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.


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.

Mitali Dhar

Regional Manager, Microfinance, Bangladesh


Nazma Parveen

Area Manager, Microfinance, Bangladesh


Mosammat Sufia Begum

District Manager, Human Rights and Legal Aid Services, Bangladesh


Saima Shabnam

Regional Manager, Pakistan


Special selection by Sir Fazle Hasan Abed

Shahana Akter

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.

Jurors for the final round

  • KAM Morshed

    KAM Morshed


    Advocacy for Social Change
    Information and Communication Technology
    Partnership Strengthening Unit, BRAC

  • Abdul-Bayes

    Abdul Bayes


    Research and Evaluation Division, BRAC

  • Anna-Minj

    Anna Minj


    Community Empowerment, BRAC
    Integrated Development, BRAC
    Gender Justice & Diversity, BRAC

  • Kaosar-Afsana

    Kaosar Afsana


    Health, Nutrition and Population Programme, BRAC

  • Jalaluddin-Ahmed

    Jalaluddin Ahmed


    Asia Region
    BRAC International

  • Sayeda-Tahya-Hossain

    Sayeda Tahya Hossain

    Chief People Officer

    Human Resource Division, BRAC
    BRAC Learning Division, BRAC

  • Farisa-Kabir

    Sajeda Farisa Kabir

    Associate Director

    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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BRAC Centre, 75 Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212.

Tel: 880-2-9881265