Dr. Angela Gomes
Founder and Executive Director
BANCHTE SHEKHA, Bangladesh
Title : Ensuring Holistic Education for Deprived Dropout Children and Women in an Innovative Way through Government and NGO
Brief: Dr. Angela Gomes is an eminent social worker and Founder Executive Director of Banchte Shekha (Learn How To Live), a leading NGO working since 1976 with the long-term objective of improving the socio-economic condition of women and children in Bangladesh. It directly serves more than 10,00,000 women all over the country and indirectly benefits more than 50,00,000 people through its programs.
Angela Gomes has received the "Best Social Worker” award by Bangladesh National Council for Social Worker in 1988, “Best Female Workers for Social Development” award by fortnightly magazine Anannaya In 1997, "Kirtimati Nari – Best Social Worker" by Square group in 2008. She received Ramon Magsaysay Award in the Community Leadership category and "Begum Rokeya Padak" in 1999. She received an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) from International KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.