Zaian Chowdhury

May 10, 2020

How BRAC is supporting Bangladesh to continue education in a pandemic

As Bangladesh faces continuing lockdown, it is crucial to ensure learning continues for children, that they have proper information about the virus and that they are safe and feel supported.
March 22, 2020

Protecting our heroes: How BRAC is keeping its frontline workers safe

Covid-19 has shut down much of the world. But for many of us, we are working even harder than before.
January 20, 2020

Boat schools: What learning looks like at the last mile in Bangladesh

BRAC’s boat schools were introduced with a simple philosophy: if children cannot get to school, schools will go to them. 500 boat schools have now given more than 14,000 children in the remote haor (wetland) regions of Bangladesh the opportunity to access education. A recent report indicates that the impact of these floating schools reaches far beyond the classrooms.
November 7, 2019

The young Sylheti dream team on the radio

More than 70% of people worldwide have access to a radio - making it one of the easiest and reliable channels of communicating news, information, and entertainment.
October 13, 2019

Educating a generation: Bangladesh’s barefoot teachers

How did thousands of women like Rubia Akhter, in the most rural, remote parts of Bangladesh, who previously had little to no education, educate almost 13 million children?
September 22, 2019

People for peace: Lessons from Bangladesh

This #InternationalDayofPeace, we explore the lessons we have learnt in Bangladesh from piloting social cohesion initiatives where everyone is an ambassador of peace.
June 21, 2019

What does a classroom mean to you?

Our hope is to see every child being able to build their future in a classroom, no matter how far away they are from their homes.
December 3, 2018

A mother’s love
and a special classroom

Belal reads the loudest in his class. He is only 12, but has already competed in sports on a national level. He is also one of 1.5 billion people across the world, who live with some form of disability.
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.
March 4, 2018

IamBRAC: How to stop child marriage

“The root of much abuse is child marriage. It has taken a considerable amount of time for people to understand that, and many souls have suffered unimaginably as a result. There is definitely greater awareness now, but it did not happen easily. We must continue to make sure no one allows it to happen.”
January 25, 2018

Tune in to Bangladesh’s most awarded community radio

The radio is on full blast as we drive down the winding roads of north-eastern Bangladesh. News, music, discussions. As we come closer to Moulvibazar city, the young people we are travelling with turn up the volume even more. The dialect changes. Everything is suddenly in their local tongue - Sylheti.