Join the BBLTJ program to become your best self and have a stronger impact on your surroundings!

The global pandemic offers you the ideal opportunity to exercise leadership. Acquire skills of active citizenship, problem-solving, and social service to be the changemakers the world needs right now.


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 classes 6 to 10 to instill positive values from a young age, so that lessons of leadership and building bridges remain influential throughout their lives.

Upcoming BBLTJ Program

Building Bridges through Leadership Training Junior (BBLTJ) 26

Application Deadline: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Program Duration: June 13 – July 15, 2021
Class Time: Sunday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Venue:  Online

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Hours of community service


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

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.

Leadership Action

Participants apply their lessons in online social services. They design and implement small but realistic, measurable, and results-driven projects to serve impoverished communities.

Skills You Will Gain From BBLTJ

  • Public speaking
  • Active citizenship 
  • Teamwork
  • Patience and compassion
  • Problem-solving
  • Project management
  • Communication 
  • Critical thinking
  • Social service
  • Meaningful dialogues with students from diverse backgrounds