News Archive


May 11, 2012

Connecticut’s WTNH Channel 8 interviewed members of Brighter Dawns’ Executive Board and the Wesleyan chapter officers in “Creating Brighter Dawns for People in Bangladesh.”

March 8, 2012

Tasmiah Khan was selected as one of’s “11 Young Women to Look Out for” on International Women’s Day 2012.

February 13, 2012

Brighter Dawns CEO Tasmiha Khan is recognized in the Wesleyan Connection article “Khan ’12 Awarded Movement One to One Fellowship.”


November 03, 2011

ABC News covers Brighter Dawns first project in “Girls bring Brighter Dawns to Bangladesh”

November 02, 2011

The Wesleyan Connection runs a story on updates from Brighter Dawns in “Wesleyan Students Raise Funds To Help Poor in Bangladesh.”

October 24, 2011

Middletown Press covers our work over the last year and plans for the future. “Wesleyan group raises funds to help poor in Bangladesh”

September 12, 2011

The Chicago Tribune interviews Tasmiha about her road to establishing Brighter Dawns in “Chicago woman helps bring clean water to Bangladesh.”

July 22, 2011

Brighter Dawns’ successful construction of the wells and latrines in Ward 12 was announced in the Middletown Patch article, “Liquid Life Reaches Bangladesh.”

June 28, 2011

The Middletown Press highlights Brighter Dawns’ successful fundraising in “Brighter Dawns Raises Thousands for Bangladesh.”

May 27, 2011

Several Brighter Dawns members were interviewed for a piece in the Hartford Courant: “Wesleyan Helps Bangladesh Improve Sanitation”

May 25, 2011

The Wesleyan Connection featured an article on Tasmiha’s’ receipt of the Dell Social Innovation Fellowship for Brighter Dawns during the summer of 2011: “Khan ’12 Named Dell Semi-Finalist Fellow.”

May 4, 2011

The Wesleyan Connection runs three articles on Brighter Dawns: “Brighter Dawns Receives Davis Projects for Peace Grant”, “Students Raise Funds at 5K for Brighter Dawns”, and “Khan ’12 Speaks at Yale’s United for Sight Conference”

May 3, 2011

Brighter Dawns is recognized in The Argus: “Non-Profit Brings Aid to Bangladesh”






May 15, 2011

The Argus runs an article on the 5K for Brighter Dawns: “Students, Professors, and Middletown Residents Unite in 5K for Brighter Dawns”





March 2011

Tasmiha Khan, the founder of Brighter Dawns, is recognized for her work in Bangladesh during the summer of 2010, as well as her current work for Brighter Dawns, in the March/April 2011 issue of Islamic Horizons. The article can be found on page 13 (accessed by clicking on the March/April issue cover).

Feb 14, 2011

Brighter Dawns’ participation in the Dell Social Innovation Competition is mentioned in The Wesleyan Connection. “3 Student Organizations Vie for Social Innovation Competition Awards”

Jan 2011

Brighter Dawns’ gingerbread contest at Wesleyan University received recognition in Bravo magazine: “Wesleyan Benefits Bangladesh with Gingerbread House Contest.”


Dec 01, 2010

We are featured in Middletown Press. “Reinventing Happiness”

Nov 25, 2010

Southtown Star recognizes Brighter Dawns: “Bridgewater Woman Wants to Transform the World”






Nov 10, 2010

The CIO of Brighter Dawns, Tasmiha Khan, is featured in the New York Times’ article on the Do Something Bootcamp for young activists that was attended by several representatives from Brighter Dawns. Khan also gives her pitch for Brighter Dawns in a related New York Times video.

Nov 12, 2010

The Argus featured us again. “Brighter Dawns Grows on Campus”

Nov 09, 2010

Brighter Dawns was featured in the Wesleyan University paper, The Argus. “Brighter Dawns for Bangladesh”

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