Matthew Becker

Matthew Becker (Subornogram Foundation): Matthew received his B.A. in Political Science and International Business from Metropolitan State College in Denver in 2008. From 2008 to 2010 he worked as a community youth development volunteer with the Peace Corps in western Mongolia. Following the Peace Corps, Matthew taught in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and served as a juvenile risk assessor with a nonprofit in Colorado Springs. He is also a veteran of the Marine Corps Reserves. At the time of his fellowship Matthew was pursuing his M.S. in Global Affairs at New York University. After his fellowship Matthew wrote: "It gave me a better understanding of the problems Bangladesh faces and also issues surrounding the way NGO's work there. I got a better idea of the importance of journalism in advocating for human rights and education related issues for the communities that many people don't pay attention to or concern themselves with."


21 Sep

Just wanted to get this video posted up. It’s a visit to Bagmusa, the Dalit cobbler community that was the subject of my last blog post. On our last visit to Bagmusa, Shahed and I conducted a brief interview with Tulsi, one of the teachers at the school, who is also from the community. She was a bit nervous but happy to help us. At the risk of making excuses for poor quality work, I had some issues with my video editing software and this didn’t come out quite the way I wanted. I wanted to get it up though, and I am planning to redo a few of the videos and put together a longer video documenting Subornogram’s work when I get back to NYC and have access to better software. My fellowship is pretty much over now but I still have some photos to share and I still want to add videos as I can get them completed. I’m finishing up my final blog post and will get that up as soon as possible. Thanks for watching and thank you for your support.

Also, I uploaded a set of new photos from some visits Shahed and I had with local folk artists that he supports.

Posted By Matthew Becker

Posted Sep 21st, 2012