Picture Shaikh Rifad Mahmud


Nominated By Lal Sabuj Unnayan Songha

All 2021 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees

As part of the organisation Lal Sabuj Unnayan Songha, Shaikh provides education opportunities for disadvantaged and street-connected children, distributes free educational materials and clothes to them, and spreads awareness about health and child rights issues among authorities in his community. He also provided relief efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic, by distributing leaflets to raise awareness on the disease, free masks and hand sanitisers, and food to about 10,000 families in need. Through the organisation, they have raised awareness of 5 million students on several child rights issues in the past 5 years, such as child labour, child marriage, drugs. Also, he works on afforestation, by planting saplings and distributing some to children.