The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation, an initiative of Bangladesh's ace all-rounder, united with Mission Save Bangladesh -- a joint initiative of The Daily Star, Sheba.xyz, and Samakal and now Shakib's foundation -- on Saturday to aid in the fight against coronavirus.
Mission Save Bangladesh is the first initiative with which The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation has joined forces.
The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation is dedicated to improving the livelihood of Bangladeshis and make their lives better and safer.
So far, Mission Save Bangladesh has received donations amounting to Tk 38,64,679 from different private organisations and NGOs, with which the initiative will be supporting more than 2,500 underprivileged families.
Shakib announced his decision in a post on his official Facebook page on Saturday afternoon. The post read: "The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation has taken steps to raise funds from individuals and organizations around the country and around the world to help the underprivileged people affected by Coronavirus.
"This is going to be the first initiative in which The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation will provide support.
"Mission Save Bangladesh is an initiative of The Daily Star, Sheba.xyz and Samakal. The purpose of this project is to provide support to low-income and underprivileged people affected by Coronavirus. So far this project has helped over 2000 underprivileged families and efforts are underway to increase this number.
"Keep an eye on the Facebook page of 'Mission Save Bangladesh' to be updated with the activities - https://www.facebook.com/missionsavebangladesh/
"Let's all fight together, live together because human beings are there for each other."
Besides providing the families with groceries, Mission Save Bangladesh has also been carrying out community-based activities like disinfecting public places.
The partner brands and the initiators of Mission Save Bangladesh are looking forward to receiving support from The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation.