Staff Reporter, Dhaka : Prime Bank Foundation, a non-profit subsidiary of Prime Bank Limited, has been catering to the healthcare and education needs of the underprivileged for almost two decades.
On the 21st of January, 2023, Prime Bank Foundation arranged its scholarship award-giving ceremony at a local hotel in the capital city. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP, Speaker of Bangladesh National Parliament graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest while Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam, Educationalist was present as the Special Guest. Azam J Chowdhury, Chairman of Prime Bank Foundation, presided over the event. Tanjil Chowdhury, Chairman of Prime Bank, the Directors of Prime Bank, and the CEO of Prime Bank Foundation, Dr. Iqbal Anwar were also present. High officials from Prime Bank and Prime Bank Foundation, the scholarship awardees and their guardians were also in attendance at the event.
One of Prime Bank Foundation’s brilliant initiatives is Education Support Programme (ESP). Operational since 2007, the programme has been providing scholarships to several underprivileged but meritorious students from all over Bangladesh. So far, 4,227 students have received scholarships from Education Support Programme, inclusive of the 260 awardees of 2022.
The awardees of 2022 received scholarships of BDT 2,600 monthly to meet their educational expenses until they graduate. These students have been selected by the Advisory Committee of the Education Support Programme, which consists of Professor M Q K Talukder, Professor Syed Manzoorul Islam & Rashida K Chowdhury.
Besides Education Support Programme, Prime Bank Foundation established Prime Bank Grammar School, Prime Bank Eye Hospital, and Prime College of Nursing, Dhaka. Additionally, the Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with consultants on the 4th of January, 2023, for building an international standard 500-bed hospital at Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka. The construction of this state-of-the-art hospital will commence shortly and there are plans to establish a medical college too.