Vision

A prosperous, just, and inclusive world driven by courageous, compassionate, and competent leaders.

Mission

To build connections among youth from diverse backgrounds, equip them with leadership skills, and connect them to jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities, thereby enabling them to have high impact in public, private, and civil sectors.

Values

Practice Adaptive Leadership

Stay diagnostic in the middle of action, take ownership, run experiments to innovate, and be committed to both action and reflection.

Integrity

Be honest and transparent in all our dealings with students, colleagues, partners and stakeholders.

Excellence in everything We Do

Produce the highest quality of work through initiative, punctuality, attention to detail, positive energy, and professionalism.

Respect for Others

Be open and tolerant to differing viewpoints, embrace diversity, and communicate with everyone with equal respect, regardless of their position in the organization.

Continuous Development

Be committed to learning and helping others learn. Contribute to personal development by receiving feedback and contribute to others development by giving constructive feedback.

Empathy

Be understanding and non-judgmental in our dealings with students, colleagues, partners, and stakeholders. Listen with curiosity. First seek to understand, then to be understood.

Why We Exist

The challenges that confront Bangladesh today are immense, complex, and disparate. With the global spread of COVID-19, the world as we know it has already started to change. South Asia, home to more than one-fourth of the world’s population, has been one of the hardest hit regions in the world by the pandemic. It has become even more important for the youth to step out of their comfort zone to practice leadership in these times of crisis. BYLC aims to guide young people in their leadership journey by providing innovative and long term solutions to social and economic problems by fostering the courage, compassion, and competence necessary for effective leadership. 
At BYLC, we believe that leadership is distinct from authority. It is a process, not a position. If we look at leadership as the process of mobilizing a group to improve the human condition, we open up new and exciting opportunities for people to participate in leadership activities, regardless of whether they hold a formal position of authority. We believe that formal authority is not a requirement for exercising leadership. Leadership can be exercised by anyone, regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic status. What is required for youth to exercise leadership is heart and ability. BYLC provides a platform for young people to develop leadership skills and participate in the country’s development process. A cornerstone of BYLC’s approach involves uniting youth from diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds because effective leadership requires the capacity to embrace diversity and pluralism. And through this process of empowering young people to act on behalf of issues they care about deeply, we aim to strengthen prosperity, justice, and inclusiveness in society.
Apart from providing leadership skills and values, BYLC is also committed to stand by the youth in their pursuit of professional and entrepreneurial development. Our goal is simple; through skills, values, jobs, and entrepreneurial opportunities, BYLC aims to support the youth of Bangladesh to lead the resilience against challenges facing the country and the world today.

Our Strategy

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The Challenge:
Fragmentation

Deepening rifts in society and lack of social cohesion due to divergent educational systems and ideological disparities among the young generation.
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Our Approach: Build Compassion

By working at the intersection of English, Bengali, and Madrassa mediums of education, BYLC provides a common platform for students from diverse backgrounds to develop a strong sense of mutual respect and understanding.
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The Challenge: Skills Deficit

The existing educational curriculum based on rote memorization does not foster creativity, critical thinking, and leadership skills. It thus inhibits students from effectively addressing challenges in the real world.
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The Challenge: Skills Deficit

By using a highly experiential curriculum, BYLC’s programs cultivate critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills. Consequently, our students develop new competencies that help them to confidently address real world challenges.
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The Challenge: Conflation of Leadership with Authority

There is a common misperception in Bangladesh that leadership can only be exercised by those in authority positions. Citizens, therefore, constantly look towards those in positions of authority for solutions to their own problems.
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Our Approach:
Build Courage

We emphasize in our curriculum that leadership can be exercised both with formal authority and without formal authority. We push our students out of their comfort zone to take initiatives without being dependent on authority. Our experiential approach enables our students to run experiments to make progress on common challenges.