Bangladesh Eye Hospital

Tameside Rotarians travel to Bangladesh for opening of Just Help Sylhet Pride Rotary Eye Hospital in January 2023


 July 2022 - Hospital now open First day of operation 256 patients seen 60 need cataract operation. First day 17 successfully operated on. The others will be treated in the coming weeks.

October 2021- Update

At last equipment arrives.

Sylhet Pride Rotary hold an Eye Camp seeing over 200 people - under the guidance and support of Mizan Rahman - Tameside Rotarian.

The Gift of Sight from Tameside Rotary to Bangladesh

 

This story starts at a The District Conference (1285) in 2015 when one of the guest speakers was John Miles of Global Sight Solutions (then Guildford Rotary Eye Project). He explained the success in setting up eye hospitals, mainly in India and Africa. In the audience was Andy Williams founder president of the newly formed Tameside Rotary accompanied by fellow Rotarian Mizan Rahman. Mizan,  who was originally came from Sylhet, Bangladesh described that a charity he had set up, Just Help Foundation, already operating an eye clinic and had available a building that could be up graded to an Eye Hospital. Andy quickly thought if he could bring John and Mizan together – with the support of Rotary – then just maybe we could provide a modern Eye Hospital in a much needed area of Bangladesh

Well some 5 years later, delayed by Covid, working with Sylhet Pride Rotary Club, a Rotary Global Grant for $150K was approved. Many Rotary Clubs in our District supported this project plus the Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge, who had learnt of this project via Tameside Rotary website. The necessary impovements to the building and the purchase of the medical equipment required were completed during this year. Eye operations have now been carried out for the last six months.

 

Several Tameside Rotarians, including founder President Andy Williams, John Moon and Arthur Boswell plus Andy’s grandson (Alex 17) are travelling to Bangladesh in January 2023 for the formal opening of the new Eye Hospital. Mizan plus other members of Just Help Foundation will also be present.

Andy said “The visiting group are looking forward/excited to see the progress which has been made”.

Tameside Rotary and Just Help Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank all those that have supported this life changing project – giving the gift of sight. More information can be located at www.TamesideRotaryClub.com

January 2023

Details of Newsletter click below

 

Eye_Hospital_News_1.pdf

Eye_Hospital_News_2.pdf

 

Eye_Hospital_News_3.pdf

 

 

Andy WilliamsContact Andy Williams about this page:

(ALL fields required)

(If you are a Rotarian, please name your club.)

'What We Do' Main Pages:

We have "inherited" Rotary Wheel in Ashton. Planting purple crocus to celebrate how near we are to Ending Polio

more  

Tameside Rotary are raising funds through Just Giving to ensure all Young Carers in Tameside get a present this Christmas.

more  
Rotary Eye Hospital- Sylhet Bangladesh

Tameside Rotarians travel to Bangladesh for opening of Just Help Sylhet Pride Rotary Eye Hospital in January 2023

more  

A raffle to sponsor 10 Christmas Toy Boxes for Children in Refuge homes. Result able to purchase 12 Boxes - Well Done All who supported and Angela who arranged aeverything

more  

Unveiling of plaque - set up supported by Tameside Rotary Community Award

more  

Tameside Rotary with its partners in Ukraine are raising funds to purchase a special premature baby incubator that can be used in war zone

more  

Two of our members Donna Thomas & John McMillan joined 24 others to abseil down IKEA in aid of "Tameside Young Carers"

more  
Rtn Derek Baines with leaflet promoting Tameside MacMillan Unit

Tameside Rotary Supports £2 million fund raising to build "The Tameside MacMillan Unit"

more  
Children from Samuel Laycock School

Tameside Rotary took out a group of children from Samuel Laycock School to the science Museum

more  

We meet 2nd Tuesday each month. Informal, friendly covering the whole of Tameside. Come and Join us

more  
Our New Banners

To promote the work Tameside Rotary does in the community

more  

Caring and improving our environment is one of the aims of Rotary. Tameside Rotarian Angela, appointed this year, as the first District Environmental Officer is leading the way.

more  
Working Party

Tidying Up the Tameside Rotary Wheel

more  

In aid of Willow Wood Hospice annual Charity Golf Day at Werneth Low Golf Club 16th August

more  
Dictionaries Donated to Local Schools

Each year Tameside Rotary give to two local primary schools dictionaries to Year 6 Pupils

more  
Bags of shoes

Tameside Rotary collected pairs of shoes and other footwear for homeless people

more  
Pres.Maria delivering Men's Toiletries to Droylsden Food Bank

Tameside Rotary donated Men's toiletries to Droylsden Food Bank

more  

Kings Park Nursing Home requested our support for 4 knitting looms and then for a social media campaign to collect wool

more