Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) has been standing by the young men and women of Bangladesh, equipping them with leadership, professional, and entrepreneurial skills that will enable them to have high impact in public, private, and civil sectors. In a world fragmented by intolerance, uncertainty, and injustice, BYLC exists to build leadership skills in youth from diverse backgrounds by instilling values of empathy, tolerance, and inclusiveness in them.
At BYLC, we believe that formal authority is not a requirement for exercising leadership.
Leadership can be exercised by anyone, regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic status. What is required for young people to exercise leadership is heart and ability. BYLC provides a platform for young people to develop skills required to practice leadership and participate in the country’s development process. A cornerstone of BYLC’s approach involves uniting youth from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds because effective leadership requires the capacity to embrace diversity and pluralism. And through this process of empowering young people to act on behalf of issues they care about deeply, we aim to strengthen prosperity, justice, and inclusiveness in society.
In 2016, to prepare BYLC alumni for the challenges of the 21st-century workplace, BYLC launched the Office of Professional Development (OPD) with the mandate of providing professional development training and placement services through partnerships with employers. Through a holistic curriculum that draws from both academia and industry, OPD assists participants to think strategically about their career choices and successfully navigate through the different stages of recruitment.
We fund Bangladesh’s most promising founders, hone their leadership capabilities, strengthen their business acumen, and help validate their big ideas as they transition into investable business.
BYLCx is Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center's online learning academy. Our mission is to democratize 21st century skills training for Bangladeshi youth, by making meaningful online learning experiences available from anywhere, at any time. BYLCx courses cover a wide range of topics, including communication, critical thinking, professional development, leadership, entrepreneurship, and much more.
Continuous personal and professional self-development might seem time-consuming and expensive when one is studying or working full-time. With the proliferation of online learning platforms such as BYLCx, one can access a wide range of courses to build their soft and technical skills.
When Mobin was in his second year of university, he realized that studying science under the national curriculum comes with its own hurdles. From memorizing without proper understanding to a lack of basic lab facilities, there are many reasons why students may lose interest in pursuing science.
The BYLC Graduate Network (BGN) is an alumni association of Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC). Governed by an elected board of the BYLC graduates, BGN aims at creating an enabling platform for the BYLC graduates to exercise leadership for individual as well as community development.