How have we made a difference so far?
Our aim is to create an inclusive world where the youth of our country are psychologically healthy, support people with disabilities and their families and are also involved in changing institutions to be inclusive.
We continue to build capacity of the youth to be inclusive leaders with the technical knowledge to advocate changes in institutions. We successfully collaborate with other youth-led organizations in other countries to improve skills of the youth. Recognizing the importance of digital communication skills during this pandemic time when most of our work has become online, we partnered with Digital Story Telling an initiative of a Sri Lankan youth. Through this we aim to achieve SDG 17 which is global partnerships to achieve the SDGs. We rigorously use the SDG indicators to measure our progress.
We leverage our connections with mental health professionals and our social media to raise awareness on the Covid-19 pandemic effects on mental health of the youth. We circulate trusted evidence-based tools and techniques from sources such as WHO and the National Institute of Mental Health in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our work has already been recognized nationally and internationally for the contribution in mental health, disability inclusion and the youth. With increasing suicides and domestic violence as an aftermath of the lockdowns took place we are continuously innovating ways to mitigate the situation. Our mental health social media campaigns reach thousands of youth as we circulate content made by the youths themselves. We are going to launch a male support group to address the mental health crisis that has led to domestic violence through males in Bangladesh.