As today sees the start of National Eye Health Week, we would like to share with you the importance of our Public Health Department.
The Public Health Department in The Sreepur Village is staffed by various health professionals such as a public health specialist, a physiotherapist, nurse and cleaners. The primary goal of this department is to provide a first rate health service to all the mothers and children by ensuring clinical support (to assess the symptoms, and then diagnose the beneficiaries’ health related issues by providing them with the proper treatment) as well as providing different types of health programme (health sessions and training, counselling on health issues) for disease prevention.
Ms.Rita, one of our mother’s says, “I cannot read at night time because of my eye problem. The Sreepur clinic helped me and now I wear glasses so I can read at night.
Every year The Sreepur Village arranges an eye camp on their premises and following routine eye tests, six mothers and five children now need to wear glasses.
As Marcel Proust said, “the voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
Did you know it costs 1000 taka, £10, to have your eyes tested in Bangladesh? So, if you would like to help more people see clearly into the future, then please click here.
As The Sreepur Village has protective measures in place to welcome new families during the Covid pandemic, we would like to share with you a story of why these mothers are in desperate need of our shelter, food and care.
Until Monday, we were unable to admit any new families to The Sreepur Village, but as identified cases of the virus are increasing daily, we are now able to safely admit some impoverished families who are in desperate need of shelter, food and care.
As Small Charities and Volunteers’ Week both fall in June, one of our long-standing supporters, Andy Bennett, has kindly offered to share with us her experiences with The Sreepur Village charity from the initial concept in the 1980’s to the current village today, which helps keep together 150 impoverished mothers and their 300 children, empowering families with hope for a brighter future: