Latest Rural community development Stories

2012-04-05 23:02:23

Daniel Ng, a student at the University of Virginia, won the BRAC Innovation Challenge with his idea of a community playground project to create safe accessible spaces for underprivileged children to play. Dhaka, Bangladesh (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 Today, BRAC announced that Daniel Ng, a student at the University of Virginia, won the BRAC Innovation Challenge with his ℠Play´ Project — a community playground project to create safe, accessible spaces where underprivileged...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

Outdated approaches to teaching must give way to modern schooling that prepares the poor for a 21st century knowledge society, says founder of the world's largest development organization Dhaka, Bangladesh (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder of the world´s largest development organisation, BRAC, called for innovative solutions to address the needs of the burgeoning youth population in developing countries in an address delivered in February celebrating the 40th...

2012-02-01 14:20:00

In Bangladesh, the development organization's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program gives millions of the rural poor a fresh start with latrines at prices fair to buyers and sellers alike (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Rushada Shahad doesn´t run your typical home improvement showroom. You´ll find no stainless steel fixtures and chrome faucets in her backyard in the Bhaluka subdistrict of rural Bangladesh, where she runs a business selling latrine slabs and pillars. But what this...

2011-11-01 17:25:00

The founder of BRAC, the world's largest development organization, has won the WISE Prize for Education, a $500,000 award styled as a Nobel for the field of education (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 In recognition of his outstanding work in the field of education, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of BRAC, has won the $500,000 WISE Prize for Education in Doha, Qatar. The Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, awarded the prize to Abed, who in 1972 founded what...

2011-10-31 18:00:00

A new book on BRACâs innovative approach to health services, Making Tuberculosis History: Community-based Solutions for Millions, documents the history of one of the most successful anti-tuberculosis programs in the world and suggests how this program can be implemented around the world. (PRWEB) October 31, 2011 BRAC formally launched its new book Making Tuberculosis History: Community-based Solutions for Millions at the annual conference of the prestigious International Union...

2011-10-29 07:00:00

Villarreal Family Farm is Revitalizing a Vacant City Lot and Breathing Life Into the Northern End of the Central West End. Saint Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) October 29, 2011 Villarreal Family Farm, the leading provider of locally-produced, Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) farm fresh eggs, poultry and produce, today announced that they are expanding their Saint Louis County backyard farming operations to a previously vacant city-owned lot located at 4539 Delmar Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri....

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