Children Welfare Program (CWP)

Children Welfare Program (CWP)

Under Children welfare Program (CWP), Masjid Council runs two centers for the abandoned children and orphans. This is one of the flagship interventions of Masjid Council. The program provides shelter, education, health care service and other necessary opportunities to the children to make them grow as productive human beings. The beneficiaries are recruited through various channels comprising individual and organizational contact and media report from across the country irrespective of their color, cast and creed – be they are of normal appearance, physically challenged or mentally retarded. The children are provided with balanced food under direct supervision of a reputed dietician. A pool of highly motivated full-time substitute mothers takes care of the children so that emotional requirement of the children is met.  They are provided with healthcare facilities, including treatment and routine checkup, by a registered doctor. Besides, specialized doctors are consulted with as and when required. The disabled children are provided with case-specific treatment in top-grade specialized hospitals of the country.

Masjid Council supports the children until they become established and self-reliant. However, each of them has the right to take decision independently to choose their continuity with the program upon reaching legal adulthood. But they will have to abide by all legal procedures once taking such decision. The children would be provided necessary counseling and access to information to reach informed decision as to choosing education stream and career. Their marriage and social-life-issues are also taken care of.

The program runs two separate shelter homes – one for the boys and disable and the other one is for the girls. The girls’ home is situated at Uttara – one of the most prestigious residential areas of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Boys and disabled children’s home is at Muslimabad, Jatrabari, of Dhaka city. Started in 2000 the program currently houses a total of 68 children including 12 disabled. Composition of the boarders is illustrated in the below Table.

Masjid Council gives the priority of technical education. Last year 4 students from CWP attended secondary school certificate (SSC) examination and two got Golden A+ (over 80% marks in each individual subject) and two other got A+ grade. Now, two of them are studying Diploma Engineering. 7 of them are attending higher secondary certificate (HSC) examination. Masjid Council is working with deep commitment to mainstream them in the society.

 

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