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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.

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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:
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।

Youth Hub organised a virtual coding event at Fairview International School

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On Friday the 29th of October 2021, Youth Hub had the opportunity to host a virtual coding event at Fairview International School . We welcomed about 57 students from all 5 campuses of Fairview International School across Malaysia.

Throughout the class, the students learned about how to make their superhero fly, have a conversation, support your hero and spin using scratch programming. It was the first exposure to coding for some students and it was intriguing to see how they approached and amazed themselves as they had the controlling power over their own superhero. End of the day, the students were really to show their superheroes.

We would like to take this opportunity and show our appreciation towards Fairview International School organizers, especially, Ms Farhana for giving us this opportunity to introduce coding in such a fun manner.

Special credit goes to our campus ambassador Parthiv Farazi for proposing the school to hold this event as a part of his CAS (Creative, Activity and Service) project.