Outstanding Contribution
to Children Rights

Korvi Rakshand, born on August 19, 1985, is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur. Korvi is founder of JAAGO Foundation, a voluntary organization established in April 2007. He was ranked 5th in list of top 10 inspirational Bangladeshis around the world published by British Bangladeshi Power and Inspiration 100 at the British Parliament Commonwealth Room.

Korvi was born to Bangladeshi nationals Nurul Akter and Mafruda Khan Erin. His schooling was done in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He attended Scholastica till middle school and later completed his high schooling from the Mastermind School. Wrapping up his O Levels in 2003, he went on to attain a Diploma in Law from the University of London (2004-2005) with a subsequent L.L.B. Honors (2005- 2007). During his tenure of Undergraduate studies, Korvi was heavily involved with sports and extra-curriculum activities. Volunteering was an activity he allocated most of his leisure to.

Korvi who was expected to take over his family business after graduation left behind a comfortable life and the generic idea of a prosperous future to dedicate his life to something more worthwhile. Soon after, Korvi founded the JAAGO Foundation together with a group of young students. Back then, JAAGO was a small room of 17 children and a vision to eliminate poverty through education. Korvi’s journey with JAAGO is one of constant struggle and dedication. Today JAAGO Foundation supports the education of 1800 children across its 13 branches all over Bangladesh.

Realizing the immense potential of the youth, Korvi, who is considered the pioneer of volunteerism in Bangladesh, founded Volunteer for Bangladesh in 2011. Today, this initiative to empower the Bangladeshi youth has more than 17,000 registered volunteers across the country. In September 2010 Korvi attended the “International Visitor Leadership Program” (IVLP); a U.S. State Department sponsored premium professional exchange program hosted by the Young Leaders’ Political and Civil Engagement program.

In 2010, HRH The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles awarded Korvi with the Mosaic International Award for his work at the JAAGO Foundation towards the underprivileged children of Bangladesh. This award was handed over to Korvi by HRH Princess of Jordan, Princess Badiyabint El Hassan.

Korvi Rakshand was listed “Top 99 under 33 Influential Foreign Policy Leaders” in 2013 by The Diplomatic Courier; a Washington based international affairs daily. In the same year, he was nominated a finalist for the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2013 for promoting volunteerism throughout Bangladesh. In 2014, Korvi was listed amongst the top 10 Most Inspirational Bangladeshis Worldwide by the British Bangladesh Power and Inspiration 100 at the British Parliament Commonwealth Room. In 2015, Korvi has received an award organized by the Global Development Network from the Japanese Ministry of Finance for the concept of Online Schooling being the Most Innovative Development Project of 2015.

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