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Our Mission

Spreeha Bangladesh Foundation is a non-profit that inspires change by empowering people. With use of creative solutions, Spreeha enables individuals and communities to rise above social barriers.
By 2025, we want to inspire a million lives.

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Our Vision

Spreeha envisions a world where people and communities are empowered to achieve their full potential.

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Our Mission

Spreeha Bangladesh Foundation is a non-profit that inspires change by empowering people. With use of creative solutions, Spreeha enables individuals and communities to rise above social barriers.
By 2025, we want to inspire a million lives.

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Our Vision

Spreeha envisions a world where people and communities are empowered to achieve their full potential.

Our Values

We have set about to design the most creative of solutions to the world’s list of everyday problems. We are guided by our values of empathy, solution focused, forever forward, and collaboration.

Empathy

Empathy

We design with empathy and are a people-centric organization. We deeply integrate within communities, understand the problems and build trust before
designing solutions.

Solution Focused

Solution Focused

We are on a mission to build a world inspired by the culture of innovation, one which nurtures limitless opportunities for all. We are dreamers who design to inspire, we are innovators who design for change.

Forever Forward

Forever Forward

Our curiosity is paired with a love for failure, because true learning is only possible through continuous and uninterrupted defeats from which we rise with better answers, better products and more effective innovation.

Collaboration

Collaboration

United in vision, purpose and undying passion, our journey is one to change the world.

Our Approach

Empowering People with
Human Centered Design

We use Human-Centered Design (HCD) to identify & understand human problems, create relevant solutions and deliver them in a sustainable way. We blend values of non-profit, power of digital technology & practices of commercial organizations.

Governance

The governance of Spreeha is democratic, collective and rule-based. The Board of Trustees, the highest decision-making body, meets four times a year and conducts one Annual General Meeting (AGM) to provide strategic direction to the management.

The Board of Trustees formed a Management and Implementation Committee (MIC) in its meeting held in December 2020. The MIC is led by the Executive Director & comprises of focal persons representing relevant departments. As the second layer of decision-making body of the organisation, the MIC meets every month to review the ongoing activities of Spreeha.

Board of Trustees

Mahmud Hossain

Chair

Mahmud Hossain was the former Chief Business Officer and part of the executive management at Grameenphone, the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh. He has 30+ years of experience with 17 years in C-level leadership positions in large and reputed corporations. Mr. Mahmud joined Spreeha in the same vein to try and bring in some positive changes in the lives of the underserved.

Iqbal Habib

Vice Chair

Iqbal Habib has been practicing as an Architect and Managing Director of Architectural design atelier, VITTI Sthapati Brindo Ltd. in Dhaka, Bangladesh for over two decades with the vision to promote responsible architecture for the society and environment.

Tazin Shadid

Founder & Advisor

Tazin Shadid founded Spreeha in 2011. He has more than 16 years’ experience in technology and product development including 10 years at Microsoft HQ in USA. He is the founder of multiple award- winning startups.

Muhammad Abdul Mabud

Member

Muhammad Abdul Mabud works as Chief Executive Officer of Bangla Trac Communications Limited, a company providing range of voice and data services for both local and international market.

Tamzid Siddiq Spondon

Member

Tamzid Siddiq Spondon is an entrepreneur, communication expert, planner, organizer and activist. He is the Founder and Managing Director of ZANALA Bangladesh Ltd., ZANALA Systems Ltd, Base Camp Bangladesh Ltd. and Director of Beshto.com Ltd.

Shahnaz Parveen

Member

Shahanaz Parveen has been practicing as an Architect and Chief Executive Officer of Mrinmoy Consultants in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Shahriar Amin

Member

Shahriar Amin has diverse work experience of 15+ years in marketing, communications, and brand development including leadership roles at Beximco

Irfan Islam

Member

Mr. Irfan Islam is a Tech-Entrepreneur associated with tech-startups in multiple vertical. He is the Co-founder of CYE Retail tech, a retail tech start-up. Besides he also a Director of Misfit Technologies, Principal Advisor of I-Farmer, & Advisor to Alice Labs (PTE) Ltd. Currently he is also a Board Member of Spreeha Bangladesh Foundation.

