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Young Power in Social Action

An organization for sustainable development

3 decades in development partnership, since 1985
An organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)
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Principal Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office handover the award plaques to Md. Arifur Rahman

The Bangladesh NGO Foundation (BNF), an organization under the Bank and Financial Institutions Division of Ministry of Finance, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh honored Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive at YPSA, by giving “Bangladesh NGO Foundation Award” as recognition of the contribution to achieving sustainable development goal and successfully

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Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launching Accessible Dictionary

On 1st February, at this year’s Amar Ekushey Book Fair, the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated countries first online-based platform for visually impaired persons ‘Accessible Dictionary’ which was developed by YPSA with overall support from a2i‘s Innovation Fund, a flagship program of the Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh.

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Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager of YPSA handover Multimedia Books to the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated textbook distribution program for the 2015 academic year. she also opened the distribution of “Daisy Multimedia Books” for the first time for visually-impaired students. Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager of YPSA handover Multimedia Books to the Prime Minister in the occasion.

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YPSA observes International Volunteer Day 2019

YPSA and its volunteers arranged different events to mark the International Volunteer Day 2019 in Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar on 05 December. Rallies, Discussion meetings, Arts Competition and Blood Donation/Grouping Campaign were organized at different working areas of YPSA. YPSA’s volunteers involved the community leaders, youth, CSO/CBO, LGIs, media and civil society  representatives in the day observation.  About 350 participants participated in these programs. Most of the participants were marginalized and excluded groups. …

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YPSA received NGO Affairs Bureau registration renewal up to 2030

YPSA has received the registration renewal certificate from the NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) under the Prime Minister’s Office of Government of Bangladesh which is valid up to 2030. NGOs play an important role in the social developmental field and contributing to achieve national goals and promises. Government of Bangladesh has been instrumental in carrying out the task of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation by 2030 in collaboration with NGOs. YPSA expresses gratitude to the Government authority and development partners for being cooperative for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030….

City Mayor A J M Nasir Uddin inaugurated the Youth Fair-Economic opportunity for Youth

YPSA and BITA collaboratively arranged “Youth Fair-Economic opportunity for Youth” on 27 November, 2019 at Bangladesh Shishu Academy, Chattogram with the cooperation of ActionAid Bangladesh. Chattogram City Corporation Mayor A.J.M Nasir Uddin was present as a chief guest. Mayor A.J.M Nasir shared his opinion in the “Youth Fair-Jobs for the Youth” program. He said that for achieving Sustainable Development Goal by 2030, women must come forward to participate economic activities and today’s youth must…

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DFID Head of Humanitarian and Protracted Crisis team visit YPSA Response Program in Rohingya Camp

A high level team of DFID visited YPSA Age Friendly Space (AFS-5) at Camp-13, Burmapara, Tasnimarkhola, Thaingkhali, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar on 25 November, 2019. Mr. Robert Watt OBE, Head of Humanitarian & Protracted Crisis Team, DFID; Ms. Bonosree Sarker, Deputy Program Manager, DFID and Mr. Admire Nyereyemhuka, UNOPS were in the team. YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) is implementing a project titled “Integrated Humanitarian Response to the needs of Older Men and Women”…

Speech by Deputy Commissioner

E-cigarettes more harmful than conventional cigarettes – Deputy Commissioner

“E-cigarettes are currently becoming a fashion. The younger generation is turning into e-cigarettes. Research shows that E-cigarettes are far more harmful than conventional cigarettes. Therefore, public awareness should be raised to control e-cigarettes.” Said  Deputy Commissioner of Chattogram District Mohammad Elias Hossen while he was present as chief guest in a sharing meeting on “Implementation of Tobacco Control Law in Chattogram District” organized by YPSA….

Training workshop

Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Defense facilitated training workshop of Ward Disaster Management Committee

Disaster Management Committee of Shulak Bahar Ward of Chattogram City Corporation organized a basic training workshop under YPSA-PROYASH II project on 26 November. Dr. Nurun Nahar Chowdhury, the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Defense of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh served as the head facilitator. Shukla Thakur, Assistant Manager of the Save the Children also facilitated the training workshop….

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Deputy Administrator of USAID Bonnie Glick visits YPSA in Cox’s Bazar. Read more…

On behalf of YSPA, Nurjahan Begum received the award for Best Female Entrepreneur

Two micro-entrepreneurs on behalf of YPSA win 14th Citi Microentrepreneurship Award 2019. Read more…

Regional conference on the role of the microfinance institutions towards attaining the SDGs held. Read more…

 

Australian Foreign Minister visit YPSA led TLC

Australian Foreign Affairs Minister visits YPSA’s humanitarian response project for the forcefully displaced Rohingya. Read more…

Speech by CE

Orientation on YPSA Child Protection Policy launched. Read more…

Award reception

YPSA wins Tobacco-Control Award 2019. Read more…

Australian High Commissioner visits YPSA

Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Julia Niblett visits YPSA. Read more…

