about us

The Mannan Foundation Trust, (MFT) is a non-profitable organisation, registered charity in the UK, founded in 2011 by the widow and daughters of the late Professor Mannan.


Professor Mannan’s dream of helping the villagers of rural Bangladesh, where there is a significant income gap, a lack of access to education and healthcare, and where basic essentials for living a healthy life and the opportunity to be self-sufficient are not readily available.


Free health camps to provide men, women and children with free access to local, general medical services

Free eye camps to provide access to free eye healthcare, with donated surgical equipment to provide free eye surgery

Free travel fares to the nearest hospital

Free spoken English lessons to local school students

Annual scholarships, which are awarded on merit, to promote learning and motivate pupils to achieve their potential


Providing a new community building which houses a literacy and healthcare centre

Educating and training the community to build using alternative materials and construction methods that are sustainable   and environmentally-friendly

Encouraging local people to take ownership of the facilities, in a building which will be run by the community, for the community and will help to promote new opportunities for training and skills


the trustees

Other Supporting Members:   Mrs. Jahan Ara,  Mr. Sharfuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Ms Alex Ford (Graphic Designer and Branding Consultant), 

Other Supporting Members:

Mrs. Jahan Ara, Mr. Sharfuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Ms Alex Ford (Graphic Designer and Branding Consultant), 


where we work

MFT's work consists of serving the disadvantaged rural population of Bangladesh, mainly in the village Rajapur and the surrounding villages within the district of Chandpur province, South East of capital city Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Our Trustees also volunteer in Africa and other parts of Asia. 


sUPPORTing organisations

Alcon, United Kingdom
Allies and Morrison, United Kingdom
Bangladesh Institute of Community Ophthalmology (BICO) & Eye hospital, B.J.A.K.S Comilla, Bangladesh
BLT Ophthalmology Department, United Kingdom
Building trust international (charity no. 1142338), United Kingdom
Buro happold, United Kingdom
Moorfields Eye hospital, United Kingdom
SKF Pharmaceuticals Biopharma, Bangladesh
Unimed & Unihealth Pharmaceuticals, Bangladesh