Nijer Bolar Moto Ekta Golpo: Linking entrepreneurs to thrive together

One of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, has seen a spike in unemployment rates following the Covid-19 pandemic. The country is still recovering from the damage done during this pandemic, but the fall in unemployment rates is still going at a languid pace. 

Briddhi initiates movement for tackling existing stereotypes

One of the pillars of Briddhi is skill development, which itself is a multifaceted concept. Briddhi’s focus is restructuring and promoting Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as the force to drive the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Spreading the joy of Ramadan among underprivileged communities

Established in 2018, Give Bangladesh Foundation is a social organisation that provides a pathway for people to get involved in philanthropy and volunteering. By bringing modern practices from the development industry to the more simplistic philanthropic sector, the foundation strives to ensure that charitable contributions from individuals are creating a positive impact on beneficiaries.

Democracy International honours graduates of Young Leaders Fellowship Programme

The Young Leaders Fellowship Programme graduation ceremony, organised by Democracy International (DI), concluded recently.

Light to Life celebrates World Health Day

On the occasion of World Health Day 2022, Light to Life hosted daylong activities on the interlinkages between Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Climate change, in partnership with The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute, Pathfinder International, Bayer, and 120 under 40. The event was held on April 7, 2022, at Bishwo Shahitto Kendro, Dhaka.

BRAC University hosts dialogue on Russia-Ukraine war

A dialogue on the Russia-Ukraine war was held at BRAC University recently, about the Russia-Ukraine war’s impact on Bangladesh’s economy.

Shaathi opens sewing centre for women in Korail slum

Shaathi Bangladesh Limited has opened a sewing center in Korail slum to teach underprivileged women and girls how to make reusable sanitary napkins for free. Shaathi held a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 30, to celebrate the opening of the sewing center in Korail slum. The project "Give women the gift of Independence" is sponsored by First Security Islami Bank Limited (FSIBL) to empower women and girls so they can achieve economic independence, understand their reproductive and sexual health options, and regain the power to shape their lives.

Winrock International honours 50 trailblazing female human trafficking survivors

Winrock International’s Ashshash Project arranged a special award-giving ceremony to honour survivors of human trafficking.

IUBAT celebrates International Pi-Day

International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT) observed Pi-Day on March 14, 2022 in their university campus.

UIU National Job Festival concludes

The UIU National Job Festival 2022, a two-day event organised by United International University (UIU), concluded yesterday. The closing ceremony of the fair was held at the UIU auditorium.

Celebrating the shape of you

Founded in 2019, SHAPE is an innerwear brand that works with South Asian body types, to celebrate intimacy and inspire confidence. It was recently selected for the Stanford Seed Spark incubation programme.

Mahmodul’s earnest mission to combat violence against women

Student Community against Rape and Sexual Violence (SCaRSV) is an organisation founded by A B M Mahmodul Hasan in 2015, which aims to protect the rights of women and girls across Bangladesh.

Learning through play

Amir Hamza is the founder of Here We Play, a platform that promotes play as earnestly as schooling in the process and progression of teaching students at

Nibedita: A guiding light for women’s empowerment

Nibedita is a non-profit organisation founded by Anika Islam in 2018, which aims for women empowerment. It provides free training for women in digital marketing skills, entrepreneurship, lifestyle modification, and career placement. 

The wheels that set her free

Takia Sultana Nova, a third-year student of International Islamic University Chittagong, received the IVD Bangladesh Volunteer Award 2021, securing the third place.  She has successfully empowered over 400 women by teaching them how to ride scooters.

Young politicians combat child marriage

Young political leaders have combatted child marriage as participants of the US and UK government-funded Young Leaders Fellowship Programme (YLFP), implemented by Democracy International.

Third Eye: A guiding light for visually impaired students

Masrur Ishraq founded Third Eye in 2019 to help the visually impaired students at his educational institution, University of Chittagong (CU). For his efforts, he won the Joy Bangla Youth Award for social inclusion in 2021.

Taking to the streets to promote mental health awareness

Mental health advocate Zoya Ahmed recently launched an awareness campaign in the capital with the support of volunteers Diti Roy, Amena Ahmed, Fabia Firoze, Tahsin Navid, and some of the country's most popular young faces, including Tamim Mridha, Don Sumdany, and Swapnil Shojib.