Some donors and volunteers enjoy seeing the impact of their philanthropic efforts. They enjoy visiting the organizations they support, meeting the staff and learning more about the beneficiaries of their gift.
BRAC founder and chairperson Fazle Hasan Abed will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services in tackling poverty and empowering the poor in Bangladesh and in other parts of the world.
Abul Hasanat Mohammed Rezwan, an architect who started the ingenious concept of the “floating schools” project in northeastern Bangladesh, has set up a fleet of 45 boats, that serve as mobile classrooms by plying through the rivers and canals to reach the disadvantaged children on the river banks.
The Asia Foundation, which has been headquartered in San Francisco for 55 years, is running a free online voting contest that will send copies of a favorite children’s book to children in Bangladesh who has never before owned their own book.
The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is searching for outstanding social entrepreneurs in Asian countries where we do not currently have national competitions. Schwab Foundation is looking for social entrepreneurs who are innovators implementing practical and sustainable solutions on the ground to address problems … Continued
Seema Khan reports on the conference, “Ideas & Innovations for Development of Bangladesh: The Next Decade.”
Digest of interesting news relevant to our philanthropic work in Asia.
This is part two of a two part look at how Bangladeshi-Americans are participating in philanthropy. In this post, we analyze the methods of how they give and who they are working with.
Part one of a two part post on how Bangladeshi-Americans are participating in philanthropy. Featuring Professor Iqbal Z. Quadir, founder and director of Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship, MIT.
APPC made four grants to support various organizations in Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and the Philippines. The projects include different ways of organizing and collecting information to capture giving from the diaspora. In addition to using this information for research purposes, I hope the “databases” will eventually lead to more transparency and accountability in the sector.