Stay Informed: BRAC in the Media
Microcredit loans are beautiful, in South Sudan or Scarborough
The Star by Catherine Porter
7th October. 2014
Where do you think the world's biggest development agency is based?
Washington? London? Paris?
Try, Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
It's called BRAC -- formerly the Bangladesh Rural Advancement
Committee, but that was before it started working in Afghanistan,
Uganda, South Sudan . . . and employed as many people as live in
BRAC is not a rural committee anymore. It's a global powerhouse.
The organization was created out......Read More
The Power, and Process, of a Simple Solution
The New York Times article by Amy Lee
14 August 2014
Khulna, Bangladesh -- On a hot morning in southern Bangladesh, an
hour from the port city of Khulna, parents with small children waited
at a three-room clinic set amid bamboo groves and jackfruit trees. The
children's ailments ranged from coughs to eye infections, but none
were there for diarrhea, even though it is the world's second-largest
killer of children under age five, after pneumonia. Shamim Parvez, a
doctor at this fre......Read More
Women cricketers to make a stand against early forced marriage
A Boxscore News article
England women's cricketers Heather Knight, Lydia Greenway and Tammy
Beaumont met two female Bangladeshi cricketers and International
Development Minister, Desmond Swayne at Lord's today (Monday July 21)
to discuss issues around sport, women's empowerment and early forced
marriage, ahead of the Prime Minister's Girl Summit 2014.
Bangladesh-based charity BRAC has flown in the two young female
cricketers, Mitu Roy and Tania Akter, from their Adolescent
Photo Credit: Quamrul Abedin
A Dhaka Tribune article by Farhana Urmee
Where does happiness come from? Day labourers live hand to mouth, but
I met one of them who felt empowered by earning for her family.
Women are coming out of their homes in droves - from all ages, from
all classes, educated or uneducated, from urban or village homes. Of
course, we have a long list of problems in our patriarchal society,
and women still face discrimination.
Yet, engaging in work that is paid ......Read More
Innovative way of empowering women
The Financial Express article by Abdul Bayes
28 June 2014
The Adolescent Development Programme (ADP) of BRAC, reportedly
incepted since 1993, could be considered one of the most innovative
approaches to women's empowerment in rural areas. It is neither
microcredit nor ivory tower meetings on empowerment. It is rather some
simple practical orientations for adolescents in villages. A small
number of people know about that programme.
There is a saying that an idle brain is the devi......Read More
The Managing Saltwater Intrusion Impacts in Bangladesh (SWIBANGLA) applied research project held two workshops in June 2014: one on groundwater modelling and one on groundwater quality monitoring.
An IRCWASH article written by Khairul Bashar and Marta Faneca
Within SWIBANGLA, experts of Deltares together with the Department of
Public Health Engineering (DPHE) and Professor Khairul Bashar from
Jahangirnagar University prepared two workshops that took place in the
beginning of June 2014. The workshops were:
Modelling Workshop: 3D Density Dependent Groundwater Modelling
Monitoring Workshop: Groundwater Quality Monitoring
The Modelling Workshop
The Modelling Workshop wa......Read More
Brac to focus more on urban poor
Dhaka Tribune article by Mushfique Wadud
27 June 2014
According To The Report, Brac Has Already Extended Its Non-formal
Education And Micro-finance Services To The Slum Dwellers
With rapid urbanisation and the urban poor struggling to get basic
services, Brac, a reputed multi-faceted rural development
organisation, will expand its services to the urban poor in the coming
years, according to its annual report for 2013. Unveiled yesterday at
the Brac Center Inn in the capital, th......Read More
'Floating schools' for sea gypsy kids to open in Basulta
A PhilSTAR article by Roel Pareño
The indigenous local sea gypsy children from the Badjao and Sama
tribes will no longer be left out from education even at sea as the
Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and a Bangladesh-based
non-government organization (NGO) will open floating schools on Sunday
to the natives in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi (Basulta).
The Bangladesh-based NGO called BRAC will launch the Floating Learning
Centers in the coastal villages of Tampakan and......Read More
Wireless Currency, Endless Possibility: Seven promising mobile money projects to emerge from BRAC's challenge
A Next Billion article by Tasmia Rahman and Paroma Afsara Husain
Throughout our journey from being a small post-war rehabilitation
operation to becoming the world's largest development NGO serving 135
million people in 11 countries, BRAC has always championed innovation
with an ambitious vision of scaling up to have a big impact. One
aspect that has often been attributed to BRAC's success in its various
programs - including microfinance, education, healthcare, agriculture,
and co......Read More
The Fight Against Fake Drugs
An NY Times article by Tina RosenbergIn November 2008, children in
Nigeria taking a medicine called My Pikin Baby Teething Mixture began
to die. The syrup was counterfeit, the standard glycerin replaced with
cheaper diethylene glycol, which looks, smells and tastes the same.
But diethylene glycol is an industrial solvent, which attacks the
central nervous system, kidneys and liver. The medicine killed 84
children before it was pulled from pharmacy shelves.
A quarter-million malar......Read More