BritBanglaCovid is a platform which shares real life experience of British Bangladeshis prior to and during the pandemic. It shares their circumstances from their perspective for public benefit and tries to bring about positive health outcome for the benefit of this and other minority communities through shared experience. BritBanglaCovid is also a forum through which minority community representatives discuss issues that affect them in times of a health crisis.
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I am Ripon Ray, founder of BritBanglaCovid. It is a privilege to have been able to be a national voice and a provider of a platform for Bangladeshis and other minority communities in Britain during the pandemic. As you can imagine minority communities underwent mountainous challenges during such an upheaval time of our lives.
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BritBanglaCovid has designed leaflets in a number of languages highlighting the following: 'If you have no paperwork to prove your immigration status, don't let that stop you from vaccinated. You do not need to show proof of your immigration status nor your ID nor your address. You can register with a local General Practitioner (GP) for free of charge. COVID VACCINES ARE FREE OF CHARGE!' (ENGLISH EDITION) BANGLA EDITION FRENCH EDITION GREEK EDITION ITALIAN EDITION POLISH EDITION PORTUGUESE EDITION ROMANIAN EDITION RUSSIAN EDITION SPANISH EDITION TURKISH EDITION URDU EDITION YORUBA EDITION -----------------------------------------
In memory of her dead son, Hasina Momtaz spreads the message of hope and paradise after life through jewellery design to connect with Muslim community during pandemic. Early life in London Hasina came to the UK in the mid 1970s. She settled in Croydon, south London, from Bangladesh. She could not speak a word of English and was being bullied at school. ‘I remember nobody wanted to be my friend and the teacher assigned somebody to be my friend to look after me and make sure I was okay.’ Although she made south London her home, there was something unsettling for Hasina as a teenanger. ‘So from the age of that 16, 17, I almost felt like I was on borrowed time because the school that I was at there were three or four Bangladeshi girls who all got taken out of school at the age of 16 and ...actually shipped back home… and married off there against their will.’ She confessed that she also felt the pressure from her father to get married. ‘I was determined that at least I was going to go
BritBanglaCovid has created this report to analyse the plight of Bangladeshis living in Britain. This community has experienced tragedies and unique difficulties due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the likes of which are unprecedented within current living generations. BritBanglCovid believes that this community needs protection by providing sufficient support and resources in its culture and language to prevent further isolation. Having explored the community through individual anecdotes via interviews and a survey, BritBanglaCovid was able to produce this report to protect the wellbeing of Bangladeshis in Britain. RECOMMENDATIONS: 1. Faster intervention by authorities in the language affected by minority communities to save lives. 2. Investment by authorities on specific language programmes to support vulnerable and excluded communities (beyond written word) such as use of spoken word voice recordings, telephone and face to face conversations because many Bangladeshis have no formal