Youth

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

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

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

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 11, 2019

How 3 Dhaka companies became market leaders

In a city of 20 million people, startups rise and fall every day. But what does it take for a startup to thrive?
December 27, 2018

4 ways to change the world of water, sanitation and hygiene

Life is different for three out of 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion people, who do not have clean, safe water in their homes. One quarter of the world’s population does not have access to decent toilets. In cities alone, over 80 million people practice open defecation.
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.