Who we are

Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (MSS) is a premier Bangladeshi non-governmental organization formed by a group of students of Dhaka Residential Model School and later of the University of Dhaka in 1974 when the country was hit by a massive flood. MSS started as a relief agency which later reoriented its focus on poverty alleviation through microcredit and development. Currently, MSS programs are integrated and include micro credit, women empowerment, healthcare, childcare, primary education, among others, with the goal to establish a society free from poverty where there is equality among citizens and citizens’ rights and dignity are respected.

Equipped with its experience in providing eye care services in Bangladesh MSS launched the Eye Care Project (ECP-MSS) in November 2015 with the aim to identify and treat preventable blindness among the underprivileged; to promote community awareness and education on eye health; and to increase capacity and access to eye care services, among others.

The forerunner of the Eye Care Project – MSS (ECP-MSS), the MSS Eye Vision Center (MSS-EVC) was established with the technical assistance of Sight Savers International in 2011 at Kalabagan in Dhaka city. Since its establishment the MSS-EVC has played an effective role in providing primary eye care services to the underserved people including Women’s Credit Program (MSS-WCP) members and their families. EVC-MSS worked to provide clinic based and mobile eye care services to reduce preventable blindness by organizing eye camps to screen eye patients, provide medicines and eye glasses as needed and facilitated cataract surgeries of the underserved people.

During June 2014 to December 2016 the ECP cumulatively screened 7521 patients and facilitated 546 cataract surgeries and distributed 521 eye glasses in 18 eye camps.

During 2017 ECP-MSS meaningfully augmented its program activities to serve larger number of underserved patients including the members of its Women Credit Program (WCP). During the year the number of eye camps organized, number of spectacles and medicines distributed free of cost and the number of eye surgeries conducted, and the number of partner hospitals all increased by leaps.

 

OUR MISSION

To protect sight by eliminating preventable blindness by providing accessible, quality eye care services particularly for the underserved in remote areas.

OUR VISION

No one should remain blind due to avoidable causes, nor should anybody remain blind due to poverty.  ECP-MSS believes that nobody shall remain blind due to poverty

ECP FUNDING

ECP is currently funded through a robust sponsorship program under which funds are raised from individuals and businesses. MSS uses part of its Zakat Fund to meet the expenses for eye camps and eye surgeries conducted by the ECP-MSS. In addition, MSS gives grant to the ECP to meet its operational costs.

Our Partner Hospitals

  1. Safiuddin Ahmed Foundation Eye Hospital, Thakurgaon
  2. Sohitun Nesa Eye Hospital, Narayanganj
  3. Prof Matin Memorial BNSB Base Eye Hospital, Sirajganj
  4. Wahida & Matin Memoria CSF Eye Hospital,  Shantinagar, Dhaka
  5. Shahzadpur Eye Hospital, Shahazadpur, Sirajganj
  6. Tarash Eye Hospital, Tarash, Sirajganj
  7. Bera Eye Hospital, Bera, Pabna
  8. Ishwardi Eye Hospital, Ishwardi, Pabna
  9. Talimnagar Eye Hospital, Talimnagar, Pabna
  10. Gurudashpur Eye Hospital, Gurudashpur, Natore
  11. Rajshahi Eye Hospital, Malopara, Rajshahi
  12. Naogaon Eye Hospital, Muktir Mor, Naogaon
  13. Katrashin Eye Hospital, Shibaloy, Manikganj
  14. Bhuapur Eye Hospital, Bhuapur, Tangail
  15. Pangsha Eye Hospital, Pangsha, Rajbari

 

partner hospital -1

Prof. M.A. Matin Memorial BNSB based Eye Hospital, Sirajganj

partner hospital -2

SAF Eye Hospital, Thakurgong 

History of MSS

Manabik Shahajya Sangstha (MSS) is a premier Bangladeshi non-governmental organization formed by a group of students of Dhaka Residential Model School and later of the University of Dhaka in 1974 when the country was hit by a massive flood. MSS started as a relief agency which later reoriented its focus on poverty alleviation through microcredit and development. Currently, MSS programs are integrated and include micro credit, women empowerment, and healthcare, childcare, primary education, among others, with the goal to establish a society free from poverty where there is equality among citizens and citizens’ rights and dignity are respected…..

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Meet Our Board Of

ADVISOR

Feroz M. Hasan

Feroz M. Hasan

President, MSS
Tarikul Ghani

Tarikul Ghani

Advisor, MSS
Dr. Md. Ali Faisal

Dr. Md. Ali Faisal

M.D
Dr. Khaled Siddiqui

Dr. Khaled Siddiqui

M.D

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Eye Care Project-MSS (ECP-MSS) fully respects and honors our donors’ privacy. ECP-MSS will not trade, sell, rent, loan or share the donor’s personal information (collected online or offline) including email address, physical address and phone numbers with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. If there is specific need to share this information, it will do so only after the donor has given ECP-MSS the specific permission to do so.
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Non-Discrimination Policy

ECP-MSS values and welcomes diversity in its volunteers, employees, donors and the people it serves. It also respects organizations that have a similar policy. To this end, ECP-MSS will comply with all applicable laws, provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity whenever ECP-MSS hires an employee, and the same provisions will be applied when ECP-MSS recruits a volunteer or provides service to a deserving person.