Empowerment

Empowered and Equal

Empowered and Equal

Runa Khan Empowered women are all around us. If we just look beyond the narrow, domestic role that even today, most societies assign us, we find that every woman has within her, incredible dignity, courage and resilience in the face of adversity. For example, take...

Selfless till the End

Selfless till the End

Friendship Community Paralegal leaves a legacy of saving lives. by Raeed Abd-Allah Chowdhury In March 2020, when factories shut down overnight as the country went under lockdown to combat Covid-19, it cut millions of daily wage earners from their incomes. Watching...

Empowered Heroes

Empowered Heroes

As Friendship continues its Friends and Heroes campaign highlighting everyday heroes who work silently at the frontlines of the global challenges that shape our world today, we’d like to introduce you to some of them: Ambition speaks for itself Dipti Rani had a lot of...

Empowered for a Brighter Future

Empowered for a Brighter Future

External review finds Friendship Education Program to be replicable globallyCode of Ethics component to provide inspiration for national curriculum reviewEducation Minister invites Friendship to replicate its schools in her constituency After running primary and...

Listen to the women

Listen to the women

A prescription for pragmatic disaster risk reduction solutions On October 10, ahead of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, Friendship brought together grassroots actors in disaster management together with the Honourable Minister for Disaster Management...

My School is in my Home

My School is in my Home

As schools remain shut, Friendship’s digital lessons are shared nationally by Niamh Rowe Currently, due to COVID-19, 50% of students across the world are learning from home. At the virus’s peak in April, that figure stood at 90%, impacting 1.8 billion students,...

Swept Away

Swept Away

A whole village disappears under water, yet the community continues its schooling. Mamotaz Begum’s village is at the bottom of the river. Where there were once homes of some 350 families, among lush corn and paddy fields, vegetable gardens, a mosque, shops—only the...