Bashundhara Group, the country’s leading business conglomerate, has stood by the children with special needs to integrate them into the mainstream society through proper education and training.
The Group, which has already set a shining example of its corporate social responsibility by setting up the biggest corona hospital in the country, is also engaged in grooming children with special needs.A pioneer of low-cost health service and medical education, Bashundhara Group donated Tk 10 crore to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund to help the government tackle the corona crisis. The Group also distributed food and relief materials to poor people in the capital other parts of the country.
Bashundhara Ad-Din Medical College and Hospital is special initiative of the Group. It is providing low-cost treatment and medical education. Meritorious students are enrolled in the medical college. Admission fee here is only Tk six lakh which is five times lower than that of other medical colleges. Pregnant women are availing themselves of delivery in the hospital at affordable cost.
People suffering from cancer, kidney, liver, hernia, dental, ENT and any other health problems can receive proper treatment at the hospital at a very low cost.
Apart from treatment facility, children have amusement zone at the hospital complex.
Bashundhara Group donated land for the hospital and funded construction of the hospital complex and other structures for classes and residential facilities of the students. Initially, the Group invested Tk 200 crore and continues financing for the purpose.
Hundreds of poor and elderly men and women from across the country are receiving treatment and undergoing cataract and other surgeries in the Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute.All these things have become possible due to generosity of Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan. The Group is also constructing hospitals in Bashundhara Residential Area in the capital, Manikganj and Brahmanbaria.
The hospital being built in Bashundhara Residential Area will be the country’s largest one with the capacity of 1,000 beds.
Bashundhara Group is also grooming children with special needs by imparting proper education and training. Established on March 1, 2017, Bashundhara Special Children Foundation (BSCF) has become a grand route to their practical life. It has been working to integrate such children into the mainstream society.
The BSCF is grateful to Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan. It came into being thanks to his immense contribution. His inspiration acted behind the development of Bashundhara Group. The inspiration led to the forward journey of the BSCF. Recently, he turned the foundation into a trust for making it self-reliant.
“Currently, we are imparting education and training to the children of junior and senior sections in two separate buildings. The school under the foundation is going to be expanded. Apart from increasing technology-based literacy, we like to send the children abroad for higher training to elevate their skills to enable them to compete international special Olympiad,” said Yeasha Sobhan, Director of Bashundhara Group and Chairman of BSCF.
The foundation is grooming 123 children with special needs, bearing all costs. It is running with 32 teachers and staffs.