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SHOMY HASAN CHOWDHURY_

Legacy Award Recipient

SHOMY’S STORY_

Shomy is a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activist from Bangladesh. She has dedicated her life’s work towards ensuring clean water and sanitation for all. 

After losing her mother suddenly from diarrhoea, Shomy immediately began to focus on raising awareness about the importance of different aspects of WASH. 

Over 70,000 people have been educated through Shomy’s WASH Talks over the past seven years. She has worked extensively to teach all people including those from vulnerable communities such as sex-workers, sewerage workers, slum dwellers, underprivileged school children, and people with disabilities.

Shomy’s work has had a local and global impact, in 2017 she spoke at the Global Citizen Festival in New York to over 60,000 people, one of many speeches she has made to share her story of activism and influence policymakers for more investment on sanitation and hygiene.

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