Fellow Since 1993
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This profile was prepared when Samanta Barua was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1993.
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.
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