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Robi supports children with special needs

16As part of Corporate Responsibility initiatives, Robi has provided assistive devices and physiotherapy equipment to SEID (Society for Education & Inclusion of the Disabled) to help the organization address the physical challenges faced by the children with special needs.

Robi’s Chief Corporate and People Officer Matiul Islam Nowshad had distributed the assistive devices and physiotherapy equipments that include hearing aids, standing frames, cock-up splints and treadmills among the children, in presence of their parents, at an event that took place at the SEID office in the capital today.

SEID executive director Dilara Satter Mitu, Robi’s partner organization Genex Infosys’s managing director Adnan Imam and other officials from Robi and SEID were present on the occasion.

Expressing his satisfaction with the initiative, Robi’s CCPO said, “As a socially responsible company, Robi always proactively engages in activities that uphold social causes”.

“In this spirit, Robi had designed its corporate diary for 2016 using the pictures that were drawn by the children of SEID. The decision was specially taken to raise awareness on ‘Autism’ in society.”

“I would like to thank the children and the management of SEID for supporting our initiative. The overwhelming response we have received from our customers and stakeholders greatly motivates us to continue to work with the children with special needs.”

Robi takes up Corporate Responsibility projects under three pillars: ICT-Education, Environment and Health. This particular project was taken up under the ‘Health’ pillar. Under the same pillar, Robi has already set up Water Treatment Plant across the major railway stations of the country. Besides, on various occasions the company gets involved in relief distribution activities in the wake of natural disasters under the ‘Health’ pillar.

However, SEID is a non-government voluntary development organization that works for the rights and social inclusion of underprivileged children with intellectual and multiple disabilities, Autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy.

It has operations across three centers, providing assistance to more than 450 special-needs children from slum areas.

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