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Thrive Walkathon Raising Money To Feed Schoolchildren

By February 7, 2024June 18th, 2024No Comments

DHAKA, Bangladesh, 25 January 2024 – Thrive, a nonprofit organization dedicated to delivering healthy food to hungry schoolchildren, will hold the 2024 Walk with Thrive charity event on 9 February from 10 am – 1 pm at Justice Shahabuddin Park. All are invited to the festive occasion, which will include refreshments, free Thrive tee-shirts for participants, guided meditation, music, and speeches.

Walk with Thrive sponsors include Dhaka Flow, Securex, Direct Fresh, and Far East Knitting & Dyeing Industries. The annual event is hosted by Amna Rahman, Sadia Moyeen, Kanwal Bhagat, and Arsalan Ali. “Walk with Thrive is a great opportunity for friends and families to come together and do something healthy, while also providing nutritious meals for schoolchildren,” said Arsalan Ali, Board Member of Thrive. “We’re looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and hope to meet new people who are interested in getting exercise and having fun while supporting a great cause. All are welcome!”

Walkers should meet at the Amphitheater opposite North End Cafe, and simply need to commit to walking at least one lap around the park, although they are welcome to walk as many laps as they can. Participants can download a pledge sheet here or via Thrive’s Facebook page(@thrivefeededucategrow).

Participants of all ages are encouraged to come with friends and family or to come solo and meet others who care about making a difference in the lives of children.


Founded in 2012, Thrive’s mission is to deliver healthy food to hungry children in the poorest areas of the world. Thrive partners with schools to provide more than 12,000 meals to schoolchildren each week in Bangladesh and the Philippines. These efforts help improve nutrition, boost school attendance, and increase readiness to learn. Just 1000 taka feeds a child a nutritious meal each school day for an entire month, and each meal provides 50% of a child’s daily nutritional needs via seasonal fruits (including Thrive’s signature banana), vegetables, and protein. In the past 11 years, Thrive has delivered more than 3.7 million nutritious meals. Thrive relies on the generosity of local and international support from partners, including Direct Fresh Ltd., Homebound, Big W, and Far East Knitting and Dyeing LTD. For more information, visit