Turning Point Foundation is a non-government organization (NGO) in Bangladesh led by persons with disabilities, which is an independent and non-profit organization, with no religious or political affiliation. TurningPoint is working on major two areas: Capacity Building and Advocacy to promote human rights of marginalized people i.e. persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged people and promote ‘Inclusion’ as an inbuilt mechanism in all programs and activities.
The organization is also well-recognized as a Disabled Peoples Organization (DPO) for active participation, leadership and professional engagement of persons with disabilities at its all level as well as for its far-reaching role in the rights movement of persons with disabilities and their organizations. Based on accomplishment and learning, TurningPoint has emerged to other development issues aiming at ‘Leaving no one behind’.
The organization has been named as ‘TurningPoint’ from a core believe “when life is in difficulties and disappointment – still there is scope to have a turn towards light of hope”. Disability or any difficulty in our life is not to give up hope; rather it is a challenge, a vocation and a commitment of life to overcome all odds and barriers to be success in life according to one’s own potentials. Our slogan is ‘Let’s enlighten ourselves with the light of hope, overcoming all obstructions of life’.