Stories from Bangladesh

Beyond the binary: Tanha’s Changemaker Journey 

Tanha and her peers are promoting a culture of dignity and inclusion across Bangladesh by increasing access to economic opportunities for the transgender community.
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Yusuf Is Helping Teens Turn Their Passion Into A Profession

So often parents stand as an obstacle to young people working in their passions. Yusuf is seeking to change this. Read more.
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“Girls are not burden - they can fly like a bird.” Dola’s Changemaker Journey

As a teenager, Dola is paving a new way forward for Bangladesh with a clear, unbending mission: to end childhood marriage.
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A values-based philosophy for social change: Runa Khan’s Journey to Changemaking

As a serial social entrepreneur in poverty alleviation and mindset shift, Runa is constantly pioneering new ways of learning, working, and living together. Runa's journey starts with her upbringing and the influential role of her parents in cultivating a lifelong philosophy for social transformation...
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Bringing pride back in agriculture: Shoaibur’s Changemaker Journey

Shoaibur and his team are bolstering farmers' livelihoods and changing their peers’ mindset towards the vitality of agrarian life.
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Finding Self-purpose through Social Impact: Shafat's Changemaker Journey

In a conversation with Shafat Khan, we learn about what inspired him to pursue social entrepreneurship, his thoughts on the role of young people, and his journey with Ashoka to date.
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Educating and Organizing: Nazma’s Journey to building a women and labor right’s movement in Bangladesh

Through finding her own power to create change at a young age, Nazma is redefining success for women across Bangladesh.
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Working Towards an Inclusive Society

TransEnd is a social welfare organisation that empowers the transgender community through education, training, employment and entrepreneurship. Founded by Lamea Tanjin Tanha in 2019, the organisation primarily arranges social awareness campaigns and programmes, educating people on the gender...
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