As Bangladesh inches out of the LDC bracket towards the possibility of greater economic prosperity, it’s all too clear that our immediate focus should be education for all, to upgrading our labour forces so we can take the momentum forward.
Considering the scope of the undertaking, it’s all hands on deck, and private organizations, NGO’s and institutions are coming forward to chip in and do their bit. AIM Initiative Foundation is one such story.
AIM Initiative Foundation is a volunteering organization that works to ensure free education and healthcare facilities in Meradiya and Boithakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The major goal of the organization is to make underprivileged children capable of becoming self-dependent and self-sufficient individuals by providing them proper academic knowledge and skill development activities.
The focus of this organization is on the dominant and prevalent social, economic and health issues of the country. Aside from free education, healthcare and skill development activities, AIM focuses on various volunteering activities such as- yearly winter clothes distribution, iftar and Eid Dress distribution, healthy food distribution, self-defense workshop for young women, and social media campaigns to raise awareness for complicated health issues and social issues.
At present, the core project of AIM Initiative Foundation is the AIM School in Meradiya, Dhaka, which commenced operations this January. Before that, the Foundation hosted open classes for the children in Boithakhali and Meradiya areas of the capital. There are 43 primary level students in the school. The classes take place 6 days a week from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. The volunteer teachers are from various renowned academic institutions, working to educate the needy.
Earlier this month, the Foundation organized an iftar and Eid dress distribution event in two areas – the AIM School at Meradiya, and one at Spicey Chicken Restaurant in Aftabnagar, for a total of 85 children. The culmination of a month-long campaign, the Foundation was able to provide 35 families with food items such as noodles, rice and sugar, as well as beautiful Eid clothes and iftar for the children attending.
At present, the foundation is committed to uphold their goals for sustainable progress, and this they hope to achieve by upgrading their available educational program to include basic computer education, arts and crafts aside from the traditional textbook- based curriculum.
To know more about AIM Initiative Foundation, check them out on Facebook and Instagram.