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A Brief History Of BRAC

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Oct 18, 2015
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
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[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]1936: It all started when Sir Fazle Hasan Abed was born on 27 April 1936. He was born into the Hasan family, a locally powerful family back then, in Baniachong, British India, now Habiganj, Sylhet, Bangladesh. [su_spacer] [/su_note]
University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow

[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]1954: He left home to attend University of Glasgow. [/su_note]

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naval engineering

[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]1954 & 1962: Sir Abed took Naval Architecture in an effort to break away from tradition and do something different. He realized there was little work in shipbuilding in East Pakistan and a career in Naval Architecture would make returning home difficult. However, he joined the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in London, completing his professional education in 1962.[/su_note]

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shell

[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]However, our protagonist returned home to join Shell Oil Company. At Shell he learned a lot in-terms of inner workings of corporates and large organizations. [/su_note]

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1970 cyclone
1970 cyclone

[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]1970: The 1970 Bhola cyclone was a devastating tropical cyclone that struck Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) on 12 November 1970. It killed around 300,000 people. The cyclone had a profound effect on Abed. He chose to take action to help Cyclone affected people. [/su_note]

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help
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[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]Starting of HELP: Abed created HELP, a voluntary organization, to provide relief and rehabilitation to the worst affected people from 1970 Cyclone in the island of Manpura. [/su_note]
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[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]1971: Then 1971 happened. Abed went back to London where he lobbied and raised funds for Bangladesh. [/su_note]
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[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]BRAC: BRAC came to existence after Independence, 1972 to be exact as Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee and subsequently as Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee [BRAC]. Abed sold his flat in London and returned home to build his newly born organization. [/su_note]

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AArong
AArong

[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]Aarong, 1978: BRAC started Aarong as a social enterprise in 1978. It operates production units in rural and semi-urban areas and provides the market linkage through its own retail outlets[/su_note]

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Brac Bank
Brac Bank
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[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]BRAC BANK, 2001: Founded on 4 July 2001 as a private commercial bank focused on Small and Medium Enterprises.[/su_note]
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[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]Aarong Dairy: BRAC initiated BRAC Dairy & Food Project (BDFP) in 1998 to serve as a market linkage for dairy farmers throughout rural Bangladesh. In 2012, It rebranded and launched with a new brand name 'Aarong Dairy' for its all dairy based products.[/su_note]
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[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]BRAC Chicken: Started out as a broiler processing enterprise in 2004. BRAC Chicken is now a processed chicken products brand as well. [/su_note]
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[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]Others: BRAC has tea estate, poultry, feed mills, cold storage, Printing Pack, Handmade and recycled paper, BRAC Artificial Insemination, BRAC Sericulture and BRAC sanitary napkins and delivery kits [/su_note]

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World map

[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]The BRAC World: Covers 138M Population, Spends 932.4M annually, has 115K employees, runs 45K Schools, [/su_note]

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World-food-prize-2015
[su_note note_color="#ffffff" text_color="#363232" radius="0"]World Food Prize 2015: The World Food Prize Foundation announced to confer the 2015 World Food Prize on Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. [/su_note]

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