SBK Foundation

Empowering marginalized communities with technology and easy access to finance

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ABOUT SBK FOUNDATION

SBK Foundation is a non-profit organization that has established 64 Tech Hubs in the 64 districts of Bangladesh aiming to inspire and empower marginalized communities and grassroots entrepreneurs specially women to generate income and share knowledge and skills.
Marginal communities often lack access to basic health, finance, legal and other crucial services due to poor infrastructure and insufficient resources. SBK Foundation provide on-the-ground solutions to integrate marginal communities into the digital society and ensure that their basic needs are met via democratizing technology and easy access to finance.

What we do

Rural communities often lack access to basic health, financial, legal and other crucial services due to poor infrastructure and insufficient resources. We provide the required digital tools and skills to ensure that the basic needs of these rural citizens are met.

Our mission is to build digitally inclusive societies which provide technology access for all, contribute to a Digital Bangladesh and play a small part in moving underdeveloped nations to technology advanced countries.

Tech Hubs

We have established 64 Tech Hubs
one in each of the 64 districts of Bangladesh


Why Tech Hubs

Digital Literacy

To provide digital literacy through technology access, training and education

Access

To connect rural with urban and global by closing knowledge and skills gaps

Ecosystem

To develop an ecosystem through the digital transformation of local communities

How the Tech Hub Ecosystem Works

Each Tech Hub is managed by a tech-savvy entrepreneur who is provided laptops, a printer, scanner, copier and router, as a grant.

Our Data Science team helps the Tech Hub managers collect data about the needs and challenges of rural citizens.

Tech Hub managers then connect rural citizens to various startups which offer citizen services that need their specific needs and address their challenges.

The startups partnering Tech Hubs are: Dmoney (FinTech), Dokkho (EdTech), Pulse (MedTech), Uqeel (Legal Tech), Digiland (Land Protection) and PriyoShop (e-commerce).

A rural citizen with health issues can - for example - get medical advice from registered doctors through virtual consultancy via the Pulse app.

Tech Hub managers then connect rural citizens to various startups which offer citizen services that meet their specific needs and address their challenges.

Meet the team

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Raihana Bashir

Chairman

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Sonia Bashir Kabir

Vice-Chairman

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ABM SAIFUL BARI

ED & CEO

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SHIMUL KUMAR RAY

Director-Operations

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Anisa Ali, CFA

Treasurer

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Ramizah Ahmed

Partnership Manager

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Shiuly M. Roy

Assistant Project Manager

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Akkie Okma

Advisor

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Sadaf Siddiqi

Advisor

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Laurence Sarah Ainouz

Advisor

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Sarah Abedin

Advisor

Rina Neoh
Rina Neoh

Advisor

Navroop K. Sahdev
Navroop K. Sahdev

Advisor

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