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Narrating stories of resilient women through puppets and illustrations
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Narrating stories of resilient women through puppets and illustrations

Celebrating the journey of resilient Bengali women to inspire young minds both at home and abroad, The Asia Foundation, in collaboration with HerStory Foundation, will launch their e-book series on the online platform Let’s Read tomorrow at 6 pm, featuring 12 beautifully illustrated short stories on photojournalist Sayeda Khanam, female summiteer Nishat Mazumdar, advocate Kalpana Chakma and scientist Dr Firdausi Qadri, among others.

  • Building healthy sanitation systems around Dhaka

    Bhumijo is a social enterprise that focuses on environmentally and economically viable innovations, and is known for incorporating architectural design and urban planning in their project that ensures gender sensitive sanitation services around Dhaka.

  • Creating safe spaces for the transgender community

    ForUs is a social welfare organisation that works for the basic rights of transgender individuals. Founded by Sabrina Mojib, a student of Daffodil International University (DIU), the organisation strives to combat the social barriers that isolate this community.

  • YPF recommends rethinking Foreign Policy priorities in light of COVID-19

    Like every other sector, COVID-19 has disrupted the very fabric of international relations. Now, Bangladesh must reform the way it deals with the world to prevail in the post-COVID world. Youth Policy Forum (YPF) launched its landmark "Road to Reforms” series on 18th July 2020 with a focus on the foreign policy reforms required for Bangladesh. The inaugural webinar was titled “Bangladesh’s foreign policy priorities in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic” and was organized in partnership with Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) and The Daily Star.

  • Inside the vibrant life of bookstagrammers

    ‘Bookstagram’ is an online community that started out as an Instagram hashtag. It comprises readers who interact with each other, discover new books and share their own ideas on what they read. The bookstagram community of Bangladesh is no different, as images, reviews, and discussions of books create followers and friends out of strangers tied together by a love of reading. Recently, Star Book Talk 2, moderated by Sarah Anjum Bari, In-charge, Daily Star Books, welcomed Bangladeshi bookstagrammers, Samira Ahmed, Shafrin Islam, Silony Islam, Musharrat Abir Zahin and Rameesa Jameel.

  • Dreaming of a compassionate society

    Four years ago, the journey of a 29-year-old Tajul Islam Likhon and his Dream Van became the talk of the town. Likhon started his van with an investment of only BDT 30,000.

  • Shomonnoi Bangladesh: Uniting people to combat COVID-19 and Amphan

    After reeling under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many youth-led relief initiatives have taken over the past quarter of this year.

  • Thriving in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

    The Daily Star hosted the Youth Skills Summit 2020 on July 15, marking World Youth Skills Day, to explore ways to harness Bangladesh’s young demographic.

  • YPF Road to Reform: Youth consultation on foreign policy

    Youth Policy Forum (YPF) recently launched its flagship series "Road to Reforms" with a focus on preparing a youth-led reform matrix for a paradigm shift in Bangladesh. This year-long programme was initiated with YPF’'s ambitious dialogue on foreign policy reform in Bangladesh.

  • Creating Content for a Dynamic Internet Audience

    In a world where living virtually has become more of a necessity due to the ongoing pandemic, the value of online entertainment has escalated manifold. In The Daily Star’s Youth Skills Summit 2020, the ever-changing dynamics of the online audience was discussed in the session, titled ‘Creating Content for a Dynamic Internet Audience.’ Held in association with SBK Tech Ventures, Shah Cement and Mountain Dew, the session was moderated by Md Sohan Haidear, CEO, Smartifier Academy. Star Youth, 10 Minute School, Preneur Lab and Youth Opportunities are the youth engagement partners of the summit.

  • Organisations in Pandemic Times: Adopt and Adapt a Winning Culture

    The Daily Star is hosting the Youth Skills Summit 2020 today, marking World Youth Skills Day, to explore ways to harness Bangladesh's young demographic. More than 60 speakers, comprising industry leaders, entrepreneurs and young aspirants representing different fields are participating in the daylong virtual event. The summit features 14 panel discussions, where experts are talking about different industries, starting from technology and business to arts and culture. They are guiding the young attendees about the job market in this difficult time, and the different skillsets needed to remain employable in the post-pandemic world. The event, emceed by Zunaed Rabbani, CEO, The Right Kind and AIRN, is in association with SBK Tech Ventures, Shah Cement and Mountain Dew. Star Youth, 10 Minute School, Preneur Lab and Youth Opportunities are the youth engagement partners of the summit.

