As the sun rose this morning, hundreds of thousands of people rose with it, all across the globe, to make the world a better place. No matter who you are, where you are from, we all rose this morning for a better world. And we will all rise again tomorrow.
At BRAC we all have our own stories about how we are making the world a better place.
WINNERS OF I AM BRAC 2017
From the 453 stories we received from you, 5 were selected as the winners. Among them, one story was specially selected by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed.
Regional Manager, Microfinance, Bangladesh
Area Manager, Microfinance, Bangladesh
Mosammat Sufia Begum
District Manager, Human Rights and Legal Aid Services, Bangladesh
Regional Manager, Pakistan
Special selection by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
Programme Officer, Microfinance, Bangladesh
We congratulate the winners- for showing true courage and determination, and for showing the way for the rest of us to follow.
Today we are celebrating you - the changemaker, the activist, the hero.
I am BRAC: The change maker
Sayeeda Yasmin has been teaching at BRAC schools for over 16 years. Big changes have come out of her small schools. Many of her students now attend reputed universities, and have great careers both in the country and abroad.
I am BRAC: The activist
Subal Kumar Banik has been fighting for literature and poetry his whole life. He has been part of our family for more than 30 years and has abridged some of the greatest Bangla literary works for children, as well as penned almost all of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed's speeches.
I am BRAC: The hero
Shahidullah has spent half his life bringing financial services to people in the remotest corners of Bangladesh. He has been part of our family for half his life and has led the revolutionising many of our financial products for people living in poverty.
I am BRAC: The mentor
Nabisubi Berna joined our family eight years ago as a credit officer. She wanted to do two things with her career as a young graduate – join a big organisation and use her skills to work for good. Working directly with people living in poverty gave her a sense of belonging, and she is still in touch with the first village groups she formed.
Jurors for the final round
Advocacy for Social Change
Information and Communication Technology
Partnership Strengthening Unit, BRAC
Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC
Community Empowerment, BRAC
Integrated Development, BRAC
Gender Justice & Diversity, BRAC
Health, Nutrition and Population Programme, BRAC
Sayeda Tahya Hossain
Chief People Officer
Human Resource Division, BRAC
BRAC Learning Division, BRAC
Sajeda Farisa Kabir
Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS)
I am BRAC: The mentor
Nabisubi Berna joined our family eight years ago as a credit officer. She wanted to do two things with her career as a young graduate – join a big organisation and use her skills to work for good. Working directly with people living in poverty gave her a sense of belonging, and she is still in touch with the first village groups she formed. Her personal life has progressed in parallel with her professional career. Nabisubi has been promoted from credit officer to branch manager and then to area manager, and has also held multiple posts in village organisations, from a financial adviser in a woman’s trust group to a treasurer in a Bakyala twekembe group.
Nabisubi has become a trusted mentor for her clients, colleagues and many others in her village. When she is not at work or working for her community in a formal role, she supports children from her village to go to school and works together with her colleagues to maintain a commercial-sized poultry and vegetable farm.
Story submission for I am BRAC 2018 will start soon.
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