October 15, 2018
BLOG WASH, Youth

Clean hands to save lives: Innovations from South Asia

We are celebrating Global Handwashing Day today with 12 amazing ideas that made it to the finale of WASH Innovation Challenge, organised by BRAC and UNICEF.
October 4, 2018

The Ugandan teacher who leads learning through play

Nankinga Justine’s childhood was taken away from her all too early. Now that she is a teacher, she ensures that her students are making the most of theirs. This World Teacher’s Day, let us celebrate the teachers who were patient enough to play and sing with us.
October 2, 2018
BLOG Urban

For waste-wise, sustainable cities

Dhaka Match Colony is a slum in the peripheries of South Dhaka.  In many ways, it is the quintessential urban slum - inadequate housing, cramped alleys and piles of solid waste clogging its waterways. The slum, however, has recently been transforming itself.
September 27, 2018
BLOG Health

What’s stressing our hearts?

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EDITOR'S PICKS
September 27, 2018
BLOG Health

Sir Fazle’s remarks at the UN General Assembly

Tuberculosis remains the world's most deadly infectious disease. The United Nations General Assembly held its first ever high-level meeting on ending TB. BRAC's Sir Fazle Hasan Abed spoke on Bangladesh's journey so far in combating the disease.
September 25, 2018

Can empathy end poverty?

The connection between Zakia and Firoza becomes instantly evident when you see them talk to each other. Firoza listens intently as Zakia speaks in a soft, empathetic tone. For Firoza, Zakia is not only a manager apa (sister) from BRAC - she is the only person who she trusts completely.
September 12, 2018

BRAC’s tablet journey: Revolutionising microfinance operations in Bangladesh

Clay houses with tin roofs. The occasional moo of cows. Everything gave an impression of a world disconnected from modern technology in the village of Juranpur, Bangladesh.
August 12, 2018
BLOG Youth

Young people thrive when they have safe spaces

On International Youth Day this year, we focus on the need for safe spaces for young people. Safe spaces can be civic, public, digital or physical spaces where young people can participate in key decisions and express themselves with dignity and safety.
August 7, 2018
BLOG Health

Garment factories embrace breastfeeding

Globally, only 38% of mothers breastfeed exclusively, giving their babies nothing but breastmilk for the first six months. The figure is higher in Bangladesh, at 55%. But it is still not high enough. Exclusive breastfeeding is crucial for a baby’s healthy development. Aside from cultural traditions, and lack of knowledge, the need to work is also an influencing factor.
July 31, 2018

Creating sustainable deathtraps

Living in Dhaka is a challenge, no matter who you are. Traffic is manic, there are motorcyclists cruising the footpaths and people are forced to walk on the streets. There are no designated bus lanes and no bus stops. The roads are home to everything and everyone. Buses, cars, rickshaws, CNGs and people coexist in a situation where anything can happen at any time.