The Bangladesh Cricket Council arranged cricket tournaments in 20 schools to campaign and promote the ICC Twenty20 (T20) World Cup. The tournaments were held in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet. BRAC Adolescent Development Programme’s (ADP) teams were champions in Sylhet and Chittagong, coming in third place in the Dhaka division.
BRAC's youth-focused programmes celebrated the Global Money Week in Bangladesh with three-day training on financial literacy for adolescents. The training was arranged by our 'Adolescent Development Programme' and 'Social and Financial Empowerment of Adolescent (SoFEA)' programme. With an objective to empower the adolescent girls financially, the training's key focus-areas include, financial planning, savings, money management, budgeting and introduction to formal banking.
Financial freedom brings empowerment, a slogan that riveted the streets of Dhaka as an energized group of adolescent girls rallied with colourful banners and posters advocating social awareness messages. The component of BRAC’s education programme that deals with adolescent girls highly stresses economic independence as it gives them the power to fight against the discriminations they face in the society.
BRAC is working to improve water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and promote safe hygiene practices across Bangladesh. Promoting safe hygienic behavior helps break the contamination cycle of unsanitary latrines, contaminated water, and water borne communicable diseases.
A huge number of media photographers piled into a seminar arranged by BRAC’s Safe Citizenship for Adolescent Girls Programme, “MEJNIN” on the September 13th, 2011. Due to the congestion caused by press personnel, it was difficult to spot the notable guests.
Below is an article published on CNN by Sara Sidner about BRAC girls' cricket team Chittagong, Bangladesh (CNN) -- In a dusty, unkempt field in the middle of Bangladesh's second-largest city, crowds of men and boys gather to watch their favorite sport.
Today, Jasmine Lamb launched a campaign on her blog, allislistening.com, to raise over $5,000 for BRAC's adolescent girls program in Bangladesh by Thanksgiving. Jasmine heard about The Girl Effect and BRAC's programs from a friend and connected with the powerful message of investing in young girls. BRAC's Social and Financial Empowerment of Adolescents project (SOFEA) is an initiative aimed at providing girls with financial and social support to enable them to empower themselves. The program gives girls a safe space to socialize while providing them with life skills training, livelihood training, financial literacy training, and small loans to start income-generating activities.
In a small room in Khilbarirtek village in the impoverished Badda thana area (sub-district) of Dhaka district, Bangladesh, a group of excited adolescents - 28 girls and two boys - are engrossed in playing indoor games. Some are busy with Ludo, while others are concentrating hard to come up with winning moves on the chessboard. All the children are between 11 years and 19 years of age.