Sarah-Jane Saltmarsh

October 9, 2019
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Jamdani treasure hunt across three continents

Women of all ages wear it with pride, and people from across the world come to Bangladesh to see it being woven and purchase a Dhakai sari of their own.
September 24, 2019

The growing water gap in Dhaka, one of the world’s fastest growing cities

Dhaka is facing an impending water crisis. What can we do about it? BRAC Institute of Governance and Development’s latest State of Cities report focuses on water governance, how we use water and what the future of water in Dhaka looks like.
July 30, 2019

Combatting the world’s fastest growing crime

Bangladesh is the fifth highest labour sending country in the world, but it is also among the top 10 countries from where people migrate across the Mediterranean Sea on boats. The country earns USD 15 billion a year in remittance, but that is a success story that comes at a high price. 
July 11, 2019

Jhorna Fabrics: Fit for a queen

Jhorna Islam is somewhat of a local celebrity in Tongi, Duttapara. While there are many clothing shops in the area, the uniqueness of her designs stand out, and the quality of the cutting and material used is noticeably high. 
May 16, 2019
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40 ways BRAC supports mothers in Bangladesh: Snapshot from 2018

On this month of Mother’s Day, we want to express our gratitude and show appreciation towards mothers and all the mother figures worldwide.
March 8, 2019

Gender diversity: Not just good, it’s good business

The economy has never been more competitive. Not just for those seeking employment, but also for those recruiting. How can organisations make smart decisions in recruitment and leadership, and future-proof their workforce? In our experience, one of the secrets lies in making gender diversity a business priority.
February 3, 2019

Can play save a displaced generation?

Little colourful sanctuaries, shaded by bamboo verandahs, and walls covered in handpainted flowers. 30 tiny children under six years of age laughing, playing, tumbling over each other. The bells of the tambourine, the chanting of tiny voices singing songs. These are Humanitarian Play Labs in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.
June 16, 2018

Eid wishes from our little learners in Cox’s Bazar

To close the month of Ramadan we got paints out in two of our child friendly spaces in Cox's Bazar. One space was in Ukhia (one of the host communities) and the other space was in Kutupalong Extension Settlement. This is what happiness looks like at Eid for them.
June 6, 2018

9 ways we are keeping people in Cox’s Bazar safe in monsoon

Monsoon has hit the biggest makeshift city in the world.
December 14, 2017

IamBRAC: Adventuring from Kaliganj to Kabul, Magura to Liberia

Khaled considers his work as the ultimate adventure, with a simple philosophy – always work for the greater good of the people around you. BRAC was his first job, and three decades have flown by since.
December 7, 2017

Preparing for exams on a remote island

Standing on a distant piece of land in the middle of the haor (wetlands) of Sunamganj in northwestern Bangladesh, a sea surrounds the school. The water stretches as far as the eyes can see, with a few patches of croplands peeking through the horizon. It is the only school in an area of eight square kilometers.
November 26, 2017

What do safe spaces in a humanitarian crisis look like?

Deep inside the chaotic makeshift settlements of Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar, is a spacious, shaded, colourful place. A bamboo structure with handmade decorations hanging from the walls. Curious onlookers gather outside the thatched windows, attracted by the rhythm.