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Accelerating Youth -Led Business in Digital Era

Type Description
Project Period:
August 2019 – July 2022
Targeted beneficiary
1000 youth (Rural & Urban)
Working area:
Dhaka City corporation & Shirajdikhan Upozila
Funding source:
IKEA Foundation

The project aims to support underserved urban and rural young entrepreneurs with pioneering business ideas through a business startup and growth by providing Entrepreneurship Development Training, E-commerce Training, Basic & Advance Digital Skill Training, Decent work Training courses, Business development counseling, Business mentoring and access to market (online and offline).

Rapid Response & Recovery Program

Type Description
Project Period:
April 2020 – March 2021
Targeted beneficiary
1000 youth (Rural & Urban)
Working area:
Overall Bangladesh
Funding source:
YBI & Google.org

The global economy is suffering from an unprecedented shock as a result of COVID-19. With typically tight margins, micro, small and medium businesses are vulnerable to the economic downturn. The current pandemic is having a particularly serious impact on business owners and entrepreneurs from underserved communities, including young people (aged 18-35 years), women, and refugees and other migrants. Many are struggling to get through the crisis and need support now. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted all types of businesses supported by B’Yeah at a various degree in Bangladesh. Businesses that are largely dependent on production and distribution are at high risk of burning out the capital. The uncertainty of the pandemic makes the whole situation more worrying and the global impact of economic slowdown keeps the micro and small-sized businesses at the risk of being wiped out. In this situation, with the support of Google and YBI, B’Yeah has extended its support to deal with the pandemic alternatively through online support. Constant support through a business clinic, a common platform to exchange new ideas and offering mentoring services online along with conducting Webinar to understand the ground realities from the participants’ perspective are some of the ways how B’Yeah is supporting the entrepreneurs in this time of Covid-19 pandemic. Google employees are also volunteering their time to share their knowledge and expertise with B’Yeah, helping business owners to upskill and adapt in response to the current crisis.

Turning Job Seekers into Job creators in Bangladesh (TJS)

Type Description
Project Period:
1 September 2015 to 31 August 2019
Targeted beneficiary
375 Youth
Working area:
Dhaka City Corporation
Funding source:
Comic Relief, UK, under the Queen Young Leaders Programmes

The project aimed to supporting 300 underserved young entrepreneurs with pioneering business ideas through a market-based holistic support package, including training     (375 trainees), business plan consultancy, access to finance and innovative mentoring models, enabling them to start and grow sustainable businesses, creating jobs for 750 others, thereby enhancing quality of life of 1,050 disadvantaged young people. The project was successfully completed and received appreciation from national and international arena.

Loomba BAT(British Asian Trust) Project

Type Description
Project Period:
January 2009, December 2010
Targeted beneficiary
15 (Achieved -13, Male-8, female-5)
Working area:
Dhaka City corporation
Funding source:
The Loomba Trust and British Asian Trust

Youth Micro-Enterprise Development (YMED)

Type Description
Project Period:
March 01, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Targeted beneficiary
200 youth ( Male- 120, Female-80 )
Working area:
Dhaka City, Manikganj, Narayangonj, Keraniganj and Gazipur
Funding source:
AusAID – ANCP, General Public Donations

Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice & Helpcentre (B’Yeah) as a devoted organization to youth empowerment and promotion of youth entrepreneurship, has always flagged those issues which become hurdle on the way to youth entrepreneurship. In this relation, B’Yeah in collaboration with AusAID – ANCP, General Public Donations has undertaken a project named “Youth Micro Enterprise Development (YMED)” of the project covered the period from March 2014 to June 30 2015. During this period, B’Yeah has completed all the activities successfully. To address the needs entrepreneurship development, YMED project is developed with objectives that 200 youth entrepreneur set up 200 enterprise that create the self-employment of 200 youth as well as employment opportunity other 800 youths. The quantitative and qualitative achievements of the project have profound impact on improve the economic and social wellbeing of disadvantaged youth, with a strong focused on female youth.

Youth Women Entrepreneurship Development (YWED)

Type Description
Project Period:
01 July 2013 to 31 December 2014
Targeted beneficiary
Working area:
Dhaka city corporation
Funding source:
Plan International Bangladesh

The project successfully completed its life span with proper implementation of all scheduled activities. The project concentrated on the capacity building of the youth entrepreneurs. Plan International Bangladesh with the support of Bangladesh Youth Enterprise Advice and Helpcenter (B’Yeah) have been implementing “Youth Micro Enterprise Development (YMED)” project from May ‘14 with the aim to improve the economic and social well being of disadvantaged youth, with a strong focus on female youth. During the project perid YMED project achieved the following outputs: Provided Training on business plan development to targeted youth; and Developed business plan with the targeted youth. As a result 20 youth owned enterprises developed for marginalized youth’s enhanced their economic wellbeing,100 individual young women/men employed in the youth-owned enterprises,600 family members of youth entrepreneurs and employees are economically benefited.