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On October 20, 12-1 p.m. GMT (8-9 a.m. EDT), BRAC’s director of programs for the ultra-poor will participate in a live Tweet chat about ending extreme poverty and BRAC’s methodology used to produce the impact illustrated above.

Please use hashtag #BRACultrapoor to follow along on Twitter or submit questions ahead of time.

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Happy 82nd birthday to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a great human rights leader and ally to the poorest and most marginalized in our world!

Sign up to learn more about the ways BRAC brings people together to recognize and respond to our common humanity: http://signup.bracusa.org/

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Learn more about how BRAC is building a world of opportunity: http://signup.bracusa.org

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Announcing a new $5 million partnership with the NoVo Foundation to scale up BRAC’s girl effect programming, starting with safe spaces for girls in South Sudan (pictured above) and schools in Afghanistan: http://bit.ly/1elH3R0

Stay informed about BRAC’s programming to create opportunities for #girls to change their lives and the lives around them: http://eepurl.com/sC1wL

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In 1985, when BRAC opened its first schools in Bangladesh, the country was still emerging from years of conflict and natural disaster. Now we’re working with communities in South Sudan to do the same in the early days of their country. Join us today: http://backtoschool.bracusa.org

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In Bangladesh, BRAC’s 22,000+ schools and 4.95 million+ alumni are a major reason why there is no more gender gap in primary education. Now BRAC is adapting its proven model to countries like South Sudan, where the primary school completion rate for girls is less than one percent.

Learn more and help make education accessible for all children in some of the least accessible places today.

Top: A student at grade three in a BRAC primary school in Kumkumari village of Ashulia Union in Savar Thana, Bangladesh. (Credit: BRAC/Shehzad Noorani)

Bottom: Using a chalk, a girl child draws a house on a slate, in a BRAC primary school in Munuki neighbourhood of Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Many children who now attend a BRAC school in South Sudan never had any opportunity to attend a school due to decades of wars, conflicts and insecurity. (Credit: BRAC/Shehzad Noorani)

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The 90s! BRAC’s USA affiliate office loves the 1990s.

(Also see the 1970s and 1980s)

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Share a little bit of the back to school spirit today at backtoschool.bracusa.org!

Above: Nusrat Jahan, a student at BRAC’s pre-primary school in Bhakka Purana, Nowshera district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province of Pakistan. (Photo: BRAC)

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The 1980s was a big decade for BRAC. Besides achieving massive scale through microfinance and health, BRAC’s world-renowned primary education model was born. Read about it in The New York Times.

Part 2 of 4. (see part 1)