Event Info



Starts: 2016-12-12 @ 11:00

Ends: 2018-12-22 @

Place: <> 2018 BDesh Annual Dinner - Save a Life, Save Humanity

Date: 2016-12-12

Time: 11:00



Special Guest:

It has been over a year since BDesh answered the call to help our Rohingya brothers and sisters. With your support we have made a difference.

To celebrate this past year's efforts:
  • Imam Mohammad Magid recapped his personal experience from his last visit in the Rohingya Camp with BDesh.
    • He reminded the audience of the hadith of Prophet Muhammed (Peace and blessings be upon him) - "The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body. When any limb aches, the whole body reacts with sleeplessness and fever.”
  • Dr. Ismail Mehr from IMANA Medical Relief reinforced the partnership between IMANA and BDesh Foundation.
    • He highlighted the impact that both organizations are bringing together to provide medical service to thousands of Rohingya brothers and sisters.
  • Dr. Imran Siddiqi served as the Master of Ceremonies.
    • He emphasized the fact that despite all the atrocity Rohingya brothers and sisters have endured, they never lost their faith.
  • BDesh Foundation Board Member, Sohel Ahmed, embodied solidarity with powerful words:
    • "Today, I am standing before you as a Rohingya brother and sister. I am not a BDesh Board Member. Today, I am the voice of the millions of Rohingya brothers and sisters. Today, you become their voice. They are voiceless brothers and sisters."
Shaheen Hossain, BDesh Foundation Board Member, hosted an informative presentation about the Rohingya Crisis. His report highlighted the following:
  • Since September 2017, BDesh Foundation through its local partners has been assisting more than 150,000 Rohingya Refugees through BDesh's clean water, sanitary latrine, shower facility program for women, health care support, food packages, Fitrana, and Qurbani Projects.
  • Recently in September 2018, BDesh opened its first Orphan Care Center in the No Man Land area of the Balukhali Camp of Cox’s Bazaar.
Hossain's report also highlighted the work accomplished in our own communities to lend a hand to those in need:

Dr. Altaf Husain and Br. Mir Ali handing the Community Service Award 2018 to Br. Absar Choudhury

  • With Serve A Meal, your donations and volunteer hours have serviced fresh meals to thousands of homeless individuals in the Washington, DC area.
  • Through Project Hasana, we have donated over 35 cars to local refugee and needy families in need of transportation for work, school and more.

If we could summarize this year in one phrase it would be: "thank you". This year would have not been a success without you because change doesn't happen with one person. Change only takes place when a group of individuals come together for one purpose of making a difference.

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