Brac and BYLC signed a major agreement today, whereby Brac will fully finance refurbishment of BYLC’s new leadership training center in Baridhara, Dhaka. The deal is seen as a significant step forward in the development of the first leadership institute in Bangladesh.
The BYLC training center will allow the organization to centralize its resources and channel them toward executive and semester-long leadership programs. The training and office facilities in the new center will also help to accommodate the growing number of students who are eager to participate in BYLC’s programs.As BYLC expands in the coming years, the new office will be a hub for innovation among Bangladeshi youth.
The deal was signed by BYLC founder and president Ejaj Ahmad and Brac director of communications Asif Saleh. Also attending the signing was Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, founder and chairperson of Brac, and Barrister Manzoor Hasan OBE, chairperson of BYLC.
Generous in-kind support from the owner of the property at Baridhara, Shahid Khalek and Major Salek Bir Uttam Trust, is also helping to facilitate BYLC’s youth leadership development work in Bangladesh.
BYLC works to bridge gaps in society by uniting youth from diverse backgrounds, equipping them with leadership, problem solving and teamwork skills, and engaging them in community service and active citizenship.