Who we are – About us
The Abinta Kabir Foundation was formed on 5th March, 2017 to make unrealised dreams of a young philanthropist, a high spirited beautiful soul and an intelligent academic whose head full of brilliant ideas about how to give back to her country. She was certain that in order for our country to prosper and develop, “as a Bangladeshi, it is my responsibility to help others. I think, if I want my country to become developed and prosperous then I definitely need to take some action in order to succeed”. Even though she had ideas so magnificent and monumental, her head was firmly screwed to her shoulders. She dreamt of possibilities beyond imagination but those could so easily be given the shape of reality.
The violent incident that took this immensely talented young adult away from all of her beloved’s had very firm and exact ideas about what she wanted to be and do in future. Fortunate enough to be born in an affluent family, she wanted to share her fortunes with the less fortunate ones. “I believe I have responsibility towards those who are less fortunate and don’t have the same luxuries as I am grateful to have. Those who are fortunate enough in life should help those in need in order to make their lives better”. She was empathetic and sympathetic to the plights of those who struggle to meet their very basic needs day after day. So she dreamt and dreamt big!
To honour her memory and to catch her dreams, the Abinta Kabir Foundation was established. The Foundation has 7 (Seven) founder members – a list of which is attached in Annex-I. The Founder Members meet at least once in every three months. They are the ultimate body to alter or completely change the direction of the Foundation. The Foundation was registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Act XXI of 1860) on 15th November, 2016. A Board of Directors, consisting of 7 (Seven) members – or the ‘life-long’ members as per the Memorandum of Association, were formed (Annex-II). They also meet once in every three months.
AKF was also registered later under the Social Welfare Act, 1961 under the Ministry of Social Welfare on 31st December, 2017. An Executive Board with 7 (Seven) members were formed (Annex-III). The Executive Committee members are responsible to take important decisions about AKF’s current and future programmes as well as the general management of the foundation. They are also responsible for altering Rules and Regulations and by-law for accomplishing the foundation’s objectives. The Board has the last word regarding recruitment and/or discharging. The Executive Board meets once in every four months.
AKF also has a body of General Members, which contains 24 (Twenty-four) members (Annex-IV). The members are selected based on her/his interest in the activities o the Foundation and believes in its aims and objectives. They meet at least once a year.
The Foundation is currently headed by the Founder General Secretary and has 10 staffs (Annex-V). The General Secretary overlooks day-to-day activities of the Foundation and takes all relevant important decisions. The Foundation has the following departments:
Research and Development
Finance and Accounts
Procurement and Logistics
Communication and PR
The fairly newly formed Foundation is expertly run jointly by all and with an exemplary attitude that boasts – ‘all hands on deck’.
To create the opportunity for the underprivileged to live a life of dignity and Pride
To inspire and empower the underprivileged to live a life of dignity through holistic Education and care for Orphans and Senior Citizens