Selim lacks eyesight. But his vision relays hope into those who are in need of. Being raised in a society where a visually impaired child has to walk up a rugged trail to pursue education, Selim refused to give in and went up the education ladder up to graduation. Then he founded the Patenga Protibondhi Unnayan Sangathan (the organization for the development of people with disabilities in Patenga) in 2009.
The promise he delivered on is educating children with disabilities, particularly those from the underprivileged backgrounds in the locality. All the members of the Patenga Protibondhi Unnayan Sangathan live with disabilities of one form or another.
Apart from educating the children, Patenga Protibondhi Unnayan Sangathan also makes sure that they get access to free brail textbooks, education aids and stipends provided by the government. This organization also helps people with disability by linking them with all the services and facilities that the government provides for people with disabilities.
Patenga Protibondhi Unnayan Sangathan, which has educated several hundred children and adults since 2009, is run on donations from local philanthropists and well-wishers. With the money, they have set up a grant scheme with which they currently sponsor 120 beneficiaries.