Cyclone Mahasen is moving towards the coastal areas of the Bangladesh from over southeast Bay and adjoining southwest Bay and might hit Bangladesh any time on Thursday.
YPSA, as social development and experienced organization on disaster responses, has taken all-out preparation to successfully face this cyclonic storm. YPSA already cancelled holiday of its staff including kept standby of its all skilled community volunteers until crisis over and opened own control room in head quarter in Chittagong. YPSA has been conducting meeting with relevant international donors and partners in regular basis for ensuring all sorts of support. It has been maintaining close coordination with the relevant government departments and district and Upazila level control rooms in Chittagong and Cox’sbazar. Read more..
Radio Sagor Giri (a link organization of YPSA) and Sitakund Press Club jointly organized a seminar at YPSA HRDC Sitakund on 3 May to mark the World Press Freedom Day 2013. WPFD 2013 focused on the theme of “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media”. A free, independent and pluralistic media environment, online and offline, must be one in which journalists, media workers, and social media producers can work safely and independently without the fear of being threatened or even killed. It needs to be an environment where attacks, intimidations, harassments, abductions, arbitrary imprisonments, and threats are the exceptions and not the norm. Read more..
YPSA organized a Critical Engagement Meeting on human trafficking with the Law enforcement authority, Govt. officials, Journalists and Civil Society at Cox’sbazar on 29 April 2013. Additional Police Supper of Cox’sbazar District Mr. Babul Akhter was present as chief guest and ASP of RAB, Cox’sbazar Mr. ahirul Islam was the special guest while Mr. Abu Morshed Khoka, President, Women & Child Protection Network presided over the meeting. Read more..
Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2 organized a two-day training workshop on production development for the community volunteers at YPSA HRDC Campus, Sitakund on April 25, 2013 with the support of Actionaid Bangladesh. 16 community volunteers attended the workshop for building their capacity of preparing news, program format, program schedule, connecting community people, collecting Information from the field etc.
Baraydala National park co-management council was formed by YPSA’s climate change related project “Restoration and Conservation of biodiversity in the denuded hills in Sitakunda and Mirsharai”. Assembly of this council was held at Mirsharai Upazila Parishad office on April 28, 2013 organized by Upazila Administration and Forest Department, Chittagong (North). Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, MP was present as chief guest in the assembly.
YPSA organized rally and discussion meeting at Upazila Health Complex, Rangunia to mark the World Malaria Day 2013 with the theme “Invest in the future. Defeat malaria”. Dr. Harun Ur Rashid, Upazila Health Officer was present as chief guest while Jigarul Islam Jigar presented the keynote in the meeting. Jarigan (epic song of Bangladesh) performed at Shafarbhata village market to raise awareness of the dangers of malaria and the main means of prevention. Read more..
YPSA organized a Two-day Human Rights Training workshop at Shanta Niloy (Shelter Home), Cox’sbazar during 16-17 April 2013. A total of 17 trafficking survivors from different areas of Cox’sbazar & Chittagong district have participated in this training workshop. Cox’sbazar Civil Society and Cox’sbazar Women & Child Protection Network President Mr. Abu Morshed Choudhury Khoka has participated in a training session as a guest facilitator. Read more..
“We mourn over the death of more than 1000 people, most of them are garment workers, killed in a building collapse in Bangladesh. We want no more killing through man-made disaster. We want justice; we want the severest punishment possible for those responsible for this tragedy. We demand immediate ensuring all forms of safety in the garment factory from fire and building collapse.” YPSA Family
Eisenhower Fellow Mohammed Arifur Rahman joins Generation Justice Youth Producers to talk about the founding of YPSA in Bangladesh. In this video, Rahman talks about YPSA and then answers questions from Generation Justice Youth Producers.
Guliakhali and Bhuiyan Para knowledge center organized rally and discussion meeting with the support of YPSA and Actionaid Bangladesh to observe Asia Reflect Day at Sitakund on 24 April.
With the theme “Every Child needs a Teacher” YPSA arranged instant speech contest for the children at Guliakhali Shishu Mela premises, Sitakund on 25 April to mark the Global Action Week 2013.
Federation of DPOs, with the support of YPSA and ActionAid Bangladesh, organized discussion meeting at YPSA HRDC, Sitakund to mark the World Autism Awareness Day 2013.
YPSA organized a two-day training workshop “Organization development and management” for the forest dependent people’s organization at YPSA HRDC Sitakund campus.
YPSA organized BCC orientation workshop on raising awareness to prevent Malaria at Islampur Union Parishad Office, Rangunia on 27 February.
International Migrants Day 2012 observed in Chittagong . Read more…