Welcome to Shomman
Kindnesses During Health Crisis Health, Education & Kindness For ' Those Who Have Less'
Welcome to Shomman
Let Kindness Begins with me
Help people affected by disasters big and small
Shomman, a registered NGO (No.3217), has been actively involved in promoting the rights of helping hands working in and around our houses, indigenous and people with special need. It takes action and provides testimony in order to meet their basic needs, and promote respect for their dignity and basic rights. According to our research and survey, at least 15 million people countrywide are helping hands, at this moment, representing approximately 10 % of our population. These individuals are aged mainly 13 and above, more than 95% of whom are women. A huge number of child domestic workers were found to work in the Dhaka City Corporation area, according to an ILO-UNICEF Baseline Survey.
Shomman has been also working on the health status and basic education of these vulnerable groups. It has been seen that a plethora of diseases (like Covid-19,TB, Water borne diseases, Psychological illnesses etc) are spreading inside our apartments without anybody knowing. And these occurrences have been happening in a repetitive manner. Shomman has been trying to address this health malaise.
Valerie is a Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (FCSP) and first came to Bangladesh with the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) in 1969 to work as a physiotherapist in the Christian Hospital, Chandraghona in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.
Dr. Professor Rubaiul Murshed - Founding Chairperson
Dr. Professor Rubaiul Murshed is a columnist, pediatric surgeon, professor of hospital management, social reformer and has written a number of significant books – published from India and Bangladesh. He completed his medical graduation from Dhaka Medical College in the early 80’s
Dr. Mushtaque Raza Chowdhury was the vice-chairperson of BRAC. He was also the advisor to the founder and chairperson of BRAC. Previously, he was the interim executive director of BRAC, the founding director of the research division.