Samira Syed

July 23, 2019

How BRAC used machine learning to reduce the drop-out rate of learners with disabilities to zero

Shathi is a young woman in Dhaka learning to sew. She is talented and dedicated, but she cannot hear. It is crucial that Shathi has a high quality learning experience to equip her with the skills she needs to become a successful tailor. The challenge is that there are hundreds of tailoring shops in Dhaka. How can we ensure that we match Shathi with the right shop for her apprenticeship?
June 23, 2019

New opportunities in the face of new challenges in Cox’s Bazar

Innovation is often associated with the newest technology or the latest app. But it also can be seen in the fresh application of a tried-and-true strategy – just in a new context.
February 17, 2019
BLOG Youth

Power of AI: The key to equal employment

As many nonprofit programme managers know, finding jobs for young people with disabilities can be a challenge. One major reason is that skill development programmes may not be linked to what employers need.
December 1, 2017
BLOG Youth

How to increase the world’s GDP by 7%: Employ people with disabilities

Loss of hearing is the second most common disability in Bangladesh. People with hearing impairments make up 16% of the total disabled population.