About BBLT

Building Bridges through Leadership Training (BBLT) is BYLC’s 10-week long signature leadership training program. Designed for HSC/Alim/A Levels and first and second year university students, the BBLT program uses a competitive selection process to enroll 42 students from the three different educational tracks, namely English medium, Bengali medium, and Madrassa, in equal numbers.  The curriculum for the program draws heavily from leadership courses taught at Harvard University. The intensive training program, coupled with an experiential learning model, challenges students to critically think about leadership and apply their skills to effectuate positive change in society. In the first phase of the program, students conduct experiments, take risks, and question deeply held assumptions in the classroom. In the second phase, students have the opportunity to translate their learning into action by implementing community service projects in underprivileged communities.

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Duration: 10 weeks
Registration fee: BDT 6000
Location: BYLC Headquarters, Baridhara J Block, Dhaka
Program dates: March 4, 2018-May 10, 2018
Application Deadline: January 31, 2018
Eligibility: H.S.C./A level/Alim students
First and second-year university students from any accredited universities in Bangladesh
Class Time: 3 pm-6 pm, every day from Sunday to Thursday (no class on Friday and Saturday)


Building Bridges

Building Bridges

The program seeks to build sustainable connections among youth from different backgrounds. By learning and working together, they confront their prejudices and challenge stereotypes to develop a diverse, inclusive, and powerful network of youth leaders. 

Leadership Training

Leadership Training

Participants undergo an intensive 6-week training program on leadership theory and skills. The teaching methodology includes lectures, large class discussions, small group peer consultations, structured reflections, and team building exercises.

Leadership in Action

Leadership in Action

During the remaining 4 weeks of the program, participants apply their lessons in community service. They design and implement small but realistic, measurable, and results-driven projects to serve impoverished communities.

By enrolling in the BBLT program you will:

  • Expand your leadership capacity by sharpening your critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Gain concrete experience in effective teamwork, project management, community service, and active citizenship
  • Access a space where you and other students from diverse backgrounds can engage in meaningful dialogue and action to transcend boundaries and foster inclusive leadership

604 Graduates


16 Programs

Hours of Community Service

36,240 Hours of Community Service

Khaled Saifullah-testimonail

Khaled Saifullah


After each program, instead of continuing to complain about problems in society, my students start to ask themselves “How can we solve them?”. Teaching leadership at BYLC allows me inspire young minds to think critically and catalyze change.

Noshin Noorjahan-testimonail

Noshin Noorjahan


The BBLT program helped me develop my presentation and team building skills. During the program, I grew to be more confident at delivering presentations using logical arguments and examples. Furthermore, I am now more considerate of other’s perspectives and put my best efforts into a being a better listener. BBLT leaves a footprint in the lives of all its graduates.

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