Vashkar receiving a plaque from vice-chancellor

University of Chittagong inaugurated the first Accessible E-learning Center in Bangladesh. Read more…

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US Ambassador Earl Robert Miller and USAID Mission Director Derrick S Brown visits YPSA in Cox’s Bazar. Read more…

Vashkar of YPSA from Bangladesh receiving UNESCO award

Disability rights advocate Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA from Bangladesh gets UNESCO award. Read more…

Hiroto Tanaka, Chief Director of JADE and Mr. Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA

MOU singed between Japan Agency for Development and Emergency (JADE) and YPSA. Read more

 

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Managing Director of PKSF Md. Abdul Karim visits YPSA’s humanitarian response to displaced Rohingyas in  Cox’s Bazar. Read more…

Story

New houses for homeless people on the coast

YPSA built 137 houses in Banskhali

....One such person is Koli Akhter, who did not even see her father after her birth. She has been living with her mother in extreme poverty, enduring hideous suffering,  she becomes 18 years old. Koli is the daughter of late Nur Mohammad and mentally challenged Kashefa Begum of Ratnapur village of Baharchara union of Banshkhali. She has grown up with her mother facing many distress and tragedies......In the meantime, the cyclone Mora destroyed the only resort they had.

....Meanwhile, an organization for sustainable development YPSA in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity International Bangladesh started Cyclone post-Mora housing construction work in Bahharchara union of Banshkhali. Under this project, a new house is provided to Koli. A piece of black cloud moved over her head.

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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and YPSA’s Program

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Awards and Recognitions

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YPSA became winner of the Accessible Books Consortium Award for Accessible Publishing Initiative at the International Excellence Award 2015 held in London Book Fair (LBF) , UK.

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YPSA was selected winner at the Regional Grant Competition 2013 ‘Youth Solutions! Technology for Skills and Employment’, organized by The World Bank, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Sarvodaya-Fusion.

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YPSA won The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place during the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey 2 Sep 2014.

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YPSA received champion award from Manthan Award South Asia 2010 for Ship Breaking in Bangladesh web portal and special mention award for DAISY for All in Bangladesh.

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YPSA received National e-Content and ICT4D champion award 2010 for DAISY and Special Mention for Shipbreaking in Bangladesh web, arranged by Ministry of Science and ICT, Bangladesh Govt.

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YPSA was awarded International Youth Peace Prize IYPP 1999

Recent Research Report and Publication

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SOCIAL CHANGE : A Journal for Social Development

Vol. 8, 2018

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LABOUR MIGRATION IN BANGLADESH. CHALLENGES, NEEDS AND RECOMMENDATION.

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কৃষি, মৎস ও প্রাণিসম্পদ প্রযুক্তি ও সেবা সম্প্রসারণ উদ্ভাবন ও শিখন। A publication on agriculture, fisheries and livestock technology and service published by YPSA with the support PKSF.

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COMMUNITY LEGAL SUPPORT : EMPOWERING MARGINALIZED AND SUBALTERN. A publication on YPSA-Community Legal Services for Access to Justice Project.

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SOCIAL LEADERSHIP : LEARNINGS FROM GROUND ZERO. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Guidance Note : new Land For Climate Displaced Persons In Bangladesh

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আমরাও পারি – অন্ধ তবুও প্রতিষ্ঠিত উদ্ভাবক

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কক্সবাজার শুটকি পল্লিতে শিশু শ্রমকে নিরুৎসাহিত করণে ইপসা’র কর্মশালা

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সীতাকুণ্ড শিপ ব্রেকিং ইয়ার্ডে এ বছর ২১ শ্রমিক নিহত

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One House One Family At A Time

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ইউনেসকোর পুরস্কার পেলেন ইপসা’র ভাস্কর ভট্টাচার্য

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Fairer Labour Migration in Bangladesh – নিরাপদ অভিবাসন নিয়ে তথ্যচিত্র

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Ship breaking in Bangladesh Web Portal

Shipbreaking in Bangladesh. A web portal which is developed by YPSA with the aim of ensuring workers’ rights and save the environment and ecology from the pollution that generated from the unsafe and uncontrolled ship breaking practices.

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HRDC Sitakund

YPSA Human Resource Development Center, Sitakund Campus. Residential training center (AC/Non-AC).

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Community Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2

Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2. YPSA led community radio in Sitakund.

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HRDC Chittagong

YPSA Human Resource Development Center, Chittagong Campus. Residential training center (AC/Non-AC).

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Tobacco Free We Logo

TobaccoFreeWe is an independent online platform that creates awareness about the health harms of tobacco use and tobacco control policies in Bangladesh.

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Yes Youth Group

YES YOUTH GROUP, a blog is facilitated by the Youth of YES Youth Group.

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Accessible Dictionary

Accessible Dictionary | অভিগম্য অভিধান (বাংলা একাডেমী থেকে প্রণীত অভিধান অনুসারে এক্সেসিবল ডিকশিনারীর ডাটাবেজ তৈরী করা হয়েছে।)

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