Dr Charles Chen Yidan, Founder of the Yidan Prize, visited the BRAC Head Office in Dhaka to present the prestigious Yidan Prize for Education Development 2019 Award. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed’s daughter and son accepted the award on his behalf. Sir Fazle received the award for his groundbreaking work on education in September 2019.
During a visit to Sir Fazle in October 2019, the Yidan Prize Foundation learned, directly from this iconic figure in international development, his visionary approach and pivotal role in changing the course of education in Bangladesh.
After Sir Fazle’s passing on 20 December, 2019, Dr Charles Chen Yidan visited Dhaka to pay his respect and present the award in person to his family. Dr Chen also visited a BRAC school in Banani and an Early Childhood Development (ECD) center in Banasree, during his two-day visit to the city.