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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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Twenty Social Action Projects taken by Youth Leaders for Community’s Sustainable Changes

YPSA is the implementing partner of British Council Active Citizens Bangladesh  Programme. Under this programme YPSA has trained about 300 youth leaders in Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar District. The programme enhances the leadership and project-management skills of youth leaders. By this training youths receive specialist guidance in designing and running social action projects, which aims to generate positive change within their community. A social action project is a multi-step process in which youth address an issue they care about,…

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YPSA took part in the ‘Person with Disabilities Job Fair-2020’ in Dhaka

State minister for ICT, Zunaid Ahmed Palak inaugurated the ‘Person with Disabilities Job Fair-2020’ held at NGO Affairs Bureau premises in Agargaon, Dhaka on 11th January. Bangladesh Computer Council in association with ICT Division and NGO Affairs Bureau organized the Job Fair for the persons with disabilities (PWD). YPSA was invited to attend this event with a stall.

After the inauguration of the fair, State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak has visited YPSA stall along with ICT Division Senior Secretary NM Zeaul Alam and NGO Affairs Bureau Director General KM Abdus Salam….

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YPSA organized NGO Coordination Meeting

YPSA initiated NGO coordination meeting under Proyash Phase II supported by Save the Children on 6th January, 2020. The program was facilitated by Nasim Banu, Deputy Director of Social Development, YPSA in presence of Mohammad Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA. 17 NGO representatives including BRAC, UNICEF, UNDP, CARITAS, Coast Trast, Save the Children, Mamata, Agrajattra, SOS, World Vision, BITA, DSK, BBF, CPP, Nowzuwan, participated in the discussion. The objective of the discussion was to form coordination mechanism among different existing NGOs in Chattogram…

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Vashkar Donated his UNESCO Prize Money to YPSA

Last Thursday evening, on an auspicious ceremony, Vashkar Bhattacharjee officially handed over a cheque of 1,500,000 BDT to YPSA chief executive Md. Arifur Rahman. It was the monetary portion of the UNESCO Prize that he received in 2018 for his contribution towards the Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities that took place on 3rd December 2018 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.

This award money will be used for YPSA-IRCD (ICT and Resource Center for Persons with disabilities) which is a dedicated wing of YPSA for bring about a positive change in the lives of…

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Aged people at Sandwip received blankets and “The Best Elderly Award”

YPSA has distributed 180 Blankets, 30 walking sticks among older people of Sandwip Upazila under the project Uplifting the Quality of the Lives of the Elderly People Programme supported by PKSF. Beside this, 10 elderly people have received “The Best Elderly Award” based on who are educating their children and ensuring schooling to make them useful citizens, who are contributing to their community and working for the betterment of quality of lives of older people.  …

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Deputy Commissioner of Cox’s Bazar inaugurated Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism project (2nd Round)

Since 2016, YSPA has been implementing a project “Community Engagement in Countering Violent Extremism in Cox’ Bazar (CEVEC) in six Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar District with the support of GCERF. From November 2019, the second round of the project is being implemented in four Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar district (Cox’s Bazar Sadar, Ramu, Chakria and Maheshkhali) and Sitakund upazila of Chittagong district.

The inaugural ceremony of the second round of the project was held on 30 December …

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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…

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Orientation on YPSA Child Protection Policy launched. Read more…

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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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