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"IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST, GO ALONE. IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER"

Our Mission

Our goal is to empower communities by integrating the right set of skills and technologies to overcome their social challenges which are currently limiting their development.

Our Vision

Our vision consists of a world where communities are able to sustain their own growth and overcome their social challenges. We want to see a world where every community is empowered and sustainable.

Founder's Story

In 2013, Shah Rafayat Chowdhury approached 5 of his friends in school to discuss starting an organization that works towards empowering marginalized communities across Bangladesh. At the age of 17, Shah along with his friends started Footsteps with a mission to design social ventures which would ultimately solve many of the world's most challenging social issues. An environmentalist and economist by profession, Shah believed that every person has the potential to solve their own social issues given the right set of skills and resources. Since 2013, Footsteps has acted as a catalyst for hundreds of marginalized communities in helping them overcome their social challenges by building their capacity and potential.

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LEGAL STATUS

Bangladesh: Incorporated under the Trust Act 1886

United States: Registered as a 501c3 NGO in New York Department of State

Governing Board

Head of Operations

Shah Rafayat Chowdhury

Co-Founder & President

Barrister Md. Taqi Yasir

Vice President

Fasbeer
Eskander

Kazi Shahnaz

Trustee

 Zayed Ahsan

Trustee

Quamrul Chowdhury

Trustee

Zarin Rashid

Trustee

Fatema Johora

Trustee

Abu Taher

Trustee

Advisory Board

Erad Kawser

Md. Adnan Hossain

Tahmeed Shadab

Farmina Hossain

Dr. Tariq Bin Yousuf

Bangladesh Team

Global Team

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Head of Operations

KANISHK CHANDRA

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Partnerships

ZAHIN REAZ

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Regional Coordinator

ADAM TIDBALL

Office Assistant

Communications Officer

Mustain Karim Chowdhury

Operations Officer; Project Coordinator- Trishna

Md. Asefur Rahman

Administrative & Finance Officer

Dr. Shahrukh Iftekhar

Research & Development Officer; Project Coordinator- Energize the Chain

Ebrahim Daud

Program & Campaign Coordinator

Research & Development Officer; Project Coordinator- Disaster Resilience Program

Shakhawat Faisal

Faruk Ahmed

 Communications Officer

Shah Md. Akib

Junior Administrative & Communications Officer

Shaima Himi

Mahadul Islam