National Federation Of Youth Organizations, Bangladesh

NFYOB is the coordinating council of youth organizations in the country which includes 89 national youth groups and about 2000 regional and local youth groups as its members. Since its formation in 1985 NFYOB has been maintaining excellent liaison with the government and other concerned agencies as well as the United Nations bodies. It has pioneered and led a number of social movements, including youth unemployment, child rights, human rights, anti-drug activities, flood and cyclone relief, rehabilitation projects, etc. In Bangladesh one-third of the population is youth and ninety percent of them are unemployed. NFYOB organizes free training in fishery, poultry and goat farming and beef fattening for unemployed rural youths. They also provide micro-credit loans to trained youths for self-employment.

NFYOB played a significant role in the Bangladesh delegation to The Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in the Netherlands in May 1999, working on a youth rally and PrepCom at home to help organize a 37-member Bangladesh National Youth Prep Committee from different youth organizations around the country.

Friends Service Council, Nepal, Rupandehi

The Friends Service Council of Nepal has launched special programmes on the International day of Peace to highlight the importance of world Peace. They are urgently in need of financial assistance to continue and to expand their programmes, which also include sustainable development and education. They are active in the field of human rights, raising public awareness concerning various social problems. Please contact them if you can be of service to their cause.


For uplifting socially and economically deprived poor, down-trodden, and underprivileged people and especially women please try to utter just few words — we would like to participate on your initiative and be happy to have a small contribution in cash or kinds. Your small contribution can be small step for a contributor but giant leap for deprived people.

Rohini River Basin Program:

The program is running for the second year during which many new livelihood programs were also added for the victimized people of the village development committees. For the sustenance and Peaceful existence of the living people, training on vegetable farming was provided to the local inhabitants so that they can earn extra money for their day to day needs.

Goat raising for poverty alleviation:

To raise the Socio-economic status of women in Makrahar VDC of Rupandehi district, first group members conferred goats to the second group of members. On the occasion DDC member, Mr. Kabilash Aryal and President of Makrahar VDC Mr. Mukti Narayan Chaudhari distributed the gift to the second set of beneficiaries. Technical officer of HPI Mr. Bidur Pakhrin shed light on the cornerstone and he was pleased to know that women were involved in constructive work. Until now, 300 women have been organized and four day basic cattle management and group management training to 45 women. On the occasion, 15 women were distributed goats. From the chair of president, Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa talked on full participation for sustainable development to foster world Peace and brother hood.

Issues and advocacy training:

The training was held on 2057, Magh 28-29 on the organization’s office Makrahar – 8, Rupandehi. People were trained on the social issue, how to identify social issues? How to advocate the social issues and the importance of advocacy. This training program was facilitated by the president of FSC/N Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa and General Secretary Madhavee Pradhan.

Formation of Friends Dalits caste committee:

One-day discussion program was held in 2057BS-10-13 in the office of FSC/N, Makrahar – 8 to discuss on how to improve the Socio-economic situation of the dalits and janajatis (indigenous tribes). The dalits (low caste) people expressed that there exits religious, political, Socio-economic discrimination against them, that they are living in fear, there is discrimination in the milk collection center. They told that they are facing problems in education, not able to modernize their skill, the local authority is not allocating funds for the dalits, and no favorable rules and regulations for them. A seven-member friends minority caste committee was formulated to create pressure for the elimination of caste discrimination in practical way according to the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution of the kingdom of Nepal 1991.