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Young Power in Social Action

A non-profit social development organization

3 decades in development partnership, since 1985
Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager of YPSA handover Multimedia Books to the Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina formally inaugurated textbook distribution program for the 2015 academic year. she also opened the distribution of “Daisy Multimedia Books” for the first time for visually-impaired students. Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager of YPSA handover Multimedia Books to the Prime Minister in the occasion. Read more ››

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“Budget Hearing 2016-17: Chittagong Region”

“Budget Hearing 2016-17: Chittagong Region” held

Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget arranged “Budget Hearing 2016-17: Chittagong Region” on May 16, 2016 at Chittagong Zila Parishad Hall with the support of Democratic Budget Movement, Chittagong Committee. Fazle Hosain Badshah MP, Vice-president of Parliamentary Caucus on National Planning and Budget presided over the meeting while Nazrul Islam Chowdhury MP, Kazi Rosy MP, Nazmul …Read More »

Photo exhibition at Chittagong Railway Station

Photo Story Exhibition on human trafficking survivors held in Chittagong

A daylong Photo Story Exhibition on human trafficking survivors “Betrayed” was held on 12 May 2016 at the Chittagong Railway Station. YPSA has organized this exhibition program to aware mass people about human trafficking. Total 11 case stories of survivors have been presented in the exhibition. YPSA, international volunteer and Canada based photographer Tony Hoare have collected …Read More »

Photo of a woman who is a trafficking survivor

Photo story exhibition “Betrayed” featured at DU

An impressive photo story exhibition entitled Betrayed, photography by Canada based Photographer Tony Hoare, showcasing stories of harrowing escapes after being sold into prostitution, was held in front of the Arts Building, University of Dhaka on May 7, 2016 jointly arranged by YPSA and Sustainable Development Initiative (SUDIN). The portraits paired with stories of authentic human experience told in simple …Read More »

Human chain formed by YPSA

Legal compliance and international standard should be maintained in the Shipbreaking yards

YPSA formed a human chain in front of the Chittagong Press Club on Sunday to protest unregulated and unsafe situation of the most deprived shipbreaking workers. Environmental activists, members of professional bodies, leaders of trade unions and some yard workers joined the programme. The special guest of the event were Mr. Nazim Uddin, Join t Secretary, Ship …Read More »

roundtable meeting on “Global Action Week on Education”

Government should realise the need to invest more in education

Business must not take over education. Government must put an end to market-driven education. Lack of student centered education is leading to the further deterioration of state education and the poorest and most vulnerable people being relegated to low-performing state schools, increasing inequality and deepening cycles of poverty and exclusion. State budget for education is not satisfactory. …Read More »


YPSA celebrates National Legal Aid Day 2016

BLAST-YPSA Consortium and Upazila Administration jointly celebrated National Legal Aid Day 2016 at Chittagong and Cox’sBazar Districts including its sub-districts Rangunia, Fatikchari, Sandwip, Moheshkhali, Kutubdia and Ramu. Government of Bangladesh declared April 28 as the National Legal Aid Day. The day aims building an effective and strong legal aid services to ensure free access to justice of the poorer section of …Read More »

Speech by VC of Chittagong University in advocacy meeting on “Disabled Friendly National Budget 2016-17" held

Advocacy meeting on “Person with disability Friendly National Budget 2016-17″ held. Read more…

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam visits YPSA stall
YPSA wins the best stall award at the Digital Innovation Fair 2016. Read more…

Mesbah Uddin, Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong presided over the Tobacco Control Taskforce meeting

Deputy Commissioner of Chittagong district presided over the meeting of Tobacco Control Taskforce Committee of Chittagong. Raed more…

Human chain in front of Chittagong Court building

 Human chain formed in 11 districts demanding imposition of high tax on tobacco products. Read more…

Human chain formed demanding to insert pictorial warning signs on tobacco products

A human chain was formed demanding to insert pictorial warning signs on tobacco products. Read more…

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Bangladesh Experiences presented at ZERO Project Conference 2016 held in Vienna , Austria. Read more…


International Youth Leadership Camp 2016 held in Dhaka. Read more ….

MOU has been signed by Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA and Prof. Dr. G.U. Ahsan, Dean, School of Health and Life Sciences and Chairman, Department of Public Health, North South University

MOU signed between YPSA and Global Health Institute of North South University. Read more…

Bernicat at YPSA's Salter Home

U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh Ms. Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat visits YPSA at Cox’sbazar. Read more…


YPSA team at UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris. Read more…

YPSA distributes winter clothes among poor at Sitakund

YPSA with support from BSRM distributes 300 warm blankets to the poor at Sitakund. Read more…

Chief Executive of YPSA Md. Arifur Rahman presented "Environment and Livelihood Security" issues at Technical Session ii: Climate Change and Inclusive Growth.

European Union EU, BRAC and BRAC University organized a national consultation workshop “Growth and Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges in Bangladesh”. Read more…

Awards and Recognitions


YPSA became winner of the Accessible Books Consortium Award for Accessible Publishing Initiative at the International Excellence Award 2015 held in London Book Fair (LBF) , UK.


YPSA was selected winner at the Regional Grant Competition 2013 ‘Youth Solutions! Technology for Skills and Employment’, organized by The World Bank, Microsoft Sri Lanka and Sarvodaya-Fusion.


YPSA won The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Awards. The Awards Ceremony took place during the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul, Turkey 2 Sep 2014.


YPSA received champion award from Manthan Award South Asia 2010 for Ship Breaking in Bangladesh web portal and special mention award for DAISY for All in Bangladesh.


YPSA received National e-Content and ICT4D champion award 2010 for DAISY and Special Mention for Shipbreaking in Bangladesh web, arranged by Ministry of Science and ICT, Bangladesh Govt.


YPSA was awarded International Youth Peace Prize IYPP 1999

Recent Research Report and Publication

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SOCIAL CHANGE : A Journal for Social Development

Vol. 5, 2015

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Guidance Note : new Land For Climate Displaced Persons In Bangladesh

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Climate displacement in Bangladesh: Stakeholders, Laws and Policies – Mapping the existing institutional framework

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PAPA Critical City Guide Dhaka Bangladesh : A users guide to the city where you can read about the Tactics of Life of its inhabitants.

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Baseline Study on the Children of Street Based Sex Workers (CSBSW)



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Climate Change Adaptation by Ensuring Water an Sanitation Facilities in Cyclone Shelter. A documentary film about YPSA-EDM project.

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71 TV Report on Human Trafficking in Bangladesh

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Ranga Shokal at Massranga Television. Topic: Interview of Md. Arifur Rahman, CE of YPSA as a social development activist and organizer in Bangladesh

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Mr Arifur Rahman, CE of YPSA attended UNNAYANE-PKSF-Episode-109 at Bangla Vision TV.

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