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Brac Youth Platform organizes Carnival of Change 2024

The focus of the event was on 'Inspiring the Youth'

Update : 29 Apr 2024, 05:04 PM

Amidst workshops on career management, negotiation skills, art therapy, and various other topics, a two-day Carnival of Change 2024, organized by Brac Youth Platform (BYP), concluded on Sunday.

The focus of the event was on “Inspiring the Youth”.

Brac Youth Platform (BYP) organized this event at Brac CDM, Savar, on Sunday marking the conclusion of this two-day festival.

The young changemakers of “Amra Notun Network” had the opportunity to participate in workshops on six topics alongside development workers, youth activists, and mental health professionals.

At the end of the workshops, a TED Talk-style discussion ensued with young changemakers and cartoonist and youth activist Morshed Mishu.

As a representative of change, Morshed Mishu encouraged the young people to take the lead in solving social problems.

The talk delved into various initiatives of changemakers aimed at bringing transformative changes across various strata of society, identifying obstacles in their work, and brainstorming solutions.

In a World Café-style discussion titled “Current Climate Crisis”, changemakers deliberated various climate-related issues.

The session was participated by Dr M Liakath Ali, director of Brac's Climate Change Program (CCP), Urban Development Program (UDP), and Disaster Risk Management Program(DRMP); Sankalita Shome, chief co-ordinator, Bangladesh Sustainability Alliance (BSA) hosted by Brac; Shamim Ahmed Mridha, founder and CEO, Eco-Network Global; Tawhida Shiopa, founder and CEO, Moner Bondhu; Jahnnabi Rahman, CEO and co-founder, Relaxy; Murad Ansari, MD and CEO, Psycure; Sadia Jahan Rothi, board director, Eco-Network Global; Mehran Khan, head of Brac Youth Platform (BYP); and Detepriya Roy Chowdhury, senior manager, Strategy and Communications, BYP.

In the final part of the second day, the changemakers participated in a panel discussion titled “Youth and the Future of Bangladesh”, with panellists including social media influencer Arif Jebtik and Dr Erum Mariam, executive director, Brac Institute of Educational Development (BIED).

The discussion was moderated by Md Shariful Islam Hasan, associate director of Brac Migration Program and Youth Platform, who elucidated how the Amra Notun Network training program initiated by BYP could influence the mindset of future generations and current youth.

The conclusion of the second day's event was marked by the remarks of Safi Rahman Khan, director of Brac's Education, Skills Development, and Migration Program.

The two-day “Carnival of Change 2024”, held on Saturday and Sunday, aimed to inspire and empower the next generation of Bangladeshi changemakers through recognition, dialogue, collaboration, and cooperation.

Brac Youth Platform is working towards creating a culture of collaborative social leadership among the country's youth, based on compassion, fostering human values, and developing problem-solving skills for the 21st century.

The platform, among other initiatives, highlights the significant role of the youth participants of “Amra Notun Network” in social development.

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