Society for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled (SWID) Bangladesh has been working with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities since 1977. Being one of the pioneer organizations in disability fields in the country, SWID Bangladesh has now over 350 special schools all over Bangladesh, under its umbrella.

The collaboration between Therap Services and SWID Bangladesh has come a long way since 2015. SWID Bangladesh is hosting the upcoming 23rd Conference of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID), while Therap Services is the Technology Partner and Sponsor of the conference. The conference is scheduled to be held from 18 to 24 November in Dhaka, Bangladesh and both parties are taking extensive preparations to organize the event successfully. Since the affiliation, 7 branches of SWID schools in Dhaka and SWID Branch in Chittagong have been implementing Therap for their day-to-day documentation.

In order to take this collaboration to the next step, Therap Team comprising of senior officials from USA visited their head office on April 17, 2017. Mr. Jowaherul Islam Mamun, Secretary General of SWID Bangladesh, also the elected President of Asian Federation on Intellectual Disabilities (AFID) welcomed Therap personnels, Jeff Case, Director of Business Development, Maureen Noonan, Director of Global Customer Support, Calvin Christensen and Ebony Johnson, Training Implementation Specialists along with Therap Asia Team, led by Faisal Iqbal, Assistant Director of Training & Implementation. Therap Team had a short discussion session with the teachers and support staff of SWID Laboratory Model School regarding the issues faced while using Therap and also discussed the difficulties and challenges related to the disability industry in Bangladesh.

Later on, they discussed on how to assist SWID Bangladesh to further improve their quality of services by implementing Therap in all the branches of SWID throughout the country in an even more efficient way. Therap Team was delighted to visit different classrooms of the school and interact with the individuals. It was great to know the benefits the school is really getting out of using an advanced yet simple online documentation software such as Therap.

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