CARO Research Reports



CARO Six month ( January - June )  Progress Report




Table of Contents

1. Message from the Executive Director
2. Message from the Founding Members (Khaled, Arafat)
3. About CARO
     Core Values
4. Vision & Mission
5. Measuring Progress
     January 2024
     February 2024
     March 2024
     April 2024
     May 2024
     June 2024
6. Our Focus
7. Volunteer Empowerment
     Volunteer Empowerment Program (VEP) 1.0
     Volunteer Empowerment Program (VEP) 1.1
8. Outreach
     Key Events
     Website Launch
9. Training and Development
     Empowerment Strati
     Soft Skills Training
     Internal Campaigns for Volunteers Development
     Research Training
10. Partnerships and Collaborations
     Strategic Alliances
     Community Partnerships
11. Impact Assessment
     Metrics and KPIs
     Feedback and Testimonials
12. Challenges and Solutions
13. Future Plans
14. Conclusion

1. Message from the Executive Director

As we reflect on the first half of 2024, CARO has made significant strides towards our mission of empowering youth and fostering democracy. Our dedicated team and volunteers have been instrumental in driving our initiatives forward. I am proud of what we have achieved and excited for the future.  
- A N M Nuruddin

2. Message from the Founding Members

The journey so far has been inspiring and filled with growth. Together, we are building a stronger & more democratic future.

Our progress is a testament to the dedication of our team and the enthusiasm of our volunteers. We are committed to continuing this momentum.

3. About CARO

CARO (Care for Assets Resources & Obligations) is an international non-profit dedicated to fostering democracy and development worldwide.

Founded in December 2023, CARO has consistently worked towards promoting democratic values and empowering communities.

Core Values

4. Vision & Mission

Empower youth and foster democracy through impactful initiatives worldwide.

To create a world where every individual has the opportunity to participate in and benefit from democratic processes.

5. Measuring Progress

 January 2024
Initial Vision Development:
            - The founding members, including Khaled and Arafat, started working on the vision to empower youths.

February 2024
Organizational Structure Development:
            -     The founding members worked on developing the structure for the organization.

March 2024
Internship Program Launch: 
Based on the newly developed structure, three interns were joined to support CARO's projects.

 April 2024
Team Expansion: 
             - Two additional interns were recruited.
Key Event: 
    -  Seminar titled "People Matter, We Matter, Our Opinion Matters, Democracy Matters" in Chattogram and launch of the CARO website.

May 2024
Volunteer Empowerment Program (VEP) 1.0: 
 - Recruitment drive attracted 193 applicants; 29 volunteers were selected.

June 2024
Volunteer Empowerment Program (VEP) 1.1:   
- Recruitment drive received 123 applications; 27 volunteers were selected.

6. Our Focus

CARO focuses on empowering youth, promoting democratic values and driving sustainable development. Our programs are designed to engage individuals in meaningful ways, fostering leadership and community involvement.

7. Volunteer Empowerment

Our Volunteer Empowerment Programs (VEP) are critical to CARO's success. Through VEP 1.0 and VEP 1.1, we have expanded our team, bringing in dedicated volunteers who are passionate about our mission.

Volunteer Empowerment Program (VEP) 1.0

- Total Applicants: 193
- Selected Volunteers: 29

Volunteer Empowerment Program (VEP) 1.1

- Total Applicants: 123
- Selected Volunteers: 27

8. Outreach

Key Events

- Seminar: 
  - On April 20th, CARO organized a seminar titled "People Matter, We Matter, Our Opinion Matters, Democracy Matters" in Chattogram.

Website Launch

- Launch Date: April 20th, 2024
- URL: 

9. Training and Development
 CARO is dedicated to empowering its volunteers through comprehensive training and development programs. Out of 316 applicants, approximately 70 volunteers were selected and provided with a robust set of training opportunities to prepare them for their roles.

Empowerment Strategies

Our volunteers are empowered through two primary avenues:

1. Virtual Office Work: Engaging volunteers in official tasks remotely to provide hands-on, practical experience in a professional setting.

2. Weekly Learning Sessions: Conducting enriching weekly sessions focused on professional development to enhance their skills and empower their personal growth.

Soft Skills Training

CARO offers an array of soft skills training to equip our volunteers with essential professional competencies:

Effective Communication Skills: Mastering clear and effective communication.
Corporate Etiquette: Learning professional behavior and workplace manners.
Storytelling: Developing the ability to convey messages powerfully and persuasively.
Robert Greene's "The 48 Laws of Power": Understanding strategic thinking and leadership principles.

Internal Campaigns for Volunteer Development

To further nurture volunteer growth, CARO has designed several innovative internal campaigns:

Presentation and Self-Expression: Enhancing presentation skills and confidence in self-expression, boosting their networking abilities.
Storytelling Campaign: Encouraging volunteers to share their stories, helping them overcome shyness and express themselves effectively on social media.

