Youth of Bangladesh are known for their sacrifice and enthusiasm for social service. There has never been any shortage of dreamer cum activist in our society. Zahir Iqbal Nannu, the founder of Shopno Dakho Social Welfare Organization is one of them.
Nannu started providing free education to the street children in his college campus back in 2009. Though, the journey of Shopno Dakho Social Welfare Organization started officially on March 28, 2013 in two small rooms of Khorki in Jessore. They have commenced various programs under 11 broad sectors (evoking the historic 11 sectors of the 1971 war of independence) namely – Shopno Dakho School for Disabled and Rehabilitation Center, Computer Projonmo Bivag, Muktijuddho Janar Juddho, Shopno Dakho Gano-Pathagar, Samaj-seba Unnayan Bivag, Abacus Computer and Training Center, Shopnobuni Handicrafts, Khadyo o Krishi Bivag, Jonakir Mela Pathshala, and Michael Modhusudan Debate Federation for the development of helpless, disabled, women, children, and youth.
The organization have been working relentlessly, distributing winter clothes, education materials, providing basic education, training on drawing and recitation, relief camps, campaigning on health and sanitation in different parts of Jessore district. So far, they have supported 21 physically-challenged children and organized debate competitions in 87 educational institutions.
With a meticulously drafted future plan, the organization now looks forward to work with the large Young Bangla network and serve the vulnerable communities in more effective manner.