youth

July 14, 2022

Creating opportunities for youth in Bangladesh’s retail sector

Bangladesh’s retail sector is an important contributor to the country’s economic growth. It has significant potential to provide opportunities for career progression for young people - but only if young people can access the relevant skills training. One new project is providing just that, and seeing impressive initial results.
July 15, 2021

The times they are a-changin’: Resilience of youth

This year’s World Youth Skills Day is about “reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic”. The skill sets for the youth are often changing and just as Bob Dylan had once prophesied, the old road (to development) is rapidly aging, and the new generation is adapting and thriving.
December 3, 2018

A mother’s love
and a special classroom

Belal reads the loudest in his class. He is only 12, but has already competed in sports on a national level. He is also one of 1.5 billion people across the world, who live with some form of disability.
November 22, 2018

Join BRAC’s family of social innovators

We are looking for troublemakers who are hungry for change and absolutely refuse to settle! Are you ready to take on the world’s biggest challenges? Apply for the 2019 Social Innovation Fellowship
October 17, 2018

Enabling young entrepreneurs to start off strong

According to Small Business Association, nearly one-third of all new businesses crash and burn within the first two years. The number one culprit is the lack of business acumen and market insight. The cycle continues when many become afraid to start their own ventures, after seeing so many fail around them.
October 15, 2018

Clean hands to save lives: Innovations from South Asia

We are celebrating Global Handwashing Day today with 12 amazing ideas that made it to the finale of WASH Innovation Challenge, organised by BRAC and UNICEF.
October 11, 2018

#WithHer: Five girls set to take over the world

Today is International Day of the Girl Child. This year, the day focuses on a skilled girlforce, drawing attention to the importance of investing in girls to attain skills for productive lives.  
August 19, 2018

Skilling can unlock girls’ potential – when we can get it right

Young people in Bangladesh face a precarious future, despite living in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.  
August 17, 2018

Living, learning, inspiring

Asma Jannat and Munni Aktar, two classmates from Cox’s Bazaar, had to drop out of school when they were in class 8. Their families could no longer afford to keep them in school. What they faced later is a story that is all too common in South Asia - the pressure to get married.
August 16, 2018

Walking three kilometres for a bathroom break

85% of schools in Bangladesh have at least one sanitation facility for students. Only half of them have a separate toilet for girls, with only 8% having a hand-washing station with soap and water.
August 14, 2018

Representing Bangladesh on Gujrat’s festival stage

More than 40% of girls in Bangladesh drop out from secondary school, and almost 60% are married by the time they turn 18.
August 12, 2018

Celebrate the world’s youngest majority! Join the movement in the Global South this November.

Welcome to the Global South of today. Entrepreneurship is on the rise. Innovation is blossoming. Opportunities are endless if we can harness the power of youth. This November, we are bringing young activists together with policymakers, social entrepreneurs, and development practitioners for the 6th Annual Frugal Innovation Forum (FIF) - rethinking and co-creating solutions that scale opportunities for youth.