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Symbiosis International is privileged to walk alongside inspiring people every day. Through our work, we see and hear stories of change, hope, justice and compassion. At the heart of what we do is our vision for transformation, working with a purpose to see lasting change and lives free of dependency and exploitation.
Pictured: Padma attending audit and reporting training with Project Manager Farida Padma is a registered Community-based organisation (CBO) with the Bangladesh Government Women’s Affairs Bureau.
Launching our Change for Good appeal
What a weekend we had launching our 2023 Annual Appeal! The theme for our appeal this year is Change for good. It was great to speak
Saleha can see a future again
Pictured: Saleha with her husband and daughters outside their shop The poverty trap reaches wide – sometimes people fall into its vicious cycle with little
Rupa is rearing a new life
Pictured: Rupa with her cows she purchased. Rupa lives in Munshiganj District. She is married and together with her husband they are raising their two
Welcome – আপনাকেও ধন্যবাদ – Apnakeo dhonnobad
Pictured: Top left – Adam Robinson, Top right – Krystal Wallis, Bottom – Savaen Cameron. The very first sentence of our 2022 Annual Report written
Recognising Dr. David Yates
“In December 1993 we established in Australia the Symbiosis Trust, to enable development work in Bangladesh. We met on a Friday afternoon in a solicitor’s
Misti makes her own way
Pictured: Misti practicing hair curling at the Symbiosis training center in Mymensingh. Misti Dio is 22 years old. She grew up in a small village
Towards daily choices
Pictured: Aleya and Moniruzzaman with their daughter Development occurs through the compound effect of change, both small and large. It’s hard to see this sometimes,
Banesa’s loan drives change
Pictured: Banesa with her husband Yunus Banesa lives in a village in the Munshiganj District with her husband Yunus Ali. Together they have had four
International Volunteer Day
An interview with Brett Vizard International Volunteers Day celebrated on December 5 is a date to celebrate and promote volunteering. This year, we’d like to
Fishing, Cycling and Functional Education
By Dr Neil Parker You’ve heard the saying, “Give a person a fish, and you feed them for a day. Teach them to fish, and
Adult Literacy in Bangladesh
By David Vance As we recently observed another International Literacy Day (8 September, 2022) it’s good to pause and think about literacy, particularly in the context of
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