Saud Unite engages young people to develop projects through 6 programmatic divisions that work with:
Empowering Street Children (With Health & Hygiene Awareness, Life Skills & Education)
Addressing Mental Health Issues & Developing Life Skills with Adolescents
Awareness & Advocacy on HIV & AIDS, Gender, Sexuality, Health, and Rights
The Right to Information Act, Governance & Citizenship
Promoting, Protecting and Sustaining Independent Music
Encouraging Human Rights through Film
DEVELOPING YOUTH LED GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & ACCOUNTABILITY
Saud Unite’s focus over the next two years is to increase young people’s engagement with human rights work and to create stronger, more inclusive and practical social impact through the following programs. In 2016, the organization undertook its first 3-year strategic planning process, with inputs from our partners and donors. Saud Unite is run by a team of 15 staff members, who work full-time and part-time, between 16-26 years of age. Saud Unite staff work with volunteers to develop institutional capacities to fundraise; monitor, evaluate and assess institutional goals; coordinate media and press relationships; monitor finances, due diligence and administration and oversee the content development and on-ground execution of programs.
Life Skills, Education & Health for Street and Slum Children
Blending Spectrum is a community program that engages young people as peer educators to work with urban street and slum children in Dhaka to promote child rights and learning opportunities as part of the same.
The program is designed to increase children’s knowledge of primary health and hygiene education, supporting their transition into formal education and developing Life Skills that are complementary to the same. Using a range of interactive learning exercises, arts, and sports, the project through a Life Skills Education curriculum helps develop children’s critical thinking; inter-personal and comprehension skills, strengthening their abilities to negotiate challenges in their daily lives.