Progga: Empowering Adolescents

Navigating through the turbulent years of adolescence leaves countless boys and girls feeling confused, alienated and powerless. There are millions of adolescents in Bangladesh who go through the developmental changes without the proper care and guidance thus becoming more inclined to lower levels of performance at school, drop out, frustrations, increased risk of physical and mental abuse, and eventually lower chances of representation in leadership roles to transform the community.

Using an adolescent-centric and role modeling approach, Progga brings in both adolescent boys and girls in the same platform and inspires them to become future leaders through training, mentoring, and coaching. They are equipped to make the right decisions to better their socio-economic circumstances, health and well-being by being given guidance and knowledge on developmental changes during adolescence and life skills to make smarter decisions in society.

Progga clubs ensure adolescents have increased access to the right mentoring, information and opportunities. Through working in groups, brainstorming, role-playing, story-telling, debating and participating in discussions, adolescents learn negotiation, public speaking, and leadership skills, thus increasing their self-confidence and improving decision making power.

The project is funded by Spreeha Foundation (USA) to empower adolescents in 15 secondary schools and 2 communities in Kurigram, Nilphamari, Satkhira and Dhaka.