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Introducing Hope Over Fate: The story of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and BRAC

In an op-ed for Inter Press Service, Hope Over Fate author Scott MacMillan shares his perspective from several years working closely with Fazle Hasan Abed as his speechwriter and later authoring his biography based on hundreds of hours of interviews.

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An exclusive first look at Hope Over Fate

As we celebrate BRAC’s 50th anniversary, we are thrilled to share an excerpt from a biography of our founder that reminds us of how far we’ve come – and of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Can hope help break the cycle of poverty?

Fireside chat with Hope Over Fate author Scott MacMillan

Scott sits down with Sharad Aggarwal, Senior Vice President of BRAC USA, to discuss the incredible life of Sir Fazle, his contributions that extend from Bangladesh to the world, and what his legacy means as we continue to work toward poverty eradication.

For too long, people thought poverty was something ordained by a higher power, as immutable as the sun and the moon. This is a myth. We would do well to start paying attention to the evidence, which says that giving people hope and self-esteem may be the greatest investment in human capital that any country can make.”
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder of BRAC
Discover how Sir Fazle sparked hope in his new biography.

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