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Kaaktarua: Seeing society through camera lens

Kaaktarua (meaning scarecrow in English), a Sylhet-based social organization got Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017 under the category of community development. Receiving the award from Prime Minister’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed was a moment to savour and it was the greatest of all achievements for the organization so far.

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I Positive: Bringing positive changes in society

‘I Positive’ – the name has a touch of uniqueness as well as a strong vibe around it. The idea behind it is a very simple one though – we need positive thinking people to bring positive changes in society.

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Shopno Dakho: Realizing the dream of the most vulnerable

Youth of Bangladesh are known for their sacrifice and enthusiasm for social service. There has never been any shortage of dreamer cum activist in our society.

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BYS: Standing beside Women

Once a woman was abandoned by her husband. Her fault was that the baby she was carrying in the womb happened to be a girl. Such a nonsensical action from an adult shocked Fayez Belal, a college goer in the city of Barisal. He stood beside that devastated lady by arranging financial, social and psychological support. The incidence was an eye-open for him and his friends.

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Model Livestock: Promoting sustainable employment and entrepreneurship

It’s amazing how a little foresight and the courage to step off track can make a lot of difference to a person’s life; and even more amazing is how this impacts an individual and the society.

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Theatre Murarichand: Rekindling the Spirit of 1971

Cultural activism has always played an integral role in Bangalees’ long quest for freedom. When the gallant freedom fighters fighting in the battlefield to uproot the Pakistan army, a group of musicians, artists and authors were busy on another front, waging a cultural war.

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BRAVE: Pioneers of AV-based learning in Bangladesh

It’s been quite a while that the world has moved towards audiovisual learning methods, and Bangladesh is only beginning to put that method into practice. A number of online groups have already begun to develop audiovisual lessons. BRAVE – Be Related to Audiovisual Education – a voluntary online group based in Chandpur district, is one of the pioneers.

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Cricket on Wheels

People very rarely imagined that persons with disability can play competitive outdoor games in Bangladesh. Some youths have proved through wheelchair cricket that this is possible.

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Rangatungi United Women Football Academy: Girls Showing the Ways

A group of girls changing the community life of a village through playing football – sounds quite sensational nevertheless a reality in a village called Rangatungi. It was like any other northern village of Bangladesh – calm and quite. Only boys used to play on the village ground which Hanna Hamrom, a young Santal girl at her early teen, could not take for granted.

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Kanudaskathi: Bringing hope for people with disabilities

Bablu was an energetic young man, who was a trained electrician by profession, went to Saudi Arabia in search of fortune in 2003 just like many other young men and women from Bangladesh, especially from the rural settings.

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by Suranjit; 01730012393