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CSC looks out for vulnerable communities
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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.

  • Feed A Family’s humble approach to combat food crisis

    With an objective to alleviate food crisis among underprivileged communities in the ongoing pandemic, Feed A Family, a youth-led initiative founded by Tahniat Bushra Waheedi from NSU, has stepped up to provide month-long food supplies to families in need throughout Dhaka. They have distributed food packets to over 3,200 families in the past few months.

  • Youth Opportunities

    The Billboard Art Competition is a part of the 13th Festival of Art on Billboards Art Moves. The invitation is addressed to all the interested people, artists and students. There is no entry fee.

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  • Promoting reading for a good cause

    The Pashe Achi initiative began its journey on March 22, 2020. What started as an idea of two friends to supply essential food items to only about 50 people has now turned into a whole team of volunteers helping over 6,000 families in distress, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Strengthening communities hit by Cyclone Amphan

    Barishal Youth Society (BYS), in association with Duronto Foundation, has initiated their project ‘Shomporke Bhalo Thakuk Desh’, to help underprivileged families that were harshly affected by Cyclone Amphan.

  • Conducting proper funerals for COVID-19 victims

    With deaths due to COVID-19 rising across Bangladesh, we are faced with another grim reality – bodies of those who died of the disease are left unattended or unclaimed. Bereaved families are not being able to bury their loved ones with full rituals due to the fear of exposing themselves to the virus.

  • ‘Live from the Living Room’ discusses COVID-19 and contemporary issues

    ‘Live from the Living Room’, a virtual show hosted by Ghulam Sumdany Don, has been spreading awareness about different subjects among the public.

  • Six Bangladeshis in Women Deliver Young Leaders Class of 2020

    Women Deliver, a US-based development agency announced the name of 300 young change makers from around the world who are dedicated to promoting gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

  • Level 3 of YPS starts on June 15

    Level 3 - Office Excellence of Young Professional Smartification (YPS), the online soft skills training programme, starts on June 15, 2020.

  • Youth Opportunities

    The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to WBG technical/operations such as economics,

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  • Spreading joy amongst street children

    Jhilimili is a social welfare organisation, formed by some students from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka (DU), that aims to support street children in different ways.

  • Redefining education

    Alokito Hridoy Foundation (AHF), has been working towards making Bangladesh’s current education system more holistic, through a model where children learn by playing, problem solving and inquiring.

  • Grand finale of ‘Idea Innovation Contest 2020’ held virtually

    With Covid-19 taking over the globe, many annual competitions developed for students have either been put on hold midway for an indefinite period, or cancelled. In the interim, Interactive Cares arranged a virtual grand finale for ‘Idea Innovation Contest 2020’, an entrepreneurship-based business idea event. This year, they came up with business ideas which will be profitable and sustainable during isolation and stabilise the socio-economic state of the country.

  • Adopting the ‘Bank in a Box’ concept

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused world leaders, health authorities and law enforcement agencies to take drastic safety measures and led to a slowdown in the world economy. Subsequently, most industries have adapted remote working as the way forward.

  • Youth Opportunities

    Samsung Engineering jointly with United Nations Environment Programme would like to launch “The 13th Eco-generation Environmental Essay Competition” inviting the youth all over the world to raise awareness on the theme of the upcoming World Environment Day – Time for Nature.

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    Cartoon People Comics

  • CSR Window Bangladesh takes commendable steps to battle the coronavirus pandemic

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Window Bangladesh started their journey in 2018. Founded by Shadman Sakib Anik and Ahsan Rony,

  • Bridging the gap between farmers and local consumers

    Krishan, a digital market platform created by iPAGE & Partners, started with a vision to help farmers sell their produce through e-commerce. Led by Mashrur H Shurid, Mohammad Saifullah Mithu, and Labib Tarafdar, this social welfare initiative was launched on May 1, 2020.

  • Proborton helps people in need

    Proborton, a social welfare organisation founded by Sabbir Khan Saim, ensures education and food security among underprivileged communities. Amid the coronavirus crisis, the organisation is distributing food, groceries and other relief materials to several vulnerable families across Dhaka. They have so far conducted two distribution events in the city, feeding over 350 people. In addition, they have also distributed groceries to 100 families.

  • Remembering our Mrs Manzur, the superhuman

    Niloufer Manzur, the founding principal of Sunbeams School, played an instrumental role in the success of the institute. She always encouraged her students to not only focus on grades, but also on etiquette and extra-curricular activities.

  • GSC alumni extend support to families in need

    The 1991 batch of Government Science College (GSC) recently provided foot to around 200 lower-middle income families and groups in different parts of Dhaka, including Mirpur, Uttara, Rayer Bazar, Badda, Basabo and Banasree.

  • In fond memory of Niloufer Manzur

    Niloufer Manzur started Sunbeams School in 1974 in her own residence at Indira Road, with only a handful of students. In over four decades, the institution has grown into a household name, entirely to the credit of the educator’s vision.

  • Remembering My Boro Miss, Niloufer Manzur

    A couple of weeks back, Shabab, one of our classmates from the 2006 batch of Sunbeams School, passed away, leaving us in shock. We got together on a WhatsApp group after fourteen years and eventually, decided to donate some money in our friend's name to the support staff at Sunbeams. From across several continents, we raised a reasonable amount. I volunteered to hand over the donation to the school, after which we sent an email to our ‘Mrs Manzur’, explaining the cause.

  • Making a difference by ensuring equal rights

    Farhana Shahnaz began her journey in the development sector soon after she completed her BSc in Economics. She went on to pursue her masters in development studies from BRAC University, and has also worked in resource mobilisation, developed programmes and effective fundraising applications in response to calls for proposals from small government and institutional donors. She currently serves as a Communications Officer at UNDP Bangladesh, where she addresses the communication needs of a project that is helping to prevent violent extremism. She was a part of UNLEASH, a global innovation lab that equips global top talents with the vision required to disrupt conventional solutions and create a better world by achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with her solution on SDG 4 – Quality Education track. In a candid chat with The Daily Star, Farhana shares her journey so far.

  • Smartifier Academy launches YPS

    Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of young professionals and university students are spending their time at home. Many are using this time to look for opportunities.

  • UNDP and HerStory’s ‘Transformers’ makes way to new knowledge for children

    To keep kids engaged during the coronavirus pandemic, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an online book reading challenge for school children. Over 3000 children from across Bangladesh participated in this initiative through quizzes.

  • Ministry of Youth and Sports launches e-commerce platform to support young entrepreneurs

    To ensure that farmers get fair prices for their products and consumers get quality products through fair deals amid the pandemic, (http://www., a sustainable, social welfare e-commerce platform, was launched recently.

  • Charity Right Bangladesh helping people in need

    Charity Right is an international social welfare organisation based in the United Kingdom. They are working closely with the UN and WHO to eradicate hunger and poverty worldwide. They are a prestigious member of the UNGC from Bangladesh, whose work is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. The organisation operates their programmes in six different countries, including Greece, Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea and Indonesia.

  • An insight on Mahhfuz Rahmaan’s vivid creation for children

    Mahhfuz Rahmaan’s book Gooltoo was one of the most popular books for children at the Ekushey Boi Mela 2020. Written and illustrated by the writer, the colourful book is a collection of seventeen short rhymes. Mahhfuz, who is currently working as a journalist with Prothom Alo, received the Panjeree Chhotakaku Shishu Sahittyo Puroshkar, recently.