Youth Ending Hunger (YEH) leaders bring the creativity and leadership of the youth to the forefront by creating a sense of social responsibility in them. In 1990, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh was established by students at the University of Dhaka as a chapter of The Hunger Project’s international Youth Ending Hunger initiative.
Today, trained Youth Ending Hunger leaders meet monthly in chapters across the country — planning activities to improve their communities, and initiating various social action projects. YEH leaders organize campaigns on issues such as nutrition, education, environment, tree planting, pluralism and income generative activities. They also arrange debates, various Olympiads in subjects including math, environmental studies, democracy, and more.
The source of the students’ extreme self-sacrificing mentality is their deep sense of responsibility toward society.
The Community Movement: A sense of Social Responsibility
The source of the students’ extreme self-sacrificing mentality is their deep sense of responsibility towards society. From birth to death, every human is enriched by society, collecting the necessary extracts from their communities for their development. It is impossible to fully evaluate the value of these teachings, and for this reason, people are indebted to their societies, however, they can use the lessons they have learned to enrich the lives of others.
Many people do not repay as much as they receive from society. Those who do are the ones who can become extraordinary, they are the ones that will leave a lasting impact on their community and act as a source of inspiration for other leaders. The students of YEH aspire to become such leaders and mobilize a new generation of community activists. These students strive to carry out the goals of their predecessors while adding new dimensions to activism. And through the development of activism, the students feel they are upholding their social responsibilities while enlightening and enriching their communities. As new social projects emerge, YEH will continue to help young people across the country propel the nation forward and cultivate a new generation of student leaders.
Goals and Objectives of Youth Ending Hunger
- Promote and organize the student with a view to flourish the best of their intellect and creativity;
- Build them as socially aware citizens through creating social responsibilities among them;
- Create self-reliant conviction among them;
- Provoke each member of the organization in order to build them as successful, autonomous and volunteer leaders;
- Persuade everyone to be scientific minded.