In response to the current COVID-19 situation in Bangladesh, Concerts for Bangladesh 2020 aims to raise funds to support the most vulnerable communities with food, welfare packages and essential medications. Namely, sex workers, members of the transgender community, slum-dwellers, elderly people, textile workers, communities in the remotest parts of the country and the general floating population.
Most of the people within the identified vulnerable communities are day-wage earners and low-income workers. Self-isolating at home means these people risk losing their sole income source. Your donation will directly help these communities by providing them with basic necessities and allow them to stay at home while the pandemic is ongoing.
Who Are We + Why We Do It
Youth on a mission.
We are a group of young adults who are based in Singapore, USA, Germany, Bangladesh and India. Majority of us are students who are like-minded and are on a mission to create a beautiful narrative out of this tragedy. A narrative with humanity and kindness at its core.
Strength in solidarity.
Concerts for Bangladesh 2020 only came into existence because of the dedicated and passionate individuals who put the cause first before anything else. Within the short span of three weeks, our volunteers who are juggling schoolwork, careers and even individual struggles have come together to support the vulnerable in Bangladesh.
A new world where no one gets left behind or forgotten.
No one says it better than Arundhati Roy:
“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next. We can choose to walk through it, dragging the carcasses of our prejudice and hatred, our avarice, our data banks and dead ideas, our dead rivers and smoky skies behind us. Or we can walk through lightly, with little luggage, ready to imagine another world. And ready to fight for it.”
We have partnered up with organisations as well as individuals in Bangladesh and around the world. These partnerships have been crucial in promoting, engaging volunteer artists and distributing food/essential items on the ground.