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.

Books to accompany you along the road

BoiBondhu started out in 2018 with an objective to promote reading. The organisation has built small libraries inside buses and hospitals, among other public places.

DYDF strives for a more inclusive world

Dhrubotara Youth Development Foundation (DYDF) focuses on training young people on leadership, eradicating poverty, and creating livelihoods through small loans and employment. The foundation was established in 2000. 

Inauguration of Int’l Conference on ETCCE held at UIU

 The International Conference on Emerging Technology in Computing, Communication and Electronics (ETCCE), kicked off virtually recently. The conference was technically co-sponsored by IEEE Bangladesh Section, and is jointly organised by the Department of CSE of United International University (UIU), Bangladesh and University of Wolverhampton, UK, and Fordham University, USA.

Empowering women through financial literacy

Afruza Tanzi is one of the 19 Bangladeshi recipients of the 2021 Diana Award. She was born and brought up in Sylhet, where she attended Bluebird School and College. Tanzi came to Dhaka in 2017 to complete her Bachelor’s in Biotechnology at BRAC University, where she is now a final year student.

3 startups win awards at Youth Co:Lab for innovative environmental solutions

Three promising youth-led pro-environment startups received USD 10,000 in grants and mentorship in the fourth edition of Youth Co:Lab Bangladesh's Springboard Programme, co-created by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Citi Foundation.

JAAGO Foundation, The Daily Star sign MoU for National Youth Assembly 2022

JAAGO Foundation, a civil society organisation, represented by its assistant director of operations, Esha Farooque and The Daily Star, represented by its head of business, Shuvashish Roy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

20 volunteers receive ‘IVD Bangladesh Volunteer Award 2021’

The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives, UNV Bangladesh, UNFPA, VSO, and WaterAid jointly organised an event, titled ‘Volunteering Contributions towards Community Development in Bangladesh’ recently in the capital’s Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel.

Four-day conference of RUMUNA held

The closing ceremony of the conference of North Bengal, Rajshahi University Model United Nations took place on November 28 at the Senate Building of Rajshahi University (RU). The inaugural programme of the four-day conference took place on November 25.

The Daily Star launches newspaper reading contest ‘Find the Headline’ powered by HungryNaki

Prepare to pile up on newspapers and enrich your reading habit, since The Daily Star is launching an upcoming movement to reward readers and encourage non-readers while indulging in one’s love for food. It is an exclusive opportunity for 15 fortunate winners to trade knowledge in return for prime dining every week from Hungrynaki, and is set to begin from 1st December 2021.

Young innovators from Digital Khichuri Challenge showcase their impactful ideas

UNDP's Partnership a Tolerant, Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) organised a showcase, featuring ten youth-led innovative organisations, which have previously won the Digital Khichuri Challenge, at Impact Hub Dhaka recently.