Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) hosted a virtual graduation ceremony on Friday.
The programme was for the 2020 batches of Building Bridges through Leadership Training (BBLT) and Building Bridges through Leadership Training Junior (BBLTJ) supported by Manusher Jonno Foundation and UK Aid, said a press release.
Students from different socio-economic backgrounds and communities, ethnic minorities and persons with disability, a total of 199 students from English and Bengali medium schools and Madrassas graduated from the BBLT and BBLTJ programmes last year from Chattogram and Chattogram Hill Tracts.
Participants selected for the programmes went through rigorous sessions of virtual training on the theoretical and practical concepts of leadership, critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication.
In her speech as the chief guest at the ceremony, Shaheen Anam, Executive Director, Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF), said: “What BYLC is doing with young people is most important to our society because they are working to build social harmony, teach young people to be responsible citizens and help them develop a mindset of accepting different views.”
“Seeing the graduates of our leadership programmes gives me hope that Bangladesh has a bright future. Through their practice of leadership, these young men and women will surely take our nation forward,” said Ejaj Ahmad, President of BYLC.
Aside from leadership training, students also worked in small groups to apply their lessons in social service projects.
They designed and implemented small but realistic, measurable, and results-driven projects to serve impoverished communities.