Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Omar Azad Chowdhury's work was prepared when Omar Azad Chowdhury was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
Omar Azad Chowdhury, an educator and successful inventor, is working to eliminate “science phobia” among school children in Bangladesh. He has developed teaching aids and a hands-on method that makes science fun for children, motivating them to better understand it and use it as a tool for their own development, with the ultimate goal of sparking greater innovation for the country’s economic development.
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