Since the beginning of COVID-19 outbreak, the youth-led organizations under Young Bangla network have been working in the frontline from the beginning of the outbreak.
Young Bangla collaborated with Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to place sixty interns having specialized education and training in disciplines like Statistics, Biomedicine, Applied Chemistry, ICT, Computer Engineering, and other relevant disciplines.
Covid-19 has bought lots of changes in our day to day life as well as in society. It also has noticeable impact on behaviors and communication. Effective interventions are required to increase adherence to behaviors that youth in communities can enact to protect themselves and others.
With the wake of the outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic, Young Bangla has organized several webinar consultations with youths on safety and social distancing, volunteerism in Corona days, and Volunteer Safety Guidelines.
Intending to scout out real and measurable impacts inflicted by the Corona induced shutdown on the lives of youths, the largest populace of the country, Young Bangla, the youth platform under the auspices of Centre for Research and Information (CRI), hosted the second online edition of ‘Let’s Talk on Post Covid-19 Youth Development’ on 21 May 2020. Spanning around 120 minutes, the discussion drew insights from a wide-ranging panel – from parliamentarians to academicians to researchers to social workers to practitioners to students’ representatives and youths working on an individual capacity to change the course of their community. As the episode kept advancing, it paved the path for practical insights on the concerns and challenges, which require attention from the policymakers, facing the youths in their education, workplace, career, and personal lives. On the other hand, first-hand insights from the young achievers on their voluntary community work also came up.
Young Bangla arranged a special edition of its flagship event Let’s Talk: “Youth-led Initiatives on Covid-19” on 18th May 2020 through online. Around 90 minutes of discussions held with a panel of national celebrities, social workers, practitioners, public representatives, and youth achievers.
The Joy Bangla Concert 2020, held at Army Stadium on March 7, commemorated the spirit and courage relayed to our countrymen nearly five decades ago by the Father of the Nation, through his historic speech on March 7, 1971. The speech inspired the nation to prepare for a war of independence amid widespread reports of armed mobilisation by West Pakistan.
The recent outbreak of coronavirus disease has forced the entire mankind into a point of uncertainty. Doctors and healthcare officials are tackling this pandemic as a frontline fighter, also other professionals have come forward in this crisis and youth are no exception to that.
7th March’s ‘Joy Bangla Concert’ became an integral part of the celebration of the historic speech of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Centre for Research and Information’s youth led platform Young Bangla is once again going to organize the Joy Bangla Concert for the sixth consecutive year.