Moving towards a 100% literate Bangladesh

98% children in Bangladesh enroll in school, however, 1 in 5 children drop out of school by class 5 before achieving literacy; growing up never to harness the power of the internet in their lifetime. Government Primary Schools are free of cost but these 2 million children drop out to work and earn in order to support their families.

On the flipside, Bangladesh has a diaspora population of 15 million in advanced economies, who aspire to make an impact on their homeland. With a vision to establish the first fully literate generation of Bangladesh by connecting the two, AlterYouth is the first-of-its-kind C2C scholarship app, enabling its users from around the world to start scholarships directly through digital banking for these students.

Imagine Uber for scholarships. AlterYouth does not accept/use donations. The app simply transfers scholarships from its users to their respective students through mobile banking. The primary purpose of a scholarship is to prevent a child from choosing work over school.

A Google Business Group Story.

Operating in partnership with the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

"Asia Pacific SDG Enterprise Award"
United Nations Development Programme.

Funded by Startup Bangladesh, ICT Division,
Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh.

Recognized as a global innovation at the World Expo 2020, Dubai


"100 Social Enterprises to watch in Asia, 2018"
National University of Singapore.