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National Society of the Blind and Partially sighted (NSBP) Bangladesh

Aims and tasks

The aim of the National Society of The Blind and Partially Sighted (NSBP) is to strive to increase the independence, security, equality of opportunity and to improve quality of life for all blind and partially sighted people especially destitute children and women. We provide education, training, rehabilitation, prevention of Blindness, exercise and recreation.

We want every blind or partially sighted person to be able to live as autonomously as possible and for as much support to be available as is needed. We are therefore committed to the creation of equal conditions for the blind and partially sighted, their societal and professional integration, as well as improvement of their social status. we help The blind and partially sighted people help themselves.

  • 1. To make special arrangements having made needs assessments of the blind and the partially sighted people.

  • 2. Advocacy for rights, resources and services to meet the needs of the Blind & partially sighted people.

  • 3. Provide or ensure the provision of support services, which are of economics, social and cultural benefits of the Blind & partially sighted people.

  • 4. To promote equal opportunities for the Blind & partially sighted people their ability to enjoy and exercise the same fundamental rights, privileges and responsibilities as all other Bangladeshis.

  • 5. To promote and encourage positive attitude towards blindness and impairment not only amongst the public but amongst the blind & partially sighted people.

  • 6. To encourage and assist blind & partially sighted people to achieve personal independence and to realize their full potential in and for the benefit of the country.

  • 7. To encourage and assist blind & Partially Sighted people with additional disabilities to live useful and dignified life according to their personal choice.

  • 8. To promote job and self employment opportunity for the Blind & partially sighted people.

  • 9. Mobility and Orientation Training Manage every day home tasks, move confidently, safely around the community and activities of daily living.

  • 10. A white cane's factory has been established in 2012 for the first time in Bangladesh. Which is run by the blind people and by NSBP through which having produce 30, 000 (Thirty thousand) white cane (stick) every year, decision has made is distribute among the blind people throughout the country.

  • 11. Braille Literacy training For eradication of illiteracy, retain employment, achieve greater independence and read Braille books.

  • 12. Technology, Information and Communication: Magnification software can enlarge print on the screen. Speech output will enable blind and vision impaired people to keep their business running, send e-mails to their Friends, family and surf the internet. A scanner can even read their e-mail to them. There are ways to keep blind and vision impaired people’s accounts and business records up to date.

  • 13. To Provide Braille Library Service: To Provide Braille books, religious books, talking books and news papers to the readers.

  • 14. To provide financial support for educational program for blind and partially sighted people and to their sighted children for higher education.

  • 15. In order to rehabilitate the blind and partially sighted girls to arrange their marriage by providing financial assistance from NSBP.

  • 16. Under the low cost house project: For the family of the downtrodden and shelter less blind and partially sighted people to arrange for their accommodation for build up houses.

  • 17. Lobbying and Advocacy: Training for NSBP’s District Branches, staff and advocacy vision impairment awareness program me so that blind and vision impaired people can be involved in local NGO’s activities and also through the preparation of submissions to local and central government.

  • 18. Vocational training and skill development center for the blind (VTSDCB). Serves Various training on skill development Educational, sports, recreational and support group for distribution white cane, Worm clothes, Educational Devices, Rehabilitation devices for the blind and partially sighted people.

As a self-help group, NSBP represents the interests of blind and partially sighted people. we combine and coordinate the public appearances and efforts of 32 districts branches. our district branch represent the interests of the blind and partially sighted at the level of the districts.

National Society of the Blind and Partially Sighted (NSBP) is a non-political, non-profit and nation Based voluntary organization which founded by July 2006. This organization is conducted by the blind for the blind and of the blind and partially sighted people. Strong human feelings of its founders to the poor people with blindness and additional disabilities blind people to the destitute children with blindness and visually impaired women who suffer from extreme poverty and hunger, various diseases and mal-nutrition, Uneven death of neonate, infant and children with blindness caused by ignorance, diarrheal diseases, mental health problems and various health problems, lack of equal distribution of resources, class-confliction, gender discrimination and inadequate capacities morally obligated founders in establishing NSBP. It envisages poverty and hunger free blind community where all blind and partially sighted people enjoy healthy living, equal opportunities, human dignity and security. It dedicates to contribute in reducing rate of morality, morbidity and improving livelihood. Status of under privileged poor blind and partially sighted people deprived in Bangladesh. NSBP works with children and women with blindness and additional disabilities whose lives are dominate by extreme poverty, illiteracy, mental health disease and effects of inequalities. However, underprivileged blind and partially sighted people including adolescent from all castes with especial focus to outcastes, socially excluded and ethnic minority group, culturally bound occupational communities, street dwellers working street dweller’s and working bagger blind people living in the hard to reach rural and urban areas of Bangladesh.