A Floating Future for Bangladesh

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.

Database of Diaspora Philanthropy for Asia

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.