Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

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Timeline / Milestone

1985

  • Young Power”- A Youth Led and Youth Managed Club Established on 20th May 1985 (UN International Youth Year) at Sitakund under Chittagong District of Bangladesh
  • Youth and Anti Drug – Anti Smoking Programs

1987

  • Youth and Sports Programs

1988

  • Youth and Tree Plantation Programs

1989

  • Registered with Bangladesh Government as voluntary , non profit , non political organization

1990

  • Start short-term welfare activities with and for Youth and disadvantaged community

1991

  • Emergency Relief and Rehabilitation Activities after the Devastating Cyclone of 29th April

1992

  • Young Power” transformed into “Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)” as social development organization

1993

  • Transition to long-term development Program based on community needs and vulnerabilities
  • Start Sustainable group formation and Capacity development of target peoples and community
  • Start Participatory Savings & Credit Program (PSCP) for Economic Development of community

1994

  • Non-Formal Primary Education Project Started

1995

  • Maternal, Child Health Care & Family Planning (MCH & FP) Project
  • NGO Home Gardening and Nutrition Surveillance (NGNSP) Project
  • Registered with NGO Affairs Bureau of Bangladesh Government (Foreign Donation)

1996

  • STD AIDS Prevention Program Started: Youth and Lower cast community

1997

  • Emergency Relief operation in Cyclone affected Coastal areas and Islands
  • Finalization of YPSA 1st Strategic Plan (1997-2001)

1998

  • YPSA represented in UN World Youth Forum & Festival in Portugal
  • Urban Development Program (UDP) starts in slum areas of Chittagong. City
  • Established formal school EVERGREEN International School (EIS)

1999

  • Strengthen Health and Population for Less Advantaged Program(SHAPLA)
  • Community Based Rehabilitation for Person with Disabilities (CBR for PWD’s)
  • Established YPSA Human Resource Development Centre HRDC – Sitakund Campus

2000

  • YPSA awarded International Youth Peace Prize IYPP 1999
  • Head Office set up in Chittagong (Commercial capital of the Bangladesh)
  • Char Development and Settlement Project (CDSP) started
  • Long term development partner of Action Aid Bangladesh (DA 12)

2001

  • YPSA represented in Global Forum of International Year of Voluntarism in Switzerland Inauguration of YPSA
  • Centre for Youth and Development CYD by Global president of International Association of Voluntary Effort
  • IAVE Dr. Kenn Allen
  • Full Membership of INFOYOUTH Network (UNESCO – INJEP) France
  • Finalization of YPSA 2nd Strategic Plan (2002-2007)
  • Integration of Right Based Approach RBA as core organizational programmatic approach

2002

  • Women Empowerment through Decent Employment (WEDE) Project
  • STD/AIDS Prevention Program with floating and street-based sex workers of Chittagong City Corporation area

2003

  • Youth led Poverty Reduction through Digital Opportunities (YPRDO) Project
  • Advocacy for Public Policy for Ensuring Human Rights in Ship breaking Industry Project
  • Reproductive Health Initiative for Youth in Asia (RHIYA) Project
  • Broad-based Coalition and Advocacy for Human Rights (BCAHR) Project
  • Micro Health Insurance for Rural Poor Women in Bangladesh (MHIB) Project
  • Established YPSA Human Resource Development Centre HRDC – Chittagong Campus

2004

  • Establishing Partnership for Disaster Preparedness (PPDP) Project (DiPECHO- II)
  • Gender Awareness and action for Grassroots Enterprises (GAAGE) Project
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Project: Drug User Intervention
  • Program Office set up in Chittagong Hill Tracts CHT
  • YPSA official website www.ypsa.org

2005

  • Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY) For All (DFA)
  • Established ICT & Resource Center on Disabilities (IRCD)
  • Bangladesh Childhood Cataract Campaign in Chittagong division (BCCC)
  • Established Youth Community Multimedia Center (YCMC)
  • Prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people in Bangladesh (GFATM Package # 902)
  • Working area and program coverage extended to greater Chittagong division
  • Established YPSA Dhaka Office as National Advocacy and Networking office (Main Capital City of the Bangladesh)
  • YPSA sponsored website on Ship breaking issues www.shipbreakingbd.info

