From 9th March to 12th March, JAAGO Foundation has organized the biggest youth event in Bangladesh, National Youth Assembly 2019 at Hotel Sea Palace, Cox’s Bazar. This is the 3rd consecutive year of this annual signature event of JAAGO. This is marked as JAAGO Foundation’s endeavor initiated under its Youth Development Program named ‘Volunteer for Bangladesh’.
The notable speakers of the 4th and final day were MD. Mozibor Rahman, Deputy Secreatry, Ministry of Youth and Sports; Akter Uddin, National Programme Analyst, Country Focal Point of UNV Bangladesh, UNDP; Abdul Quayyum, Communication Head, UNDP and Rubana Haque, Managing Director, Mohammadi Group.
This is a 4-day long residential program, aimed to empower the youth and encourage them towards volunteerism and bringing them into community building activity chasing the Sustainable Development Goals by United Nations (SDGs). In this program, youth participants from all over the country get together with top organizations, their representatives, recognized personalities, ministers, ambassadors and other top decision makers of the society.
Youth volunteers from VBD share their ideas, perspectives, plans and the work they had done over the past year in community building. On the other hand, guest participants share their experiences, ideas, expectations towards the youth, who are the future leaders of the country. Finally, these volunteers, who are the most active youth citizens, get back to their respective districts and work on community building activities, chasing the SDG goals in the following year.
This year, there were 500 participants who joined from all 8 divisions of Bangladesh. Mr. Korvi Rakshand, Executive Director, JAAGO Foundation inaugurated the opening ceremony on 9th March. During the 4 day-long assemblies, renowned business leaders and delegates have participated and shared their views on different topics featuring leadership, road safety, financial literacy, empowering youths, entrepreneurship, access to information, effective communication human resource and success stories.
International Finance Corporation, Uber Bangladesh, WaterAid, Coca-Cola Bangladesh Limited, Green Delta Insurance Limited, Suzuki Bangladesh Limited, IDLC Finance Limited, Young Bangla, BRTA, Ministry of Youth & Sports and some other renowned organizations have participated this year.