Grameenphone and Brac have come together to stand beside those who have been most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
They have launched the 'Dakche Amar Desh' initiative to help the most vulnerable and affected families and ready to support 50,000 vulnerable families in providing emergency food assistance.
In response to this cause recently, AB Bank, Aamra Networks, Edison Group, Epyllion & Radio Bhumi Group have joined into 'Dakche Amar Desh' (My Nation Calls) initiative along with many individuals.
Yasir Azman, chief executive officer of Grameenphone said, "Now is the time to come together — with patience, understanding, and compassion. We invited all individuals/enterprises who can afford to join this initiative 'Dakche Amar Desh. We are grateful to our industry friends who have been generously responding positively and coming forward. We believe together, we can reach the maximum people who need help during this unprecedented difficult time."
Executive Director of BRAC, Asif Saleh, said, "We are facing a humanitarian crisis unlike any we have experienced. Given the nature of the crisis, the need for partnerships is greater than ever. We are grateful to the individuals and organisations who have generously contributed to the cause. The prolonged nature of the crisis has left millions of families under dire economic conditions and we need more individuals and private sector partners to come forward, enabling us to scale up the support interventions further."
Initially, Brac supported 200,000 and Grameenphone supported 100,000 families under the 'Dakche Amar Desh' initiative.
To effectively tackle the pandemic, the nation needs support from both individuals and institutions. Grameenphone and BRAC have been urging everyone to join the cause of 'Dakche Amar Desh' and help the vulnerable population. Similar to AB Bank, Aamra Networks, Edison Group, and Epyllion Group, other organizations are also invited to step forward and join the cause.