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With a vision of "aiming to serve the poorest community" by spreading the light of education to the underprivileged population, providing them basic healthcare facilities and to support the disadvantaged freedom fighters A B Foundation started its journey.

A B Foundation works with people whose lives are dominated by extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease and other handicaps - with a view to build up multifaceted development interventions. The foundation strives to bring about positive changes in the quality of life in the society despite constraints of resource.
 

A B Foundation approaches poverty alleviation with a holistic approach. To empower the poor it started a residential school at Chirir Bander in Dinajpur district - one of the most disadvantaged parts of the country. The project is very successful and the students of the school are doing very well proving that they can come forward beyond their imagination.

Working as a Health Advisor of the Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust for long time, I have observed the miseries of deprived freedom fighters, who fought for the country at the cost of their lives. In return they are now wrecked ones lacking even the basic healthcare facilities. The foundation supports this neglected valuable persons in various ways.

The Orthopedic Care, Research and Rehab Centre, a project of the foundation at Mohammadpur in the capital is working to support the poor and disabled people by providing medical care, physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

I am happy that through its ongoing and upcoming projects, the foundation is emerging as an independent, sustainable human development organization. Although it started at a small scale, A B Foundation endeavors to bring about change in lives of poor population at national level by its multidisciplinary programs. Now the foundation plans to expand its facilities and launch new projects.

As the foundation is running by limited financial resource at personal level, it is quite difficult to meet all the needs and materialize the dreams. So in order to achieve its goal, wherever necessary, A B Foundation welcomes partnerships with the community, like-minded organizations, governmental institutions, the private sector and development partners both at home and abroad.

Sincerely,
Dr Md Amjad Hossain
Founder and Chairman
A B Foundation


 

The goal of the foundation from conception was to have a standard of excellence of all the activities conducted.

Selection of school staff was important so that the students would have the opportunity of achieving their maximum potential. Teacher applicants set test papers to assess their knowledge and suitability for appointment. Following this process the best teachers available were selected.

Continuing motivation of teachers, students and guardians contribute to the excellent result of the students who have excelled in the district.

I am very happy that the foundation is going to be operational in other community sectors as well. I expect the success of the foundation in every sector and believe that it must contribute to the social development.

Dr Shamima Amjad
Vice President
A B Foundation


 

I have watched the activities of A B Foundation with great interest. From the planning at the commencement I always thought that it would be successful in meeting the set goals. I expect that it will grow and in due course be a big organization which will contribute for social change and mobilization. I am happy that the caravan of development is moving fast.

The Rehabilitation Institute and Hospital for the Disabled (RIHD), now National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) at Dhaka was set up to provide medical treatment for the war veterans and also the civilian victims. Dr Amjad who is also a freedom fighter has had a coninuing role in the healthcare of this community for more than twenty five years.

The residential school in rural Dinajpur is simply great, as it is something different from the conventional schools. The students here learn more than basic human quality in addition to their studies. These students are doing very well in their academic and extra-curricular activities.
At personal level Dr Amjad has had a continuing role in helping the freedom fighters. The limited healthcare service should be expanded and integrated to help the disadvantaged war veterans.
The other projects of the foundation are also expanding, to continue this growth additional support is required.
I wish every prosperity for the foundation with all my heart.

Dr Ronald Garst & Mrs Marie Garst


 

foreign connections ... ...

The Australians were amazed and excited by the school development and educational opportunity being given through this to village children. A joint desicion was taken to have an exchange of ideas between the two countries to support the founders staff and children in a practical way.

Mrs. Dawn Lindsay, an experienced educator and former director of Asian Studies in Western Australia visited the school in 2005 and 2006. During these visits she conducted in-service training for the teachers and provided some teaching aids for the school.

The teachers and children have got to know her and there is a mutual friendship. Now in Australia, she is still working for ABRMS for future support and continuing development.

In February 2006, there were four Australians visiting the school, one educator and three nurses. The English speaking of the students is greatly improved, through this ongoing contact.

Further support was gained from a womens craft group in Western Australia who donated 15 sewing machines to commence a women sewing project. This has been very successful and future growth is planned.

There will be continuing exchange of ideas and support from Australia.

Ann Mitchell
Health Advisor
A B Foundation

 

Biography of
Dr M Amjad Hossain


Position in the foundation:
Founder and Chairman
A B Foundation
 

Profession:
Physician (Orthopedic surgeon)
MS (Ortho), AO Fellow (Germany)
 

Government service:
Head, Department of Orthopedics
Dhaka Medical College Hospital
Dhaka, Bangladesh
 

Special post:
Health Adviser (Honorary)
Bangladesh Freedom Fighters

Welfare Trust
 

Member:
Accident Research Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To know more about the contribution of Dr Ronald Joseph Garst to Bangladesh, click the following links --

Star Weekend Magazine

Bangladesh Orthopedic Society

     

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