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[ February 14, 2019 by developer 0 Comments ]

NATIONAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY 2017

JAAGO Foundation has been the pioneer in providing the youths of Bangladesh a voice and a platform through its Youth Wing “Volunteer for Bangladesh” to contribute in nation building.

National Youth Assembly 2017 is part of JAAGO Foundations such endeavor to build Leadership Skills and Capacity among the volunteers of its nation-wide volunteer organization – Volunteer for Bangladesh (VBD). It will be a 4 day long residential training program from 16th to 19th January, 2017. It is aimed at providing a hub for innovation where youth leaders can meet and share their ideas and visions to build a better Bangladesh.

The National Youth Assembly 2017 will bring together about 112 youth delegates from 8 divisions of Bangladesh under one roof to strengthen their leadership and communication skills to help them, serve their community.
The assembly will feature various workshops, interactive sessions between the volunteers and distinguished speakers from around the country. The sessions will discuss various ideas on social development, dimensions of human development, social entrepreneurship, women empowerment and community participation.

The delegates will get to interact with volunteers form different districts and improve their networking skills. They will learn to work in teams and take united efforts for building a better nation together. The will be trained to generate new ideas and how to implement them effectively to build a better Bangladesh. This inclusive and engaging program will enlighten the delegates with issues like Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to community engagement. It will further strengthen personal development of the delegates thus inspire and motivate them to be Active Citizens in their respective areas.

This is a unique platform which will help youths to effectively be agents for positive social change in their communities and as well as globally. We believe that if the youth of Bangladesh are equipped with the right skills, values, knowledge and such platforms, then we can leave behind a Bangladesh that is better than the one that we inherited.

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[ February 14, 2019 by developer 0 Comments ]

YOUTH UNITED FOR A CHANGE

For the first time in the journey of Volunteer for Bangladesh (VBD), the youth wing of JAAGO Foundation arranged “National Youth Assembly 2017” which was a 4 day long residential program held at Cox’s Bazaar, connecting 112 delegates from different parts of Bangladesh. This was a capacity building leadership programme aimed at creating a platform for the young leaders to build their leadership skills, networking strength, make them empowered and ensure sustainable development.

The first day of the assembly started with an inspiring opening speech by the founder and chairman of JAAGO Foundation, Korvi Rakshand who motivated the attendees to utilize the teachings from this assembly to accomplish milestones for their respective districts. Later he introduced the group leaders who were in charge of the participating delegates.

The second day of the assembly was mainly focused on very interactive session on “Leadership in a changing world” where the delegates got the opportunity to know about the passion, purpose, and the possibilities of leadership. This session was taken by expert speakers from Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) and Ejaj Ahmad, the founder and president of BYLC himself.

The third day of the program covered sessions on the role of youth in the media, youth and entrepreneurship,SDG and a special session on water – crisis in Bangladesh and also globally. Different established speakers from the respective fields were present to share their insights on how youth can tackle the challenges they usually face in their road of starting up their own business and being entrepreneurs and how they can utilize media for their own advancement.

Macro Economist, Founder and Chairperson at CPD, Convener Citizen’s Platform of SDGs in Bangladesh, Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya himself discussed about how youth can work together to achieve the global goals. He said, “Bangladesh has developed in many aspects but 40% of our youth are not into job or education. If in such condition our asset remains unused, it will be impossible for us to achieve the 2030 global goals.” After that another session was taken particularly on SDG goal number six “Water and sanitation” which is a very common and significant problem in our country right now.

The day ended with a beautiful dinner hosted by Microsoft Bangladesh. Sonia Bashir Kabir, Managing Director of Microsoft Bangladesh had announced 18 female volunteers from 18 different districts as Microsoft Brand Ambassadors for the JAAGO community. The dinner ended with some inspiring personnel sharing their life stories.

The fourth and the final day of the assembly started by the visit from Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat, the American Ambassador in Bangladesh and U.S. Embassy to Bangladesh Representatives, who have been supporting JAAGO Foundation from the very beginning of its journey.

In a discussion Marcia Bernicat said, “JAAGO and Volunteer for Bangladesh are great examples of how small acts of kindness and an entrepreneurial spirit can help change a country.” Later on, she could not help dancing to the tune, along with the young volunteers, at the inauguration ceremony of the elected winners, while giving out certificates and tokens of appreciation to them! After the inauguration, there was a session on the role of youth in nation building through ICT.

In this session, honorable State Minister Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak said “I thank JAAGO Foundation and the organizers of National Youth Assembly 2017 for organizing such an important and much needed step for this time. From time to time it has been the youth who has given the lead in making a difference in the world. Right now by using the dedication, intelligence and efficiency of the youth we want to build the Digital Bangladesh.”

Over the four days, the volunteers went through rigorous training programmes and also were given the opportunities to ask questions and learn from prominent personalities and researcher directly. Individuals from all corners and walks of life came together under one umbrella and operated on one platform to make positive changes for the future happen.

[ February 13, 2019 by developer 0 Comments ]

NATIONAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY 2018 (NYA)

JAAGO Foundation’s youth development wing “Volunteer for Bangladesh” is conducting a 4 day long residential campaign – National Youth Assembly 2018 (NYA). The second edition of the assembly kicked off on February 7, in the city of world’s largest sea beach Cox’s-Bazar. The event is hosting 140 elected youth leaders, 20 group leaders from 8 Divisional Districts of Bangladesh alongside a group of youth icons, entrepreneurs and social influencers.

The aim of the country’s biggest youth program is to foster self-development, capacity building, self-reliance, develop leadership skills among the youth community of the country. National Youth Assembly is the biggest youth event of the country which is enlightened by the presence of recognized personalities of country. Like the last year’s NYA 17, this year the program will also motivate the youths by the presence of recognized personalities as well.

On the first day of the assembly, Korvi Rakshand, Founder of JAAGO Founation said, “This assembly is a mega ‘get together’ of the spirited and enthusiastic youngsters. Our youths need accurate guidelines in early stage of their career to initiate a bright future. We had a very promising response last year and hope to get a bigger one this time.”

Some of the biggest names of speakers and scholars of NYA 2018 are: Nasrul Hamid, State Minister for Power, Energy & Mineral Resource; Khairul Islam, Country Representative for WaterAid Bangladesh; Dr. Rezwan-ul- Alam , Director-Outreach & Communication ,Transparency International-Bangladesh; Farzana Chowdhury, Executive Director, Green Delta Insurance; Rubaba Dowla, Founder and Managing Director, Pulse Healthcare Service; Shamima Akhter, Director, Public Affairs and Communication, Coca-Cola Bangladesh Limited; Ejaj Ahmed, Founder & President of BYLC; Ayman Sadiq, Founder at 10 Minute School; Dr. Abdun Noor Tushar, COO at Nagorik TV; Elita Karim, Journalist, Singer, Actress; Riyad Husain, CEO & MD, Magnito Digital; Arif R Hossain, Founder at Aamrai Bangladesh and many more.

There will be inclusive and interactive workshops, trainings, speeches, and grooming sessions in the 4-day long assembly which will sharpen the knowledge of the youth participants and give them opportunity to acquire knowledge from top most personalities of the country. The assembly will present a mix of plenaries and coexisting panels on issues ranging from identities and values to sustainable development goals, entrepreneurship and social innovation thus help youth delegates to transform their ideas into reality for a better Bangladesh.