The initiative raised almost $0.2 million in three months and helped more than 0.1 million people during the pandemic
The pandemic, it appears, has brought out the best and the worst in people. There are those exploiting human helplessness up to the hilt and then there are those that are going out of their way to help those in need.
Mission Save Bangladesh, founded by Tajdin Hassan, Imran Kadir and Adnan Imtiaz Halim, belongs to the latter category.
And the initiative on Tuesday got the prestigious Joy Bangla Youth Award, which is now in its fourth year, from Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the ICT affairs adviser of the prime minister.
The initiative raised almost $0.2 million in three months and helped more than 0.1 million people during the pandemic by way of providing groceries for the underprivileged citizens and financial support to small businesses, disinfecting public places and houses, distributing hand sanitisers and personal protective equipment and so on.
“When we started Mission Save Bangladesh, there were times we got nervous looking at how many people were suffering due to the pandemic,” said Hassan, who is also its president.
In the upcoming days, Mission Save Bangladesh will work on growing its youth community to serve even a larger crowd, he added.
“It has been nothing short of an inspirational and rewarding journey being a part of Mission Save Bangladesh. The stellar team has worked tirelessly to reach the unmet and unarticulated demands of the unreachable,” said Sonia Bashir Kabir, its executive member.
Mission Save Bangladesh was featured in The Washington Post, Yahoo News, AP News, The Star, and many other prestigious platforms.
“Indeed, Mission Save Bangladesh has been able to bring smiles to a lot of faces. The esteemed Joy Bangla Youth Award is not just for us, it’s also for the brands, partners and well-wishers who supported us constantly,” said Kadir, its general secretary.