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

Collage: Smoke Free local government

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

USAID team visits YPSA

Training workshop

A high official team from USAID visited YPSA-Leadership Development Program at Sitakund and Mirsarai Upazila from 6 to 8 July, 2015. The USAID team comprised of  Ms. Sherina Tabassum, USAID Governance Advisour, Kazi Tahmina Haque, USAID Financial Analyst; Mutaher M. Hossain, USAID (OAA). Read more

Training on Youth and Community Leadership through Appreciative Inquiry held

Youth leadership Training workshop at Mayani Union of Mirsarai Upazila

YPSA-Leadership Development Program organized two 4-day training workshops on Youth and Community Leadership through Appreciative Inquiry, at two Unions of Mirsarai Upazila, Chittagong. During 5-8 July, 2015, the Community Leadership Training workshop was held at Wahedpur union and the Youth leadership Training workshop was held at Mayani Union of Mirsarai Upazila. 28 young people and 28 community leaders participated in two workshops. Read more

Project Coordinator of Democratic Governance, UNDP visits ongoing baseline survey of YPSA-Youth Empowerment Project

Heidi Chan with an interviewer and respondent in the field

Heidi Chan, Project Coordinator, Democratic Governance, UNDP visited YPSA’s ongoing baseline survey of Youth Empowerment for Development project on 30 June 2015. She made a visit to five wards of Chittagong City Corporation and talk to the interviewer and respondent of the survey. Muhammad Salahuddin Khan, Program Analyst, UNDP was also present during the visit. This baseline survey is being conducted among 250 youth in Chittagong City Corporation, where 50% will be female participants. Read more

MOU signed between YPSA and International HIV AIDS Alliance

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YPSA and International HIV AIDS Alliance made an official contract for implementation of a project titled “Better Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights for Young People Affected by HIV( Link UP)” at YPSA head office on 30 June, 2015. Md. Shamser Uddin Mostafa from International HIV AIDS Alliances, Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA, Md. Mahabubur Rahman, Director (Social Development Program) and Palash Chowdhury, Director (Finance) of YPSA were present during the signing program. Read more

Student with Disabilities of Chittagong demanding the Ratification of Marrakesh Treaty


Disabled Student Society of Chittagong University (DISSCU) arranged an orientation program on “DAISY Books and Marrakesh Treaty” in collaboration with Sitakund Federation of DPOs, University of Chittagong, YPSA and Disability Rights Fund (DRF). The program held at Institute of Fine Arts auditorium, University of Chittagong on 25 June, 2015. In this program, student with disabilities demanded the ratification of Marrakesh Treaty by the Bangladesh government. They said, “Reading is our rights, without any barrier we want to get access in any reading materials in alternative format.”

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

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

“People with disabilities should be brought in the mainstream development. Inclusive development of a country is not possible without involving people with disability. We have to be more aware of their rights. People with disabilities are equally entitled to all the rights and fundamental freedoms preserved in the constitution of Bangladesh. Protection of the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act, 2013 was passed with a view to ensuring the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Children with disabilities can be mainstreamed with the provision of reasonable accommodation in the school environment, changing the attitude of parents, teachers and other concerned people,  ensuring availability of appropriate teaching-learning materials, Read more

UP Orientation at Khayachara Union

YPSA arranged an Union Parishad Orientation program on local leadership development at Mirsharai. 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…

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YPSA celebrated its 30th anniversary. Read more..

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Historical and impressive Moment! Read more…

A woman is receiving sewing machine.

YPSA distributes sewing machines to the  women entrepreneurs. 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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