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  • A midnight cow hunt
    20/10/2017

    It was 3am when Abdur Rahim received a panicked phone call. There was a thief on the loose, and a cow had gone missing. Rahim hopped on his motorcycle and whirred down the wide, empty roads, heading straight for the client’s house. He found them all frantically searching. “Rahim bhai, we have looked everywhere!”, he read more… Read more

  • Five ways we can futureproof education in Bangladesh
    19/10/2017

    A total of 47 Bangladeshi development organisations, edupreneurs, social innovators and accelerator programmes joined BRAC’s social innovation lab for an intense 90-minute sprint, this September. We brainstormed on how our education system can work for our future, and how we can solve  the existing roadblocks. We put together the colorful fl… Read more

  • Ploughing the path in a male-dominated turf
    19/10/2017

    Husnaara ran to her house smiling from ear to ear as if she could not get any happier. At that point nothing seemed impossible; she could become a doctor, an engineer or a lawyer, go to a good university. She could not wait to give her father the news about her Secondary School Certificate results read more… Read more

  • Bangladesh completes world’s second largest cholera vaccination campaign
    17/10/2017

    When a population the size of Luxembourg moves to an area less than 1% the size of where it came from, in a matter of weeks, with no water, sanitation or hygiene facilities, an outbreak of a life-threatening disease turns from a terrifying possibility into a very real threat. Over 582,000 people from the Rakhine read more… Read more

  • Lunch time at the Thaingkhali settlement, Cox’s Bazar
    15/10/2017

    A boy and a girl tussle over a bowl. It looks similar to one he lost in the crowd, and he needs one if he wants to get the food that is being served. The girl too realises that she will have to starve for the day if she lets the bowl go. She holds read more… 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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