Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women

February 26th, 2020

Ms Jackline Gomes – Beveridge Foundation’s Representative at the United Nation in the USA has recently attended the 62nd session of the UN that took place in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018. The main theme addressed by the Commission was focused on ‘Challenges and Opportunities in achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Rural Women and Girls’. “It was a great experience for me to be a part of” -she said.

The outcome of this two-week-long sessions, known as the Agreed Conclusions adopted by the Member States, puts forth concrete measures to lift rural women and girls out of poverty and to ensure their rights, well-being and resilience. These include ensuring their adequate living standards with equal access to land and productive assets, ending poverty, enhancing their food security and nutrition, decent work, infrastructure and technology. It also focuses on women’s education and health, including their sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, and ending all forms of violence and harmful practices. At its conclusion, Member States recognize the important role of rural women in addressing hunger and food insecurity. This strong outcome provides a roadmap on further steps that governments, civil society and women’s groups can undertake to support the realization of rural women’s rights and address their needs.

Oral and Dental Care Training for Community Care Assistant (s)

February 26th, 2020

On the 21st of October 2018, a full-day training programme was organised by the Foundation as an in-service training programme for its Care Assistants to make them up to date with Care services and provisions. Ms Jill Fisher – a famous British Neuro-physiotherapist and Prof. Paul Fisher, Professor of Dentistry at the Royal College in London have spoken more than adequately to emphasise on the importance of these two subjects on the Elder Care provisions in general and also to educate our Care Assistants on the subject of Position and medical postures of the vulnerable elders. The Founder- Executive Director- Rahman Jilani PhD and Country Director- Jiban Kanai Das were also present at the day-long training.

Dementia Care & Hearing Support-a Research Projects Launched

February 26th, 2020

On 6 March 2019, a Seminar Cum Launching Research Project SENSE-Cog Asia UK jointly organised by SWBF, Renaissance Hospitals and Research Ltd, Hearing Care Centre Ltd was organised at BIISS Seminar Hall. Major General (Dr.) Md Fashiur Rahman, Director General, Armed Forces Medical Services was the Chief Guest. Dr M Sakel was the Principal Investigator while Dr M Biswash was the co-ordinator. Many eminent physicians, professionals, social workers, media personnel and others did attend.

Joining CSW 63 Sessions at the UN

February 26th, 2020

Mr Manab Sarker and Jiban Kanai Das, Global Project Coordinator and Country Director respectively of the Foundation attended selected sessions of the Commission for the Status of Women 63 (CSW63) from 11-22 March 2019 at the United Nations, New York, USA. It is to be mentioned Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), UN has organised it and SWBF has been accredited Special Consultative Status, of the ECOSOC.

An International Seminar on Rohingya Crisis in Bangladesh

February 26th, 2020

On 27 July 2019, an international seminar on Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh was held in the seminar hall of North South University. In the recent few years, a large number of Rohingya people refugees in Bangladesh and it became a matter of great concern for both Bangladesh and International communities. Bangladesh is carrying a huge load of Rohingya people. That seminar was held to explore the probable solutions of this crisis. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) helped to organise the conference. Sir William Beveridge Foundation attended the seminar and shared some insights about the probable solution of this crisis.

Mr. Rezaul Karim; New Ambassador of Spain and Portugal

February 26th, 2020

Mr Rezaul Karim, very popularly known as Mithu Bhai is a Bangladeshi by birth, financial market analyst and a businessman living in Spain for the last 23 years. He obtained his first degree in commerce from the University of Dhaka and postgraduate degree in Economics from the University of Delhi. His study and work took him to a lot of places but he finally settled in Spain where he received his post-graduation on Block Chain Engineering and Financial Market Analytics. He also had his professional Diploma in Advanced Forex Trading. Karim served Moviltablex Madrid and IBAST Trade Intl. as their Managing Director for 11 years. Currently, he is the group Technical Market Analyst of Santander Bank of Spain and also engaged in International Trade personally.

A very sharp mind armed with the spirit and vigour of serving his beloved motherland- Bangladesh and vulnerable people in distress, he happily accepted invitation from our Chairman – Rahman Jilani (PhD) who lives in the UK, to join as an Ambassador for Spain and Portugal for the Beveridge Foundation in order to highlight, create and generate the core spirit of the Foundation- “Serving the Humanity.”

His special focus would be on the subject of organizing the expatriates residing in those two countries for the propagation of the foundation’s work and create a support network with the mainstream similar organization

EU Projects ADAPT & EDUCAT was presented in this brain injury conference chaired by SWBF Ambassador Dr Mohamed Sakel

October 30th, 2017

Two EU Projects ADAPT & EDUCAT was presented in this brain injury conference chaired by SWBF Ambassador Dr Mohamed Sakel. Dr Mosaddeque Biswash  as SWBF Adviser will act as Formal Observer of these projects. Lord Mayor of Canterbury supported such collaboration between charity, medical & technological innovators.



