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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.

LEGAL STATUS

Bangladesh: Incorporated under the Trust Act 1886

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

Governing Board

Shah Rafayat Chowdhury

Co-Founder & President

Barrister Mohammad Taqi Yasir

Vice President

Head of Operations

Fasbeer Eskander

Kazi Shahnaz

Trustee

Trustee

Quamrul Chowdhury

Advisory Board

Erad Kawser

Farmina Hossain

Zarin Rashid

Fatema Johora

Tahmeed Shadab

Md. Adnan Hossain

Dr. Tariq Bin Yousuf

Bangladesh Team

Mustain Karim Chowdhury

Operations Officer; Project Coordinator- Trishna

Kazi Zaka Safi

Project Coordinator- WECan

Dr. Shahrukh Iftekhar

Project Coordinator- Energize the Chain

Fahad Islam

Operations Officer (Field & Logistics)

Research & Development Officer; Project Coordinator- Disaster Resilience Program

Shakhawat Faisal

Rimi Akter

Human Resource and Communications Officer

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

Contact 

Changemakers Headquarters

House# 57/C, Road# 06, Niketan, Gulshan 1

Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh

info@footstepsbd.org

footstepsorganization@gmail.com

 

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Registered under The Trust Act 1886 in Bangladesh and 501c3 in the United States

@Footsteps Bangladesh 2020

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