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Back Social Responsibility Ashokti Punorbashon Nibash (APON)
Ms. Azeeza Aziz Khan handing over a cheque

Introduction:

Ashokti Punorbashon Nibash (APON) has brought light back to hundreds of men and women whose lives have been darkened by drug abuse. Originally set up for men in 1994 by American Holy Cross Brother Ronald Frederick Drahozal, it became the first center to help female drug abusers in 2005.The center is currently helping 25 women addicts kick their habit and can accommodate 40 patients.

In five years, the center has treated 430 female addicts. Many of the women have been cast out by their families or are sex workers. APON’s counselors not only help rid them of their addiction but also try to find them employment and have their families take them back. Summit Group as part of their CSR is providing support to APON in its noble endeavor. Moreover, Summit Group is also in talks to provide further financial assistance to APON to increase the capacity of its APONGAON Male Rehabilitation Centre in Singair, Manikganj.