Founder

Khan Bahadur Ahsanullah (R.)

Adolescent and Youth as an Agent of Change to Promote a Progressive Society (AYD)

Project Name: Adolescent and Youth as an Agent of Change to Promote a Progressive Society (AYD)

Project Introduction:
The project ‘Adolescent and Youth as an Agent of Change to Promote a Progressive Society (AYD)’ aims to empower adolescents and youth to exercise active citizenship. The project targets the adolescents and youths (age group of 12-24 years) who have little experience in decision-making or participating in public forums, and whose poverty, race or class keeps them at the edges of society. The project operates centering around 20 targeted communities under Dhaka and Narayangonj district. The project forms 20 Adolescents and Youth Clubs (AYC) with 1000 adolescents and youth centering in 20 targeted communities under Dhaka district. The project undertakes various adolescent and youth empowerment initiatives with the purpose of improving the living standards of these young people through facilitating life skills educations. Through the process, these youths become active citizens who are aware of their rights and have greater capacity and opportunity to contribute at personal, communal and local development solutions. Under the project, selected adolescents and youth of AYCs will be capacitated to act as resource pool to roll out learnings such as Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Problem Solving, Stress management, Communication, Negotiation and leadership among their peers, schools and communities. The project coordinates with relevant civil society organizations, and Government line departments functioning in the targeted areas in order to support operation, share best practices, reduce overlapping and increase synergy. The project also includes parents, teachers,and local government representatives to accept, recognize and support this young force as active future leaders.

Project Agreement Number:BD2066

Overall Objective: Contribute to the development of optimum potentialities of Adolescents & Youth towards the socio-economic development.

Specific Objectives:BD2066.SO1 Adolescents and youths as positive change agent of the society, exercising their rights and enjoying smooth transition to adulthood through capitalizing their knowledge and skills at all level.

Outputs:

  • BD2066.SO1.R1 Adolescents and youth are capacitated to utilize their full potential for exercising their rights to participation
  • BD2066.SO1.R2 A&Y life skill is enhanced that contribute for smooth transition of their roles
  • BD2066.SO1.R3 Adolescent and youth potential and technical skills is enhanced for accessing decent work
  • BD2066.SO1.R4 5 Adolescents and youths of ESN’s rights is recognized and livelihood is mainstreamed in the community

Project Components: Adolescent & Youth Development

Major Activities:

  • BD2066.SO1.R1.01 Build capacity to strengthen A&Y agency
  • BD2066.SO1.R1.02 Collaboration to sensitize key stakeholders to provide A&Y responsive service delivery
  • BD2066.SO1.R1.03 Facilitate Youth-led Community Based Child Protection System (YLCBCPC)
  • BD2066.SO1.R2.01 Facilitate life-skills education to A&Y 
  • BD2066.SO1.R2.02 Facilitate cultural, co-curricular activities and sports for development
  • BD2066.SO1.R3.01 Provide employability related skills to the targeted A&Y
  • BD2066.SO1.R3.02 Creating networking and collaboration with employer and key stakeholders
  • BD2066.SO1.R4 ESN (Educo execution)

Project Participants (Direct):[During Total Project Year)

ECD

Pre-primary

Primary

JSC

Adolescent

Adult Literacy & CE

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Boy

Girl

Male

Female

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

500

500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1000 Adolescents & Youth (girls 500, boys 500)of the targeted communities in Dhaka and Narayangonj districts.

Indirect Beneficiaries (by age)[During Total Project Year)

Children(0-10)

Adolescent(11-17)

Youth(18-25)

Adult(26-60)

Senior Citizen(61+)

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

M

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Beneficiaries= Direct: 1000 Adolescents & Youth (girls 500, boys 500). Indirect: Parents + local governments + community people

Project Duration:January 2021 to December 2022
Financial partner (Donor):Education and Development Foundation- Educo
Implementing partner (if any):N/A
Project Location (District &Upazila):Dhaka District (Thana/Upazila- Mohammadpur, Hazaribag, Banani, Vatara, Badda, Khilgaon, Kadamtoli), and NarayanganjDistrict (Thana/Upazila- Rupganj)
Number of Field offices: N/A
Project Budget:4179984 BDT (Year 1)
Number of project staffs and volunteers:

Staff (Regular)

Paid Volunteer

Non-Paid Volunteer

M

F

M

F

M

F

1

1

 

 

 

 

Contact Person:Md. Shanawaz, Program Coordinator (PQE & AYD), Education Sector
Email:dampc.pqe.ayd@gmail.com, Cell:+8801719209881