"IF YOU WANT TO GO FAST, GO ALONE. IF YOU WANT TO GO FAR, GO TOGETHER"
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 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.
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.
Bangladesh: Incorporated under the Trust Act 1886
United States: Registered as a 501c3 NGO in New York Department of State
Head of Operations
Shah Rafayat Chowdhury
Co-Founder & President
Barrister Md. Taqi Yasir
Md. Adnan Hossain
Dr. Tariq Bin Yousuf
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
Program & Campaign Coordinator
Research & Development Officer; Project Coordinator- Disaster Resilience Program
Shah Md. Akib
Junior Administrative & Communications Officer