Touching Souls International

Rating: 4.91 stars   55 reviews

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Location: 198-40 Epsom Course Jamaica NY 11423 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide the support, services and assistance in health, education and safe environment needed by the economically disadvantaged people of third world countries.
Geographic areas served: Bangladesh
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Working at the latest EYE CAMP at Jahangir Nagar University, Bangladesh, organized by Touching Souls International, has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Firstly, their idea of organizing an eye camp, thus, providing a form of specialized medicare, while not a novel concept but is rarely practiced at Bangladesh. Providing a high quality free eye care is essential in Bangladesh mainly because, the working condition, lifestyle etc makes Bangladeshi adults (over 50) more susceptible to eye cataracts than many other South Asian Nations. However, the financial state of vast majority of the sufferers, renders them unable to get support for their eye condition, which is often a very costly proposition, even at Bangladesh. Touching souls International, apart from providing above 500 people with free eye check-up, spectacles and with medications, took the daring step of carrying out surgical removal of the eye cataract of selected patients. Their initiative has certainly ensured that people who were removed from the workforce, despite their otherwise, healthy condition, are once again back to work, contribute to their family and to the society as a whole. I wish touching souls international all the best in all their future endeavors and I really wish to work with them again… :)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Jahangir Nagar University Eye Camp

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Rating: 5 stars  

Touching Souls International is the best organization to help many needy people to get their normal life. looking forward to join them to help every aspect.....

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Rating: 4 stars  

Touching Souls International lives up to its name in every way imaginable. I try to take out time to donate funds to charitable organizations when I can, but only if I feel that the cause strikes close to home. I have worn glasses and contacts for most of my life and when I am without either, I feel helpless, so bad is my vision. And when I think that there are people who are blind, or close to it, and that they have no means of seeing such as I have (ie my glasses), I cannot imagine the difficulties and emotional stresses they go through. Touching Souls helps people in this situation and by donating to their cause I feel that I am helping to give the gift of vision to those less fortunate than myself. And charity is the gift that keeps on giving. Touching Souls is amazing and has done soo much good. They are doing what some of us can only dream of doing and they definately have made this world a little better 1 step at a time.

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reading success stories of surgeries

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make it word-wide

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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Rayan Uddin. My 85 year old grandmother, Habilunnessa was cataract blind for more than a decade. She was unable to see anything. She needed a cataract surgery. We could not afford to give her one. For years she was suffering with her cataract until July of this year, when she got her free surgery from Touching Souls International. My grandmother is so happy now, having her eyesight back, which was only possible for the philanthropic work of the nonprofit, Touching Souls International. Just like my grand mother so many cataract blind are getting their sight back for the charity work of Touching Souls International. For most of the Bangladeshis cataract surgery is not affordable. So many of them stays blind for the rest of their lives, unless they can get some help from any other source. My grandmother now prays for the people who are cataract blind may be helped by Touching Souls International. Her opinion without seeing, life is not worth of living.

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In their free eye camps on July 18th, 2010, I was present with my grandmother. About 800 people were screened for their cataract. 300 patients got their free eye medications. 43 patients were selected for cataract removal surgery were taken to the Eye Hospital for their cataract surgery. On July 20th, after their cataract removal surgery they were brought back to their original place. All the expenses for this purpose was fully financed by Touching Souls International

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Rating: 5 stars  

Touching Souls International provides many projects to help disabled peoples in many ways. The organization provides ongoing eye camps going in different parts of Bangladesh to provide free cataract surgeries to cataract blind people who can not afford to have one without any help from others. The organization provides free cleft lip surgeries to disadvantaged, artificial limbs who are in need, runs 2 schools, one in remote village where the kids would never see the light of learning and one for the slum kids in the city, run a eighty bed hospital for paralyzed, provide 12 free surgeries in each month for needy patients.

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Before Touching Souls International used to have eye camp only in one district of Bangladesh. Now they are doing those camps going in different parts of Bangladesh. Since 2001, did 36 free cleft lip camps in different districts of Bangladesh providing 15 to 70 free cleft lip surgeries for the disadvantaged. Provided artificial limbs to 10 patients on 2009.

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Would like to increase the help to disadvantaged people in many folds than what we are doing now.

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