By combining virtual office work, engaging learning sessions and focused training and campaigns, CARO ensures that volunteers gain valuable practical experience and develop essential professional skills, empowering them to become well-rounded and impactful individuals.

Research Training

Our research training programs were designed to equip volunteers with essential research skills:

Data Collection Methods: In-depth training on effective data collection and analysis techniques.
Research Methodologies: Comprehensive understanding of various research methodologies to enhance the quality of their work.

10. Partnerships and Collaborations 
 CARO values strategic partnerships and collaborations to enhance the impact of our initiatives. Recently, we have initiated a promising collaboration with Legal Empowerment Bangladesh to empower individuals through education and legal awareness.
Strategic Alliances

Legal Empowerment Bangladesh 
We have partnered with Legal Empowerment Bangladesh to implement a transformative educational project. This collaboration focuses on:

Citizenship Rights: Educating individuals about their rights as citizens, ensuring they are aware and conscious of these rights.
Human Rights: Raising awareness about fundamental human rights and how to protect them.
Legal Rights: Providing comprehensive knowledge on legal rights with a focus on mass empowerment through legal education.
Training Materials and Sessions: Developing engaging and comprehensive training materials and conducting sessions on these crucial topics. These sessions equip participants with the tools to navigate legal frameworks and advocate for their rights effectively.

This partnership aims to equip participants with the tools needed to navigate legal systems and contribute to a more just and equitable society.

Community Partnerships

Building strong relationships with local communities is essential for fostering grassroots democratic movements. CARO has continued to engage with community leaders and organizations to further our mission. Our community partnerships focus on:

Local Outreach: Engaging with community members to understand their needs and challenges.
Collaborative Projects: Working together on initiatives that promote democratic values and civic participation.
Resource Sharing: Providing resources and support to local organizations to enhance their impact.

By leveraging our strategic alliances and community partnerships, CARO is committed to creating a sustainable and empowered society.

11. Impact Assessment

Metrics and KPIs
Utilized key performance indicators to measure the impact of our initiatives.

Feedback and Testimonials
Collected feedback from participants and shared success stories.

12. Challenges and Solutions

Faced various challenges including resource constraints and logistical issues.

Implemented innovative solutions to overcome these challenges and ensure the success of our programs.

13. Future Plans

CARO aims to expand its initiatives, increase volunteer engagement and enhance outreach efforts. We plan to launch new programs focused on youth leadership and democratic participation and further develop our recruitment processes to attract more passionate volunteers.

14. Conclusion

The first six months of 2024 have demonstrated CARO's capacity for growth and impact. With a solid foundation laid by our dedicated staff and volunteers, we are poised to continue our mission to empower youth & promote democracy. Moving forward, we aim to leverage our expanded team to enhance our initiatives & broaden our reach.

Seminar Report


 People Matters, We Matters, Our Opinion Matters, Democracy Matters


Sabekun Nahar


Care for Assets, Resources and obligations (CARO)




Introduction: On April 20th, 2024, in Muradpur, Chittagong, CARO hosted the groundbreaking seminar, "People Matters, We Matters, Our Opinion Matters, Democracy Matters," igniting a dialogue on the profound impact of individual voices on democracy. With a focus on inclusivity, progress, and democratic ideals, the seminar aimed to foster a vibrant exchange of ideas and inspire action for positive change.


Key Objectives:

  • Elevate Understanding: To deepen awareness of individual contributions to a thriving democracy.
  • Embrace Diversity: To celebrate diverse perspectives and promote active participation.
  • Promote Civic Engagement: To encourage active engagement in democratic processes.
  • Bridging Gaps: To highlight the interconnectedness between individuals, their opinions, and democratic principles.


Core Speakers


1. Professor Dr. Md. Abu Taher:

"Education's Role in Youth Leadership and Skills Development"


Professor Dr. Md. Abu Taher shed light on education's pivotal role in shaping the youth's leadership qualities and skill development. He emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to education that fosters critical thinking and leadership skills among the youth, envisioning them as catalysts for societal change.


2. M Nezer Hossain:

"Addressing Local Challenges and Nurturing Practical Knowledge Among Youth"


M Nezer Hossain emphasized the importance of addressing local challenges and nurturing practical knowledge among the youth. He highlighted the role of grassroots initiatives in empowering youth to actively engage in problem-solving and community development efforts.


3. M A Hanif Noman:

"Amplifying Youth Voices and Democratizing Decision-Making Processes"


M A Hanif Noman passionately advocated for amplifying youth voices and democratizing decision-making processes. He underscored the significance of inclusive governance and urged young people to actively participate in shaping the future of Bangladesh through civic engagement and advocacy.