August 20th, 2015

Brain Injury ConferenceUK’s one of the prestigious conference on Brain Injury which is organized by the Kent Brain Injury Forum with the association of East Kent Hospitals University (NHS Foundation Trust). The whole program will be chaired by Dr Mohamed Sakel. The foundation chairperson will have an introduction speech but the key note speaker will be Karen Saunders; Global Neuro-therapy Advisor of Sir William Beveridge Foundation.



SWBF in World Congress Neuro-rehab 2015 in Berlin

June 30th, 2015

BerlinSupport for SWBF in World Congress Neuro-rehab 2015, Berlin. 19-23 June. There were 2 scientific presentations on stroke research where Dr Sakel expressed optimism of taking these work further with support of & collaboration with SWBF. There was also personal pledge of support from global leads in the neuroscience care who wore the lapel of SWBF to demonstrate their solidarity with SWBF. Prominent among them include Professor Andy Haig, Michigan University, USA & President International Rehab Forum (IRF), Prof Jim Gosney, Chair of Disaster Relief committee of ISPRM, Dr Klemen, Chair of European Rehab Societies & Slovenian Director for brain injury service, Karen Hoffman, PhD , Neuro-Occupational Therapy Specialist from London. Dr Sakel expressed gratitude on behalf of the SWBF for their continued support in realising the ideals of SWBF. 2 more scientific papers assessing the impact of the service provided by SWBF and the awareness survey have been accepted for prestigious conference in World Congress for Neurology, Chile 2015 November & American Congress of Rehab Medicine, Dallas, Oct, 2014.

The Dementia Challenge Seminar in Canterbury

May 25th, 2015

United Nations Association (Canterbury Branch, England) is organizing the Strawberry Tea and Seminar on The Dementia Challenge on 4th July 2015. On this event, your presence will play a vital role to make it success.

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Global and UK Projects

December 22nd, 2014

The Sir William Beveridge Foundation is delighted to announce that it has moved its Headquarters from East London to Essex to expand upon the demographic area it will now serve. The organisation has taken on some additional staff for fundraising, research and ongoing project development in the UK and abroad.

Raising Awareness:

The Sir William Beveridge Foundation has a large international hegemony, in carrying on the work of its namesake. The charity has a particular aim in raising global awareness in the field of dementia, and health and social care. One such area identified to achieve this aim is to empower by training. The awareness campaign was first rolled out in the Bangladesh where the Foundation held it first International conference in Dhaka, in February 2014 where professional clinicians, doctors and medical practitioners, from around the world, came together in support of the Foundations work.

The Foundation has been raising awareness amongst the BAME communities on a global basis and in the United Kingdom. BAME communities suffer particularly from the three major evils of modern health: heart disease, dementia and diabetes. It is the intention of the Foundation to ensure that such communities are provided with help and support in order to maintain an independent and quality life. The Foundation has affiliations with other health bodies and commercial organisations to achieve this and spread awareness.

Health and Social Care Training:

The Foundation has for the first time rolled out healthcare training programmes, partnering up the professional training bodies to provide skills development for youths who have a passion to develop careers in health and social care. The vision of the Foundation is to replicate its model from its international projects to give people vocational skills in order to provide opportunities to come out of poverty and reduce unemployment. The Foundation is also creating the scope to empower women who have suffered abuse and discrimination.

International Sponsorship Programmes:

The Foundation also gives people the opportunity to work, develop skills and culture in other parts of the world. With its international hubs around the globe the Foundation sponsors healthcare staff to travel as expats to provide their services to less fortunate and vulnerable people in many parts of the world such as Bangladesh, Australia and other parts of South East Asia.

International Health Projects & Volunteering Opportunities

December 21st, 2014

UNA Canterbury’s 4 day Programme of events in One World Week: 23rd – 26th October 2014

 University of Kent, Canterbury

4 projects supported by the RCN and others, discussed the ethics and principles for working overseas.

The Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Bangladesh and the Valerie Taylor Trust (VTT). Michael Vince & Dr Mohamed  Sakel

Healthcare Ethiopia Partnership—Lesley Long

Medecins Sans Frontieres—Michael Vince

Patience Vince Voluntary Service Overseas’ (VSO)- Patience Vince.

Dr Sakel chaired the programme & congratulated Michael Vince from RCN for his leadership in organising the UN event and conducting the lively debate. Dr Sakel mentioned the inspirational work by Valerie Taylor in developing a spinal Unit (CRP) in Bangladesh. The CRP provides a model for spinal rehabilitation which Kent could benefit from. He also mentioned good works by another organisation Sir William Beveridge Foundation (SWBF) that works in London as well as in Bangladesh. As the ambassador of SWBF, he wished to have support from Kent Brain Injury Forum to develop service provision for Dementia in UK & in Bangladesh.  Tanesh  Bhugobaun, KBIF chairman has pledged his support in such endeavours in Kent and beyond. There was a discussion to encourage more exchange of volunteers between Kent and overseas programme like CRP. There was a lively discussion about the issues in service development in UK by foreign born people. Patience Vince mentioned about the value of learning whilst doing volunteering work and long tradition of such work by people from Kent.

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