Persevering with to reward ‘good work’ in Dhaka


Bhalo Kajer Lodge: Persevering with to reward ‘good work’ in Dhaka

31 August, 2022, 09:00 am

Final modified: 31 August, 2022, 01:29 pm

In Dhaka, they serve meals within the Korail slum space from 12pm to 2pm, in Tejgaon Shatrasta from 2:30pm to 4:00pm and in Kamalapur Railway space, from 7:30pm to 9pm. 

“However we do not need sufficient to feed folks day by day of the month. We will present meals for round 24 days. Generally a donor could come ahead to pay for one more additional day’s meals, however that’s uncommon,” Moniruzzaman Monir, one other member and volunteer stated. 

How is it financed?

“To feed greater than 13,000 folks a month, we want roughly Tk7 lakh a month. And two-third of the quantity comes from our day by day ten member group,” Rubel knowledgeable us. The remaining is collected from our well-wishers. 

So, what is that this day by day ten member group? 

Anybody will be part of it and begin donating cash. However first, you must register your title with this Fb group as a member for a Tk300 price. Subsequently, you both save Tk10 on a regular basis in a financial institution on the resorts in the event you occur to be a volunteer, or donate one other Tk300 to the organisation at the beginning of the following month. 

The group now has 1,600 members however roughly 1000 members donate cash each month.  

“Our kitchen is in Basabo and normally we purchase substances for per week or 10 days, and maintain them in our retailer home,” Rubel stated.  

Picture: Noor-A-Alam

Photo: Noor-A-Alam

Picture: Noor-A-Alam

He added that cooking begins at six within the morning on a regular basis for the Korail and Hatirjheel resorts. Round 10am or 11am, they load the van and begin for the zones. Then at round 3pm, the cooks begin getting ready the night meal, which they serve in Kamalapur.     

What’s within the menu?

Primarily rice dishes like khichuri, polao or white rice with egg curry, greens and meat. “We attempt to alter the menu each different day. For instance, if we serve khichuri at the moment, we are going to serve white rice with daal and greens the following day,” Monir stated. 

On Fridays, they’ve particular gadgets like rooster roast with polao. The sort of meals is most appreciated by company however as Rubel shared with us, they can not afford to serve meat on a regular basis and it’s also not wholesome for the eaters.   

Why this commerce in good deeds? 

“Why do some folks steal, and even pickpocket? Just for meals! If we are able to present them with meals this fashion, they could suppose twice earlier than doing one thing fallacious,” Rubel stated.

Within the final three years, the organisation has fed nearly 10 lakh folks they usually love that a minimum of half of them carried out one thing good. 

However what if somebody lies about doing a superb deed to get free meals? To this, Rubel replied, “Possibly on the primary day s/he’ll lie, after which once more on the second day, then maybe on the third. However we imagine human beings can’t maintain mendacity like this on a regular basis for meals.” 

“Eventually, they may develop a conscience and really begin doing one thing good,” he added. 

About Youth for Bangladesh

Beginning in 2009, this youth organisation first began fundraising for the therapies of coronary heart sufferers. Since then, the organisation has aided coronary heart remedy for 300 kids, the founding volunteer Md Arifur Rahman instructed us. 

He, together with six of his buddies, have been concerned in charity work since their college days in 2009. In keeping with Arifur, it was creator Humayun Ahmed’s work that impressed them to provoke this challenge. 

Picture: Noor-A-Alam

Photo: Noor-A-Alam

Picture: Noor-A-Alam

He stated, “In considered one of his (Humayun Ahmed) TV dramas ‘Sobuj Chaya’, there was a personality performed by Zahid Hasan, who made an settlement with himself to do a minimum of one good factor day by day. It made him completely satisfied. And I realised serving to folks made me completely satisfied.”

Arifur and his buddies wished to hold out charitable work in a extra organised manner. That was why they created the Fb group named ‘Youth for Bangladesh’. 

The organisation runs three colleges for the homeless, marginalised kids – two in Dhaka and one other one in Madaripur.

Other than this, in addition they have an old-age house in Merul Badda named ‘Rashmona Aponghor’.   

“We wished to do one thing that may go away a major affect on society. That was when the thought of giving meals in alternate for good work got here to our thoughts,” stated Arifur. 

He additionally stated poverty typically performs a job in elevated prison actions. So, he felt if folks do not need to fret about meals, maybe they won’t be manipulated simply to commit crimes. 


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