In response to tackle deadly Covid-19, two private organisations have come forward to help the cause on humanitarian ground and as part of their CSR initiatives.
Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) has announced that its staff will contribute their one-day salary to fight the deadly coronavirus, says a press release.
While the restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will affect everybody, it will have the most impact on those who depend on daily wages for their livelihood. The leadership institute has pledged to contribute to alleviate their struggle by partnering with other organisations that work in the frontline to provide emergency goods, such as food and hygiene products, to those who need it most.
"In addition to one day's salary, we have also taken measures to support youths' mental health and well-being during this period of self-isolation through launching BYLC Youth Hotline, where youths can speak to their peers about their concerns," said Dewan Rabita Arefin, manager, People Development at BYLC.
Meanwhile, Rangs Motors Ltd (RML) has taken a CSR initiative, "Sochetonotai Hok Boro Shokti" by spraying disinfectant in bus terminal areas and the vehicles, says a press release.