In late 2012, three women promised to bring 250 children a banana during their school day. Five years later, Thrive has much to celebrate and many to thank.

This March, Board Member, Amna Rahman, opened her Dhaka home to celebrate Five Years of Thrive. Over 125 people were in attendance, including donors, partners, and volunteers, as well as teachers and students from schools that Thrive serves. We were even lucky enough to have honored guests, US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ambassador Bernicat, and  Founder of Jaago Schools, Korvi Rakshand Dhurbo join us.  Both gave excellent speaches on the power within all of us to invest in the children who will one day make up the future of Bangladesh. 

  • Left to Right: Sravari Rahman, Ambassador Bernicat, Amna Rahman, and Almas Rahman
During the celebration, Thrive bestowed over forty awards for corporate and individual donors and partners. A gallery of artwork by students from Thrive-supported schools was on display. 

The event was hosted by Thrive’s core Bangladesh leadership: Amna Rahman, Sadia Moyeen, Sarah Karim, Kanwal Bhagat, and Samreen Moyeen. Event donors include  Karim of Direct Fresh and Gourmet Food Company, Board Member, Ali Arsalan of Holey Bakery, Kazi & Kazi Tea, Partex, Palmal Group, Enchanted, and dear friends Susan Moyeen, and Minat Khan. 

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