Bangladesh is a land of diverse people with vivid cultures. To bridge the gap between these cultures, Leaping Boundaries, an organisation working with the Madrassah students to enrich their communication skills in English, life skills, ICT and psycho-education, along with SPaRC, an organisation working to improve livelihoods of the vulnerable and voiceless, arranged a boot camp for 10 girls ranging from different backgrounds. The initiative, called ‘Girls For Peace,’ was supported by the Swedish Institute.
According to JAAGO Foundation, they aim for the betterment of the nation through catering to the educational needs of children from socially and economically disadvantaged background and empowering the youths along with inspiring volunteerism in Bangladesh. JAAGO Foundation received the UNESCO award for innovation in education in 2017.
The grand finale of the national financial modeling competition, ‘IDLC Securities Limited Presents Blueprints 4.0’, co-sponsored by Shimanto Bank Limited, IFIC Bank and Dhaka Bank Limited, took place at North South University recently.
Young travel journalist and blogger Kazi Asma Azmery fulfilled her goal of visiting 100 countries on her own this year. In 2009, she sold off her personal jwellery and stocked up some savings from her salary for her travels.
Sinayat Mehzabeen had the golden opportunity to attend Oxford University for her master’s in pharmacology, matriculating at the historic Sheldonian Theatre in October 2017. “Oxford has been adventure and an experience of a lifetime at a time for me. It was no less than a dream come true, learning from some of the finest teachers and sharing classrooms with the brightest minds,” she says. She is now a PhD student at the University of Cambridge.
In Bangladesh, the stigma surrounding violence against women means that many women do not get the justice they deserve. Bearing that in mind, the Barishal Youth Society (BYS) has been working to stop child marriages and help female victims of domestic violence, with 10,000 members and 800 active volunteers in different ways since 2014.