Proborton, a social welfare organisation founded by Sabbir Khan Saim, ensures education and food security among underprivileged communities. Amid the coronavirus crisis, the organisation is distributing food, groceries and other relief materials to several vulnerable families across Dhaka. They have so far conducted two distribution events in the city, feeding over 350 people. In addition, they have also distributed groceries to 100 families.
All projects of the organisation are self-financed, as students and volunteers contribute to the initiatives with their pocket-money and earnings. The team is also sending money through Bkash to various households across the country. The food for distribution is cooked by one team members. The packages include khichuri, eggs, vegetables, meat and some light snacks.
Proborton aimed to feed at least 8,000 underprivileged children before Eid and extend relief materials to over 2000 families by conducting 10 more events across Bangladesh. They ensure that everyone has cleaned their hands with sanitisers before collecting the food. They also check for minimum distance between two people standing in the line for food. Furthermore, the organisation emphasises on the need for good hygiene through online messages. "I am also making regular announcements from my rooftop in Basabo as people from neighbouring buildings listen from their balconies," added Sabbir.