BPRC

Buddhi Protibandhi Rehabilitation Centre (BPRC) & School

Vision
The vision statement of BPRC is “Overcoming the Challenge of Intellectually Disabled Persons

Mission
Mission statement of BPRC is “BPRC is a voluntary organization devoted to the welfare of the intellectually disabled children with an aim to mainstreaming them to live a life of their own. In the process BPRC will provide education and training to develop their cognitive, personal and social skills. BPRC will provide opportunities for rehabilitation and shelter for those who have none to take care of them. To do this BPRC will mobilize human, material and technical resources”.

Policies
Policies of BPRC are stated below-

  1. All activities of BPRC will be focused to the needs of intellectually disabled persons.
  2. No gender discrimination.
  3. Ensuring rights of the intellectually disabled persons.
  4. Developing capacity to help the intellectually disabled in the best possible manner.
  5. Integration of families, professionals and society in the interest of the intellectually disabled persons.
  6. Inclusive education.

Objectives
The objects for which the Society is established are:-

  1. To establish and maintain a rehabilitation centre for intellectually disabled persons.
  2. To undertake appropriate activities such as education, training for skill development and mainstreaming of intellectually disabled children.
  3. To create awareness in the society for greater understanding and acceptability of the intellectually disabled children.
  4. To advise, train and guide parents, guardians, teachers and relatives about rehabilitation of intellectually disabled and develop their skill.
  5. To liaise with organizations across the world dealing with intellectual disability and disseminate knowledge.
  6. To publish journals, books and papers for the benefit of the members of society in particular and the citizens of Bangladesh in general for mainstreaming of intellectually disabled children.
  7. To acquire and establish facilities, assets and mobilize resources for education, care, development and rehabilitation of intellectually disabled persons.
  8. To promote friendship and cooperation with the other similar societies in Bangladesh and those in the neighbouring regions and in the world.
  9. To purchase, hire, take on lease, or in exchange, or allotment, or otherwise acquire, erect, maintain, equip, construct, renovate movable or immovable property including land, building and equipment for the purpose of the society.
  10. To receive lawful subscription, donation from the members of the society and outsiders and to accept any donation, gift, contribution towards promoting the objects of the society, provided however that the society shall not receive any foreign donation, gift, etc. without undergoing the formalities as laid down in foreign donations (Voluntary Activities) regulations ordinance 1978 of Bangladesh.
  11. To acquire and maintain a suitable office for conducting the functions of the society and for meeting of the members.
  12. To maintain a Library-cum-Information Centre for benefit of the members of the society in particular and the citizens of Bangladesh in general.
  13. To do all such other things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objects of the society.

Functions

  1. Education to develop cognitive skill
  2. Training to develop specific work skill
  3. Integration with other educational institutions & inclusive education
  4. Awareness building for overall understanding of the society at large
  5. Education and training for parents and guardians
  6. Development of Teachers
  7. Maintaining production centres for engagement of intellectually disabled persons
  8. Maintaining physiotherapy, speech therapy centre for the use of intellectually disabled persons.
  9. Arranging full or partial employment of capable intellectually disabled persons in different organizations.
  10. Research and Publication for dissemination of knowledge on intellectual disability.

Type of Organisation:
Voluntary, non-profit, social service Organisation

Legal Status:
An enterprise of SWID-Bangladesh, Dhanmondi Branch which is registered under society’s act 1860 of Bangladesh and registration no. is DA-0691 dated 1978.

Management
Management of the Centre is vested a nine member Executive Committee elected by members every two years. President is the overall head of the society. Secretary General is responsible for implementation of the decisions of the Executive Committee. Executive Committee meets at least once in two months. Annual General Meeting of members provides general guidelines for the operation of the society.

Transparency
Transparency is a basic principle of BPRC. Members can view all minutes of the Executive Committee and General Meetings on demand. Members enjoy the freedom to see all transactions and books of accounts, performance statements and can raise any queries, which Executive Committee is bound to explain or provide information.

Accountability
BPRC maintains a high level of accountability. All employees account to the Executive Committee. Executive Committee accounts to the General Body composed of Members.

Faculty

Existing Activities
Program for intellectually disabled children
To solve the problem of learning of intellectually disabled children, following are applied.

  • Play Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Skill

  • Preparatory Class
    This is basically mother-child and pre-primary class. Children up to 10 years of age are admitted to this class. Early stimulation for physical, mental and language development and mothers training are the main activities of this class.
  • Primary (A & B)
    Children from 10 to 15 years of age are admitted to this class. Developing life skills, cognitive skills, communication skills are dealt with in this class.
  • Co curricular & Extra Curricular Activities
    Art, music, dance, sports, visiting parks and places, picnic etc are carried out regularly as an aid to develop cognitive, personal and social skill of the intellectually disabled children. Annual Cultural and Sports Competitions are conducted each year.
  • Work Skill Development
    Intellectually disabled children above the age of 16 are provided vocational training. Developing self-confidence and making them self-dependant through learning some activities are the main objectives of this class. Skills like cutting, mending, joining, holding, transportation etc are matters of primary concentration. Gradually they are trained to learn following skills:

    • Stitch work
    • Embroidery
    • Cooking
    • Cleaning
    • Washing
    • Working like a peon
    • Gardening
    • Shop keeping
    • Cafeteria boy
    • Photocopy machine operation
    • Candle making
    • Envelope making
    • Handicraft
    • Packaging etc are practiced for skill development under the supervision of a teacher.

