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Victory Day: Online ICT Quiz Competition 2022

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On the occasion of Victory Day of Bangladesh, Bangladeshi Expats in Malaysia (BDExpats) Kids Club & Youth Hub going to organize Victory Day: Online ICT Quiz Competition 2022

Instructions:
The competition will be with general MCQ questions related to ICT & Bangladesh.
Registration will continue till December 10, 2022
The quiz competition will be held on December 17, 2022 from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Eligibilities
Participate from: 6 to 16 Years old Bangladeshi kids living in Malaysia

Benefits
A total of 6 participants from 2 categories will get special gifts
All participants will get certificates.

Registration: https://forms.gle/4BQ5ucHnN6ccmJNg9

Nominations for ‘South Asia Startup ICT Award 2022’ is open now

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Seventh Edition of ICT Award, also known as the most prestigious award in the field of information and communication technology is organizing a competition between the startups of South Asian countries.

The online nomination for ‘South Asia Startup ICT Award 2022’ has been opened since today i.e., Wednesday.

The organizer has informed that ‘ICT Award 2022’, has been announced for the first time targeting South Asian countries, which is an award event organized by the initiation of Living with ICT and in collaboration with various National and International organizations.

In this award category, IT and digital startup companies which has been established for less than 4 years and are belonging to the South Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives can register their nominations. There will be a separate selection committee with experts from different countries for this category.

The ICT Award, which was started in 2016 A.D., is being organized every year in a refined and an expanded manner. Razan Lamsal, Chairman of the organizing committee, stated that this award has been announced to develop the overall startup ecosystem in the international arena from this year. Lamsal said that this award will create an environment for more cooperation among the South Asian countries in the days to come as the South Asian countries are advancing rigorously in the field of technology and innovation. Previously, Nominations had been opened for various other 11 categories.

Among the 11 other categories which were opened for nominations this year, three of the categories are related to startup and innovation which are; Startup ICT Award (Nepal), Product ICT Award, Rising Star Innovation ICT Award. The categories of awards given to individuals who have made special contributions in the field of ICT are Pioneer ICT Award, Entrepreneur ICT Award, Nepali Diaspora ICT Award and Woman Icon ICT Award.

Similarly, the awards given to government and private organizations that provide excellent services through the use of technology include Digital Education ICT Award (Public Sector), Digital Education ICT Award (Private Sector), Digital Governance ICT Award and Digital Services ICT Award.

To register the nomination for the ICT Award, the contestant themselves or someone else can register the nomination online. To nominate for the award, one has to go to the ictaward.org website and select the specific category and submit the online form.

The grand finale of ICT Awards 2022 will be held in the last week of December. The organizers will conduct the selection process in more than five different steps to make the award excellent and transparent in every way during these 6 months. More than 25 jury meetings will be conducted in this award, which has 12 expert jury committee and 13 special advisory committee. It is said that programs like Startup and idea fest will also be organized before the award finale.

Award winners will receive various services and facilities along with special honors. The winners of the Startup category will also get concessional loan facilities and investment opportunities. Likewise, the award winners and the best among the categories will get the opportunity to participate in the World Summit Award. The program is supported and coordinated by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Nepal Telecommunication Authority, NAST, FNCCI and other private sector corporate organizations.

For nominations, Visit: www.ictaward.org/southasia

Youth Hub is the proud Associated Partner for Bangladesh.

