Sabina becomes Save the Children ambassador

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Aug 19,2019

 
 

Bangladesh women’s footballer Sabina Khatun poses for photograph after signing a Youth Ambassador agreement with Save the Children at Bangladesh Football Federation House on Sunday. — BFF photo

Bangladesh national women’s football team captain Sabina Khatun has become the Youth Ambassador of international charity Save the Children for one-year after signing an agreement at Bangladesh Football Federation House on Sunday.

Sabina will particularly work for Save the Children’s ‘Suchana’ programme running in Sylhet and Moulovibazar area to promote nutrition and health care for children and women.

’We want to get a better Bangladesh for children. We work on development in health, nutrition and education issues to empower children and women,’ said Chief of Party of Suchana Programme Sheikh Shahed Rahman

Shahed believes that Sabina’s story of overcoming the social barrier and becoming a national footballer will inspire around 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of Suchana programme that covers 20 upazilas.

Sabina is the first female footballer to sign such deal and will also work in some other programmes of Save the Children related to women and children right issues.

’It will be a great opportunity for me to work with as such organisation. Hope, I will experience different things from this opportunity,’ said the 25-year-old striker.

Sabina is considered as the best female footballer of Bangladesh, who also traded her skills in foreign leagues.

She played in Indian women’s league in 2018 and a futsal tournament in Maldives in 2015.

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