Afrin Chowdhury

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself

Leo Tolstoy

I love my work because I get to meet and work with many youth volunteers and activists within my country and globally.  The spirit of youth to change the world positively is my motivation to work as a campaigner. I try to keep the youth network going and to be connected with my organizing skills.

Changing yourself is a hardest job in the world and often people do not want to change. I am not an exception, but I guess I have started the process as a Swarm Blogger.

I design campaigns and also take part in campaign mobilization plans. I am involving the grassroots people’s input from various parts of Bangladesh while designing the campaigns. Not only that, I am running in the streets with the slogan “Up with Justice down With Hunger”. HungerFree Campaign is my working area in Action Aid Bangladesh.

I participated in the 2010 Global Change Education Program in Nepal. I am a core activista volunteer in Bangladesh. As a youth campaigner, I also have to publicize the success stories and the challenges faced by the local youth groups nationally and internationally

I like to listen to music and I'm a keen food lover. I'm an open-minded person.

Latest blogs

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Bangladesh seminar January 2012
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