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Founded in 2021, Lotus Ministry Trust has made a tremendous impact thanks to the help of members and volunteers in the country of Bangladesh. The core of our work lies in the continuous passion and dedication we bring to the range of projects we take part in. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.


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Transforming Lives


When you are more fortunate than others, build a longer table!

It gives us tremendous pride to be recognized for all of the hard work we do here at Lotus Ministry. Explore some of our latest media features below. Do they inspire you to get involved? Don’t hesitate to reach out!


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Hello, this is Jeff Dunan or Vasanta das. I'm the director and founder of Lotus Ministry. Lotus Ministry has been operating since the year 2021. We have provided food relief, education programs, and other support to some of the most impoverished villages in Northern Bangladesh. Kindly take a moment and look through our site and join us as we bring much-needed relief into this area. We have a great team on the ground in Bangladesh, preparing many programs each month for some of the smallest and most rural Villages in Bangladesh. Many charities are doing wonderful work here, and a lot of their work is confined to the larger cities. Our effort goes to areas where other charities generally do not reach. Again take a moment please go through our site and choose to help us take our service to the next level. Thank you


Developing educational programs in the remote northern regions of Bangladesh requires a nuanced understanding of the unique challenges faced by students and teachers in these areas. Extreme poverty, lack of infrastructure, and geographical isolation present major obstacles that must be overcome to provide quality education. The key is adopting localized, community-based approaches that empower residents to take ownership of the process.  

First, curriculum and teaching methods must be tailored to the needs and lifestyles of local communities. Many students come from agrarian families who rely on children's labor for income. Schools should align schedules with planting and harvest seasons and incorporate practical vocational skills training related to agriculture, livestock rearing, cottage industries, etc. Teachers from similar backgrounds are often more successful than outside educators who lack contextual knowledge. Hiring and training local instructors avoids problems stemming from cultural misunderstandings.

Second, schools require adequate facilities and learning materials designed for remote conditions. Buildings must withstand seasonal floods and storms. Textbooks and supplies should use relevant examples and languages spoken by students. Solar panels, satellite internet and other technologies can offset lack of electricity and connectivity. Provisions for transportation, meals and sanitation aid retention. Portable kits with books, pens, paper and other necessities enable learning without formal classrooms. 

Third, community participation and oversight ensures programs reflect local values and needs. Schools should partner with parents, village leaders and religious figures when determining policies on dress codes, subjects taught, schedules and extracurricular activities. Regular meetings allow stakeholders to give feedback. Hiring local construction crews, cooks and support staff spreads economic benefits. People protect and nurture institutions they help create.

With mindful planning and cooperation, even the most isolated areas of Bangladesh can have schools adapted to their unique lifestyles. The key is leveraging grassroots participation paired with flexibility and technological creativity. When rural communities are empowered to customize their children's education, sustainable academic programs follow.


Jeff Dunan told Michael about an organization he volunteers for, Bangladesh Relief — which provides food, clothing, and essential supplies to underprivileged people in northern Bangladesh.

“The man had sent me a video of himself from Bangladesh, surrounded by dozens of impoverished and hungry people holding bags of food, thanking me BY NAME,” Michael wrote in a Reddit post, documenting what happened. “I start swiping through the man’s messages, and it is picture after picture after picture of poor Bangladeshis thanking me for my kind donation.”

“Any donation, any size, goes a long way,” Dunan said.

Little did he know, though, that the story would be seen far and wide, garnering more than $120,000 for Bangladesh Relief in the span of only a few weeks.

Now, Bangladesh Relief is planning to expand its services beyond food relief, clothing, and supplies to include medication for those in need. The funds will also go toward supporting local orphans. 

“Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine this reaction,” he said. “People can be amazing when they come together for something like this.”

Read the full article on the Washington Post




Lotus Ministry is a humanitarian faith-based charity. We are defined by the IRS  as a tax-exempt organization under revenue code 508(c)1(a). Our EIN  is 92-1986116. Donations are tax-deductible.



A few years ago, our ministry embarked on a transformative relief project in northern Bangladesh, reaching out to some of the most impoverished villages. Through dedicated efforts, we've provided sustenance, clothing, blankets, and essential educational resources, making a tangible impact on thousands of lives. Our mission, straightforward yet powerful, revolves around delivering nutritious vegetarian meals and educational classes to those often overlooked by mainstream charities. As we continue to expand our reach, we earnestly seek your support to enhance our services. Your generous donations enable us to extend a helping hand to even more communities in need. Every contribution, no matter the size, brings us one step closer to creating positive change. Thank you very much for being a vital part of our mission.
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