Isolated rural areas and urban slums
We will prioritise regions of Bangladesh that have the most need – such as Sylhet Division that has the highest levels of learning disabilities in the country and urban slum areas that have the highest incidences of overall child disabilities.
Children and young adults with learning disabilities are often the most hidden in society – through their families over protecting them or deliberately hiding them. By working in partnership with highly respected and well established national NGOs, we will use their extensive community networks and local outreach to identify the most vulnerable and most isolated.
We will train experienced community health workers to recognise the most common impairments in children so they are promptly referred for proper diagnosis and care plans. We will undertake activities in the strictest confidence,and ensure that parents and primary carers are properly supported and counselled.