A humanitarian cause: Chatro Somajkollan Foundation
Chatro Somajkollan Foundation seeks to aid the underprivileged in numerous ways. Founded in 25 March, 2021, it has been established to support the disadvantaged and needy in an attempt to ease their hardships. The actions and programmes of the foundation is a reflection of its charitable cause.
"Being empathetic, it shatters my heart to see people beg, sleep on the roads, and be deprived of basic human needs. They deserve generosity and care, and if we do not step forward, who else will?" remarked Hawlader when asked about the foundation's motive.
Albeit it has been only a short span of time since its initiation, Chatro Somajkollan Foundation has already helped hundreds of underprividleged people through its programmes, one of which is the clothing drive. Under its sentinel, the foundation hosts monthly clothing distribution for the needy who lack garments to wear every day.
Another altruistic programme is their food distribution event, which is held weekly. Every weekend, a group of benevolent souls cook homemade food with love, and distribute them among the hungry, feeding approximately 200 – 300 people each time.
Apart from that, Chatro Somajkollan Foundation also aids students by funding their education and supplying uniforms to those who are unable to afford them. They also operate a school that sponsors education for children free of cost.
"Nothing brings me greater joy and satisfaction than to see smiles on their face and being able to help these people," said Hawlader.
Despite their regular campaigns, the foundation has been the rock for people who have been struggling miserably amid the pandemic. They have helped several individuals and families by providing financial support, treatment, and groceries as much as possible within their capacity.
At present, Chatro Somajkollan Foundation is covering several areas in Dhaka and hopes to spread their generosity all over Bangladesh. Along with that, helping marginalised people in poor regions by building homes for them and creating an orphanage are among their future aspirations.
The foundation is run by a philanthropic group of 19 people comprising of volunteers and committee members who garner donation to drive their cause and programs. Anyone seeking to contribute towards this noble cause can reach out to them at their office, via email or social media page. Let us all fulfil our individual responsibilities through this benevolent medium.
Reach out to them via:
Address: House 09, Block B, Road 4/5, Section 12, Mirpur 11 1/2, Dhaka 1216
Photo:Chatro Somajkollan Foundation