Change Maker

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Change maker: Farmer lays a road for his village

It all began with a simple thought -- the villagers need a road to go to the nearest market, but there is none. Nor did the local administration take any initiative. So Mohammad Chhainuddin, a farmer, took it upon himself to build one.

March 16, 2019
March 16, 2019

Meet the 'ek takar master'

Four decades ago, a 29-year-old man who had studied up to SSC level started teaching children at his village in Gaibandha for Tk 1 a day.

November 6, 2018
November 6, 2018

School offers more than education

Children at Sirajganj's Kagmari char are now free from the hassle of making risky journeys to school on boats. They thank O Aa Ka Kha School, the brainchild of Sirajganj resident Dr Nazmul Islam, for that. The school not only saves the little learners' time but also provides them with education materials at a monthly fee of Tk 10 only.

September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018

A Man's Mission at CMCH: Tending the unattended

Though medicinal and surgical support are supposed to be provided in government hospitals to every patient, “unidentified” patients will have to face some hurdles to avail these facilities.

July 7, 2018
July 7, 2018

A library for labour welfare

At first glance, Purbo Daliram in Garagram union of Nilphamari's Kishorganj upazila looks like any village. But it is home to a unique self-generated development initiative.

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Flood-proof farming

When seasonal floods reach her village of Betil Char in Chowhali upazila of Sirajganj, 60-year-old Joygan Begum knows what to

May 26, 2018
May 26, 2018

Bringing hope to remote shoal

Raising children on a Padma River shoal is a challenge, not least in accessing education. For parents in Gangadhardi and three

May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

On a mission to change lives

A banker by profession, Md Shahjahan Mia set out on a noble mission – to eradicate illiteracy from Nahata Union in Mohammadpur upazila, Magura.

April 8, 2018
April 8, 2018

Taking care of the urban poor's health

A young girl with some documents in her hands sat in the waiting room of Nagar Shastho Kendra in the capital's Meradia.

March 3, 2018
March 3, 2018

Change Maker: For the love of learning

When 81-year-old Ziaul Haque was young, just one taka and two annas was all he needed to start class-VI. For his father, a curd seller