Celebrating Five Years of Thrive

Celebrating Five Years of Thrive

In late 2012, three women promised to bring 250 children a banana during their school day. Five years later, Thrive has much to celebrate and many to thank.

This March, Board Member, Amna Rahman, opened her Dhaka home to celebrate Five Years of Thrive. Over 125 people were in attendance, including donors, partners, and volunteers, as well as teachers and students from schools that Thrive serves. We were even lucky enough to have honored guests, US Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ambassador Bernicat, and  Founder of Jaago Schools, Korvi Rakshand Dhurbo join us.  Both gave excellent speaches on the power within all of us to invest in the children who will one day make up the future of Bangladesh. 

[metaslider id=”2195″]During the celebration, Thrive bestowed over forty awards for corporate and individual donors and partners. A gallery of artwork by students from Thrive-supported schools was on display. 

The event was hosted by Thrive’s core Bangladesh leadership: Amna Rahman, Sadia Moyeen, Sarah Karim, Kanwal Bhagat, and Samreen Moyeen. Event donors include  Karim of Direct Fresh and Gourmet Food Company, Board Member, Ali Arsalan of Holey Bakery, Kazi & Kazi Tea, Partex, Palmal Group, Enchanted, and dear friends Susan Moyeen, and Minat Khan. 

PAC x Thrive for Play and Catch-up Program in Smokey Mountain

PAC x Thrive for Play and Catch-up Program in Smokey Mountain

Last May, Thrive partnered with the Progressive Assistance of Canada (PAC), a nonprofit that assists the poorest of the poor children in the Philippines to have a better life. Thrive is supporting the health and nutrition component of PAC’s Play and Catch-up program, which is primarily designed to develop literacy, numeracy, and social skills of children living in Barangay 128 of Tondo, Manila, an area more known as Old Smokey Mountain.

In an effort to continue Thrive’s philosophy with nourishing the mind, we provide healthy breakfast which includes hard boiled eggs, bananas, seasonal fruits, and potable water every Sunday. Soap and clean water for proper hand washing are also given.

PAC Founder Philippe Blanchard worked closely with Barangay Counselor Albin Salamat in creating this academic program which gathers around 75 children per session. In addition, the program features hygiene and nutrition education and opportunities to create art, play games, and make friends.

It has been wonderful to team up for a common goal. Thanks PAC for letting us join to continue helping the children of Manila.