By the time we reached Rangoon Tea House – a fabled place mentioned in many travel literature- it was raining hard. The country representative of BRAC in Myanmar was taking me out to a legendary destination. We met his friends at a table with a fan whirring above with the blades shaped like palm leaves. Ancient black and white movies were projected on the wall with no sound; the silent movies contrasted with the bantering voices in the large room as people chatted and laughed.
An innovative approach to legal and human rights education targeting grassroots communities across Bangladesh was recently developed by BRAC’s Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) programme. This effort is steered by BRAC’s continuous journey to improve its existing services and ensure positive impact on human development activities.
We are proud to announce that Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson of BRAC, has been awarded the first WISE Prize for Education in recognition of his 40-year career dedicated to alleviating poverty through education.
There is no land in sight. Speedboat is the only method of transportation here. Water, water everywhere, nothing dry in sight. This is not a scene out of a science-fiction novel, this is Sylhet: the land of Haors.
The following article was written by Shaheen Mahmud & Leda Isis Tyrrel of AusAID Bangladesh and published in the Feb-May 2010 issue of Focus.We leave the city in the early morning. The air is already thick and hot. As the city recedes the roads become smaller. Vibrant green rice paddies line either side. Rickshaws and carts stacked high with goods are pushed to market. After a couple of hours we stop and refuel with sweet tea and biscuits.
Below is an interview with BRAC USA President & CEO Susan Davis and some of the folks at DoSomething.org. Is taking action unique to Millenials? Is volunteering a trend that will die out? We sat down with Susan Davis, President & CEO of BRAC USA, a branch of an international organization dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor. She's also the co-author of Social Entrepreneurship, a book that encourages young people to be...well, social entrepreneurs. Here's what Susan had to tell us
Below is a post that was made on the Kiva blog about their partner in Pakistan and asking their fans to support BRAC's work in flood relief and rehabilitation. We've already gotten support from many individuals and partner organizations, including George Soros (Open Society Institute), the Hilton Foundation, and Peter and Jennifer Buffet (NoVo Foundation). But the need is still great. Please show your support by donating n
The following pictures were taken by a BRAC Relief Coordinator traveling to flood affected communities to assess damage and further relief efforts. You can see the tremendous need, BRAC USA has raised almost $400,000 to date, but much more is required as soon as possible. Please spread the word and urge your friends and family to give generously.
This post was written by Ashish Mitter, an undergraduate student at Yale University who is interning with BRAC's Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) Program in Bangladesh. Ashish's post is a reflection of a recent visit he made to Dhaka Central Metropolitan Magistrate's Court.