In 2017 and 2018, Ad Astra will partner with Ösel Bangladesh - founded by explorer and educator Wasfia Nazreen - to operate an Academy in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. We will work with a class of girls, many of whom walk over an hour every day just to attend classes. Given these hardships, as well as the institutionalized marginalization of female students, there is an enormous repository of talent and energy that is going untapped. With a spark of inspiration, we hope to nurture these characteristics and position the students for future success.
We thank the National Geographic Society for their support of Ad Astra Bangladesh.