Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan announced on Friday that ‘The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation’ will provide coronavirus testing kits to hospitals and medical institutions in the coming days.
“I am extremely proud to announce that Confidence Group has teamed up with SAH Foundation (The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation) to raise funds totaling twenty lakh taka and purchase authentic testing kits to be supplied to recognised hospitals and medical institutions,” Shakib was quoted in his official Facebook page.“I look forward to collaborating with Confidence Group even more to make a difference in everyone’s lives,” it added.
Shakib said that he is looking forward to help 2000 underprivileged families through his new initiative The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation.
Shakib on March 28, launched his own foundation named ‘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.
“I hope that everyone in and out of the country is safe. Because of coronavirus, the whole world is going through a crisis, and Bangladesh is not excluded. There are a lot of underprivileged people in the country and at this time, they really need our assistance,” said Shakib.
“An organisation called Mission Save Bangladesh has taken such an initiative. My charitable organisation, The Shakib Al Hasan Foundation, has joined this organisation and we are all trying to stand beside the underprivileged. I urge every individual and organisation to stand beside these underprivileged people,” told Shakib.“Our concerted effort will make it possible for them to maintain their daily lives. I really believe from the bottom of my heart that if we all work as a team, we can save ourselves from this epidemic. I am requesting everyone to consider my request,” Shakib told adding that the purpose of the project is to help the underprivileged.
“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,” said Shakib.
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 funds 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.