Bangladesh Youth Empowerment Society (BYES) was founded in December 2010 at the campus of the University of Dhaka by Shamimul Islam with a group of his fellows, who shared similar visions to put effort for creating future leaders who, together, will come forward to transform youth’s vision towards a knowledge-based and activity-oriented society.
While they were pursuing their undergraduate courses, the scenario of Student’s Engagement and Culture of Student’s Practices at Public University Campuses were, and still are, devoid of student welfare orientations and actions. Students from middle class family, mostly in public University campuses, had the least opportunity to cherish their dormant potentials due to lack of proper guidance and capacity building trainings. But the bitter reality is, in fact, the most of the Public University Students were serving as public servants of the country; very unfortunately this largest young group was lagging behind with the decreasing sense towards social responsibility. The young people were getting dispirited about country’s future as well. The BYES group came forward with a vision to nurture a leadership culture to develop youth’s burgeoning potentials to bring positive changes in the societies they live and to transform youth’s future where the young generation will bear the torch of change. The primary idea was to engage youth at knowledge-based and activity-oriented social services and programs through informing, equipping, and engaging them to empower in real sense.