  • Organisations in Pandemic Times: Adopt and Adapt a Winning Culture

    The Daily Star is hosting the Youth Skills Summit 2020 today, marking World Youth Skills Day, to explore ways to harness Bangladesh's young demographic. More than 60 speakers, comprising industry leaders, entrepreneurs and young aspirants representing different fields are participating in the daylong virtual event. The summit features 14 panel discussions, where experts are talking about different industries, starting from technology and business to arts and culture. They are guiding the young attendees about the job market in this difficult time, and the different skillsets needed to remain employable in the post-pandemic world. The event, emceed by Zunaed Rabbani, CEO, The Right Kind and AIRN, is in association with SBK Tech Ventures, Shah Cement and Mountain Dew. Star Youth, 10 Minute School, Preneur Lab and Youth Opportunities are the youth engagement partners of the summit.

  • Paving the “Road to Reforms” with YPF

    With a focus on preparing a youth-led reform matrix for a paradigm shift in Bangladesh, Youth Policy Forum (YPF) has announced its “Road to Reforms” series.

  • Grand closing ceremony of ‘Talent Transition 2020’ held online

    Evolution 360 hosted an online competition, ‘Talent Transition 2020’, where youths from across the country participated to showcase their talents. Co-hosted by Canadian University of Bangladesh, the official closing ceremony of the competition was held on July 12.

  • Discussions to look forward to on ‘Youth Skills Summit 2020’

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  • Instant Blood: Connecting patients to nearest plasma donors

    Saraban Tahura Turin, founder of Xen Tech and Turtle Venture, recently developed an app, called Instant Blood that connects COVID-19 patients with nearby plasma donors. The idea of such a platform emerged from numerous posts on social media. “As the cases began to rise, my acquaintances started getting infected. The app was designed in an attempt to help people,” Turin shared. A team of close to twelve young developers took two weeks to create the platform. The feedback received from users is quite encouraging, as the team continues to make last minute design changes. The app is currently available for download on Google Playstore.

  • The Daily Star to host Youth Skills Summit 2020

    The Daily Star, in association with SBK Tech Ventures, will launch Youth Skills Summit 2020, a virtual event, marking World Youth Skills Day. Star Youth, 10 Minute School and Youth Opportunities are the youth engagement partners of the summit.

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  • Youth Opportunities

    Jakes Gerwel Fellowship 2021 for High School and University Students of South Africa

  • Aiding communities in North Bengal

    Active Bangladesh, an organisation founded by Moshiur Shafi and Tasin Al Rafid, has been working relentlessly to help underprivileged communities,

  • CSC looks out for vulnerable communities

    Cholo Swpno Chui (CSC), a youth-led social welfare organisation founded by Muhtasim Abshad Zisan, a student of Khulna University, supports orphans and people with physical disabilities, through their different projects.

  • NSU YES conducts youth development summit virtually

    In an attempt to prepare the youth to combat different challenges, North South University Young Entrepreneurs Society (NSU YES) initiated a series of webinars, in collaboration with Rubayet RR.

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  • Youth Opportunities

    Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford.

  • Sohomormita Foundation looks out for the ones in need

    Parvez Islam started Sohomormita Foundation in 2018 to restore the basic rights and fulfill the basic needs of underprivileged families across Bangladesh.

  • Six changemakers from Bangladesh honoured at Diana Award 2020

    Shah Rafayat Chowdhury, a young environmentalist, is the co-founder and president of Footsteps Bangladesh, an organisation that began its

  • Interactive Talent Hunt Fest 2020 inspires the youth to showcase their talent

    As hundreds of young people and children are staying at home due to the coronavirus crisis, they are taking to social media to showcase their creativity. An online competition, Interactive Talent Hunt Fest 2020, inspired young people (from above Grade 5) to showcase their talent in specific fields.

  • Tader Tore: A fundraising campaign for the transgender community

    Youth-led organisations ProjectDebi, TransEnd and Orodhdho Foundation joined hands to organise a fundraising campaign for the transgender community.

  • BROA’s online press conference held on Zoom

    The coronavirus pandemic has left many business sectors in economic distress and the food industry is no different. To address the odds of this situation and present their concerns, the Bangladesh Restaurant Owners Association (BROA) organised an online press conference on Zoom recently.

  • Apply for ClimateLaunchpad Accelerator programme

    Gen Lab has brought ClimateLaunchpad to Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar. The platform is being operated in more than 50 countries this year. Interested participants can win upto €10,000 and get direct access to the Climate-KIC ClimateLaunchpad Accelerator programme, supported by EIT - European Union.

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