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Canada, November 14, 2023 — The Step to Humanity Association (STHA) has proudly announced the appointment of Delwar Jahid, a distinguished Canadian journalist and academic of Bangladesh origin, as its Executive Director. This significant milestone underscores the organization's unwavering commitment to addressing poverty, crisis response, healthcare access, clean water initiatives, and the empowerment of unemployed women and youth across Asia and Africa.

Bringing a wealth of experience, passion, and expertise to his new role, Delwar Jahid has a lifelong dedication to community support, with his impact recognized on local, national, and international scales in Bangladesh, Europe, and Canada.

Founded in 2016, STHA is a registered charitable organization in Canada, transcending political boundaries to serve the underprivileged and exemplifying a steadfast commitment to humanity.

Delwar Jahid, formerly the president of both the Comilla Press Club and the Comilla Union of Journalists, embarked on his illustrious journalism career as the Editor of the Bengali newspaper "SAMAJKANTHA-VOICE OF SOCIETY" in the eighties. His contributions to national dailies and news agencies garnered recognition in Europe, where he featured prominently across various media platforms for his unyielding commitment to human rights.

Mr. Jahid's diverse background in journalism, academics, and human rights activism equips him with the skills and knowledge needed to address critical issues of inequality and injustice prevalent in society. He has consistently championed causes related to poverty alleviation, access to education and healthcare, and the promotion of mental and physical health through diverse recreational activities, including cultural, sportive, and intellectual pursuits.

Moazzem Hossain, General Secretary of the Board of Directors, expressed, "Delwar Jahid's appointment as Executive Director reflects the organization's dedication to making a lasting impact on the lives of the less fortunate." Dr. Ekram Ul Azim, another member of the Board, added, "His background and expertise align perfectly with our mission, and we are excited to have him at the helm as we continue our work in Asia and Africa." Masud Rana highlighted that Mr. Jahid's leadership will undoubtedly contribute to the further growth and success of the Step to Humanity Association as it strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need.

This appointment signifies a new chapter for STHA, and the organization looks forward to advancing its mission under the capable leadership of Delwar Jahid.


For more information about the Step to Humanity Association and its mission, please visit