Building Bridges through Leadership Training (BBLT) is BYLC’s eight-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 students from the three different educational tracks 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 and awareness projects in underprivileged communities.
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.
Participants undergo an intensive five-week online 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.
During the remaining three weeks of the program, participants apply their lessons in online social service. They design and implement small but realistic, measurable, and results-driven projects to serve impoverished communities.