In Bangladesh, while 98% of children enroll in school, 2 million children drop out to work before achieving literacy in order to support their families financially. On the flipside, Bangladesh has a diaspora population of 10 million in advanced economies who wish to make an impact on their homeland. AlterYouth, imagine Uber for scholarships, is a C2C scholarship app enabling users from around the world to start scholarships directly for financially struggling students in Government Primary Schools of Bangladesh, through digital banking. AlterYouth does not accept donations, the app simply transfers scholarships from users to student's bank accounts, with the primary aim of preventing children from choosing work over school.
AlterYouth wins Google Business Group "Stories Search"
Expo Dubai 2020
Listed "Global Innovation" at the World Expo Dubai 2020
United Nations Development Programme
AlterYouth receives the "Asia Pacific SDG Enterprise Award"
A startup of the Grameenphone Accelerator
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education of Bangladesh
Operating in partnership with the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Funded by Startup Bangladesh, ICT Division, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.