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Fazle Hasan Abed

Fazle Hasan Abed

Mar 04, 2017

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is a Bangladeshi social worker. He is the founder and chairman of BRAC. It is the world’s biggest non-governmental organization with over 120,000 employees. He was born in Hasan family in Baniachong on 27th April in 1936. Baniachong is now located at Habiganj in Sylhet Division of Bangladesh. He conceded with the matriculation exam from Pabna Zilla School. After that he went to complete his HSC (higher secondary education) from Dhaka College.

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed left home in 1954 when he was eighteen years old to attend University of Glasgow. He studied naval architecture there. After that Abed was joined the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in London. He has finished his professional education in 1962. Abed returned to East to adhere Shell Oil Company and rapidly rose to head its finance division. At Shell Abed had to the inner workings of a large company. It provided him with coming into corporate management. Abed was created HELP. It is an organization provided relief and treatment to the affected in the island of Manpura in 1970 Cyclone.

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed returned to Bangladesh to find his country in ruins in 1971. Abed decided to use the funds he had generated from selling his assets to develop the rural poor. In 1972 he selected the remote region of Sulla in northeastern of Bangladesh. This work led to BRAC which is a non-governmental organization.

For his assistance to social development he has awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award and the UNDP Mahbub Ul Haq Award. He has also obtained the inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award and the inaugural WISE Prize for Education. He received World Food Prize for his unparalleled work in 2015. World Food Prize has given to him on reducing poverty in Bangladesh and ten other countries. We the Bangladeshi are very proud of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed as a Social worker.


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