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Canada's veteran economic development expert ian smillie observes- no organisation has leapt forwaed empowering humanity as often as brac during sir fazle abed's 50 years - do you have a vfavorite leapfrog tear - how about 2009? There were probably 5 occasions when brac double in staff size literally by adding a whole new wing of support- in its first 7 years it designed microfrachsie busineses so that wmen could lead 3 by 100000 people communities oit of starvation; around 1980 it started nationwide traimning of mothers both on oral rehydration which they themselves were to deliver to inafants and with that trust earned achieving a nationwide innocultaion program in recod speed and low cost; by the time vilage mothers were moving beyong the poverty line, they asked brac to build 40000 primary schools -a nd all this during 25 years when vilages meant no access to electricuty - networking was by word of mouth or nonce literacy wss built by printed word
FROM 1995 partners brought brac mobile and solar - so which was the greatest leap forwadd year of all - we'd kike to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org - how about the extrordinary 2009- even while the western world was drowning in subprime, alumni of abed were changing every possibility of girls lives
Going through my notes 2009 was a pivotal year in bangladesh. Brac Annual report 2009 is fascinating http://www.brac.net/sites/default/files/Annual-Report-2009/brac-ar-2009-programme-update.pdf. on page 28 scaling of brac's WASH WAterSanitation HYgiene was taking off - sanitation facilities built in 1000 schools , cost 1000 dollar / school 40% paid for by school. At that time Brac was main contributor to Unicef's 2nd Global Handwashing Day october 15 london school of hygiene & tropical medicine has been a consistent supporter https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/newsevents/news/2021/lshtm-expertise-helps-global-handwashing-campaign-reach-billion-people 2009 was the first year that i invited 2 directors of brac to dr yunus 69th birthday party. I now realise this was the year when brac designed purple as its global branding - no small matter now that is the most recognisable id in bangladesh thanks to bkash icon serving the mosy populous cashless bank in the world https://www.google.com/search?q=nbkash+icon During 2009 Abed became the favorite of the 3 royals who knew most about Empires poverty traps across Asia : namely, Japan UK Netherlands. Prince Charles selected Abed for a knighthood. The Netherlands agreed to be Brac Global's HQ. www.abedmooc.com