CSR Awards Finalists 2022: How Md. Adnan Hossain Ensuring Equal Opportunities for All
Md. Adnan Hossain is the founder and chairman of It’s Humanity Foundation (IHF). His organization builds solutions for marginalized communities by ensuring free quality education, healthcare, and skill development training to help them break out of the vicious cycle of poverty.

Adnan’s journey with his organization It’s Humanity Foundation (IHF) started off 12 years ago with only 17 students in a small, rented balcony in Syedpur. Today, they are successfully running 4 programs (Education, Livelihood, Youth Development, Emergency Response programs) all over Bangladesh and impacting lives of over 400,000 people.

8 schools all over Bangladesh including a special school for children with learning disabilities and a digital mobile school for street children that have collectively provided free of cost education and healthcare to over 2000 students so far. They are run free of cost funded by donors.

Besides the schools’ regular curriculum, they have a Mental Health Program to cater to the wellbeing of our students. They also ensure Quarterly Health Checkups and provide healthy meals to our students daily. The schools are in low-income areas in Dhaka, Gazipur, Tongi and Kolcondo char area in Rangpur, which is the only school for the children on the island.

In order to keep students in schools and away from child labor, Adnan’s team also started a women empowerment project called ‘Protibha’ through which they started providing the mothers of these children with income opportunities through training on crafting and stitching. Today, 2500+ women have a sustainable income through the project.

A youth development project under IHF, Center For Youth Development (CFYD), helps the youth with personal and professional development through sessions, training and mentorship programs. The project has reached over 10,000 young people through 60+ sessions having worked with 20+ universities in
Bangladesh so far. They also gathered young representatives from 7 different countries to create awareness on Social Entrepreneurship for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Adnan’s team of 1,000+ volunteers under an emergency response program, “Project Obolombon” carry out various relief campaigns during times of distress. Apart from emergency response campaigns during natural disasters, they also hold health campaigns all over Bangladesh and winter campaigns through which they provide warm winter clothes to the marginalized communities stricken by the extreme cold in Northern Bangladesh. When Covid-19 hit, this team provided relief packages to over 150,000 people and also donated more than 200 oxygen cylinders in remote areas. They also provided food packages to more than 200,000 people till date and warm winter clothes for over 100,000 people in the rural communities Until today, over 10,000 people have benefitted from 50+ free health camps across Bangladesh.

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