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Dismantling social injustices through storytelling
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Dismantling social injustices through storytelling

Founded by Swatil Mahmud, Swayong is an inclusive platform that addresses women’s issues through myth-busting and storytelling.

  • How Extra-curricular activities can bring out better leaders?

    Sonia Bashir Kabir, Founder, SBK Tech Ventures, actively participated in sports, public speaking and debates from a young age.

  • Learning Bangla collaboratively through art

    Banglay Boli is a collaborative project by Humairah Shams, Omiya Hassan and maliha mohsin. “We have been friends for years and have worked together on several collaborative art and storytelling projects,” says maliha, who spells her name in small letters.

  • Gousul Alam Shaon discusses ways to unlock creativity

    The ongoing pandemic has affected our lives in innumerable ways, isolating us from various social practices.

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    Cartoon People Comics

  • Shining as a positive light in healthcare and education

    Established in 2016, Udoy is a social organisation working for relief, rehabilitation, reform and development. They strive to facilitate healthcare and education for those in need, free of cost. Their other regular projects include blood donation and campaigns against drug addiction. Their team also provides financial assistance to people in need.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Youth Opportunities is launching the 3rd season of its Campus Ambassador Program for the aspiring youth of Bangladesh.

  • ‘RobinHood Care’ opened for your four-legged friends

    Animal rescuer Afzal Khan, better known as RobinHood, has been working tirelessly for animal welfare for the better part of last decade. Even though him and his team are known for risking their own lives to save animals from ominous positions, RobinHood has diversified into a full-fledged clinic named RobinHood Care.

  • Introducing Team Bangladesh: World champions of ‘First Global Challenge’ robotics competition

    Team Bangladesh has become the champion among 174 countries in the biggest global robotics competition for high school students titled “First Global Challenge” which lasted for three months from July to September.

  • Team Bangladesh shines at GeCCA 2020

    This year, the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA), was cancelled and the organisers came up with the Global e-Competition on Astronomy and Astrophysics (GeCAA).

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    Cartoon People Comics

  • Youth Opportunities

    The Global Ambassador Program is one of the most engaging programs of Youth Opportunities. It has engaged youth from more than 130 countries in the world with its first-ever appearance in 2018. After getting a huge amount of response in the last cohort, we are back again with this amazing opportunity for you to become part of the global youth community.

  • Pracheta Ahana Alam: An outspoken, unapologetic storyteller

    From a young age, Pracheta Ahana Alam was inspired to dream bigger, think of new possibilities and fight harder against self-doubt. In an intimate conversation, she share the stories of her life.

  • The resilient journey of Chef Juwel and Oshi Sushis

    In March this year, young chef Juwel Khan was laid off from Tao Town, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Subsequently, instead of switching careers, he started his own online shop, Oshi Sushis, over two months back.

  • A different Maha Ashtami

    During Durga Puja, each day is celebrated with a specific concept and form of the goddess. Today is Maha Ashtami, the day when Maa Durga is worshipped with grandeur as the Mahishasur-mardini or the slayer of demon Mahishasur, but this year, we are homebound. My celebration is confined to good food and a quick visit to Dhakeshwari temple with my family for the basic rituals. Usually during Puja, we visit my grandmother in my hometown, Rajshahi. It is also a time for an extended family gathering. However, this year, we are staying in Dhaka.

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    Cartoon People Comics

  • Building secure futures for underprivileged children

    Khukumoni Foundation, established by Mansur Rahman in 2016, intends to ensure better and secure childhoods for underprivileged kids. Mansur, a graduate from Jagannath University, was inspired to start the organisation after he met a child outside his campus.

  • Cultivating kindness as a currency

    Md Arifur Rahman, along with his friends, has been involved in charitable work since 2009, which laid the groundwork for Bhalo Kajer Binimoye Ahar, last year.

  • Young filmmakers shine at WOW festival 2020

    Women of the World (WOW) is a global festival that celebrates women and girls by acknowledging the barriers they have to overcome.

  • Bhoroshasthol : A shelter to rely on

    A group of students from Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC) started the non-profit organisation Bhoroshasthol in May 2019, led by their President and CEO, Ahnaf Abrar Husain.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Yale Young Global Scholars is an unparalleled academic and leadership program at Yale University, founded on the tenets of liberal arts,

  • Adbox: Inspiring creative minds

    Adbox was started back in 2018, by a couple of students from North South University.

  • Planting the seeds of thought

    As we combat climate change and deforestation, gardening and planting play a crucial role in creating a sustainable world. Plant Easy, an online business, encourages city dwellers to nurture and grow plants from the comfort of their homes.

  • Youth Opportunities

    The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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    Cartoon People Comics

  • Committed to the service of others

    After completing his education from abroad, Rahmatuzzaman Rumon, the Founder of the non-profit organisation We, Not I, came back to his homeland with the goal to help the youth.

  • Yearning Aches Foundation advocates for food safety and sustainable development

    Founded by Mahmud Hossain Amin, a student of Dhaka Residential Model College, Yearning Aches Foundation is a youth organisation that works to build a better society, by eradicating social problems.

  • Ensuring safe menstrual hygiene management across the country

    In a relief distribution event of Bandhu Foundation, Atia Nur Chowdhury, Director of Bandhu Foundation and her colleagues came across a 21 year old girl and after they listened to her horrifying experiences with menstruation, the idea of Project Konna came into light.

  • Dr Salma Sultana bags the 2020 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

    Veterinarian Dr Salma Sultana was honoured with the 2020 Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application from World Food Prize Foundation (WFPF). The ceremony was held virtually on October 13, 2020.

  • The success story of DAWN

    A group of students of DPS STS School Dhaka wanted to contribute to the society by helping the underprivileged and the neglected communities of Bangladesh. With a simple goal of easing people’s lives in mind, student-led NGO, DAWN was born.

  • Rage against Rape

    Feminists Across Generations is a coalition of organisations, including Kotha, Naripokkho, SheDecides Bangladesh, Right Here Right Now - Youth SRHR, Bonhishikha, and Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust - BLAST, working closely against gender-based violence. Additionally, Oroddho Foundation and Swayong also played a major role in building a network of feminists that came together for an intergenerational fight against the growing incidents of rape, sexual harassment and violence against women. They came together to express their solidarity to the victims yesterday at the gathering, ‘Rage against Rape’ in front of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. “While planning the movement, we knew it had to be broad enough to end violence in all forms,” said Umama Zillur, founder, Kotha, and one of the key organisers.

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