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  • Tackling the mental health crisis during a disaster
    13/10/2019

    In emergency situations like these, mental health conditions take a toll on affected populations, diminishing levels of wellbeing. It may take an infinite amount of time for these groups to heal as they find it difficult to cope and recover. As physical scars resulting from disasters such as a flood can visibly outweigh the impacts of psychological… Read more

  • Educating a generation: Bangladesh’s barefoot educators
    13/10/2019

    Rubia teaches 25 children with neurodevelopmental disabilities who would otherwise have no access to special education. She went through comprehensive training on how to work with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Her recent vocational training now helps her teach her students the skills they need to have a livelihood in the future. … Read more

  • Scars that last a lifetime
    10/10/2019

    Childhood shapes the people we go on to become. It is a time for playing and learning, surrounded by those we trust and who keep us safe. For children whose trust has been broken, who are made to suffer from acts of grotesque exploitation, the sense of security is lost, almost completely. Sexual abuse against children is more common than we think. Read more

  • West African authors elevate girls’ voices through storytelling
    10/10/2019

    This summer, BRAC published a new collection of life skills books designed for girl participants in its empowerment and livelihoods for adolescents (ELA) programme in West Africa. The programme provides safe spaces in girls’ communities where they can come together to sing, dance, play games, and socialise. The ELA clubs are led by peer mentors,… Read more

  • Jamdani treasure hunt across three continents
    09/10/2019

    Jamdani is a national treasure in Bangladesh. A wedding ceremony is not complete without a Jamdani, and the streets on any public holiday are adorned with women wearing Jamdani in all colours and designs. But all of this might not have happened if, one day in 1970, a young man had not made some enquiries and decided to dig into an art form going ex… Read more

the Guardian

Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty?

The Guardian
06/12/2016
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The Economist

Graduating from destitution

The Economist
01/08/2015
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the Guardian

BRAC’s Founder wins 2015 World Food Prize

The Guardian
02/07/2015
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New York Times

The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution

New York Times
14/08/2014
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