On 18 November, a blood grouping camp was held at Jhurarpar Samriddhi Education Centre in Battajore under SAJIDA’s Samriddhi Program. Present at the camp were Health Officers Ms. Rani Akter and Ms. Laiju Begum while Concern Health Visitors (HV’s) assisted in guiding interested clients to the camp. Through the camp, total 124 groupings were done at only Tk 5 each, and among those, 40 were men while the remaining 84 were women.

A Health camp was also organized at Samriddhi Program office in Battajore on 21 November, where a total of 327 patients received health services, of which 55 were men and 272 were women. Medicine specialist Dr Moklesur Rahman, MBBS, FCPS and Dr Salma Akter Asha, conducted the health camp as staffs from the program worked together to smooth out the overall process and ensure quality healthcare.

Since 2013, SAJIDA has been implementing Samriddhi – referred to as Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Households towards Elimination of their Poverty (ENRICH) – an integrated program in partnership with Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) to develop an entire community in Batazzore Union under Jamalpur District. By focusing on health, education, youth development, income generation activities and involvement of local government and relevant stakeholders, Samriddhi aims to raise local community members out of poverty.