The total sum of these GGHSP grants extended to NGOs in Bangladesh to date amounts approximately to $16 million.
Berdo has been awarded the grant for "The Project for Procurement of Braille Press and Training to Promote Education of Persons with Visual Impairments in Dhaka District."
The organisation has been working to promote the education of visually impaired persons using the brail method, mobilise and sensitise communities, and develop skilled manpower in the different trades.
With the assistance of the GGHSP funding, Berdo will procure and install a braille press and provide technical guidance on operating the machine to contribute to the self-reliance and livelihood improvement of the visually impaired.
The students of Berdo Blind School and Berdo Library members as well as persons with visual impairments nationwide will be able to access braille books and textbooks through this project.