NARSINGDI Islamic foundation has been implementing a number of socioeconomic development projects including poverty alleviation and motivational projects in the district during the last couple of years.
The foundation also imparted training to the Imams on preventing terrorism and militancy.
It also provided training to local people on primary health care to create mass awareness about the adverse effects of contaminated drinking water arsenic and pollution.
The foundation is also collecting Zakat from local affluent persons for Zakat fund and distributing swing machine, rickshaw, and cash money as Zakat among the poor and destitute people here.
Deputy Director of Islamic foundation, Narsingdi Mohiuddin Ahmed said the foundation has imparted trainings to over 2500 Imams on poverty alleviation, human resources development and selfreliance.
The trainers were given practical knowledge about income generating projects like nursery, tree plantation, poultry and fish farming.
The Deputy Director said Imams could prevent social curses and crimes like drug abuse, child marriage, dowry, eveteasing, militancy, extortion and terrorism through preaching real sprit of Islam.
On the other hand, the foundation has been carrying out mosquebased education programme for children and adult by setting up mass education centres in the district.
It has set up 388 mosquebased Child preprimary education centres, 12 mass education centres for eradicating illiteracy from the district along with setting up 526 Quran learning centres.
The foundation also set up 466 mosquebased libraries, 6 model and 14 general resources centres in the district to provide the readers with necessary books on Islamic culture and values and current and values and current affairs.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)