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Economic and social empowerment in Bangladesh

Through our economic and social empowerment programme, we support young people to be active citizens in Bangladesh.

We work closely with young people, the government and other stakeholders to create an environment where young people can get good jobs and become active citizens. 

Our programmes support 50,000 young people aged 15-24 from the most marginalised communities to gain vital skills needed to get jobs. We also support them to learn life skills and behaviours that will help them become active participants in society.

Khe Won in front of her handloom in Taltoli, Barguna, Bangladesh

Our youth participation and economic empowerment programme focuses on 4 key areas:

  • Building the capacity of young people and duty bearers
  • Coordinating and working alongside youth networks
  • Advocating to the government and the private sector for greater youth participation
  • Supporting young people to attend and engage with national and international forums

Our work also ensures that young people are aware of their rights and supports them to advocate for issues that mean the most to them. We also connect young people with career counselling and training institutions to give them the best possible start to their careers.