Joining us as a volunteer at Tai Seng Centre back in 2015, yesterday was Habibbullah’s first day volunteering as a translator in our Geylang Clinic.
Since young, he realised that many of his relatives would consult his father whenever they encountered a problem. Inspired by his father’s helpful nature, he is motivated to carry on his father’s legacy by contributing back to society. Back in Bangladesh, he was also part of the “Last Page of Humanity”, a Rotary Club dedicated to helping the poor. He helped to distribute food, money and the Quran. Initially starting with 3 members, their team has grown to host 46 members. These experiences spurred him to continue volunteering to help the underprivileged communities after he came to Singapore, and led him to join HealthServe.
When he first came to our clinics, he was asked whether he would be keen to volunteer as he knew both English and Bengali, thus could help to effectively translate between the migrant brothers and other volunteers. He feels that communication is a big problem which he experienced initially upon coming to Singapore. When our migrant brothers share their problems with him, he encourages them by telling them that their hard work will pay off one day.
We are thankful to have such committed volunteers here at HealthServe!