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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)

20th May is the 35th Founding Day of YPSA. Being inspired by the spirit of International Youth Year 1985, proclaimed by United Nations, some socially conscious youths of Sitakund Upazilla under Chittagong District of Bangladesh began to motivate and organize the youth community establishing a youth organisation named “Young Power” on 20 May 1985.

Youth led and youth managed organisation “Young Power” successfully adopted and implemented various social, cultural and ‍sports activities from 1985-1991. Following the devastating cyclone and tidal bore on 29 April 1991, youth organizers of “Young Power” actively engaged in emergency relief and rehabilitation work. Later in 1992, the “Young Power” youth organisation turned into YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) and started its activities as a non-profit social development organization.


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YPSA’s‘COVID-19 Emergency Response’ Project in Chakoria, Cox’s Bazar

YPSA has started implementation of a four months project titled, ‘CPiE and EiE in COVID-19 Emergency Response’ with the support of Plan International at two unions – Kakaraunion and Chiringa union under Chakoria Upazila, Cox’s Bazar from May, 2020. Through theemergency response project, a total of 1,454 people will be provided cash package and protection material supports for four months to the people who have become income less due to COVID-19. The beneficiaries include female-headed households, persons with disabilities, single earner families etc. of those unions….

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Live discussion between SDG Youth Forum and Chief Executive of YPSA

Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA has joined a live-stream enabled meeting on socioeconomic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic and role of NGOs in this situation. This live video was initiated by SDG Youth Forum. He discussed how NGO sector has been playing a vital role on the development of the country and how NGOs can play crucial role to mitigate COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 has caused gigantic negative effects on population wellbeing, society, agriculture, education, and the economy in Bangladesh. …

Several impoverished families received food in Kawkhali – COVID-19 pandemic

YPSA distributed food items to several impoverished families who lost their livelihood due to the COVID-19 outbreak in Kawkhali Upazila under Rangamati district on 6th May, 2020. The distributed food items included 10 kg rice, 2 kg potato, 1 kg soybean oil, 1 kg chickpea, 1 kg pulse and 1 kg onion. In order to maintain social distance, the food items were delivered to their homes instead of making gathering in a single distribution point. YPSA’s staff Mohammad Monir Hossain coordinated the distribution….

Food distribution at Birshreshtha Ruhul Amin Stadium

900 families including Islamic scholars and Hindu priests received food

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on Bangladesh, YPSA distributed food and protective materials among 900 families including Islamic scholars and Hindu priests at different places in Cox’s Bazar during 29-20 April.  YPSA has been implementing a project “COVID-19 Response in Bangladesh” with the support of Oxfam.  12 items of food and protective materials including rice, pulses, oil etc. in each package were distributed at Birshreshtha Ruhul Amin Stadium, Hajipara Mohammadia Hefzkhana in Jhilangjar, Haji Siddiquia KG School premises, Chaufaldandi, Eidgaon and Islampur Unions in Cox’s Bazar….

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Outbreak of COVID-19 and Mitigation Measures for the thousand service providers of YPSA Eco Tourism Project

Md. Arifur Rahman: The corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic is first and foremost a health crisis in recent world. Every day in world more than thousand lives are being lost. The pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Bangladesh in March 2020, so far 152 people have died and 5913 positive cases[1]. This incident has been increasing geometrically and situation become worsening day by day. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 government has already declared shut down all educational institutions, offices, restaurants, public spaces and public transports in across the country. Government has …

Beneficiaries receiving foods maintaining physical distance.

YPSA’s initiatives for distribution of food and protection materials

The prevailing situation of Conorna virus pandemic is deteriorating in Bangladesh as elsewhere across the globe. People of some districts of Bangladesh have been affected seriously by the COVID-19. Due to lockdown, people are staying at home, but they are struggling hard to secure food for their families. On the other hand, they do not have any protection materials to combat Corona virus. In a such situation, YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) initiated a project titled ‘COVID-19 Response in Bangladesh’ with support from Oxfam. Through the project, people affected by COVID-19 are being provided food and …

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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…

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Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and YPSA’s Program

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and YPSA’s Program

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, 2019

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বদলে যাওয়ার দিন। A publication on the project “Learning and Innovation Fund to Test New Ideas (LIFT)”.

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SOCIAL CHANGE : A Journal for Social Development

Vol. 8, 2018

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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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Dry Been (Khisya) Processed and increasing of income of entrepreneurs through marketing

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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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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).

Tobacco Free We Logo

Tobacco free city is a campaign of YPSA which aims to engage urban dwellers and authorities for building Tobacco Free Chattogram City.

Yes Youth Group

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

Accessible Dictionary

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