Our Charity. Our Community.
Bangladesh is both an inspiration and a challenge for policymakers and practitioners of social, economic, health and educational development. The country has made immense progress in reducing poverty and in achieving income growth. However, in the case of human development and protecting vulnerable groups, Bangladesh faces an array of daunting challenges with about 24 million people still living below the poverty line.
We [NSS] firmly believe that no one in this world should be deprived from having access to basic human needs such as food, shelter, safety, health facilities and medical treatment, and education because of their inherited socio-economic disadvantages. Meeting these needs allows people generally to take full advantage of their potential to achieve and aspire to higher goals for both themselves and the wider community.
What We Do
The primary focus of NSS is to alleviate poverty and address inequality in the society by promoting and delivering health care, sanitation and education programmes to most marginalised and destitute population of the society who are normally unnoticed by large and established charities.
Since its inception, the NSS has developed and delivered scores of grassroots level programmes that benefited hundreds and thousands of helpless people in Sylhet Divisions of Bangladesh.
Nishwa Shahayak Shangstha (NSS) is a registered social welfare organisation [charity] in Bangladesh working with and for the benefit under-privileged and destitute people of the country.
NSS was founded by Jamil Ahmed Chowdhury, a retired Registrar of Shahjalal Science and Technology University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
NSS first began its journey informally in 2008 from Mr Chowdhury’s living room.
In 2010, NSS received full charity registration from the Ministry of Social Welfare of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Subsequently, in 2012, NSS was awarded registration by the NGO Affairs of Bangladesh which gave the organisation the entitlement to raise fund from international sources as well.
Helping the helpless
NSS desires to establish, irrespective of gender disparity, a transparent, truth-based social justice for all. Creating opportunities for every human being to develop their own potential while fostering brotherhood and mutual respect.
NSS’ mission is to develop the socio-economic condition of poor and vulnerable population and to create an enabling environment for integrated development initiative to ensure quality service and technical assistance in health, education, environment, human resource development, livelihood, and other multi-dimensional approaches by providing strategic support and services.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’
NSS’s approach to charity is multi-levels. These are: (i) Poverty Alleviation; (ii) Education and Skills Development; (iii) Health Promotion; (iv) Health care need assessments; (v) Health Care Delivery; (vi) ix) Emergency Disaster Relief.
Free Eye Camp
In the last five years, NSS trying to eradicate avoidable blindness from Kulaura Upazila and conducted free eye screening and cataract surgery. Till now about 375 patients are successfully operated on.
Distribution of Free Medicine in Camp
Free medicines are provided to patients as per the prescription of the doctors.
Free tube-well is established for a family living adjacent to Bharat – Bangladesh border in the hillock. To facilitate easy collecting drinking water by inmates others a water pump is fixed.
Sanitary Latrine Distribution
Though Govt. of Bangladesh has given priority to hygiene in her fiscal budget but in practice rural and in urban slums the scenario is different. People living nearby rivers (fisherman) and haors use an open latrine are less conscious about hygiene. NSS providing them ring latrines for 10 years and so far 550 sets given to them. NSS will continue thier efforts to cover all
CI sheet Distribution
Sylhet is a flood-prone district in Bangladesh. Every year flash flood destroys crops and houses. NSS like other NGOs come forward to help the flood-affected people. Paddy seed, as well as house building materials, are supplied according to need of individual families.
Food supplement distribution
It is observed that at the primary level, a considerable number of pupils of village schools drop out due to a lack of meals in the schools. NSS, from 10 years provided mid-day meals to four schools.
How You Can Get Involved
We have number of programmes running throughout the year. The key to NSS Bd’s success is a pool of dedicated volunteers who are the main driving force for delivering our programmes. We welcome anyone to be part of our family. You can take part in variety of activities.
NSS Bd provides variety of services targeted to ultra-poor members of the society. The cost of running these programmes varies and typically ranges from $500 to many thousand dollars. If you are interested in sponsoring or be part of a programme, please let us know. We will be happy to provide you full details and breakdown of the cost of the programme you are interested in.
One of the ways you can help NSS Bd to raise fund is to organise charity events like charity dinner or any other fund raising events. If you think you have a network of people who might be interested to support the work of NSS Bd, we will work with you and provide you with everything you need e.g. our media pack, to make such event successful.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
Nishwa Shahayak Shangstha
Diganta#15, Electric Supply Road, Amberkhana, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
Mobile: +(88) 01912703813
Land phone: 880-821-711255