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The mission of our organization is to assist the Bangladeshi people in uplifting themselves out of poverty. We provide people with opportunities to take control of their future.
By teaching a young boy basic computer skills so he can obtain a job at business after he graduates from college, teaching a young girl how to sew and make her own clothes so that she make an income that will support her parents, installing a sanitary latrine so a mother does not have to wash her clothes in her own excrement in the river or by giving a her easy access to clean drinking water so that she does not have to see her children afflicted with skin lesions caused by arsenic contamination, our aim is to empower people, especially the youth, into taking their lives in their control by providing them with opportunities within their reach that will improve their lives
Munshi Atar Ali, the founder of this samaj and a benevolent and rich twentieth century landlord lived by the saying,"No pan-handling, teach them how to fish, teach once and help for life."
Nearly ten million children in the world die every year from preventable causes due to lack of access to necessary health care. MAAWS Health Complex aims to reduce that figure by providing primary health care to villagers in rural Bangladesh.
Over 30,000 people in the Senbagh/Begumganj area of Noakhali, Bangladesh do not have access to basic health care. The closest hospital is 6 kilometers away. Diabetes and other preventable diseases run rampant because of the lack of primary care. Newborns and mothers die during childbirth because of the lack of maternal care and adequately trained birth attendants. The MAAWS Health complex will provide primary health care to approximately 2,000 patients, mostly farmers and villagers, a month. How can you help? Click here
MAAWS plans to install 25 tube wells increasing the accessibility to safe drinking water to 2,500 people in the village of Earpur in Senbagh, Noakhali, Bangladesh.
At least 3,500 villagers are without access to safe drinking water and sanitation. Floods, natural disasters, poor sanitation and arsenic contamination of water further exacerbate inaccessibility and scarcity of safe drinking water. Also poverty is wide spread problem: 2,000 villagers are living on less than $2 a day. Many have to travel far only to get water from contaminated ponds. How can you help? Click here
Due to socio-economic and cultural barriers in rural villages, women do not have the means to obtain a stable source of income. Since there are no job opportunities, women stay at home while men work outside. Seeing families trapped in a cycle of poverty, MAAWS started the Sewing Training Project in 2002. Young women, students, housewives take a three month course for a small nominal fee where they learn every step of garments production.
Trained to meet the demands of today’s fashion industry in Bangladesh, many have presented themselves to be part of a capable workforce for the local garments market. Training with the project has now given many women a stable source of income to support their families. For many it is the only source of income. How can you help? Click here