I am passionate aboutI am highly passionate to work for social development focusing on women
empowerment, education, maternal-child health and gender equality. I believe
that unity and proper leadership can make the most complex of things
feasible. I also believe a good leader is not the one who does all the work
but rather the one who empowers others around him/her.
ActionsOver the past few years while working with BRAC (an international development
organization based in Bangladesh) I have worked in various rural, remote,
semi urban and urban areas.I managed all regional operations of a project
aiming at securing well-being and rights of urban poor in Bangladesh as the
youngest regional lead. I also lead a special assigned team and developed a
community mobilization model specific to urban poor population with women and
youth leadership as a core focus.
Currently, I am leading a project to help female garments workers from
various factories in getting an opportunity to fully-funded higher education
at the Asian University for Women (AUW). 32 former RMG workers have already
joined this program and more to come. I am working to create a pathway for
female garments workers who otherwise will never have an access to university
education. These women will now demonstrate to their peers, and their country
and the global market that a woman’s aspirations and potential are not
limited to the factory floor. Upon graduation from AUW, many of these women
wish to return to their factories in a management position and develop the
company. I have already built a strong network with the garments factory
owners and various apparel companies, and entered a partnership with the
employers of these women to continue paying their wages while they study in
order to prevent them from dropping out for poverty again.
Along with the project on RMG workers, I am also developing and managing
pilot launch of a new project that will soon decentralize a free of cost
English, Math and ICT course to women living in poverty in various urban
slums, remote and marginalized communities in Bangladesh.