I believe all disabled people should not be seen as alien and incapable in the society. I would really love to see this outlook among the people in my community regarding disabled people; therefore I joined an autism school few years ago to raise awareness and to help the school collect fund. I also believe, we cannot change our communities as well as many people’s thoughts and beliefs as we desire since change needs collective effort and strong determination. Therefore, change will surely take much effort, time and collective solution.
As the school is a very local institute, it cannot give enough payment to its teachers and staff, the organization does not have as many staff as it needs. Therefore, I started volunteering to update their website and making them some brochures, which seems very small from my side but a huge help for them. Additionally I kept researching on the internet for another organization or individuals from developed countries and contacted some volunteers who work with this issue to help me. However, there was no response to my concerns. I am trying to organize a fundraising event along with my faculty and staff in my university as I thought my university can be the first place to raise the issue and I thought my fellow mates will be motivated. Additionally, I am making a documentary film to create awareness and to convey a message that - hundreds of children are being neglected and their voices are being suppressed just because they belong to a third-world country like Bangladesh. As another step, I thought worldpulse can be another resource for me where people will learn more about this autistic school here and will be motivated, and some may even help raising fund as they get to know more.
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