Shinjita Alam (née Hasina Akter) born Gandhabbapur, Lakshmipur, Bangladesh June 29, 1967. Muslim social worker and peace activist. Oversaw agricultural and job creation programs for Bangladesh Mennonite Central Committee. Started peace awareness committees, 2001. Developed conflict resolution programs for Bangladesh's Garo and Manipuri minority communities, 2006-07. Joined Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Women PeaceMakers Program, 2008.
“Real education makes a person a compassionate human being who cares for the betterment of us all. Education gives us power to change things.” (Ilze Dzenovska,“The Candle of Bangladesh”, p. 34; photo bd.linkedin.com)