Nahid joined READ India in February 2008 and is currently working as our Manager-Community Partnerships. Since then, he has been working with rural communities advocating the READ model and finding suitable community partnerships. He is responsible for construction/renovation projects and the setting up of READ center sections such as the library, computers, multi-media, children’s learning center, women’s section and livelihood programmes for women and adolescent girls. He is also responsible for training the local communities on Library Science Management, selecting the Center Management Committee and training them on their important role in community participation, and managing READ programmes. To date, he has successfully built 16 Centers and has recently been responsible for providing alternative energy to the READ Centers along with deployment of Information Communication Technology tools. He is also responsible for advocating the ICT programmes and bringing in suitable ICT partners for the benefits of the Community in rural India. He holds both a BSc and MMC (Master of Mass communication) from Assam University, Silchar.