Samanta Barua

Ashoka Fellow
Bangladesh
Fellow Since 1993
SWANIRVAR Bangladesh
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Samanta Barua's work was prepared when Samanta Barua was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1993.
Introduction
Samanta Bhadra Barua has developed a community based integrated adult literacy program in Bangladesh that combines income generation with education. Swanirvar Bangladesh (literally "self-reliant Bangladesh") plans to establish more than 10,000 adult literacy centers in the country.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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