    Rehabilitation
    Initial rehabilitation starts within school. Children practice as peon, cafeteria service boy, cleaning, gardening etc within school premises. Rehabilitation strategy is pursued at several stages as follows:

    1. Within school rehabilitation
    2. Working in Production line inside the Centre
    3. Rehabilitation at home
    4. Rehabilitation in an external organization.

    Management of Programs:
    Development of Intellectually Disabled Children has following special features

    1. Performance based on long and short term plans
    2. Integration of guardians and the Executive Committee
    3. Advisory services from experts
    4. Management following PDCA
    • Plan
      • Need Assessment
      • Long-term and quarterly Individualized Plan
      • Teaching Methodology & Approaches
      • Lesson Plans
    • Do
      • Implementation of lesson plan
      • Curricular, Co-curricular & Extra-curricular activities
      • Therapy, Play, Group and Behaviour Therapy, Voccational Training etc.)
    • Check
      • Progress Review
      • Performance Projection in parents meeting
      • Expert services from advisers
      • Reporting
    • Action
      • Revision of Plan
      • Further Need Assessment
      • Maintenance of Achievements

    Program for Parents & Guardians
    Parents and guardians at home carry out the assignments like that of a teacher. They need to understand the problem of learning of the intellectually disabled. BPRC conduct training courses aiming at parents and guardians. Besides seminar and discussion programs are organized for their enlightenment.

    Program for Teachers
    Teachers in BPRC are academically well qualified. Their knowledge is continuously enhanced through advanced level training and diversification of skill to acquire various other skills.

    Program for Members of the Society
    Intellectually disabled persons are integral part of our society.  Their security and survival depends on how society looks at them. To integrate the society, BPRC organizes programs for awareness of the society.

    Development Plan of BPRC
    BPRC is planning to develop facilities to carry out its functions effectively. In the process 4 katha land has already been purchased, land filled and boundary wall constructed at Basila. A six-story building having approximately 9,000 sft has been planned. When constructed the building will include following facilities.

    1. A mini hall accommodating 150 audience
    2. Physiotherapy Laboratory
    3. Speech Therapy Laboratory
    4. Dance  & music therapy Centre
    5. Cooking Learning Facility
    6. Three Production Centres
    7. Hostel for boys
    8. Hostel for girls
    9. Play area

    Need for Equipment
    Following items are immediately required to help improve disability and skill development.

    1. Electric Tread Mill for exercise
    2. Manual Tread Mill for exercise
    3. Cycle for exercise
    4. Stepper Machine for exercise
    5. Computer with sound system
    6. Printer
    7. Photocopy Machine for training
    8. Microbus for transportation of students

    Finance
    To construct facilities as outlined above following fund is necessary.

    1. Construction of Building Tk. 10,800,000/-
    2. Equipment and Facilities Tk. 1,800,000/-
    3. Vehicles Tk. 2,000,000/-

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    TOTAL Tk. 14,600,000/-
    Taka One Crore Forty Six Lac only.

    At present the centre is functioning at a rented house at 6/6 Block-D, Lalmatia, Dhaka-1207. Recurring expenses are as follows.

    1. Salary of Facilitators/Teachers & Staff Tk.1,200,000/-
    2. House Rent Tk. 360,000/-
    3. Utility Tk. 60,000/-
    4. Consumables Tk. 220,000/-
    5. Outings: picnic, sports, visits Tk. 300,000/-
    6. Training Tk. 150,000/-
    7. Misc. Tk. 50,000/-

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    TOTAL TK 2,340,000/-
    Taka Twenty-Three Lac Forty Thousand only.

    Source of Fund
    Tuition and admission fees cover only twenty percent of the total expenses. BPRC is dependant on the generous contribution of senior guardians of the society and well wishers to fund relevant expenses. BPRC also receives zakat, which are uitlised for destitute children following the rules of sariah. Following are the sources of fund.

    1. Admission Fee
    2. Tuition Fee
    3. Donation from institutions
    4. Donations from individuals

    Financial support to carry out above mentioned recurring and development expenses are necessary.

    Sending Donations
    Donations may be paid in the form of cheaque/ pay order/ demand draft drawn in favour of “Buddhi Protibandhi Rehabilitation Centre” and sent to 6/6 Block-D, Lalmatia, Dhaka-1207.

    Admission:
    Admission is open to any intellectually disabled children any time of the year. Application has to be submitted in prescribed form with two copies of passport size photo. Admission fee, Annual Fee and tuition fee of the first month has to be paid while submitting admission form.

    Contact
    A.M.M.Khairul Bashar
    President, SWID-Bangladesh, Dhanmondi Branch
    6/6 Lalmatia, Block-D, Dhaka-1207
    Bangladesh
    Cell: +880 181 922 1016
    Fax: +880 2 814 1252
    E-mail: kbashar01@yahoo.com