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Debapriya Bhattacharya Talks about BRAC Award


Debapriya Bhattacharya, the Permanent Representative for Bangladesh at United Nations in Geneva , in this brief interview talks in details about BRAC and its activities in the light of the fact that BRAC received awards from the Hilton Foundations which will be formally handed over to BRAC on Monday.

The Hilton Foundation announced Friday that BRAC, the largest non-profit organization in the developing world, announced here today that it will dedicate the USD 1.5 million it receives from the 2008 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize to its work in southern Sudan.

BRAC, recognized for its success in raising people out of poverty in some of the world's poorest countries, is one of the few NGOs working in southern Sudan.

BRAC's founder and Chairperson Fazle Hasan Abed told reporters that Operating


less than a year in southern Sudan, BRAC has already enrolled 6, 000 in its micro-finance program, has 20 acres under cultivation, 100 trained community health workers, and 50 schools in progress to provide the poorest children with an accelerated quality primary education.

BRAC will officially receive the Hilton Prize here on Monday evening.

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