive surgery, it’s an injustice that modern eye care is yet to reach so many people in Bangladesh. So many millions of people are blind simply because they live in poverty. Considering the scenario in Bangladesh, JCI Dhaka Heritage will be partnering with eye hospital and will try to provide high quality eye care with free camps introducing several interventions necessary.
- 15 Underprivileged People of the community got better health through healthy eyes, restore eye sights thus eradicated blindness.
- Reduced eye diseases/ avoidable eye blindness help economic development, empowerment and turn population into productive human capital
JCI Dhaka heritage will be ensuring economic development and healthy lives of 50 families, children, adults, elderly members specially women and children, who were suffering from avoidable eye diseases and blindness and help community to aware and make other people aware about how we can avoid blindness and what can be done to live with better eye sight and also ensure eye sight restoration (if possible) through treatment by expert doctors, health care workers and nurses. Heritage Will widen the scope and the partners of the projects and also the promotion as well.