JAAGO teams up with Urmi Group for vaccine awareness campaign
Volunteers helping the underprivileged to register
February 28, 2021, 10:24 PM
by UNB NEWS
Publish- February 28, 2021, 10:24 PM
JAAGO Foundation, in collaboration with Urmi Group, launched a COVID-19 vaccination awareness campaign with the slogan “Shurokkhatei Rokkha” (Safety through Protection) which will run for 8 days.
The initiative aims to bring the underprivileged community under the government’s COVID-19 Vaccination program, supported by Volunteer for Bangladesh.
The two organisations came forward with “Shurukkhatei Rokkha”, an awareness campaign to make the vaccination program a success. Volunteers are going door to door and helping underprivileged people aged over 40 without access to technology to register for the campaign.
Founder and Executive Director of JAAGO Foundation Korvi Rakshand said many people from the underprivileged community face challenges in signing up through the website, getting their cards printed, etc, on their own.
“Taking these challenges into account, we have launched a campaign -Shurokkhatei Rokkha- to help people get vaccinated in every district across the country. Our young volunteers are highly committed and eager to help,” Rakshand added.
Director of Urmi Group Fahmida Mahfuz said, “We are delighted to be able to come forward to help the people of the country. We aim to make our government's vaccination program a success and deliver the Covid-19 vaccine to all who need our help. I hope our efforts will be fruitful.”
“We must stay alert in periods of a pandemic and get vaccinated. Therefore, JAAGO Foundation, Urmi Group, and Volunteer for Bangladesh draw people’s attention to this campaign to encourage disadvantaged people to get vaccinated in their fight against COVID-19.”
Fahmida further added that they have been working on several campaigns that include providing food and masks to thousands of families in crisis since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Bangladesh government launched its countrywide Covid-19 vaccination campaign on February 9.
Mizanur Rahman, a resident of Agargaon slum, was extremely grateful to the volunteers. “I could not register for the vaccination before. It only took a few minutes with their help,” he said.
Ayesha Begum of Pirojpur district expressed her happiness, “Neither I nor anyone in the family knew about the process of registration for the vaccine. The volunteers have done the whole process of registration so easily, and I feel relieved now.”