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Support BanglaCymru

April 8th, 2009 by Graham Attwell

Pontydysgu is happy to be a sponsor of BanglaCymru. The charity’s web site explains their aims.

“Bangladesh, according to United Nations statistics is Asia’s poorest country, and more children are born with cleft lip / palate here than in any other part of the world. It’s estimated that five thousand children are born with this condition in Bangladesh annually but only half of them are treated because of lack of funds and medical provision. So many of these are living lives of shame, isolation and scorn mainly due to ignorance and superstition. The operation we offer changes their lives dramatically, not only visually, but also emotionally, socially and economically.

The aim of BanglaCymru is to offer treatment for these poor unfortunate children, to raise awareness about the condition and what can be done to correct it and to offer help in the form of advice, information and treatment in their own locality, especially for those who cannot afford to travel. Our ultimate hope is to create our own self-sufficient and autonomous medical team and establish ‘cleft’ medical centres in outlying areas of Bangladesh.

The medical co-ordinator is able to negotiate the best financial deals when organising the operations. Each operation costs only 100 GBP (130 takas). Not a penny goes on administration, and the only costs are the bank charges and the maintenance of this website.”

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