4. Md. Khairul Islam:

"Challenges Faced by Youth in Expressing Opinions and the Role of Democracy in Bangladesh's Development"


Md. Khairul Islam delved into the challenges faced by youth in expressing their opinions and the critical role of democracy in Bangladesh's development. He called for creating an enabling environment where youth can freely express themselves and contribute to the country's progress.


5. Sabekun Nahar:

"Building a Connected and Inclusive Society"


Sabekun Nahar articulated the importance of building a connected and inclusive society. She emphasized the power of unity in pursuing a just and equitable Bangladesh, urging attendees to work together towards common goals and aspirations.


Output and Impact:

Increased Awareness: Attendees gained a deeper understanding of democracy's role in societal progress.


Empowered Youth: Participants were motivated to become leaders and contribute to the democratic process.


Calls to Action: Attendees were inspired to engage in civic activities and advocate for social justice.


Strengthened Community: The seminar fostered unity and collaboration, reinforcing the importance of collective action.


Conclusion: "People Matters, We Matters, Our Opinion Matters, Democracy Matters" was a rallying cry for a new era of democracy in Bangladesh, emphasizing the power of individual voices. Moving forward, let us heed the seminar's lessons and work together to build a brighter, more democratic future.


Recommendations for Future Events:

Broader Engagement with Youth: Involve diverse youth participants to broaden perspectives.


Enhanced Interactive Sessions: Incorporate workshops and discussions for active engagement.


Collaboration with Local Organizations: Partner with NGOs and community leaders to expand event reach.


Focused Topics and Thematic Approach: Design events around specific themes for meaningful discussions.


This seminar exemplified CARO's commitment to empowering youth and fostering democratic values in Bangladesh. Through continued collaboration and engagement, we aim to drive positive change and build a more inclusive society.

"53 Years of Independence - Expectations and Achievements"


Md. Khaled Syfullah

Project leader

Care for Assets, Resources and obligations (CARO)





The '53 Years of Independence - Expectations and Achievements' campaign aimed to engage Bangladeshi youth in reflecting on the nation's progress since independence and envisioning its future trajectory. By fostering discussions and creative expression, the campaign sought to bridge the gap between past achievements and future aspirations, ultimately contributing to the nation's development.



To provide a platform for youth to express their perspectives on Bangladesh's achievements and challenges.

  • To foster dialogue and reflection on the progress made since independence and the areas needing improvement.

  • To encourage youth engagement in shaping the country's future through their ideas and aspirations.



  • Total Participants: Written Competition – 40, Video Content Competition – 30, Total 70 Contestants.

  • Participating Districts: Dhaka, Narayanganj, Chittagong, Cox's Bazar, Chandpur, Feni, Barisal, Khulna, Jhalkati, Sirajganj, Bajshahi, Comilla, Dinajpur, Jessore, Patuakhali, Pabna, Gopalganj, Faridpur, Bagherhat, Brakshanbaria, etc. Participating from 40 districts.

  • Participating Divisions: Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Barisal, Rangpur, Sylhet, Mymensingh participated from all divisions.

  • Educational Institutions: Dhaka University, Jahangir Nagar University, Chittagong University, Jagannath University, Chittagong Medical College, Jhalkati College, Bangabandhu Science and Technology University, and other schools, colleges, and reputed private universities participated.



  1. Md. Arafat bin Yusuf

  2. A N M Nuruddin

  3. Khaled Syfullah



  • Participants showcased their insights through written submissions and video content, focusing on Bangladesh's achievements and challenges.

  • Criteria for evaluation included originality, depth of analysis, creativity, and alignment with the campaign's objectives.



  • Recognition of Bangladesh's significant achievements, including infrastructure development, participation in UN peacekeeping missions, and economic growth.

  • Identification of key areas for improvement, such as governance, education, and economic stability.

  • Active engagement of youth in expressing their views and aspirations for the country's future.


Some Expectations:

  • Strengthening efforts to combat corruption and promote good governance.

  • Investing in education to enhance its quality and accessibility, thereby addressing the commercialization of the sector.

  • Fostering greater political and national unity to address societal divisions and promote inclusivity.

  • Implementing measures to tackle money laundering and control inflation for economic stability.

  • Ensuring the fulfillment of basic human rights and needs for all citizens.



  • Active participation of youth in expressing their views through written submissions and video content.

  • Engaging discussions and debates on social media platforms, fostering dialogue among a wider audience.

  • Collaboration with educational institutions and community organizations to promote participation and awareness.



The '53 Years of Independence - Expectations and Achievements' campaign provided a valuable platform for youth to voice their opinions and aspirations for Bangladesh. Through creative expression and dialogue, participants highlighted both the nation's progress and the challenges that lie ahead. Moving forward, it is imperative to heed these insights and work collectively towards building a more prosperous and inclusive Bangladesh.