About Give Bangladesh Foundation
Give Bangladesh Foundation was established in 2018 to provide a unique pathway for the people of Bangladesh, to get involved in the development of the country through philanthropy and volunteering.
Drawing on the decade-long development expertise of its two co-founders, Mohammad Saifullah Mithu and Nuheen Khan, Give Bangladesh Foundation designs projects that attempt to identify and solve the root problems of selected development challenges. By bringing modern practices from the development industry to the more simplistic philanthropic sector, the foundation strives to ensure that charity contributions from individuals and volunteers are creating positive short-term and long-term impact on beneficiaries.
Our Governing Body
Md. Saifullah Mithu
Co-Founder and President
Mithu has decade long experience in the social work sector in Bangladesh. He has co-founded several social enterprise and charity organizations to various degree of success, leveraging his LLB and Master in Development Studies degree from Dhaka University. He is the winner of the Global Peace and Humanitarian Award 2021. Mithu has a prolific career in entrepreneurship as well.
Co-Founder and Vice-President
Nuheen is a Harvard Kennedy School graduate in international development, where he was a Yayasan Khazanah Asia Global Scholar. He has a decade long experience in the field of academia, development work and entrepreneurship, including his work as an Economics Lecturer at NSU from 2013 to 2018. Nuheen completed a B.A and M.A in Economics from the University of British Columbia.
Labib Tarafdar is an established entrepreneur in the Bangladeshi restaurant industry, and is the cofounder of MadChef, Cheez, Laughing Buddha and Yum Cha District. Labib has a B.A in Accounting from Brunel University London. Labib is an accounting specialist having in-depth knowledge in global communication trends. He is acclaimed for his cuisine experimentations.
Anam is a practicing Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and is the Founding Partner of Stellar Chambers. He is a Barrister from the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn. Apart from practicing law, he teaches at the London College of Legal Studies (South) and is an entrepreneur. Anam is a cognitive skill expert & was a widely known face in debate circle of Bangladesh.
Atia Nur Chowdhury
Atia has been involved with the organization for more than eight years, and currently is mentoring Project Konna. She completed her B.A from University of Dhaka in information science. Atia currently is employed as a Program Support Person in UNDP Bangladesh’s flagship program Futurenation. She is experienced in managing multiple business ventures as well.
Farhana Tasnuva Deya
Farhana joined the platform back in 2016 and became an executive more than five years back. She rose through the rank to lead the public relations team of Project Kombol & assumed the role of Give Bangladesh Foundation’s Team lead in 2020 and was there more than an year. She has studied Anthropology in University of Dhaka. Farhana is a research specialist in professional life.
Atkia Sadia Rahman
Atkia Sadia Rahman is a Dhaka-based Architect. She was the Project Director of Project Pothchola. She is also a vocalist at a musical group called Ghaashphoring Choir. She has a degree in Bachelor in Architecture from University of Asia Pacific. She has been volunteering in development sector regularly since her college days to work towards the different inequity of the society.
Parisa is an Economist by training and have been teaching this subject for the past eleven years at North South University. Her interest and past experience with community service intrigued her to work with 18,000 students in initiating, organising and completing innumerable community outreach activities. She worked as the Outreach Coordinator at the School of Business and Economics, NSU.