QC’s Project in Bangladesh Fights Drought

QC’s Project in Bangladesh Fights Drought

8/9/2015 | Gaith

38,000 beneficiaries at a cost of 2,000,000 QR

QC’s Project in Bangladesh Fights Drought

  • The project has provided the inhabitants with clean drinking water after a long time of suffering
  • 1,200 farms irrigated… The Health Center serves 20,000 people annually

As it always implements projects to solve the problems of poor communities, QC started a project which offers different services in Nouga in Bangladesh. It has always suffered from drought, lack of drinking and irrigation water, and lack of other basic services.

This project, which cost more than 2,000,000 QR, consists of 12 water units with their networks to provide the targeted people and their lands with water; plus a health center which includes outpatient clinics, inpatient beds, laboratories; and a school for the neighborhood’s children. 

This project helps more than 18,000 people and 20,000 patients a year. They are treated at the health center; which increases the total number of beneficiaries to be 38,000 people. Moreover, 1,200 farms make use of the water networks. This project is unique because it works automatically; local committees were trained to operate the machines and to use them in best manner possible. The beneficiaries pay monthly subscription fees which cover operation, and maintenance expenses.

Fighting Drought

This project is one of QC’s most important development projects in the country. All the sources of water in Nouga, one of Bangladesh’s arid areas, either suffer from drought or polluted for six months a year. During this time of the year, the people suffer from lack of clean drinking and irrigating water which results in causing them diseases transmitted by the polluted water. They cannot farm their lands either, which causes them great financial losses and shortage of food supplies. In order for the country to solve this problem, it established special water department called Drought Areas Water Department to fight the drought and help the people get clean water. Because QC always makes sure to help in projects which are good to Bangladesh and its people, it went forward in implementing this project.         

Inclusive Centers

It is worth mentioning that QC implements several projects which provide different services in Bangladesh. It establishes inclusive centers which include houses for the sponsored orphans, and provides several services for the target families. This is in addition to many productive and developmental projects such as Khubayb Ibn Adiy Center, which is one of the most essential centers for the orphans, their families, and the neighborhood’s. The center consists of an orphanage, a school (from grade 1 to grade 10), a health center, a vocational training center, farming lands, houses for the employees, playgrounds, and a mosque.

This center provides shelter for 400 orphans, 40 employees and workers, and their families. Around 400 students, from grade 1 to grade 10, go to the center’s school. A comprehensive curriculum was designed for the students of this center which includes general, religious, and vocational subjects. The center’s health unit treats the students, the orphans, the employees, and their families, as well as the neighborhood’s. The unit’s employees make visits to nearby villages to spread health awareness, and to treat the sick villagers. The center also offers the sponsored persons, their families, and the neighborhood’s seasonal projects such as Iftar banquets, Zakat, and Udhiyya. The school of this center opens its doors for the children to study while the training center teaches women sewing, tapestry, and handcrafts. The center also supervises QC’s other projects in Rangpur District like building mosques, complexes, and income-generating projects.