Introducing the Bangladeshi projects that are changing the lives of young people

Mar 17, 2016
Ben Parsons

As part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Grants Week we are highlighting projects across the Commonwealth that have received a grant from the Programme to support their work with young people.

Today we are focusing on three projects in Bangladesh which were selected to receive a grant.

ActionAid’s Firestarter Initiative will provide small grants to innovative organisations outside Dhaka that focus on supporting young women, girls and minority communities, and are run by young people.

“The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme embodies the youth engagement in our organisation,” Farah Kabir, Country Director for ActionAid Bangladesh, explains. “We work with disadvantaged young people, especially young women and girls and minority communities, through capacity development, which enables them to be promoted into positions of leadership.

“We are very excited to be able to engage with wider youth organisations in the country over the next 4 years.”

JAAGO’s project is based on the organisation’s ground-breaking schools programme, where access to will allow young people in rural areas to access the knowledge, skills and confidence to start, run and grow their own businesses.

Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice and Health Centre will work to support underprivileged young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and business plan consultancy. The project will enable them to grow sustainable businesses, create jobs for young people and improve the quality of life of those around them.

Find out more about The Queen’s Young Leaders Grants programme here.

You can read more about the Grants here.

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