Dabirul Islam Chowdhury OBE

DC 102+

Fundraising for Orphans Shelter Foundation
raised of £1,000 target
by 21 supporters
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Orphans Shelter Foundation

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We raise funds for orphans and the poor to build better futures!


The Dabirul Islam Choudhury OBE Story &


Dabirul Islam Choudhury OBE is a 101-year-old legendary fundraiser who has been in isolation for more than a year. He couldn’t sit around to wait for change to happen, and took the initiative to help humanity. He has been dubbed a ‘Charity Hero’ as well as being awarded with an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II for his extraordinary and compassionate fundraising efforts towards mankind. 

Being the oldest Muslim fundraiser at the age of 102, Dabirul doesn’t want to stop pursuing helping others. Seeing the loss of millions of lives and witnessing the suffering of our brothers and sisters due to the pandemic and conflicts, he now wants to help them even further.  He wants to put a smile on the mothers who have lost their loved ones, see an orphan daughter shine in her life, empower our sisters, and not leave them in misery. This is why he will continue to walk for humanity and raise funds for the needy.

1.   DC102+

 ‘DC102+’, led by 102-year-old legendary fundraiser Dabirul Islam Choudhury OBE.  The launch of the project will take place on Saturday 16th April, at 2.01 pm, at the communal garden of his residence in Bow, East London.  The launch will be attended by faith leaders, women activists, and young Londoners from diverse backgrounds. The event will be marked by a '102 second' silence for the victims of conflicts and covid, refugees around the world, and destitute mothers and children.  Globally, individuals from 102 countries will also join the campaign from their own countries at 2.01 pm (their local time) and mark their respect for Mr. Choudhury's contribution towards humanitarian causes as well as raising funds for the RFC. These funds will provide shelter for the refugees & homeless, feed the destitute, provide education for young girls and boys, aid widows, and help war-torn communities affected by disasters. The donations will also help build mosques in the UK. The funds raised will be distributed equally amongst the charity partners of Channel S and those who are participating in the live fundraising programmes during the month of Ramadan.

2.    Background to RFC 

Channel S’ highly reputed Ramadan Family Commitment (RFC) is aimed to generate more funds so that the partner charity organisations receive further assistance from Channel S, and thus able to raise more funds during the month of Ramadan. 

3.   RFC for COVID 19

More than half a billion people will be pushed into poverty unless
immediate action is taken. Predominantly the people of Bangladesh and third world countries will suffer the most – children and vulnerable families will suffer from extreme hunger.  We have
partnered with leading international charitable organisations to reach out to as many distressed people as possible affected by this pandemic.  

4.     How the process will work

The process is very simple. Donors donate to the JustGiving page provided above which has been established to raise funds, and the donations will be distributed equally amongst our partner charities. 
Generally, there are 26 live TV appeals during the month of Ramadan on Channel S who will be raising funds for various domestic and international causes.  The RFC helps them to generate even more funds.  For example, if anyone donates £26 to the RFC, each appeal will get £1. If you donate £260, each appeal will receive £10. 

About the charity

Orphans Shelter Foundation

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Orphans Shelter Foundation, a registered UK charity, works to provide shelter, provisions and education. With over 300 orphan and poor children, in four supported projects in Bangladesh, as well as creating income generating projects for poor communities and promoting social welfare.

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