Cultural Preservation

Friends on Friendship

Friends on Friendship

A series of testimonials on two decades of work in the most unaddressed communities in Bangladesh The Friendship cyclone shelter in Kuakata, which serves the climate-affected communities of the coastal south of Bangladesh. ©Friendship Friendship News DeskDecember 26,...

Twenty Years of Friendship

Twenty Years of Friendship

by Runa KhanDecember 7, 2022 On the twentieth anniversary of our founding, I cannot help but think back on where we started, how far we’ve come, how strongly with dedication we have grown, and also on our hopes for the future. At the turn of the millennium the world...

Rethinking tourism to preserve heritage

Rethinking tourism to preserve heritage

Outfitted with the largest extant sail and wooden hull still in use in South Asia, the B613 is one of the vessels that Contic offers for tours. ©Aref Syed/Friendship by Nusrat ZareenSeptember 27, 2022 Tourism has always had a strong connection with cultural heritage....

Sailing the Colourful Rivers of Time

Sailing the Colourful Rivers of Time

Friendship preserving the cultural identity of Bengal The B613, the largest malar still afloat in South Asia ©MD. ARIFUZZAMAN by RAEED ABD-ALLAH CHOWDHURYApril 18, 2022 With World Heritage Day today, coinciding with Ramadan and soon after Pohela Boishakh (Bangla New...

Fashion with a Purpose

Fashion with a Purpose

Friendship Colours of the Chars endorses slow fashion with fabrics produced by women in char areas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvLTszz03gU&feature=youtu.be FRIENDSHIP NEWS DESKDecember 8, 2021 Friendship Colours of the Chars organised A Night of Tradition at...

Exposition de bateaux à Luxembourg

Exposition de bateaux à Luxembourg

L'artisanat du BANGLADESH S’EXPOSE À LUXEMBOURG(ENGLISH VERSION BELOW) Lieu : Friendship Pop-Up Store, 33 Grand Rue, L-1661 Luxembourg-VilleDates : de mars à fin juillet 2021Horaires : 11h – 18h du mardi au vendredi et 10h – 18h le samedi Au cours de l'été 2010, les...

Gone with the Wind?

Gone with the Wind?

Climate change and modern technology have stolen the wind from the gorgeous ochre Bengali sails. Are they gone for good? Jul 2, 2019 | Cultural Preservation, Empowerment There is no image quite as nostalgic as that of the Padma or the Meghna adorned with...

Gone with the Wind?

Gone with the Wind?

Climate change and modern technology have stolen the wind from the gorgeous ochre Bengali sails. Are they gone for good? The B613, a malar boat preserved by Friendship. ©Arif Syed/Friendship by Raeed Abd-Allah ChowdhuryMay 30, 2022 There is no image quite as nostalgic...