2h ago| Star Youth

Combatting the stigma around menstruation

Foundation 21 was initiated by a group of friends in March 2018. It aims to combat period poverty, and create awareness about menstrual hygiene. Abreshmi Anika Chowdhury, Arish Islam, Mashrukur...

9h ago| Initiative

Striving towards diversity and inclusivity

12 Vaja, a Rajshahi based organisation, is a social platform for the transgender community. The platform aims to bridge the gap between gender conforming and gender non-conforming individuals to...

13h ago| Education

Conversations with an aspiring judge

Hasna Hena is a seventh grader who wants to be a judge. Luckily, I was her English Language Trainer from September 15 to November 15, 2020, organised by Volunteers Association for Bangladesh (VAB)....

Bangladesh wins 3 bronze medals, 2 honourable mentions at International Mathematics Olympiad 2021

This year, students from 107 countries participated in the Olympiad. Team Bangladesh won three bronze medals and two honourable mentions. The bronze medalists are Tahmid Hameem Chowdhury and Adnan...

1w ago| Inspiration

Breaking the stigma around mental health issues

Maria Mumu, the founder of Moshal Mental Health, a youth-led organisation based in Bangladesh, is the first mental health advocate to receive the Diana Award.

1w ago| Initiative

A torchbearer for cattle farmers

Mahin Rahman Saquif is a third-year BBA student at North South University. He started his cattle business, Hasina Agro, last year. As a child, Mahin was always fascinated by animals.

2w ago| Inspiration

Striving against gender discrimination

Anika Subah Ahmad Upoma is one of the nineteen changemakers from Bangladesh who received this year’s Diana Award. She founded Evolution360, an organisation that promotes the Sustainable Development...

Nineteen changemakers from Bangladesh honoured at 2021 Diana Awards

Established in memory of Princess Diana in 1999, the Diana Award is a prestigious accolade given out by the charity of the same name. It is supported by Princess Diana’s sons, Prince William and...

Bangladesh wins bronze in Efficiency for Access Design Challenge 2020-2021

Md Sadik Abdal, an undergraduate student from Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Independent University, Bangladesh, recently led his team to the bronze prize (third place) at...

‘Jibon’ saving lives

Jibon is a non-profit organisation based in Rangamati, which provides blood to the needy, free of cost. It was established in November 2011 as a Blood Donor Association, and gained the trust of the...

Bringing virtual reality to classrooms

Founded in 2018, Nerdiz is Bangladesh’s first virtual reality (VR) educational platform. Pradeepta Kumar Saha, the co-founder Nerdiz, conceived the idea in 2016, after he realised that he was a...

DPS STS Community Club spreads joy among the needy

A group of young students from DPS STS School recently distributed relief to the underprivileged community. The DPS STS Community Club handed out daily essentials and food among underprivileged...