Nabir Foundation is currently working in Sylhet, Bangladesh. There are many issues faced by the people of Sylhet which Nabir Foundation, in time, hopes to eradicate. One problem faced in Sylhet is that education is low among local ethnic groups. The cause of this can be attributed partly to the remoteness of ethnic community villages; there are no secondary schools located nearby. Nabir Foundation has started building a secondary school in Sylhet, and hopes to build more over the course of the next 3 years to enable children to learn for free and to give them chances to have more career options and to better the lives of themselves and their families.
Another problem that Nabir Foundation wishes to tackle is the of lack of medical facilities in Sylhet. Remote locations of villages mean that medical facilities are remote and very difficult to access, and there are generally no staff with formal medical training. Consequently typical diseases with symptoms such as diarrhoea, fever, and reproductive health problems are highly prevalent, and malaria is also present. Water and sanitation problems aid, and create, water-borne diseases. There is a general reluctance by people of Sylhet to attend mainstream health facilities due to a fear of discrimination and an inhibition of cultural practices and rituals. We have started to eliminate these issues by building new water wells that provide safe drinking water and also by setting up medical camps to teach people about the illnesses they suffer from, how to prevent them, and how to treat their families. Nabir Foundation has started building a walk-in centre in a small village in Sylhet, which people can attend to be treated for ailments and diseases and receive general medical help. We aim to teach these communities more about preventing diseases and if possible to give medicines for minor illnesses. Over time, Nabir Foundation aims to build more walk-in medical centres across Sylhet. This will enable people to be treated medically and will help decrease the risk of diseases.
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