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Young Power in Social Action

A non-profit social development organization

3 decades in development partnership, since 1985
An organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) since 2013
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.

Collage: International Youth Day 2017 - Youth Building Peace

Today’s Bangladesh is a country of youth due to the significant percentage of young people. Total youth of Bangladesh is 50.67 million, which is 30 percent out of the total population. Those are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old. Bangladesh is now going through a phase of demographic benefits because of youth rise. 30 percent of the youth population is the main driving force of the economy today that contributing to build a prosperous Bangladesh. Read more...

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Rapid Need Assessment on elderly displaced Rohingya starts

Rapid Need Assessment on elderly displaced Rohingya started

Since 25 August, renewed violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state has forced more than half a million men, women and children, to flee their homes to escape brutal crackdown by Myanmar Army. A large number of aged people along with others also moved to Bangladesh. These elderly people are very vulnerable and need extra care and support to lead a secure life. …

A Rohingya men receiving food

Another 8500 displaced Rohingya families received food

YPSA has started food distribution among the persecuted & displaced new arrival unregistered Myanmar Nationals “displaced Rohingya” in Cox’s Bazar District in Bangladesh with the support of CONCERN WORLDWIDE.  Each food package contains 4 KG pulse, 2 KG oil, 1 KG salt and 1 KG sugar.  Total 8500 families received food package as a first round at six point of Rajapalong  & palonghkhali union in Ukhiya …

The Kadoorie Charitable Foundation Hong Kong team visits YPSA

The Kadoorie Charitable Foundation Hong Kong team visits YPSA

The Kadoorie Charitable Foundation Hong kong team visited YPSA’s “Promoting Safe Water and Sanitation at East Bakalia in Chittagong” project from October 12-14. Ms. Stephanie YM Cheung, Program Manager, South & South East Asia of The Kadoorie Charitable Foundation (KCF) had a meeting with YPSA Senior management team on 12 October 2017 at YPSA Head office. Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive and…

Women Friendly Space (WFS) at Moinerghona Camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar.

Women Friendly Space (WFS) for Rohingya establised

More than fifty percent of forcefully displaced persons of Rakhine state are women. Rohingya women, who were worst victims of the violence and the easy prey for the rioters and Myanmar army. Accounts of rape and sadistic sexual assaults were shared by many Rohingyas. Their family members have been slaughtered in front of them. These women are severely traumatised and showed clear symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). …

Food distribution by YPSA

YPSA distributes food to 1200 Rohingya families

YPSA, with the support of Action Aid Bangladesh, has started food distribution among the displaced Rohingya people in Cox’sbazar. Each food package contains 4Kg Dal, 1 litter Oil, 1Kg Sugar and half Kg Salt. 12 hundred families received food at the Balukhali-2 distribution point on 11 October. YPSA will distribute food to 2,000 families twice in the next two months….

Dignity kits distributed to displaced women from Myanmar

Dignity kits distributed to displaced women who fled violence in Myanmar

YPSA and ActionaAid Bangladesh have come together with humanitarian response for forcefully displaced Myanmar citizen in Cox’s Bazar. Most of these displaced citizens are women. During the crackdown by the Myanmar army and local extremists, most women from Myanmar had to come out of their houses with no baggage, no additional clothes.  They just escaped their potential killers and rapists….

Group photo. Training organized by YPSA

Training on “Homestead vegetable gardening” for the people with disabilities held at Sitakund. Read more…

Rally on World White Cane Safety Day 2017 at Sitakund organized by YPSA

World White Cane Safety Day 2017 observed at Sitakund. Read more…

YPSA and WFP officials distributes rice bag to a female member of a Rohingya family

Food distribution continues to displaced Rohingya people. Read more…

Discussion meeting International Day of Older Persons 2017 arranged by YPSA

YPSA observes International Day of Older Persons 2017. Read more…


training workshop titled “Self-realization, leadership development and determination of responsibility of youth”

Training on “Self-realization, leadership development and determination of responsibility of youth” held. Read more…

Director of NGO Affairs Bureau visits YPSA. Read more…

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A tree-day Training of Trainers workshop on Life Skill Education to eliminate violent extremism was held at Chakaria. Read more…

Disaster simulation by students

YPSA hosted a disaster simulation and rescue drill for the students in Cox’sbazar. Read more…

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman receives the award crest

YPSA received BEACON award on Innovating Service Delivery. Read more…

appreciation certificate

YPSA has been awarded eNGO Challenge South Asia Award 2016. Read more…

Award reception

YPSA has been awarded for Innovative practice on inclusive finance at the Zero Project Conference 2017 in Austria. Read more…

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman in 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

YPSA attends 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York. Read more…

Awards and Recognitions


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 7, 2017

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Bangla Report : 31nd Aniversary Celebration of YPSA

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Guidance Note : new Land For Climate Displaced Persons In Bangladesh

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Climate displacement in Bangladesh: Stakeholders, Laws and Policies – Mapping the existing institutional framework

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PAPA Critical City Guide Dhaka Bangladesh : A users guide to the city where you can read about the Tactics of Life of its inhabitants.



An appeal to support Rohingya people with disabilities

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One House at a Time – Displacement Solutions

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Zero Conference 2017 awardee – Bangladesh – Initiating microfinancing and micro enterprises

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YPSA honored with International Excellence Award at The London Book Fair

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How safe the coastal belt of the country is – Md. Arifur Rahman : A channel 24 TV feature

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Country of Innovators : Nearness of people breaking the custom

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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.

HRDC Sitakund

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

Community Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2

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

HRDC Chittagong

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