Youth Ending Hunger

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 initially 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 initiating various social action projects. YEH Leaders organize campaigns on issues such as nutrition, education, environment, tree planting, pluralism and income generating activities. They also arrange debates, various Olympiads including math, environment, democracy etc., thematic competitions, roundtables and blood donation camps.

The YEH network has 47,110 active members in 1,901 units across the country. There are two major types of youth units; educational institution based and community based. The YEH units form their own national and regional forums using democratic practices.  

Below are the geographic distribution of this national network (as of 28 February 2018):

Geographical Distribution of YEH Units

Divisions YEH Units YEH Members
District Covered Number of Units
Barisal 5 186 5,643
Chittagong 9 135 4,080
Dhaka 9 161 5,460
Khulna 10 477 12,040
Mymensingh 3 154 2,390
Rajshahi 7 250 5,998
Rangpur 5 256 7,269
Sylhet 4 282 4,230
TOTAL 52 1,901 47,110

Youth Leadership Trainings to launch Social Action Projects

Year Number of Youth Leaders Trained Number of Social Action Projects
2009 3,040 320
2010 3,040 320
2011 3,200 160
2012 2,100 162
2013 1,400 80
2014 2,100 121
2015 2,100 120
2016 1,920 120
2017 1,920 123
2018 1,440 90
Total 22,260 1,616

Types of Social Action Projects