Ajoy Kumar Bose

Treasurer

Ajoy Kumar Bose has 30+ years of experience in Institutional Governance, Compliance, Institutional Policies, Audit, Copyright, Patent and Trademark, Resource Mobilization, Project/ Program Design & Management, Operations, and Service Design for both non-profit and for- profit entities. He is the Co-founder of Dnet; one of the specialized organizations on ICT4D in Bangladesh. In Dnet, he was engaged in the development of innovative models like Pallitahya, Computer Literacy Center & Smart Classroom in secondary schools etc. The Pallitahya and Computer Literacy Center programs which Mr. Ajoy developed, received international awards in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

Asgar Ali Sabri

Member Secretary

Asgar Ali Sabri brings in with him more than 35 years of diverse experience of working with international development organizations with strong strategic leadership skills in directing program staff as well as mobilizing Civil Society Organizations/platforms towards alternative development initiatives, facilitation skills in creating linkage and collaboration across the country and region on common issues of concerns, critical engagement skills with the government and fundraising and relationship-building skills with donors.

Our Team

Asgar Ali Sabri

Executive Director

Asgar Ali Sabri brings in with him more than 35 years of diverse experience of working with international development organizations with strong strategic leadership skills in directing program staff as well as mobilizing Civil Society Organizations/platforms towards alternative development initiatives, facilitation skills in creating linkage and collaboration across the country and region on common issues of concerns, critical engagement skills with the government and fundraising and relationship-building skills with donors.

Senior Director

Treasurer

Ajoy Kumar Bose oversees the overall operations & institutional affairs of Spreeha. Having 30+ years of experience in Institutional Governance, Compliance, Institutional Policies, Audit, Copyright, Patent and Trademark, Resource Mobilization, Project/ Program Design & Management, Operations, and Service Design for both non-profit and for-profit entities. He is the Co-founder of Dnet; one of the specialized organizations on ICT4D in Bangladesh. In Dnet, he was engaged in the development of innovative models like Pallitahya, Computer Literacy Center & Smart Classroom in secondary schools etc. The Pallitahya and Computer Literacy Center programs which Mr. Ajoy developed, received international awards in 2005 and 2009 respectively.

Muhammed Anisul Kabir Jasir

Director

Muhammed Anisul Kabir Jasir is an NRB from New York, USA. He has more than 35 years of experience in fundraising for Non-profit organizations in Bangladesh & USA.

Farha Sharmin

Joint Director

As Joint Director, Ms. Farha Sharmin leads Spreeha’s programs and development. She brings in more than 15 years of experience in diversified non-profit field including 12 years exclusively in project management. Her core expertise and strength lie in the areas of project design and management, strategic communication with stakeholders and government, institutional strengthening through capacity building, and team management. She also extends her expertise in SRHR, women empowerment and social business for development.

Dr. Shazzat Rahat Hossain

General Manager

Dr. Shazzat Rahat Hossain leads the Health Development Programs of Spreeha. After graduating as a physician from Dhaka Medical College & Hospital, he has built his career as a Public Health Specialist concentrating on Epidemiology. With 8 years of experience, he has expertise on healthcare research, communication, project management & financing, and business development in healthcare. He is also a passionate musician and national level sports commentator.

Rozana Hafiz

General Manager

Rozana Hafiz looks after the Partnership and fundraising team of Spreeha. She has 18+ years of experience in communication, customer service, public relation, partnership and fundraising.

Halima Tus Sadia

Asst. General Manager

Halima-Tus-Sadia leads the Research, Innovation, and Grants Department of Spreeha. She combines the gender lens with human-centered design approach in research and program development, coordinates new ideas to source funds from donors, and manages innovation for better impact. She has completed her post-graduation in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Dhaka. She extends her interest in adolescent development, youth engagement, and women

Md. Mahabubur Rahman

Asst. General Manager

Md. Mahabubur Rahman leads the Accounts & Finance department of Spreeha. He has 15 years of experience in accounting, finance, audit, administrative, project development, planning & analysis within both national & international organizations. Having a Masters degree in Accounting along with CACC, Mr. Mahabubur is skilled in project & program budgeting, planning, developing, monitoring & reporting focused on minimizing risk and ensuring effective & efficient operations of the organization.

Mahjabin Islam Noimy

Asst. General Manager

Mahjabin Islam Noimy leads the HR & Admin department of Spreeha. After completing BBA, she had PGD and MBA concentrating in HRM. She has 6+ years of experience in recruitment, performance management, training, procurement, and office management.