Angela Gomes

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Angela Gomes
Born (1952-07-16) July 16, 1952 (age 67)
AwardsMagsaysay Award (1999)

Angela Gomes (born July 16, 1952)[1] is a social worker from Bangladesh. She is the founder Executive Director of Banchte Shekha (Learn How To Survive), an NGO since 1976. She won the Magsaysay Award in 1999 for community leadership.[2]


  • "Best Social Worker" award by Bangladesh National Council for Social Worker (1988)
  • "Best Female Workers for Social Development" by Anannaya (1997)
  • "Kirtimati Nari – Best Social Worker" by Square group (2008)
  • "Begum Rokeya Padak" (1999).
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) from International KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India (2014)
  • Star Lifetime Award for Social Work (2016)[1]


Gomes wrote books of titles including "Learning through Works for Adults", "Living with Rights", "Easy Living of Children" and "How I Reached".[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Dr. Angela Gomes". The Daily Star. February 5, 2016. Retrieved February 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "A power source - Angela Gomes:Community Leadership". Asia Week. Archived from the original on February 8, 2005. Retrieved February 16, 2016.

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