Muhammad Ali Bukhari from Toronto writes for DOT
Mahmuda Khan, executive director of Human Concern International (HCI), an international charity organization, who born in Bangladesh and raised in the capital city of Canada has returned to her birth nation for humanitarian cause. She is accompanied by her two director of programs Mohamed Othman Noorani and Ovais Iqba, both from Toronto.
HCI was founded in 1979 in Canada and over the past four decades it carried out emergency relief and development projects in 46 countries. HCI has been actively working to serve the people in need of Bangladesh through supporting education, healthcare, skill development training, micro enterprises, water projects, livelihood projects and much more. It always had been one of the first foreign NGOs to respond to major emergencies in Bangladesh.
HCI’s most active program includes, a Child Sponsorship Program (CSP) which takes care of over 200 children living in slums. Besides, it has provided medical equipment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital as well as free-of-cost fistula surgeries to patients at MAMM’s Institute Hospital and prolapse surgeries at Sahera Hasan Memorial Trust. Furthermore, HCI provides education and skill development training to women at Gazipur as well as IT trainings for youth in Comilla and Chittagong. Also, it distributes relief items in Rohingya camps.
They will be visiting their project sites and plan to meet officials of the NGO Bureau Directorate and on November 18, Mahmuda and Noorani will deliver keynote speeches at the launch event of HCI’s Hands in Girls’ Health Program. While speaking with this correspondent, Mahmuda simply expressed her caring excitement to serve the suffering humanity.