CEI aims to work for the benefit of the poor and the underprivileged, providing opportunities for educational advancement, support for health and education and also the relief of poverty, and in furtherance thereof:
· To implement appropriate selected education programmes and projects;
· To promote greater awareness of the importance of education;
· To assist in skill development through education and training;
· To promote hygiene and sanitation, and provide medical help and support health education; and
· To help in promoting poverty alleviation.
Since its establishment, CEI has been actively working in a remote part of Northern Bangladesh which until recently used to suffer regularly from a type of seasonal famine widely known as the ‘Monga’, often causing days of starvation of the vulnerable people.
In particular, CEI has been supporting various development activities at UttarBangla University College (UUC) which has been helping especially the poor and the needy with educational advancement and skill improvement. Two other projects which CEI has also been supporting are Kakina Rural Health Centre (KRHC) and the Orphans' Welfare and Poverty Alleviation (OWPA) programme. All these three projects are located in northern Bangladesh (at Kakina in Lalmonirhat district).
Since its inception, CEI has been actively helping various developments at UttarBangla University College (UUC) especially given our key focus on educational advancement of the people in general and the female and the poor students in particular. Our aim to help the poor people suffering from poverty has also greatly motivated us to support the Kakina Rural Health Centre (KRHC) and the Orphans' Welfare and Poverty Alleviation (OWPA) programme – two other projects which CEI has also been actively supporting.
In an attempt to strengthen its close link especially with the wider ethnic minority community in Scotland, CEI has helped to implement the following two local projects (listed below).