Youth

October 13, 2020

Snapshot: 30 ways BRAC supports girl children

Bangladesh has four million child brides, the second-highest in the world. More than half of all married women now in their twenties were married before the age of 18. At BRAC, tackling this challenge is one of our highest priorities. Here is a snapshot of how we are trying to change the futures of girl children.
January 23, 2020

Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and the Everyone A Changemaker movement

Ahead of this week’s selection panel of ‘Sir Fazle Hasan Abed Ashoka Young Changemakers’ we’d like to take a moment to share about the deep roots of Sir Fazle and BRAC’s long-standing relation with Ashoka.
November 20, 2019

The right to a safe and happy childhood

BRAC’s ‘safeguarding for all’ approach is integrated throughout our programmes. With the right initiatives, we can make a difference for children - and help them get the childhood they deserve.
November 7, 2019

The young Sylheti dream team on the radio

More than 70% of people worldwide have access to a radio - making it one of the easiest and reliable channels of communicating news, information, and entertainment.
October 10, 2019
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West African authors elevate girls’ voices through storytelling

A new set of books inspired by real stories from girls in West Africa aims to help girls navigate the unique challenges they face. Hear from the authors who brought their stories to life.
September 22, 2019

People for peace: Lessons from Bangladesh

This #InternationalDayofPeace, we explore the lessons we have learnt in Bangladesh from piloting social cohesion initiatives where everyone is an ambassador of peace.
July 25, 2019
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Are Bangladesh’s youth ready for the 21st century?

BRAC along with BRAC Institute of Governance and Development conducted the Youth Survey with a sample size of 4,200 youth, making it nationally representative, and allowing to understand the current status of youth in Bangladesh.
July 23, 2019

How BRAC used machine learning to reduce the drop-out rate of learners with disabilities to zero

Shathi is a young woman in Dhaka learning to sew. She is talented and dedicated, but she cannot hear. It is crucial that Shathi has a high quality learning experience to equip her with the skills she needs to become a successful tailor. The challenge is that there are hundreds of tailoring shops in Dhaka. How can we ensure that we match Shathi with the right shop for her apprenticeship?
July 21, 2019
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BRACATHON 3.0: Where tech meets social change

BRACATHON is a platform designed to engage students and professionals of Bangladesh in solving social problems using technology. BRAC has been organising this unique competition since 2015.
March 5, 2019
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FIF 2019: Three ways young people can positively influence the world

BRAC’s 6th Frugal Innovation Forum (FIF) came to a close yesterday in Savar, Dhaka. With the theme of “Scaling opportunities for youth”, over 200 practitioners, entrepreneurs, activists and policy makers came together to explore the futures of young people in the Global South.
March 4, 2019
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Scale frugal: Highlights from Day 1 of Frugal Innovation Forum 2019

Frugal Innovation Forum is back this year with another round of riveting conversations on smart innovations! This year’s theme is “Scaling opportunities for youth,” and we wrapped up Day 1 jam-packed with exciting and insightful sessions.
February 17, 2019
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Power of AI: The key to equal employment

As many nonprofit programme managers know, finding jobs for young people with disabilities can be a challenge. One major reason is that skill development programmes may not be linked to what employers need.