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Syeda Shagufe Hossain


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Syeda Shagufe Hossain is a social inclusion activist, the founder and project director of Leaping Boundaries, and chairperson of Shammo Foundation. She has worked in several sectors of development, including social and economic empowerment, youth development, education, water, sanitation, and hygiene through organizations including BRAC and BRAC International, the International Finance Corporation, the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, and WaterAid Bangladesh. Shagufe has been featured in many national newspapers for her work with Leaping Boundaries, a unique project she founded to increase visibility of madrasa students on mainstream platforms where they are underrepresented. Shagufe was one of the few young entrepreneurs featured on the Daily Star's Generation Hope Issue. She has participated in the Swedish Institute's Young Connectors of the Future Programme as one of the five Bangladeshis selected and was also a TEDXAIUB speaker.