Bangladeshi Team Wins Bard “Shark Tank for Sustainability” Prize
Written by Eban Goodstein
Team Roots from BRAC University has won a US $1500 first prize for their vision of improving quality and utilization of childcare services in the city of Dhaka. The team presented their project virtually at the Bard MBA program’s annual “Disrupt to Sustain” pitch competition, on December 15.
The BRAC team made the case that early childhood education could be upgraded through a branded training model for home child-care providers. By elevating and certifying the skills of these home-workers, the business would provide parents the confidence and incentive to move their children into education-focused care. This would lead to higher incomes for child-care workers as well as better outcomes for kids.
“This is not just about winning a contest, it is the recognition that will help us carry out Roots in the future.” said team member Sakin Ahmed. “The prize money will help us launch our project at the Korail Slum in Dhaka, and move it forward.”
Post Date: 01-11-2021