What is the first thing that comes to your mind when talk about self-reliance? It is something that gives you freedom to be yourself. Dependency on others makes you a slave to them and you have to work according to their instructions. But if you are self-reliant in life, you have the courage and ability to listen to yourself rather than others or events decide what you should do. Since the inception of Touching Souls International, we have always tried to instill the quality of self-reliance in many people of Bangladesh. That is what we mean by philanthropy.
Being self dependent in life makes you capable of dealing successfully with every challenge which life throws at you. Since we have involved ourselves in the projects dealing with poorer sections of the society, we have had an opportunity to see this people very closely. What we came to know was that, they lack the necessary support to be self-reliant in life. So we decided to be their support and provide them the money to start a living on their own. We termed this act of philanthropy as ‘Self-Reliant project’.
The capital that was provided to the people came to their rescue and more or less did the required hard work to return the money back to us. Some of the notable names who really emerged as winners are Muhammad Sheikh, the proud owner of two rickshaws and Aliya who runs a shop of her own in her house itself. They are more than happy with the support that have make them self dependent in life. They can now steer their life in the direction in which they want to go. They have earned their self-respect back. What can be more satisfying and encouraging than this?
We really feel satisfied to bring back the smiles to the life of these needy people who had lost their reason to live. Our act of philanthropy was successful.
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