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Director General of NGO Affairs Bureau visits YPSA

Group photo

“Enormous development of a country is not possible for its government alone. Besides the government, voluntary non-profit organizations are working in different sectors including climate change, advancement of disadvantage poor people, disaster management, good governance and human rights in our country.  National and international nongovernmental organizations have been working around the country in the root level for long as development partners and they are playing active role to make Digital Bangladesh. In the greater Chittagong, YPSA has been implementing various development programs and playing active role in poverty alleviation and socio-economic development” said Md. Nurun Nabi Talukder, Director General, NGO Affairs Bureau Read more..

Advocacy meeting on “Better Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights for Young People Affected by HIV” held

Dr. Md. Alauddin Mazumdar, Director, Department of Health, Chittagong, Dr. Sheikh Rokon Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Director, Department of Family Planning, Chittagong and Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (SD), YPSA were present in the meeting.

YPSA-Link Up project organized a local level advocacy meeting on “Better Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights for Young People Affected by HIV in Bangladesh” on 12 June, 2014 at YPSA HRDC Campus, Chittagong.

Dr. Md. Alauddin Mazumdar, Director, Department of Health, Chittagong, Dr. Sheikh Rokon Uddin Ahmed, Deputy Director,  Department of Family Planning, Chittagong  and Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (SD), YPSA were present in the meeting. Read more..

World Environment Day’ 14 observed

Rally on World Environment Day 2014 at Mirsarai

Baraiyadala National Park Committee organized rally and discussion meeting with the support of YPSA, Department of Forest (Chittagong North) and Upazila Administration at Mirsharai to mark the World Environment Day on 5 June, 2014.  The rally was inaugurated by Assistant Commissioner (Land) Mr. Fazle Elahi Oli. Upazila Chairman Mr. Nurul Amin was present as chief guest in the meeting held at Mirsharai TDC Hall. YPSA with the support of Arannayk Foundation donated 350,000 Taka between two forest dependent federations.

Mobile court operated different public places in Chittagong

Magistrate find a person for violating the tobacco control law

On 31 May, a mobile court visited different public  places of Chittagong city on World No Tobacco Day as enforcement of tobacco control law. At first the mobile court visited five super malls in Chittagong city including Wall Mart, Khulshi Mart, Mina Bazar, Carefour Super Mall and Agora. Read more..

World No Tobacco Day’14 observed: Tobacco tax raise demanded

Inaugural ceremony

YPSA observed World No Tobacco Day’14 on 31 May in 11 districts of Chittagong Division jointly with District Civil Surgeon Offices demanding increases in taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products in the national budget for fiscal 2014-2015. The aim of the program was to protect present and future generations from the harms of tobacco use and raise voice for increasing taxes on tobacco products to discourage tobacco consumption in the country. Colorful rally and discussion meeting were arranged in all 11 districts to mark the day. Read more..

Mobile court fined 15 people for smoking at public places and public transport

Magistrate fined a person at the rail station

A mobile court was conducted in different places in Chittagong city and fined 15 people for smoking at public places and public transport as well as 370 packets cigarette were seized from different shops and destroyed which were not either BSTI approved or lacking harmful massage of tobacco use.  On the World No Tobacco Day 2014, the executive magistrate of Deputy Commissioner (DC) office of Chittagong and Civil Surgeon office conducted this mobile court which was an accomplishment of YPSA’s successful advocacy of tobacco free campaign.
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Human chain and discussion for preventing child marriage and dowry system held at Sitakund

Human chain

Child Marriage and Dowry System is a common social problem in Bangladesh also in Sitakunda Upazilla, especially at fisherman villages. UNICEF report said 66 percent of girls get married before the age of 18.  Early marriage can cause severe problems like; Psychological and emotional stress, health problems, Mental and emotional stress etc. Also the problem of dowry has become a serious social evil among the upper castes and middle classes both in towns and villages. Read more..

Group photo

Director General of NGO Affairs Bureau visits YPSA. Read more…

Winners and guests

Progga Tobacco Control Journalist Awards, 2014 on World No Tobacco Day. Read more…


Divisional meeting with the members of Anti Tobacco Alliance (ATMA) and journalists from different print and electronic media was held. Read more...

30 Years in development partnership of YPSA: 20 May 2014" written on a cake

Celebration of 30th Founding day of YPSA. Read more… 

visitor in a listeners club of Radio Sagor Giri

Assistant  Manager of Palli Karma Sahayok Foundation (PKSF) Md. Mainiruzzaman visited YPSA led community radio “Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2” at Sitakund on 22 May.

Discussion meeting

YPSA and Community Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2 observed World Press Freedom Day 2014.

view exchanging meeting titled “Adolescent reproductive health rights and challenges: Role of local leaders and media”

Introducing reproductive and sexual health education in schools is necessary. Read more…

Workshop participants

Workshop on “Recent Trends in Development and Bangladesh Perspectives” held. NIAZ AHMED KHAN, Ph.D.(Wales), Professor and Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka conducted the workshop. Read more…

Contract singing between Mr.Farid Uddin Ahmed , Executive Director of Arannayk Foundation (AF) and Mr.Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA

Contract Signed for “Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project ( CRPARP)”. Read more…

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee receiving award from honorable speaker of the national parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and Dan W Mozena, The Ambassador of USA in Bangladesh

Service Innovation Fund arranged by Access to Information (A2I) Program under Prime Minister’s Office awarded to YPSA for ‘production of multimedia digital talking book’. Read more..

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Substantive Session of July 2013 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to YPSA. Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies.

YPSA became a member organization of IOGT International. It is the largest worldwide community of non-governmental organizations promotes a lifestyle free of alcohol and other drugs. Its work expands from community action for children and youth to creating, facilitating and developing efficient alcohol policies.