December 18, 2022 – January 19, 2023
January 24, 2023 – February 28, 2023
Building Bridges through Leadership Training Junior (BBLTJ) is a five-week-long program designed for secondary school students in grades 6 to 10. The BBLTJ program uses a competitive selection process to enroll students from the three different educational tracks, namely English and Bengali medium, and Madrassa. The program, adapted to suit the learning needs of students aged between 12 and 16, focuses on sensitizing a younger audience to the values of leadership, teamwork, community service, and active citizenship.
The program specifically targets students enrolled in class 6 to 10 to instill positive values from a young age, so that lessons of leadership and building bridges remain influential throughout their lives.
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 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.
Participants apply their lessons in online social services. They design and implement small but realistic, measurable, and results-driven projects to serve impoverished communities.