Personal Journey

Eight days of class, learning for a lifetime— Three lessons from my time at Harvard Kennedy School

2177 1500 Almeer Ahsan Asif

Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) history has a deep-rooted bond with Harvard University. It was there that BYLC’s founder, Ejaj Ahmad, while completing his Masters, conceptualized the idea of a program that teaches adaptive leadership while bringing together young people from different backgrounds. 

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Kickstart Your Designing Career

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It is always difficult to determine what you are going to do next when you are just graduating. It could be more difficult if you are planning to switch from another academic discipline. During my undergrad, I was an engineer in the making. I enjoyed studying science but was more fascinated by creative designing. However,…

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Everyday Leadership: An Interview with Anik Sinha

5012 3648 Noshin Noorjahan

Over the years that I have been affiliated with BYLC, I met graduates who accomplished concrete goals at an age I deemed too young to achieve anything. I find their stories fascinating and look forward to learning about their perspectives towards life.

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Things will go Wrong: The Nightmares of Public Speaking

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For the longest time, I debated using a prop, especially one as blatantly patriotic as the flag. It was ROSTRUM week at my primary school. Children stood at the head of their class and gave a short speech on a topic of their (let us be honest, parent’s) choice, their voices undulating with the shaking…

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স্বপ্ন দেখি দিন বদলের

5364 3576 Jamia Rahman Khan (Tisa)

“ট্রাফিক জ্যাম, পরিবেশদূষণ, অপরিছন্ন ঢাকা, অতিরিক্ত জনসংখ্যা, বেকারত্ব,  শিক্ষ্যাব্যবস্হায় গলদ, দুর্নীতি, ঘুষসহ আরো হাজারটা সমস্যা আমাদের চারপাশে আছে। সমস্যাগুলোর জন্য দায়ী কে? অবশ্যই সরকার। এটাই আমরা মনে করি। কিন্তু কোনোদিনও কি ভেবে দেখেছি প্রত্যক্ষ বা পরোক্ষ যেভাবেই হোকনা কেনো এই সমস্যা সৃষ্টির পেছনে আমারও দায় রয়েছে।  আমি চাইলে এই সমস্যার সমাধানে একটা ভূমিকা রাখতেই পারি।…

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