Meet the Fundraising Team.
The Fundraising team does exactly what it says on the tin! We bring in donations by engaging with the general public. We are not limited in the projects that we carry out, and that's the best part. Anything that will encourage support of Maa - whether it be through challenges, social media, collections, talks, reaching out to institutions or social events - we will do.
We have a huge team which includes our fundraising officers and university coordinators. The Fundraising team works closely with Media, External Relations and Admin at Maa to ensure that our projects are successful and effective, as well as fun.
Head of Fundraising
Fahmida is a Biomedical Science graduate from King’s College London, and has just completed her Masters (MSc) in Clinical Research at Imperial College London. She is also the Fundraising Team Lead at Maa. Her role involves organising events, initiatives, and campaigns throughout the year, in order to raise funds as well as awareness for Maa. Fahmida joined Maa as she values the charity’s ethos of supporting mothers in resource-poor settings. Having been a member of the JourneyMaa 2018 team, she has seen the on-the-ground work Maa is involved in and wants to help continue its growth and success.
Currently in his final year studying Biomedical Science at King’s College London, Aaron joined Maa as a Fundraising Officer with an intention to aid the charity to revolutionise maternal healthcare, leading fundraising outreach to schools and closely working with the fundraising team. He aspires for one goal: to strategise the most effective way to bring in vital donations for life changing support to mothers during the yearly anticipated flagship project, “Journey Maa”. He realises the lack of adequate maternal healthcare, having visited Bangladesh numerous times, and appreciates the difference MAA can make to the developing country.
Abida is the Neurosurgical Lead at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has chosen to invest in Maa’s innovative approach of tackling maternal health care issues globally. Abida’s experience of working within the healthcare industry aids in her passion to enhance Maa’s fundraising potential.
Abida's motivation to work for the charity stems from her interest in seeking new and creative methods to fuel the charity's vision. Abida is a firm believer that no individual should be born into the world without adequate access to basic healthcare. She believes that both mothers and children deserve the right to have the best start in life.
Bodrul is an International Relations graduate from the University of East London. His motivation for choosing the degree was to further his understanding of the interactions between politics, economics and law, and how he can apply such knowledge to facilitate positive change in the world.
Bodrul believes Maa are leading the way in revolutionising maternal care, and strongly wanted to be part of the efforts in making positive changes to improve the lives of thousands of people. Bodrul particularly was looking forward to joining a fantastic team sharing common ambitions to improve the state of global maternal healthcare. The philosophies Bodrul lives by includes "No one has ever become poor by giving" and "charity does not decrease ones wealth". He strongly believes that through the power of giving, we can all create a far better world, and wants to do all he can to support great causes.
Saheel is studying Medicine at King's College London and is a Fundraising Officer at Maa. Saheel enjoys playing sports and is part of a kabbadi team. He joined Maa because he believes that Maa could change the lives of many people in Bangladesh, and he greatly desired to be part of the team producing positive change.
Suzana is studying Biomedical Science at King's College London and is a Fundraising Officer at Maa. She has been involved in several volunteering projects in Bangladesh, where she met with mothers and newborns who did not receive the standard level of healthcare. It is through these volunteering projects that Suzana's passion to help these mothers and newborns grew. Suzana intends to contribute as much as she can to improve maternal healthcare in Bangladesh and help the mothers in need find some solace, at the very least.
Syed is studying Pharmacy at University College London and is a Fundraising Officer at Maa. Inspired by Maa Week, Syed found the talk on “The State of Maternal Health in Bangladesh” by founder, Aqil Jaigirdar, astonishing and eye opening. Finding the work that Maa are doing in tackling maternal health problems in Bangladesh uplifting and inspirational – especially on the ground, including JourneyMaa – Syed was captivated after seeing fellow university students alongside healthcare professionals making a difference to mothers and newborns’ lives. Syed strongly believes in the right to adequate access to healthcare to mothers, before, during, and after birth of newborn children.
Tahian is currently studying International Relations at Queen Mary University of London and is a Fundraising Officer at Maternal Aid Association. As a Fundraising Officer, his role includes the creation and implementation of events and activities aimed towards gaining donations, to help projects that are carried out by Maa, as well as raising awareness of their campaigns. Tahian joined Maa as he is passionate about making a global difference and improving the conditions of communities that need support.
Tasnima is a Computer Science student from Queen Mary, University of London and a Fundraising Officer at Maa. Her role involves communicating with the public and organising events to raise awareness of their projects. Tasnima has had extensive experience in planning large scale events, having been Events Manager and President for Queen Mary and Barts London Bangladesh Society. After participating in Maa Week in 2017, She was inspired to join the charity to help make a difference in empowering mothers globally.
Nazifa is a medical student at University College London and is a University Coordinator at Maa. Her role includes creating, organising and leading university events that will raise money and awareness for Maa, as well as broaden Maa’s reach in the student audience. Having gone on the JourneyMaa 2018 trip and seeing the work of the charity first hand, she is determined to spread the message of empowering and supporting mothers worldwide.
Umayair is a medical student at King’s College London and joined the Maa team as a Fundraising Officer in 2017 to further his passion for charity work, and he was later promoted to the role of University Coordinator in 2018. Having raised money for various charities through participating in and directing productions during his time at school, Umayair hopes to transfer these skills and ideas to Maa, while taking the opportunity to gain new ones.
In 2018, Umayair was selected to take part in JourneyMaa, where he was able to witness the limitations of healthcare in the developing world directly. He understood that the healthcare systems in the developing world have much to teach UK medical students, who also have much to offer in return. Through Maa, Umayair hopes that he will be able to help the charity to grow and continue to provide sustainable education and support for mothers in developing countries.