Sir Fazle Hasan Abed is founder and Chairman of one of the largest non-governmental organizations in the world, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC). It was established over 40 years ago and now has more than 140 million students of all levels and ages and in nine countries. He was recognized for a lifetime’s work bringing basic primary education to some of the world’s poorest communities, from Afghanistan to South Sudan by being awarded the WISE Prize (established by the Qatar Foundation).
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