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05:40 PM, July 28, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:43 PM, July 28, 2020

Working towards a better society

We the Dreamers began their journey as a charitable organisation in 2005, with the aim of providing disadvantaged communities with free medical camps. They expanded their activities as a non-political and multi-professional volunteer organisation from 2015. They facilitate educational services for Rohingya children, who cannot afford to go to schools. They also provide necessary supplies in flood afflicted regions.

So far, the organisation has established more than 110 free medical camps throughout Bangladesh. "We the Dreamers is ultimately the consequence of several people choosing to come together to work for the betterment of our society. The volunteers involved with the organisation are mainly professionals, as doctors are imperative for medical camps," said Engineer Shahab Uddin, one of the co-founders. Experts from various industries serve as volunteers of the organisation. They are also working on selecting final-year university students and fresh graduates as volunteers for their miscellaneous activities that do not require doctors. In order to garner funds, they reach out to their respective network of willing affiliates.

Amid the pandemic, they raised funds for COVID-19 patients, and came up with a help desk for probable carriers of the virus. People can ask questions regarding COVID-19 at the desk from the comfort of their homes.

The volunteers of We the Dreamers take necessary precautions while working, including PPE kits. Through their funds, they are providing food supplies to lower middle-class workers who may have lost their jobs in this time of crisis. They follow a thorough process to inquire about the jobs of these people.

Apart from their emergency relief funds to combat the pandemic, they intend to continue aiding communities that have been harshly affected by recent floods. Following Eid Ul Azha, they hope to provide supplies and assistance to children on the autism spectrum and provide supplies to those who have no sources of income. We the Dreamers maintain an active Facebook page, where they post all information relating to their charitable endeavours. Their volunteers feel rewarded to be able to help those in need.

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