A MoU has been signed between Standard Chartered and Friendship to provide 400 cataract surgeries to the marginalized coastal communities in Bangladesh through Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital.
Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank - Head Office and Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship signed on behalf of their respective organizations. Bitopi Das Chowdhury, Head of Corporate Affairs, Standard Chartered Bank and Golam Rasul, Director and Head of Health, Friendship were also present on this occasion.
Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital has provided more than 165,000 health services since starting operation in 2013.
This year, Standard Chartered is celebrating the 15th year of its ‘Seeing is Believing’ project which has helped over 150 million people in 36 countries around the world since 2003.
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Amidst the bitter cold wave which has hit Bangladesh since the beginning of January this year, Friendship has distributed winter clothes donated by ORYX Bangladesh to approximately 500 households in Gaibandha who are badly vulnerable to the cruel winter spell. This year, Bangladesh records the lowest temperature in 5 decades.
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Friendship primary and secondary school students who appeared for the Primary Education Completion Exam( PECE) and Junior School Certificate Exam (JSC) last year have successfully passed with 100% success rate compared to the national success rate of 95% and 83% respectively.
The JSC examinee in particular,appeared for the first time after the commencement of secondary education in the chars under Friendship's #Education programme and passed with flying colors scoring a tremendous 65% GPA A and 34% GPA A- despite of the immense sufferings caused by devastating flood this year.
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'We cannot stop floods, cyclones or emissions but we can address the solution in a way we can, with the resources that we have' - Kazi Amdadul Hoque, Director of Strategic Planning and Head of Disaster Management and Infrastructure Development (DMID) at the 4th Sub-Regional Workshop on Community Resilience to Climate Change in the Bay of Bengal-2017 on 17th December 2017.
Friendship hosted the 3rd session on 'Climate Induced Displacement & Rehabilitation' to provide the opportunity to multi-stakeholders for knowledge and experience sharing on issues related to Climate Change and to develop a common framework of action contributing to enhanced resilience of communities.
At the workshop,Friendship highlighted its experience with climate change issues while dealing with natural disasters and its innovative solution to rehabilitation: an oval shaped raised plinth which help break the flow of water during the floods.
The platform was established to share lessons and facilitate joint action on advocacy involving stakeholders in the countries around Bay of Bengal - Bangladesh, India, Nepal Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The previous three Sub-regional conferences was held in Bangladesh and India focusing on community resilience issues, challenges and recommendations.
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Friendship's Strategic Planning Workshop for 2017 draws to a close in Gaibandha
A 2-day long Strategic Planning Workshop was held in Friendship Centre, Gaibandha.from the 9-10 December 2017 reviewing the annual activities of the year and planning Friendship's long term goals along with its strategic plan for the year 2018 to 2020.
The workshop was conducted by Kenneth Hay, Chairman of Friendship UK. Runa Khan Founder and Executive Director, Friendship, Marc Elvinger, Chairman, Friendship Luxembourg,leaders of all Sectors and Central Services and other members of Friendship International also participated in the workshop.
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