This Ramadan , GPIT organized various social initiatives
This Ramadan , GPIT organized various social initiatives, headed by our Chief Executive Officer, Raihan Shamsi.
The initiative was to collect donations for Iftaar, Zakat and Quran khatom. The donations were collected through a SMS portal, deducted from salaries of the participating GPIT employees.
One of these initiatives was an Iftaar at BERDO (Blind Education Rehabilitation Development Organization) with a team of GPIT employees, along with the members of the management team, at Mirpur, on Wednesday, 8th August, 2012.
Formed on July, 1991, BERDO empowers disabled people with programs like income generation, leadership development, education training, treatment facilities, and to increase public awareness regarding disability.
The Executive Director of BERDO, Saidul Huq, was very informative in terms of the history of BERDO and what is being done for the visually impaired in Bangladesh. With 40 visually impaired residents and support staff, BERDO were a gracious host, helping GPIT with a tour of their facilities.
The second GPIT initiative was an Iftaar arranged at the Ahsan Ulum Madrasa and Etim Khana beside Dhaka Polytechnic Institute in Tejgaon on Saturday, 11th August, 2012.
Housing 55 orphans, mainly children, sharing a very small space with almost no furniture, the children were ecstatic to have this many guests for Iftaar.
GPIT organized these initiatives as an example of how small acts of kindness and giving can bring happiness to a number of the underprivileged.