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 views were more pragmatic. She dreamt of possibilities beyond imagination but those could so easily be given the shape of reality.
Abinta was very clear about her future direction - a set-plan of what she wanted to do and who she wanted to be; “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. Her aspirations led to the formation of the ‘Abinta Kabir Foundation’.
To inspire and empower the underprivileged to live a life of dignity through holistic Education and care for Orphans and Senior Citizens.
To create the opportunity for the underprivileged to live a life of dignity and Pride
RATIONALE BEHIND FOUNDATION:
THE DREAM CATCHERS’ STORY
Being a student of high calibre, she believed education is the key to success of not only personal goal but national objectives. She has left such a deep mark in her short but very successful student life, her teachers, professors, sport coach and her peers – they have vivid memories of her brilliance as an academic. She was also an accomplished sport person. She loved to play basketball and was part of her school’s basketball team. She was very clear what she wanted to achieve and how to go about them. She volunteered to educate street children and kids of an orphanage, to provide life skill to acid survivors, planting trees, etc. She volunteered at the HOPE Foundation, who provides medical support to victims of violence, particularly acid victims and also with the Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh to build shelters/houses for the organisation’s beneficiaries.
These principles reflected in every sphere of her life – her choice of future profession- she wanted to start an NGO to help those in need.She was a true champion of the philosophy that the people with resources should help people in need to make this world a better place. “One must strive to use some of her or his time to make the world a better place. This is because we all live in the same world and it is our duty to help preserve it for not just for ourselves but for future generations”.
So, the Abinta Kabir Foundation (AKF) started their journey to make those dreams a reality so the generations could benefit from an exceptional role model’s even more exceptional aspirations.
To honour her memory and to catch her dreams, the Abinta Kabir Foundation was established. The Foundation has 7 founder members. 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 members - or the ‘life-long’ members as per the Memorandum of Association, were formed. 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 members were formed. 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 members. The members are selected based on her/his interest in the activities of the Foundation and believes in its aims and objectives. They meet at least once a year.