Safe Motherhood Day

A woman goes through endless sacrifices for bringing her child from the womb to her lap. To make this journey safe and sound every year Safe Motherhood Day is observed. Spreeha Bangladesh celebrates Safe Motherhood Day this year with an awareness workshop discussing different issues about pregnancy.

Our very own, Dr. Nadira Sharmin takes the session explaining the mothers to be regarding what to expect and how to be prepared for the many stages of pregnancy.

Championing Change: Celebrating Leadership and Motherhood

With one of our prime areas of focus being female empowerment, Spreeha Bangladesh brought together powerful leaders and mothers who break gender stereotypes with their everyday successes to celebrate motherhood on 13th May. 2017 at the University of Dhaka .

Panelists engaging in the discussion on the need to break stereotypes related to motherhood

With the objective of initiating a dialogue to understand the challenges faced by working mothers, the event brought in women who are front runners of their industries. The highlight of the event was the panel discussion which saw an engaging discourse motivating young individuals to adopt change and educating on the necessity of redefining gender roles.

Rizwana Hasan, environmental attorney and Chief Executive, BELA speaks on her views of motherhood

The panelists included Rizwana Hasan, leading environmental attorney and Chief Executive, BELA; Shwapna Bhowmick, Country Manager, Marks&Spencer; Rafiath Rashid Mithila, actress, singer and Head of Early Childhood Development and Girls’ Education, BRAC International and Nobonita Chowdhury, Editor, DBC News and Anchor, ‘Rajkahon- Nobonita Chowdhuryr shathe’.

Rafiath Rashid Mithila, Head of Early Childhood Development and Girls’ Education, BRAC International discusses the many challenges working mothers have to overcome



International Women’s Day 2017

This International Women’s Day, Spreeha Bangladesh celebrated with Women in Digital, a social enterprise working towards the development of women in the IT sector. For the occasion, both organizations came together to host an art competition for the students from Spreeha and Women in Digital.

Also part of the event was the Lifetime Achievement award ceremony of Zeenat Walid, the first Bangladeshi female artist to have a solo exhibition in 1973, organized by Women in Digital.

Spreeha wins in Bisso Sahitto Kendra’s book reading campaign

Three of our students were awarded by Bisso Sahitto Kendra for being avid readers as part of their nationwide book reading campaign initiated to enlighten young minds across the country.

Out of 30,000 participants from the capital, a total of 6,000 were selected as finalists.


We are proud to have been represented by our inspiring students who despite numerous social barriers continue on their path to enlightenment and education.

Spreeha screens ‘Threads’

On 10th February, 2017 Spreeha Bangladesh successfully screened the world premiere (Bangla version) of Kantha Productions LLC’s Threads: The Art and Life of Surayia Rahman.  ‘Threads’ is the inspiring story of Surayia Rahman, the self-trained artist respected worldwide for not only her works of embroidered art but also her role in leading hundreds of underprivileged women to better futures for themselves and their families.

Director, Cathy Stevulak and Producer, Leonard Hill with artisans from Arshi engaging with the audience

The documentary  directed by Canadian filmmaker, Cathy Stevulak showcased how Surayia’s passion for her art, nakshi kantha helped build a life of dignity, self-sufficiency and independence for herself and the hundreds of women who trained under her.

Director, Cathy Stevulak in the question and answer session

She set up the organization, Arshi, as an establishment to preserve the art of nakshi kantha from commercialization while also employing hundreds of artisans.

A student of Spreeha’s Progga club asking about the direction of the film

Students of Spreeha’s adolescent girls’ project, Progga enthusiastically attended the event along with many external guests.