About Mohammed Rezwan
Bangladesh has the world’s highest rural population density. The poorest segment has little choice but to relocate to inaccessible, flood prone areas such as the Chalanbeel region of northwest Bangladesh. During the annual rainy season, the area is overwhelmed by floods forcing the closure of thousands of schools and impacting resources such as libraries, health clinics and community centers.
Mohammed Rezwan grew up in this region and witnessed friends and relatives being denied access to education during monsoons. In 1998, with $500 of savings, he founded the non-profit Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha to bring education and improved livelihoods to rural communities in northwestern Bangladesh.
Mohammed Rezwan is a Curry Stone Foundation Social Design Circle Honoree. Read more about it here.