The 26th of June, 2011, a memorable day in the events diary of Touching Souls International. It was our 3rd Palliative Care Community Volunteer Training Program for the pharmacy students of two universities. Since the inception of this organization, we were focused on the sole idea of helping the disadvantaged people in Bangladesh. Be it in health, education, environment issues or any other issues pertaining to the underprivileged sections. The impoverished should not be deprived of getting their right to educate or enjoy any other rights enjoyed by the privileged class. Our ‘Palliative Care Project’ is one of our attempts to achieve our aims.
It was 9 am in the morning. A number of pharmacy students were seen lined up near the venue, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). An air of excitement was prevalent. The young bloods were excited to start their three day long palliative care training program. Non- communicable and incurable diseases have been a serious health concern in Bangladesh in recent times. With this thing in mind, we took the initiative of training young community volunteers so that they can be a part of our mission. The incurable diseases leave people miserable putting an end to their hopes of living live to the fullest. They had started their journey to the desolate land of miseries and sufferings. Who else can be their helping hand except the doctors treating them? That was our idea to involve the university students to be trained in this palliative care training project. For these miserable people, their doctors and care takers share a place of high hope and trust. A helping and caring hand would work wonders in their life.
We are very lucky to get the co-operation of few eminent doctors who gave us valuable time in conducting this training program for the young community volunteers to be trained in palliative care . Their support was really commendable. Eradicating health issues has been one of our primary concerns and with the success of this program we felt like touching the pillars of success.
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