এসডিজি নিয়ে কাজ করার লক্ষ্যে বিডিওএসএন ও ইয়ুথ হাব’র মধ্যে সমঝোতা চুক্তি স্বাক্ষর

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জাতিসংঘের টেকসই উন্নয়ন লক্ষ্যমাত্রার (এসডিজি) সাথে সঙ্গতি রেখে বিভিন্ন প্রকল্প কার্যক্রম  ও নিজ নিজ প্রতিষ্ঠানের সক্ষমতা উন্নয়ন কর্মসূচি, অনুষ্ঠানের আয়োজন, প্রশিক্ষন কর্মসূচী যৌথভাবে পরিচালনা করার  লক্ষ্যে বাংলাদেশ ওপেন সোর্স নেটওয়ার্ক-বিডিওএসএন ও ইয়ুথ হাব এর মধ্যে একটি সমঝোতা চুক্তি স্বাক্ষর অনুষ্ঠিত হয়েছে। আজ ১লা জুলাই শুক্রবার স্থানীয় সময় ১২টায়  বিডিওএসএন কার্যালয়ে এই সমঝোতা চুক্তি সই হয়।

তরুণদের দক্ষতা উন্নয়নের নানাবিধ কর্মসূচি গ্রহন,  বিশেষ করে স্কুল কোডার্স, গার্লস ইন আইসিটি, স্কুল প্রেইনার, বাংলাদেশের প্রাথমিক ও মাধ্যমিক স্তরের শিক্ষকদের গুগল ফর এডুকেশন এর উপর প্রশিক্ষণ প্রদান, দেশে ও বিদেশে অবস্থারত বাংলাদেশী শিশু-কিশোরদের কম্পিউটার প্রোগ্রামিং এর সাথে পরিচিত করা, তাদের কোডিং সম্পর্কে মৌলিক বিষয়গুলো শেখানো, শিক্ষার্থীদের তাদের স্কুল জীবন থেকে কম্পিউটার শিক্ষার প্রতি আকৃষ্ট করা, আইসিটি ও স্টেম এবং বিশেষ করে কম্পিউটার প্রোগ্রামিং সম্পর্কিত তাদের দক্ষতা উন্নত করা নিয়ে যৌথভাবে কাজ করবে এই দুই প্রতিষ্ঠান। এছাড়া বিভিন্ন সচেতনতামূলক প্রোগ্রামের আয়োজন, জাতীয় ও আন্তর্জাতিক প্রোগ্রামে অংশগ্রহন, কর্মশালা, শিক্ষা ও সনদ প্রদান কার্যক্রম, শিশু কিশোরদের নিয়ে হ্যাকাথন এর আয়োজনও করা হবে ।

বাংলাদেশ ওপেন সোর্স নেটওয়ার্ক এর পক্ষ থেকে প্রধান নির্বাহী কর্মকর্তা কানিজ ফাতেমা ও ইয়ুথ হাবের পক্ষ থেকে সহ-সভাপতি জাসিয়া নোশীন চৌধুরী চুক্তিটি স্বাক্ষর করেন।

এ সময় বিডিওএসএনের এডমিন এন্ড একাউন্টস অফিসার নারায়ণ চক্রবর্তী এবং আনিসুল হক কোহর্ট ফর গ্রোথ অফ উইমেন অন্টপ্রেনিউরস এর প্রকল্প সমন্বয়ক আহমাদ মুদ্দাসসের এবং  ইয়ুথ হাবের নির্বাহী কমিটির সদস্য রিদওয়ানুল হক ও আশিকুর রহমান উপস্থিত ছিলেন।

Online Courses to Empower Women

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The ICT sector presents tremendous opportunities for women. But for women to seize these opportunities equally as men, we have to tackle the gender stereotypes and biases that prevent them from pursuing or making it big in IT & ITES-related fields.
We all have a role to play in ensuring that girls can access the skills and training needed to adapt to the challenges and opportunities that technology brings so that the future of work is rooted in gender equality and economic opportunities, arrangements, and protections that work for all people.
Youth Hub in collaboration with BDExpat Women Core, an initiative by Bangladeshi Expats in Malaysia offers exclusive online courses for Empowering women to break the bias and create meaningful access to ICT.
Our Courses:
• Freelancing Basic
(Total 8 Classes, Weekly 1 Class, 1.30 Hours per class, Fee: RM 400/ 8500 BDT)
• How to set up an online Business
(Total 8 Classes, Weekly 1 Class, 1.30 Hours per class, Fee: RM 500 / 10500 BDT)
• Digital Marketing Basic to Advance
(Total 12 Classes, Weekly 1 Class, 1.30 Hours per class, Fee: RM 600 / 12600 BDT)
Every girl and every woman has huge potential. Why not learn about technology if they want to? In the end, we are all equal.

