Bangladesh, 17 years
Nominated by Ashoka Innovation For The Public
Privileged kids should work to solve the problems of underprivileged kids.
Tanzeel lives in Bangladesh. At 13, he began to worry that other children were unable to live happy lives because their rights were being violated, and that privileged children were doing nothing to help. He was inspired to take a proactive stand for children’s rights, and founded Ogrograhi to help underprivileged children. He established three schools in different communities, and fundraised money for the treatment of children with cancer and other diseases. He has recently worked with Ogrograhi and other students to prepare 20,000 meals for Rohingya refugee children. Tanzeel’s plan for the future is to create a sustainable, long-term project to reduce the problems of deprived kids.