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AUW YouthMappers win microgrant to work on Arsenic mitigation in Chittagong, Bangladesh

A project developed and proposed by Asian University for Women (AUW) student Paromita Basak, President of YouthMappers at AUW (YM@AUW), has won a microgrant of 4500 USD to work on a Arsenic mitigation project in partnership with a US voluntary organization Chemists Without Borders. Registered in November 2016 YM@AUW is the 41st chapter of YouthMappers in the world. YouthMappers is a Texas Tech-USAID initiative and through this HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team) microgrant, Paromita and her team will be mapping both Arsenic contaminated and non-contaminated wells from Chittagong area into the Open Street Map. YM@AUW arsenic mapping project is one of the eight projects chosen worldwide from more than 70 participants.