Bangladesh ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said that he is looking forward to help 2000 underprivileged families through his new initiative The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation.
Shakib on Saturday launched his own foundation called ‘The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation’ while The Daily Star, Sheba.xyz, and Samakal, have joined hands with The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation to launch ‘Mission Save Bangladesh’.‘Mission Save Bangladesh’ will be the first initiative with which ‘The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation’ -- an initiative of Shakib Al Hasan, who is one of the greatest all-rounders of all time -- is joining forces to fight the impact of coronavirus.
“The main purpose of Mission save Bangladesh is to help our people fight Coronavirus pandemic and the idea is to give food to poor people who cannot work at the moment due to lockdown. Till now, this project has helped 2000 families and wants to increase this number as well,” Shakib wrote in his official Facebook page.
Shakib also said the lower-middle-class people are suffering most due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The whole country is suffering from coronavirus. Due to coronavirus pandemic, a lot of poor people are in confusion as to when they can start earning again. The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation wants to help these people and has taken initiative to collect fund from different people and agencies worldwide,” he said.
“This fund will be used to help under privileged families,” said Shakib.
So far, Mission Save Bangladesh has received donations amounting to 38,64,679 taka from different private organisations and NGOs, with which the initiative will be supporting more than 2,500 underprivileged families.Besides providing the families with groceries, Mission Save Bangladesh has also been carrying out community-based activities like disinfecting public places.
The partner brands and the initiators of Mission Save Bangladesh are looking forward to receiving support from The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation.