07:45 PM, April 27, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:51 PM, April 27, 2017

Mobile app of Youth Opportunities launched

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak launching the mobile application of Youth Opportunities, a Bangladesh-based international youth startup that has presence in more than 200 countries, on Wednesday, April 25, 2017, at the Software Technology Park at Janata Tower in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar. Photo: Courtesy

The mobile application of a Bangladesh-based international youth startup has been officially launched.

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak launched the mobile application of Youth Opportunities, a youth startup that has presence in more than 200 countries, on Wednesday, April 25, 2017, at the Software Technology Park at Janata Tower in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar, according to a release.

“With the vision of building Digital Bangladesh, ICT Division is supporting initiatives such as Youth Opportunities to empower Bangladeshi youth to innovate new digital products and services,” Palak said.

“This is a very proud moment because Youth Opportunities , a Bangladeshi startup, has been serving not just the Bangladeshi youths but millions of youths from across the world and promoting free and equal access to all. And this mobile application would play a significant role engaging them more.” the state minister added.

Co-founders of Youth Opportunities Osama Bin Noor and Makshudul AM Manik shared at the beginning of the programme that Youth Opportunities, accessible at www.youthop.com, is the largest global opportunity discovery platform for young people across the world.

“Youth Opportunities is working to ensure equal and easy access to different opportunities to Bangladeshi and global youths for free,” Osama said.

He also underscored the necessity of timely access to opportunities for self and professional development of youth and said that the newly launched mobile application would ensure that everyone is well-informed about all the latest opportunities.

Makshud, the other co-founder, mentioned that “Youth Opportunities has been entrusted globally where the opportunities are viewed more than 1.2 million times per month”.

He added that, “For its positive contribution to youth development and access to information, Youth Opportunities has received international awards including the Queen’s Young Leaders Award from Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, Forbes 30 Under 30 in Asia, etc.”

Youth Opportunities team appreciated the support of the ICT Division and remarked that such assistance would encourage more young people to take initiatives.

The program was also attended by senior government officials, prominent social and business leaders, respected academicians and media personnel who congratulated the initiative and wished every success in future for Youth Opportunities.