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As a non-smoker my striving would be continued to protect people from secondhand smoke – Mayor

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Representatives from YPSA and Anti-tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) met mayor of Chittagong City Corporation for allocating budget for implementation of tobacco control law and Tobacco Free Guideline in their upcoming budget. “As a non-smoker my striving will be continued to protect people from secondhand smoke”, said A.G.M. Nasir Uddin, Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation. Read more

NTCC, MOHFW and DC Office of Cox’sbazar arrange workshop on Tobacco Control law


NTCC & Ministry of Health and Family welfare with the support of District Commissioner office of Bandarban organized Workshop on Tobacco Control law Implementation. Mr Mizanul Hoque Chowdhury, Distract Commissioner of Bandarban was present as the chief guest while Mizanur Rahman, Police Super of Bandarban Distract, S M Jahangir Hossain Senior, Additional Secretary of Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Task force members and govt official of Bandarban were present in the workshop. Read more

New project “Securing better future for the working children” launched

UNO speech

“Employment of children to the risky industry is not desirable. Government committed to eliminate child labour in risky industries. I will provide all sorts of support to implement any project regarding child rights. “ said UNO of Sitakund Shahin Imran while he was present as a chief guest in a project launching ceremony titled  “Securing better future for the working children “ held on 23 August 2015 organized by YPSA with the support of World Vision.   Read more

Youth Fair, Youth Dialogue and cultural function on International Youth Day ’15 held at Chittagong

Inaugural by flying Balloon

“We has become lower middle income country with the active engagement of youth and will turn as a developed nation by 2041 by active engagement of youth too.” said Divisional Commissioner of Chittagong Mr. Abdullah while he was addressing in an inaugural ceremony of Youth Fair, Youth Dialogue and cultural function held at Chittagong   Shilpakala Academy in connection with the International Youth Day 2015 organized by YPSA with the support of UNDP.

“The main drive of Socio-economic development of a country is its vigorous population and a major part of that population is youth. To make Bangladesh middle-income country, young people should be grown up with technology besides quality education.  Youths are required to train and groom to develop their potentials, personalities and functional capabilities. Read more

“Creating evidence at the grassroots for national level advocacy on leadership development” Project Launched

Leadership development Project launching program

“All the person must be responsible in their own sphere. Everybody must be committed to perform their activities with philanthropic and patriotic mentality. Without developing moral obligation no awareness program will be fruitful. School and College teacher can work as mentor to drive the student in a right track. I am suggesting YPSA please don’t leave the student after the short period, try to keep them in a continuous skill development process. Then they will be good citizen in future for the country” said Professor Mohammad Shahidullah, Chief Education Officer of Chittagong City Corporation  in his speech as Chief Guest. Read more

Orientation to Lawyers on Climate Displacement held

“Rights of Climate Displaced Persons: A Pocket Guide” jointly published by YPSA and Displacement Solution was launched in the program

YPSA and Lawyers’ Initiative for Displacement Solutions (LIDS) jointly organized an orientation program for lawyers on Climate Displacement issue at Hotel Heritage, Chittagong on 9th July, 2015. A new publication titled “Rights of Climate Displaced Persons: A Pocket Guide” jointly published by YPSA and Displacement Solution was also launched in the program. Chief Guest of this orientation was Muzahidur Rahman, Senior Assistant Judge and Chittagong District legal Aid Officer. Read more

6 local governments of Ctg. division allocated budget 14,85,000 BDT for implementaion of Smoke Free Guideline and TC law

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YPSA has been implementing a project titled “Promoting smoke Free local Government and Public Spaces in Bangladesh” with the support of CTFK since April 2009 aiming to promote smoke free local government and public spaces, by advocating for smoke free guideline and effective tobacco control practices at City Corporation and Municipal level. Read more

Smoke Free Cultural Campaign

Cultural campaign held at Pourashava Park in Comilla to spread smoke free message with song.

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Periodic meeting of Anti Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) held on August 13, 2015 at Mandarin Restaurant.

Leadership training workshop in Mirsharai, Chittagong

YPSA-Leadership Development Program organized two 4-day training on Appreciative Youth. Read more…

YPSA arranged Public Dialogue on Ensuring education rights of student with disabilities and our duties

Public Dialogue on Ensuring education rights of student with disabilities and our duties held. Read more…


YPSA jointly with District Civil Surgeon Office and District Tobacco Control Taskforce observed World No Tobacco Day 2015 in 11 districts of Chittagong division. Read more…

Launching ceremony

YPSA’s journal SOCIAL CHANGE launched. Read more…

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3rd round of Service Innovation Fund of a2i program under Prime Minister’s Office of the Bangladesh awarded to YPSA. Read more…

State Minister for Finance Mr. M. Abdul Mannan MP addressing at regional conference

Chittagong Regional conference on Banks and MFIs Collaboration in Sustainable Development of Special Zones held. State Minister for Finance Mr. M. Abdul Mannan MP was present as chief guest. Read more…

Visitors watching how a women with disability operate a computer at the IRCD computer lab

ICTPD-2014A batch consist of 25 members from various countries visit YPSA  Read more… 

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman made a presentation at the seminar

Challenged people being involved in mainstream development: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed. Read more…

Mr. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (Social Development), YPSA, received the certificate from the Past President of IOGT International Mr. Sven-Oloy Carlsson.

YPSA received full Membership Certificate from IOGT International. Read more…

Md. Arifur Rahman receives certificate of appreciation

YPSA receives Certificate of Appreciation from USAID and Winrock International. Read more… 

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