2006

  • Partnership with Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)
  • Micro Enterprise Savings-Credit Program (MES-C)
  • Reducing Risk of the Vulnerable Communities to Flood and Earthquake Project (DiPECHO- III)
  • Campaign to End Domestic Violence (CEDV) Program
  • Capacity Building for Ensuring Safe Labour Migration (CABSLAM) Project

2007

  • Partnership of the South Asia Civil Society Development Initiative (CSDI) Project
  • Global Exchange GX Program (with British Council, VSO-Bangladesh and Nagorik Uddog)
  • Prevention and Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking in Bangladesh (PPVHTB) Project
  • Promoting Rights for Persons with Disabilities (PRPD) Project
  • Mobilizing Communities for Disaster Risk Reduction Project (DiPECHO- IV)

2008

  • Strengthening Adolescent Reproductive Health in Bangladesh (SARH) Project
  • Self Employment by Promoting Income generation to Youth (PAP CHT) Project
  • Community Based Child Development (ComBaCD) Project
  • Primary Prevention of HIV & Risk Reduction through Work- place Interventions in Garments Industries in the Chittagong Division (GFATM Package # 912)
  • GFATM Round-6 (Malaria Component) Project
  • Women Entrepreneurs through Skill Development Project
  • Strengthening Capacity of NGO’s to better perform in Disaster Management project
  • Finalization of YPSA 3rd Strategic Plan and Business Plan (2008-2013)
  • Established YPSA Human Resource Development Centre HRDC – Kawkhali Campus
  • Registered with Micro Credit Regulatory Authority of Bangladesh Government to work as Micro Finance institute

2009

  • Community Managed Local Health Services & Water Sanitation Project in South East Bangladesh
  • Promoting Smoke free local Government & public spaces in Chittagong Division Program
  • Post Literacy and Continuing Education for Human Development Project-2 (PLCEHD-2)
  • Restoration and conservation of biodiversity in the denuded hills in Sitakunda and Mirsharai, Chittagong
  • Disaster Preparedness by Ensuring Water and Sanitation Facilities in Relief Shelters
  • Enhanced Disaster Preparedness among Communities and institutions in Bangladesh (DIPECHO-V)
  • Project on Promoting basic services to survivors in trafficking through integrated approach
  • Holistic Program for Sustainable and Environment Balanced and Safer Ship Recycling in Bangladesh (SEBSSR)

2010

  • Safer life of Girls Domestic Workers Project.
  • Promoting pro-poor policy programs and public services for all
  • GFATM- Round-8 (TB- Control program )
  • YPSA received National e-Content and ICT4D champion Award 2010 for DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) for all in Social Inclusion and participation categories. YPSA also awarded Special Mention award For Ship Breaking in Bangladesh web portal (www.shipbreakingbd.info)  under e- enterprise and livelihood categories from D.Net in association with Ministry of Science and ICT, Government of Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.

2011   

  • Make Community based Disaster Risk Management inclusive South Asia (CBDRM)
  • Community Radio for building awareness on early warning system and climate change and health issues for the coastal population

2012

  • Unique Interventions for Quality Primary Education-UNIQUE II Project
  • Construction of Youth Training Center (YTC) in Cox’sbazar under GGHSP of Japan
  •  Bangladesh Housing, Land, and Property (HLP) Rights Initiative
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention Services for Street Based Sex Workers and their Clients (Package SP-2)

2013

  • Mainstreaming the Children of Street Based Sex Workers (CSBSW) through Integrated Education Programs
  • Climate Change Adaptation by ensuring Water and Sanitation facilities in Cyclone
  • Empowering Youth with Disabilities through Market Driven ICT Skills
  • YPSA awarded special consultative status of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
  • Livelihood Support Program for landless Forest dependent community in Mirsarai Upzilla
  • Leadership Development Program (LDP)
  • Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation project (CRPARP)
  • Trusted Intermediary Global Accessible Resources (TIGER)
  • Production of Multi Media Digital Talking Book (Access to Information 2)
  • LaborVoices SmartLine Implementation
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