FACES has served more than 1500 patients through its limited resource. FACES served patients with different categories of complains with limited curative care. It is remarkable that the numbers of patients of FACES health care facility is increasing day by day.
Special Needs Education
The children with special needs need education with special technique. Technique and appropriate education materials are a necessary need for these children. It is impossible to provide them education without various services. FACES started this program to establish a social mechanism where the rights of special children are recognized and protected.
Primary Needs Education
Bangladesh had a goal to become a fully literate country within the year 2006. No nation progresses without education. Bangladesh is a developing country and during the development phase the NGO should come forwards collaborating with GO programs. So FACES takes it as one of the most important activities.
FACES felt the need to open the physiotherapy services under its Health Program. FACES provides physiotherapy services to the patients through one center in Dhaka available from 9:00 am to 4: 00 pm daily accept government holidays.
FACES provides need based Occupational Therapy service to its beneficiaries to improve activities of daily life to the children and people with disability. It also focuses ergonomic consultancy services for individuals and workplace setup.
Speach & Language Therapy
It is another newly added service, which involves assessment, assistance with diagnosis and treatment of human communication disorders, include impairments in speech, language, voice, fluency, communication and swallowing.
Free Medical Camp
FACES began Free Friday Clinic after its establishment. It began to treat the poor patients with free of charge from 19th December 2003, close to the date of its establishment. Three doctors mainly provide their time voluntarily for this service. FACES also arrange free medical camp on special event to memorize any special or national days.
Viral hepatitis remains a silent epidemic in Bangladesh. Most people living with viral hepatitis do not know that they are infected that they will spread the virus to others. Family And Community Empowerment Support (FACES) has been providing Hepatitis B vaccination program with permission from DGHS & local City Corporation.
From the very beginning FACES is working for the urban slum people living around Adabor area. Normally they are careless about the immunity of their child and become more careless when they don’t find any EPI center nearby their residence. Each Tuesday from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. EPI center at FACES remains open and local office of DNCC supplies the Vaccine.
Unemployment is one of the vital problems in Bangladesh. Basic reasons for unemployment are lack of opportunities and lack of trained manpower. FACES took initiative to start its’ Vocational Training Program. This program has been developed to help the poor and destitute women and unemployed educated girls. This training program is being continued with two components, a) sewing and b) computer operation.
Families and communities often are separated, leaving an increasing number of children to grow up alone and in poverty. In the capital Dhaka alone an estimated 190,000 children between the ages of five and 14 live on the streets. FACES is trying to help street women, men, children, boys and girls, of all ages.
Children with physical disability, FACES call them the Gifted Children, need special care to develop their basic skills to reduce dependency on their parents. Many parents have job, which can be a possible threat of negligence to their gifted child, alone at home. With this demand in January 2019 FACES started a new program named “Daycare and Skill Development Centre for the Gifted Children”.
Prof. Dr. Md. Salehuddin.
Md. Mostofa Zaved Nadim.
Mj Gen.Ezazuddin Ahmed (rtd).
Md. Firoz S Chowdhury.
Asst. General Secretary
Ms. Leena Kabir
Md. Hamidul Islam
Established in 2003 at Adabar Thana of Dhaka city Family And Community Empowerment Support (FACES) is commonly known as FACES. Both horizontal & vertical expansions encompassing wide variety of program being implemented following a comprehensive development approach supported by international donors and by self-financing, have helped FACES to establish itself as a unique NGO in the country. FACES is a non-political, non-governmental and non-profitable welfare service oriented organization registered with the Department of Social Services, Society Act and NGO Affairs Bureau. It was established to provide need based services for the disable, distressed, poor and disadvantaged groups of the community of both rural and urban areas.