Not all man are born equal, some have the privilege of being born in developed world and in well affluent families while others are born in extreme poverty. The greatest service to mankind is done by people who try to ensure the basics of food, clothing, shelter and health care to these underprivileged through their work and generosity. This is where the importance of philanthropy and charity lies. People who cannot actively participate in the upliftment of the underprivileged can do it through philanthropy by supporting the projects and programs run by different nonprofit organizations.
Bangladesh happens to be one of the backward countries in the world with close to one third of the population living below the poverty line. Touching Souls International has been in the service to the society for the last 25 years in backward parts of the country. The nonprofit organization has been working for the people in this country who have little access to quality education and health care facilities.
Touching Souls International has been targeting some of the key issues that concern modern day Bangladesh. It has been running medical camps for the poor people in the rural areas where free surgeries are done for cataract, cleft-lip, club foot surgery, maternal health and child health. The nonprofit organization has also been providing rehabilitation for the paralyzed and training in palliative care to nurses and doctors to provide relief to terminally ill patients.
Apart from these the New York based nonprofit organization has also been actively fighting illiteracy and school dropout among the poor. It is running two schools one in the slum and other for the village kids. It provides scholarships to poor and meritorious students and fellowship for journalists working for the cause of the environment. Arsenic awareness programs is at the top of the priority list for Touching Souls International as this slow poisoning threatens the lives of 50-80 million people in Bangladesh.
One of the biggest roadblocks before Touching Souls International has been the limited funds that the organization has at its disposal. Any developmental activity ranging from building and running a school or conducting health care camps requires huge amount of funds. The New York based nonprofit organization has been funded by the founder family for most part of its journey. In the last two years however the organization has received some donations from a few philanthropists of New York.
Lack of funds has prevented Touching Souls International from working around Bangladesh. The nonprofit organization has lots of plans and programs at its disposal which can help in empowering people and thereby socially provide them quality education and health care facilities in times of need. Philanthropy is the biggest solutions for organization where people from different parts of the world come in and contribute actively in the growth and development of the poor in Bangladesh and Bangladeshi society on a whole.
Touching Souls International is a registered 501(C)(3) Tax-exempt organization encouraging people to donate actively for the cause. To attract more people to philanthropy, Touching Souls International guarantees 100% accountability of the donation amount received. Each and every program initiated is monitored to guarantee accountability of each and every cent that comes in as donation.