‘Ek Takay Ahar’ for unprivileged children
Kazi Md Jahirul Islam is a young photographer from Bangladesh. He was a graduate student of BBA & MBA program with a major in HRM from International Islamic University Chittagong.
He has been nominated for many national & international awards & has won several photographic competitions. But instead of using that money to upgrade his equipment, he has donated his prize money to help the impoverished & underprivileged children. His journey of helping underprivileged children was started when he won several awards for one of his photo of a little boy titled "Blooming Flower & Blooming Mind". This photo was awarded in various photo contest such as in 'Akshaya Patra Click a Smile 2015 Photography Contest', 'Freedom Photo Competition 2016' & so on. After receiving too many prizes, he did not have to think twice about handing over his prize money to that boy. From that time, Jahirul determined to bestow the prize money of his winnings to the needy children.
His photographs have been selected to be a part of several exhibition specially in 'Photo Exhibition on Immigration Contrasts' at Revellin Museum in Spain, 4th International Photography Exhibition 2018 on 'Global Warming; The Forgotten Future' in Turkey & so forth.
Recently he has been conferred with the BYLC Alumni Awards 2019. Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC), a leadership institute, has honoured Kazi Md Jahirul and five others to appreciation for their contribution to society and to inspire them to bring more glory through their work in the future.
The money getting from this exhibition will be spent on Bidyanondon's "Ek Takay Ahar" project. 'Ek Takay Ahar' is a unique program which refers to 'food for a single penny'. Under this program hundreds of street dwelling children, beggars, elderly people, physically & mentally challenged people hanging around streets or stations get their fundamental need of regular meal in exchange of mere one taka.