Course Outlines

 Freelancing Basic

  • Account Creation Image Optimization
    • Skill tags
    • Text portfolio
  • Gig Creation Title research
    • Keyword research 1
    • Keyword research 2
    • Portfolio creation 1 (Image)
    • Portfolio creation 2 (video)
  • Buyer request How to send
    • What to avoid
    • Templates
    • Time management
  • Gig Analytics Impression, click, subscription
  • Project delivery How to deliver
    • Portfolio images
  • Fiverr forum How to use
  • Fiverr blog How to use
  • Gig checkup Gig health check
  • Bonus Profile verification Full Approved

 How to set up an online business (Facebook and marketplace) for products and service

  • Understanding the Online Business landscape
  • Business Registration
  • Setting up Facebook Store
  • Setting up Google My Business.
  • Set up Google merchandise account
  • Set Google ad account
  • Setup Google analytics
  • Setting up Store in Marketplace
  • Setting up payment Options
  • Setting up Customer Service Strategy and Process
  • CMS
  • Inventory Management
  • Accounts

Digital Marketing Basic to  Advance

  • Understanding Digital Marketing landscape
  • SEO/SEM
  • Data-Driven Decision making
  • Planning a Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Area for Digital Marketing
  • Kick Start a project
  • Setting up Google Ad Account
  • Building Audience
  • Set Up Advertisement
  • Content Development
  • Content Marketing
  • Setting up Facebook Business Account
  • Set up Audience
  • Content Development for FB Ad
  • Analyzing Results

Youth hub organized a career workshop for Nigerian Youth

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On Saturday, January 29th, 2022, the Youth Hub, in collaboration with GEAD Foundation, Tech Sathi, Backend, and Inspiring Bangladesh, hosted a webinar titled “Career Prospects; the Role of ICT and STEM in the 21st Century.”  The majority of the attendees were university students from Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Mr. Rezwanur Rahman, a Senior Technical Lead at Microsoft 365 Global Support, spoke on the importance of ICT (Information Communication Technology) in today’s world.

He enlightened the students on various fields they should be skilled in, such as coding, digital marketing, technological tools, and Microsoft. According to Rahman, an estimate of 90% of jobs soon will require ICT skills.” Rahman also pointed out the in-demand skills youths should thrive on having to excel in the job market. These skills include Workforce readiness, soft skills, technical skills, and entrepreneurship. Participants were further introduced to platforms they could visit to gain access to such courses introduced by Microsoft.

The workshop was moderated by Sarah Cypriano and the opening speech was delivered by Mr. Pavel Sarwar and the closing remark was made by Rianat Wahab.

Youth Hub has trained many youths in digital skills, innovation, and entrepreneurship in more than 17 countries including Nigeria through various projects.  As a result, it has spread to Nigeria to make more impact and increase awareness of digital literacy, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship for youth’s development and growth.

THE EMPOWER HER PROJECT IN NIGERIA

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The rate of poverty and unemployment especially among females in Nigeria and Africa as a whole is on the increase. Every underprivileged woman needs at least a skill to be able to thrive in today’s economy. We need need to tackle the problem of poverty, lack of employment amongst other goals.

It is to this effect GEAD Foundation in collaboration with Youth Hub, a global youth-led organisation has taken it upon themselves to train some women in Saje, a local area in Abeokuta the capital of Ogun State, Nigeria on liquid soap making and further enlightening them on skills they need in growing their businesses which was handled by some Nigerian SDGs advocates – Idris Bashiru who spoke on Entrepreneurship, marketing strategy by Ifeoluwa and digital literacy by Adebowale Ayoola.

