Joy Bangla Youth Award is the flagship event of Young Bangla, one of the biggest national platforms for Bangladeshi youth. The aim of Joy Bangla Youth Award is to recognize outstanding contribution by youth-led organizations from across the country in the fields of community development, cultural activities and sports development. So far, Centre for Research and Information (CRI), the secretariat of Young Bangla, has organized two editions of the award – 2015 and 2017.
The CRI-Young Bangla Secretariat has set 10 categories for the Joy Bangla Youth Award 2018. The principle behind the compartmentalization of the categories is that the youth have either become more diversified with their initiatives or they have focused areas of change-making; the core ethos being structured approaches to finding solutions to daily life problems. In addition to this wonderful cultural development in youth work, it is also crucial to note that the work life beyond the age bracket of the youth demands expertise and experience in particular areas of development. The categories for the Joy Bangla Youth Award 2018 are as follow.
Gender– Promoting Gender Equality, Empowerment and development of Women
Cultural Activism– Cultural Education & Training, Community Library, Awareness on Heritage & Culture, Liberation War Awareness
Sports and Fitness– Sports Club (indoor/outdoor), Fitness & Self Defense
Skill Development– Formal TVET, Para Vocational/Trade Education, Digital Education/ICT Training, Career Counseling
Environment & Climate Change– Environmental Awareness, Environment, Community & Biodiversity Conservation, Eco Tourism
Innovation & Entrepreneurship– Agriculture & Livestock, Information Technology, Renewable Energy
Education for Inclusion– Child Education, Adult Education, Education Awareness
Public Awareness Initiative– Social Safety/ Security, Road Safety Awareness, Waste Management, Cleanliness and Environmental Awareness, Others
Empowerment of Specially Challenged People
Community Development– Health/Mental health/Counseling, Poverty Reduction, Anti-Drug Awareness, Hazard & Disaster Risk Reduction, Blood Donation, Humanitarian Aid, Local community & Livelihood Development
Registration will continue until September 30 2018. If you are in between 16-34 and if you think that your organization’s work is making positive changes in society, then visit this link http://youngbangla.org/member/joy-bangla-youth-award-2018.php to apply for Joy Bangla Youth Award-2018.