Requirements: No prior skills or experiences required
Project Lead: Esha Brar
International NFTE World Series of Innovations First Place Winner for SDG 5 Category
The NFTE World Series of Innovation celebrates global entrepreneurship and the power of ideas via its three step premise of picking a challenge, brainstorming, and submitting the idea.
NFTE World Series of Innovation International Winners
NFTE WSI is an international competition for youths around the globe to take initiative for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Our entry won first place for gender equality/sustainable development goals 5 out of numerous entries from 63 countries.
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Bronze Medallion distinguished finalist from the largest United States youth recognition program on community initiative. We were the only awarded project from NYC.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award
The founder of Efforts in Youth Development of Bangladesh, Jahin Rahman, was awarded with the National Silver award for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.
National Power of Children Award
The Power of Children Awards rewards students who are improving the lives of others through a selfless commitment to service. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Oct. 30 announced the 2020 group of Power of Children Award winners with Jahin Rahman's name on the list.
Children Have the Power to Empower Award
The Children Have the Power to Empower Award recognizes children ages 6 to 17 for their outstanding acts of goodness and encourage them, through recognition and positive feedback, to continue to do what they can to ease life’s journey for those who struggle.
Commendation from Governor Andrew Cuomo
EYDB received a commendation from Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2020.
The George H.W Bush Point of Light Award
The George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards honors individuals who demonstrate the transformative power of service, and who are driving significant and sustained impact through their everyday actions and words that light the path for other points of light.
Commendation from the Interim Commissioner for New York State Department of Education for EYDB
EYDB received a commendation from the Interim Commissioner for New York State Department of Education in 2020.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards State Distinguished Finalist
Jahin Rahman was a Distinguished Finalist from New York City for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards which is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
Riley's Way for Kindness National Winner
Riley's Way for Kindness is a national contest that funds teen-led projects that inspire kindness, strengthen communities, and bring people together.
Equitable Excellence National Winner
Equitable Excellence awards winners coming from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, but are united by their drive, determination, and strong character.
Commendation from Mayor Bill De Blasio for Efforts in Youth Development of Bangladesh
EYDB received a commendation from Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2020.
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Exhibition Feature
In 2021, Jahin Rahman and EYDB were featured in the Children's Museum of Indianapolis as a Power of Children Awards winner.