International Youth Day in Bangladesh

HOPE'87-Bangladesh commemorated the International Youth Day on August 12th by supporting two small scale income generating projects for young people. Ali Majid, a former illiterate rickshaw puller who grabbed the opportunity to get training in computer technology, was awarded 50.000,- Bangladeshi Taka to open his own computer shop in order to gain an income and to support his family. Sujon, a young man of 25, lost one leg a couple of months ago. In order to survive, he had to work as fare collector on a bus in Dhaka, a most unsuitable, dangerous and unhealthy work for an amputee. With the support of 50.000,- Bangladeshi Taka, Sujon will be able to open his own grocery store and lead a life in dignity. Both HOPE?87-Bangladesh awards were handed over by H.E. Ahad Ali, Honourable State Minister of Youth & Sports, Government of Bangladesh, on 12th August at 10 am at the Conference Hall of the Youth Ministry.