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The resilient journey of Chef Juwel and Oshi Sushis
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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.

  • 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.

  • Ensuring an equal world for the girl child

    Commemorating International Day of the Girl Child with Star Youth, The Daily Star arranged a webinar titled, “Ensuring an equal world for the girl child.” The webinar was broadcast live from The Daily Star’s Facebook page, earlier today.

  • Enabling girls through mapping and leadership skills

    YouthMappers is a network of universities which provides students with the opportunity to learn mapping skills, develop leadership experiences and create new geospatial data for development projects in places that are vulnerable to natural and social disasters.

  • Healing through stories and acceptance

    Oroddho Health is a youth-based peer support platform, founded by Awsaf Karim in 2019. It works to raise awareness regarding mental health issues, and is dedicated towards providing free counselling services through its Facebook page and group.

  • InclusionX connects students to psychiatrists

    InclusionX is a social organisation that intends to support people with mental and physical disabilities.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Gates Cambridge Scholarship Program 2021 in University of Cambridge

  • Nandita Suraksha: Enabling women and children across the country

    Nandita Suraksha started their journey in April 2019 as a non-profit voluntary organisation, with an aim to support underprivileged women and children across the country.

  • ‘Bolte Pari Na Bolte Chai’, a supportive space for a heart-to-heart

    To this day, mental health remains one of the most neglected subjects in developing countries like Bangladesh. Despite the sheer number of people living with traumatic experiences and mental health issues,

  • Cartoon People Comics

    Cartoon People Comics

  • Lina’s ‘thousand’ aspirations

    Starting out as a small online business run by a young mother, Lina’s Thousand Things turned into a successful clothing brand in the country in the span of just a few years.

  • Six Bangladeshi teens win accolades at IMO 2020

    International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) is a contest for high school students across the world. The questions are based on algebra, pre-calculus, projective and complex geometry, functional equations, combinatorics, and number theory.

  • A teacher who was like family

    Yasmin Miss was my elementary school teacher, and she was like a second mother to me.

  • A teacher who inspired me to embrace new challenges

    Some teachers inspire us for the rest of our lives. Ruchi ma’am, my English teacher from Grade X, was one such teacher to me. She graduated from University of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

  • YPF’s governance apprenticeship programme connects political leaders to young researchers

    Youth Policy Forum (YPF) is a platform that creates constructive policy discourse between young students, professionals, and nation-builders.

  • Bangladeshi start-up Cassetex wins first prize in ClimateLaunchpad 2020

    The green start-up Cassetex from Bangladesh won the first prize in the seventh edition of ClimateLaunchpad 2020, a global green business ideas competition which awards the world’s most innovative climate entrepreneurs. Bangladeshi social enterprise Gen Lab introduced ClimateLaunchpad in Bangladesh for the first time this year and after a three months long selection process, the best three teams were selected for the global stage. World Champion Cassetex from Bangladesh, received 10000 Euro in cash award and one-year long incubation support from Climate-KIC, EIT.

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    Cartoon People Comics

  • Youth Opportunities

    Oxford University offers Reach Oxford Scholarship for Undergraduates to learn any of the courses in the UK except medicine. A number of Reach

  • Happily assisting the four-legged

    Happy Tails, a non-profit youth organisation, aims to ensure the physical and psychological well-being of stray animals in different areas of Dhaka.

  • A school on wheels turning around lives

    It’s Humanity Foundation (IHF), a social welfare organisation, aims to build opportunities for disadvantaged communities.

  • Amrai Pari Amrai Parbo reaches out to unemployed middle-class families

    Amrai Pari Amrai Parbo, a non-profit organisation, began their journey in 2014, by campaigning against drugs and addiction.

  • UNDP and ULAB to work on building youth capacity in attaining SDGs

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for collaborations toward building youth capacity in online communications for the SDGs.

  • Wander Woman launches website and travel magazine at their virtual third anniversary celebrations

    Wander Woman, a community for female travellers, connects and inspires people by arranging regular trips across the globe. The founder, Sabira Mehrin, was one of the winners of the 2020 Diana Award. Their virtual anniversary celebrations concluded on September 21.

  • Adar Rahman on winning INMA 30 Under 30 Award

    Since her childhood, Adar wanted to pursue writing as a profession. Her dedication towards entertainment journalism stemmed from her grandfather Md Shahidullah, who was the general manager of Ovishar Cinema Hall, Dhaka.

  • Cartoon People Comics

    Cartoon People Comics

  • Youth Opportunities

    OIST Research Internship Program 2021 in Japan (Fully Funded)

  • Is traditional education enough for a student to develop an entrepreneurial mindset?

    YOUNG and Entrepreneurship & Skill Development Project (ESDP), in association with Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), recently hosted the two-day National Young Entrepreneur Summit 2020.

  • LPH Foundation hosts webinar on mental and emotional health in Bangladesh with young panelists

    Love Peace Harmony Foundation (LPH) is a global organisation working closely with various socio-economic issues. It believes in the power of meditation and harmony while connecting to people through the art of story-telling. Their recent event, Awaken the Compassionate Heart Bangladesh, was a webinar hosted by Venier Wong, Global Co-Director, LPH.

  • BDC Fempowerment: A debate competition by women for women

    With the tagline, ‘Future is Female’, a two-day online inter-school debate tournament, BDC Fempowerment 2020, was organised by Bangladesh Debating Council (BDC) recently. BDC Fempowerment is the first ever debate tournament, organised by women for women.

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