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Kaaktadua: Casting away social hurdles
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Kaaktadua: Casting away social hurdles

Scaring off the social predicaments that plague our society, Kaaktadua, a youth-led organisation based in Sylhet, has been working actively since June 2013.

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  • Youth Opportunities

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