The participants in attendance were communicated to in their native language ‘Yoruba’ to communicate and relate well with them at the grassroots.

During the entrepreneurship discussion, Idris took them through the secret to being a good entrepreneur.

According to Idris “Entrepreneurship is not limited to learning how to make liquid soaps but it’s about how to come up with ” good business plan and strategy, get committed, be consistent and committed to your business.”

Ifeoluwa also took them through advertisement and the various ways to gain more customers while Adebowale emphasised the importance of leveraging social media platforms for awareness and visibility.

During the liquid soap making, the participants were allowed to partake in the practical session. The event ended with questions and great feedback from them.

At YOUTH HUB & GEAD Foundation, we are committed to empowering women and bridging the gender gap in technology.

Our Responsibilities to the people who are suffering due to cold wave

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Even though the privileged, wealthy people welcome the winter with colorful pashminas and festive moods. Still, it brings a lot of suffering to the low-income people in Bangladesh. Quite sadly, many low-income people in Bangladesh cannot afford to buy warm clothes for winter. In this scenario, women and children especially suffer more.

This year, like before, we are distributing winter clothes and new blankets among the low-income families in different districts of Bangladesh. We have already distributed winter clothes in the Mymensingh districts in Bangladesh. We have planed to reach more areas in the north-western part of Bangladesh. The shelter-less people suffer from extreme cold in silence. They cannot afford to buy winter clothes to keep them warm.

Let’s send our love to low-income families & do something for them.

Donate Now!- donate.youthub.org.bd

Project: Empower Her

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GEAD Foundation in collaboration with YOUTH HUB set to empower young girls and women in Saje, Abeokuta, Ogun State on Entrepreneurship and digital literacy. The project titled ‘EMPOWER HER’ will be held for two days as follows:
DAY 1: ENTREPRENEURSHIP
There will be a training on liquid soap making for the single mothers in Saje, Abeokuta a semi-rural community and how they can use social media platforms to promote their businesses.
DAY 2: There will be a career talk with the young girls in the community on digital literacy, and sensitization on building careers in technical and digital skills.
Contact: +234 9036801011 or +234 810 098 2582

A special discussion session of Youth Hub was held on the occasion of National Youth Day

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On the occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of independence, the theme of this year’s National Youth Day was named

“Bangladesh of Skilled Youth Prosperous Country, Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh.”

As part of the National Youth Day celebrations, the Youth Hub hosted a virtual discussion on Monday, November 1, 2021, at 9 pm local time. The event was co-organized by Inspiring Bangladesh, Amar Mujib, and Commonwealth Youth Innovation Hub.

State Minister for Youth and Sports of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md. Zahid Ahsan Russell MP was the chief guest at the function and presided over by Youth Hub President Pavel Sarwar.

At the time, the minister said, the current government is a youth-friendly government. The government is very conscious in the development of the youth.

One-third of the population of Bangladesh is in the age group of 18-35 years; Achieving sustainable growth is not possible without efforts to build them as entrepreneurs.  A bright, self-driven, and enterprising generation is emerging in Bangladesh.  The Bangladesh government is currently working to develop a supportive ecosystem for young people.

National Youth Policy-2017 has been formulated to eliminate unemployment and create self-employment.  The Action Plan and the Youth Development Index have already been developed to implement the National Youth Policy-2017 successfully.

Focusing on the motto “Skilled Youth, Prosperous Country, Bangabandhu’s Bangladesh,” he called upon the youth to devote themselves to building the country.  He admired the various initiatives of Youth Hub and Inspiring Bangladesh to make a digital Bangladesh.

Imran Fahad, the founder of Inspiring Bangladesh, was also present at the inaugural function. Kishva Ambigapathy, Chairman, Commonwealth Youth Innovation Hub, Malaysia.Kavita Maheendran, Vice Secretary, Malaysian Youth Council

Sumaiya Zaman, Director, Bangladesh Progressive Women’s Society, conducted the second part of the program.  Guests from Malaysia, Kenya, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Indonesia participated in the discussion.

