Moanoghar launches Fund Raising Campaign
Moanoghar Children's Home inaugurated a fund raising campaign today at Rangamati with support from Drishtipat and Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF).
The fund raising ceremony was part of a continuing process to establish Moanoghar as a sustainable development charity.
Earlier, Drishtipat Writers' Collective (DWC) published a book on the political struggles and development needs of the marginalised people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts. The book, titled “Between Ashes and Hope: Chittagong Hill Tracts in the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism” was edited by Naeem Mohaiemen of DWC (co-editors Hana Shams Ahmed, Farah Mehreen Ahmad, Jyoti Rahman, Tazreena Sajjad; photo editor Zaid Islam) and was published with support from MJF. The money collected from the sale of the book was donated to Moanoghar during the ceremony.
A new website (www.moanoghar.org) was also launched to promote the activities of the institution and to facilitate the fund raising campaign.
Tandra Chakma and Zahed Hasan [from right] of Manusher Jonno Foundation and S
yeed Ahamed of Drishtipat Writers' Collective handing over a cheque collected
from the sale of the book “Between Ashes and Hope: Chittagong Hill Tracts in
the Blind Spot of Bangladesh Nationalism” to Chanchu Chakma,
Executive Director of Moanoghar Children's Home in Rangamati. Courtesy: MJF
The programme was chaired by Sukumar Dewan, President, Moanoghar Executive Committee. Among others, Zahed Hasan and Tandra Chakma of MJF, Syeed Ahamed of DWC and Snehokumar Chakma of Ancholik Parishad was present at the ceremony.
Chunchu Chakma, Executive Director of Moanoghar received the money from the DWC-MJF representatives.
The fund raising ceremony was followed by a traditional cultural programme performed by the children of Moanoghar.