Youth Ending Hunger (YEH) leaders bring the creativity and leadership of the youth to the forefront by creating a sense of social responsibility in them. In 1990, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh was initially established by students at the University of Dhaka as a chapter of The Hunger Project’s international Youth Ending Hunger initiative.
Today, trained Youth Ending Hunger leaders meet monthly in chapters across the country – planning activities to improve their communities initiating various social action projects. YEH Leaders organize campaigns on issues such as nutrition, education, environment, tree planting, pluralism and income generating activities. They also arrange debates, various Olympiads including math, environment, democracy etc., thematic competitions, roundtables and blood donation camps.
The YEH network has 47,110 active members in 1,901 units across the country. There are two major types of youth units; educational institution based and community based. The YEH units form their own national and regional forums using democratic practices.
Below are the geographic distribution of this national network (as of 28 February 2018):
Geographical Distribution of YEH Units
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Youth Leadership Trainings to launch Social Action Projects
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