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Completed Projects: Bangladesh

Emergency Food, Medical And Therapeutic Support

For Carers And Their Children
Female carer with her textiles for sale
  • Location

    Bangladesh
  • Project Dates

    April 2023 – July 2023
  • Project Partners

    Centre for Disability in Development
  • Funder

    Cosaraf Charitable Foundation
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This project provided nutritious food and vital emergency medical and therapeutic support to 108 children with disabilities plus 431 adult carers during Ramadan 2023.

Achieving Socioeconomic Inclusion

Of Vulnerable Family Carers In Bangladesh
Female carer with her textiles for sale
  • Location

    Savar, Bangladesh
  • Project Dates

    June 2019 – December 2020
  • Project Partners

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh
  • Funder

    Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission (GOAC)
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This project is providing 300 carers of people with mental illness or disabilities with the means and support to build sustainable livelihoods alongside their caring responsibilities, lifting themselves and their families out of poverty and into long term economic security.
The project is leveraging the progress, learning and infrastructure from the “Testing an approach to social and economic inclusion of impoverished family carers” project which we launched with CDD in September 2018 (see below).

Testing An Approach

To Social And Economic Inclusion Of Impoverished Family Carers In Bangladesh
Group of carers in Bangladesh
Photo credit: © Iqbal Hossain
  • Location

    Savar, Bangladesh
  • Project Dates

    October 2018 – September 2020
  • Project Partners

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh
  • Funder

    UK Aid Direct – Small Charities Challenge Fund
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We were delighted to be one of the first recipients of UK Aid Direct's new Small Charities Challenge Fund in 2018.

Using a community empowerment approach, this project is addressing the social and economic challenges being faced by carers, the majority of whom are women.

Research by CDD estimated that 67% of households in the project area containing a carer and person with disability were living in extreme poverty on less than $1 per day. These carers were excluded from mainstream poverty alleviation programmes due to caring responsibilities and stigma which meant there was a critical need for this project.

Working with 500 carers, the project is facilitating the following:
  • Carers participating in local support groups
  • Carers having access to improved medical services and counselling
  • Carers reporting an improvement in their wellbeing
  • Carers engaging in new livelihoods and lifting their families out of poverty
  • Carers having the information and support that they need to access government and private livelihood opportunities

Community Caring Centres

Providing Alternative Day Care Solutions For Children With Disabilities In Bangladesh
Farah stood outside Community Caring Centre
  • Location

    Savar, Bangladesh
  • Project Dates

    January 2021 – December 2021
  • Project Partners

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh
  • Funder

    Randal Charitable Foundation
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This project is providing alternative day care solutions to 24 children with disabilities who have the highest support needs through the continued operation of our two existing Community Caring Centres in Savar, Bangladesh.
Children at the centre will engage in therapeutic play and socialise with other children, many for the first time. Whilst the children are at the centres, their mothers, will have a chance for respite or to take part in income-generating activities which they currently cannot due to their caring responsibilities.

Enabling People With Physical Disabilities In Bangladesh

To Reach Their Potential Through The Provision Of Aids And Appliances
Carer with her son in wheelchair
Photo credit: © Iqbal Hossain
  • Location

    Savar, Bangladesh
  • Project Dates

    March 2019 – February 2020
  • Project Partners

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh
  • Funder

    Souter Charitable Trust
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This project aimed to improve the lives of 22 persons with disabilities and their carers.

By providing a range of assistive devices (aids and appliances) this project has enabled greater freedom for disabled people to participate in various aspects of community life while simultaneously alleviating some of the caring burden, in turn freeing time for carers to, for instance, earn a living, and thereby reduce family poverty.

This project also offered basic rehabilitation therapy training to disabled people’s carers, equipping those carers with a skill that removes the need to seek costly therapy through a commercial service.

In this project, our local partner CDD held a mobile outreach disability camp in Savar. A team of rehabilitation and primary health specialists assessed and diagnosed disabilities, referred those who required specialised rehabilitation services and/or corrective surgery, and promoted functional independence as far as is possible.