Students’ organization ‘Cholo Sapna Chui’ is providing livelihood to helpless people in Rangpur. There is a smile on Karimon-Rozina’s face.
Abdul Aziz, a motor worker, died two and a half years ago, leaving behind a four-month-old child, Ankhi Mani, and his wife, Rozina Begum. When Rozina is on the verge of extinction in the absence of her husband, she also has to take care of her elder sister’s two children. The two children who lost their parents in a road accident had no one else.
When it was difficult to provide for the three children and their own food, members of a voluntary organization called Let’s Dream Touch rushed to Rozina’s house. She bought him a sewing machine. Now Rozina earns an average of five thousand rupees a month by making clothes at home.Advertising
69 helpless and jobless women like Rozina have been bought one sewing machine each by Cholo Sapna Chuhi. Some people have bought chickens. Some have found small shops. In this way, apart from providing livelihood to the helpless, let’s help people in many ways.
The organization has also taken a special initiative. That is to install sanitary napkin boxes in the toilets of various hotels and restaurants in Rangpur metropolis to protect women’s health. The girls of the organization went to the village and distributed sanitary napkins among the poor women.
Let’s touch the dream is a voluntary organization in Rangpur. The difference with other organizations is that it runs on members’ own grants. 450 members. Everyone is studying in school, college or university. According to the leaders of the organization, the members deposit a part of the income earned by the students (tuition) in the fund of the organization every month. They have decided not to celebrate their birthday by swearing. He donates money to help people without spending it. Many parents donate their savings to humanitarian services without celebrating their wedding anniversary.
Let’s give an example. Anika Tabachum of Shatibari village in Mithapukur upazila of Rangpur is a student of Government Unani and Ayurvedic Medical College in Dhaka. He teaches one person and gets three thousand rupees a month, from there he gives 300 rupees to the organization every month. Anika Tabachum said, “If you can give the money, your mind will be full.”
The way it started
Cholo Sapna Chhumi started its journey in 2016 with 30 members in Pirgachha Upazila of Rangpur. Its initiator and current president is Muhtasim Abshad Jisan (22) of Barapansia village in Pirgachha upazila. He is a student of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Khulna University. Muhtasim told Prothom Alo that he joined the Red Crescent Society in 2012 as a volunteer. In 2016, he formed the voluntary organization Cholo Sapna Chumi with his friends.
Beyond the boundaries of Pirgachha, voluntary activities are being carried out in Lalmonirhat and Thakurgaon districts including eight upazilas of Rangpur. Muhtasim said he now earns Rs 2,000 a month by teaching one. He deposited one thousand rupees in the fund of the organization.
As much work
The organizers of Cholo Sapna Chuiya said that they understand the condition of the helpless people and decide the type of help. Apart from buying sewing machines for 69 women, they have bought more than 2,000 chickens for 215 helpless families. He has turned 15 people into small shops with cash. Responsibility has been taken for the upbringing and education of 15 motherless children. Wheelchairs have been provided to five persons with disabilities.
The members of the organization have planted fruit and forest trees in the backyards of more than a thousand low-income people. They claim that they have so far provided food and assistance to 5,000 unemployed people in Corona. Distributed masks and disinfectants (hand sanitizers). Tanjim Alam, general secretary of Cholo Sapna Chuhi, said that if anyone outside the members wanted to help, they did not accept it themselves and contacted the helpless family directly.
‘They are doing well’
Let’s go to the restaurant to get regular sanitary napkins on behalf of Sapna Chuni. Its manager Akash Dev said, “Let the members of Dream Touch leave it in the napkin box every month.
Let’s touch the dream and its entrepreneur Muhtasim Abshad has received several awards. Many people know about this organization in Rangpur. Rangpur Government Girls High School senior teacher. Farhad Hossain and Rangpur Metropolitan Police Commissioner. Abdul Alim Mahmud told Prothom Alo , “Let’s touch the dream is a good platform for human service.” They are doing well.
Of course, the poor people who have found a way to make a living with the help of the organization are the big well-wishers. One of them is a physically challenged woman Karimon Nesha (60). He was crying one evening six months ago at the modern corner of Rangpur city. Upon receiving the news, the members of Cholo Sapna Chuhi helped him.
A tin hut was set up at Ashratpur village in Rangpur Sadar for the woman to live in. Now he is given financial support every month. Ducks have been bought as well. As soon as he stood in front of the old woman’s house, he leaned on the stick and came out. Introducing himself, he said, ‘Dad, I don’t need any help. He pays for food and clothing every month. ‘