The event has been broadcast live on partner organizations’ social media, including Youth Hub, Inspiring Bangladesh.

জাতীয় যুব দিবসে ইয়ুথ হাবের আলোচনা সভা

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জাতীয় যুব দিবস উপলক্ষে আলোচনা সভা করেছে মালয়েশিয়াভিত্তিক সংগঠন ইয়ুথ হাব। সোমবার (১ নভেম্বর) স্থানীয় সময় রাত ৯টায় ভার্চুয়ালি এ সভা হয়। এতে অংশ নেন মালয়েশিয়া, কেনিয়া, নেপাল, সিয়েরা লিওন, নাইজেরিয়া ও ইন্দোনেশিয়ার অতিথিরা।

সভার আয়োজনে সহযোগী হিসেবে ছিল- ইন্সপায়ারিং বাংলাদেশ, আমার মুজিব এবং কমনওয়েথ ইয়ুথ ইনোভেশন হাব।

ইয়ুথ হাবের সভাপতি পাভেল সারওয়ারের সভাপতিত্বে অনুষ্ঠানে প্রধান অতিথি ছিলেন বাংলাদেশের যুব ও ক্রীড়া মন্ত্রণালয়ের প্রতিমন্ত্রী মো. জাহিদ আহসান রাসেল।

সভায় প্রতিমন্ত্রী বলেন, বর্তমান সরকার যুববান্ধব সরকার। যুবকদের উন্নয়নে সরকার অত্যন্ত আন্তরিক। বাংলাদেশের জনসংখ্যার এক তৃতীয়াংশ ১৮- ৩৫ বছর বয়সের মধ্যে রয়েছে। তাদের উদ্যোক্তা হিসেবে গড়ে তোলার চেষ্টা ছাড়া টেকসই প্রবৃদ্ধি অর্জন সম্ভব নয়। বাংলাদেশে একটি উজ্জ্বল, স্ব-চালিত এবং উদ্যমী প্রজন্ম গড়ে উঠছে। সরকার বর্তমানে তরুণদের জন্য একটি সহায়ক ইকোসিস্টেম গড়ে তুলতে কাজ করছে।

এসময় প্রতিমন্ত্রী ডিজিটাল বাংলাদেশ গঠন ও বেকারত্ব দূরীকরণ এবং আত্মকর্মসংস্থান সৃষ্টির জন্য ইয়ুথ হাব ও ইন্সপায়ারিং বাংলাদেশের উদ্যোগের প্রশংসা করেন।

ইন্সপায়ারিং বাংলাদেশের প্রতিষ্ঠাতা ইমরান ফাহাদের সঞ্চালনায় সভায় আরও উপস্থিত ছিলেন- কমনওয়েথ ইয়ুথ ইনোভেশন হাবের চেয়ারপার্সন ড. কিশভা অম্বিগাপ্যাথি, মালায়শিয়ান ইয়ুথ কাউন্সিলের ভাইস সেক্রেটারি কবিতা মহেন্দ্রান।

বাংলাদেশ প্রগ্রেসিভ উইমেন সোসাইটির পরিচালক সুমাইয়া জামান অনুষ্ঠানের দ্বিতীয় পর্বটি পরিচালনা করেন। এতে আলোচনায় অংশ নেয় মালয়েশিয়া, কেনিয়া, নেপাল, সিয়েরা লিওন, নাইজেরিয়া ও ইন্দোনেশিয়ার অতিথিবৃন্দ।

অনুষ্ঠানটি সরাসরি প্রচারিত হয়েছে ইয়ুথ হাব, ইন্সপায়ারিং বাংলাদেশসহ সহযোগী প্রতিষ্ঠানগুলোর সামাজিক যোগাযোগমাধ্যমে।