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“Digital Opportunities for Youth” at Digital World 2017

Youth Opportunities partnered with the ICT Division of the Government of Bangladesh to organise a session on “Digital Opportunities for Youth” at the Digital World 2017, which took place at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) on December 9, 2017.

The session began with introductions from the co-founders of "Youth Opportunities", Osama Bin Noor and Makshud Manik. They presented a thought provoking question to the audience - “Why are we here? Is it just to take a selfie, or, have a good time, or, is it because we all crave for opportunities to be better?” They asked the audience if they knew about various scholarship programmes, such as Fulbright, DAAD, Chevening, etc. Both the co-founders went on explaining that even though almost everyone has access to smartphones and the internet, not many know about programmes that might actually help them. The speakers emphasised on how their organisation "Youth Opportunities" is working hard to inform people about different opportunities.

The session was later joined by Andrew Newton from the British Council; Tamara Kabir from the German Embassy; Asitima Bhadra from AIESEC; and Kelly Ryan from the US Embassy. They took questions from the audience and advised them on the vast amount of opportunities that is open and waiting for them in different sectors, not just around the country, but also, around the globe.

One of the attendees of the session, Fahim Quader, tells Star Youth, “It is an amazing initiative taken up by Youth Opportunities to help us. We can now pave way for the country and its people to reach a better future.” 

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