A Dhaka Tribune initiative in collaboration with Prochesta Foundation; first phase set to take place at Begunbari slum in Dhaka on May 10
In a bid to continue serving the underprivileged community, Dhaka Tribune, in collaboration with Prochesta Foundation, has undertaken an initiative called “Share Your Meal,” in line with the true spirit of Ramadan.
As Bangladesh goes through an unprecedented crisis along with the rest of the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is under lockdown, leading to many families losing their means of livelihood.
Aiming to help these distressed people in Dhaka during the holy month of Ramadan, Share Your Meal aims to serve iftar to people living at slums in the city’s Boubazar, Begunbari, Baddnagar and other locations – based on need and access to funds.
Under this campaign, iftar will be distributed among 3,000-5,000 people throughout Ramadan.
The first phase of this initiative is set to take place at Begunbari slum on Sunday, May 10, through distribution partner Prochesta Foundation. On this day, more than 700 underprivileged people will be served with iftar.
For each packet of iftar, which will contain a wholesome and nourishing meal, the cost has been set at Tk75 only.
Share Your Meal has started to collect donations from Dhaka Tribune management, social organizations and the general people. But this drive needs much more resources and funds to serve thousands of people. Any level of contribution from anyone can make a difference today.
As the success of this initiative depends on the availability of funds, Dhaka Tribune requests everyone to make a contribution to this cause. Let’s cherish the true spirit of Ramadan this year and lend our helping hands to those who need it the most.
Donations can be made through mobile money transfer (bKash, Rocket, Nagad - 01614926838) and bank transfer (AB Bank, Karwan Bazar Branch, A/C- 4002-436428-441).
The Share Your Meal initiative follows another fundraising campaign by Dhaka Tribune, in partnership with JCI Dhaka Young and five NGOs, named “Serve the Future.”
Serve the Future aims to provide essential commodities to underprivileged people. The first phase of this campaign successfully took place at Rayerbazar in Dhaka on April 24, where 225 families were given basic necessity packages containing rice, lentil, potatoes, onions, oil, salt, soap, and reusable masks. Preparations for the next phases are underway.
Donations for Serve the Future can be made similarly as Share Your Meal.