A matching grant application is being filed with Rotary International for the Centre and Carl is asking Clubs to help raise money for this important effort. Merrimack Valley Rotary is planning a fund raisers dedicated to this Centre. Carl has developed a web site about the Centre it is worth viewing: http://www.ccsnbangladesh.org/index.html
Below is an excerpt from that web site:
Children in developing countries are more prone to suffer from many of the preventable causes of disability and are least likely to receive help and social understanding. Disability is closely associated with poverty. WHO and UNICEF estimates the prevalence between 5 and 10%. The prevalence of disabled persons per 1000 population of Bangladesh is 6.04; of this only 7.5% received treatment at upazilla complex and 4.5% at zilla health complex in the year 2002 (health and demographic survey, 2002, BBS) .