Monday, August 28, 2017

Youth empowerment is a prime need for the development of Bangladesh

Md. Abdullah Al Mamun
YES CENTER Blogger Group
Abdullah Al Mamun: Youth are the backbone of any country because the development of a country mostly depends on the integrated development of youth. Development in Bangladesh also depends on proper utilization of youth because they constitute about one-third of the total population. But the youth are suffering from various socio-economic problems, such as unemployment, underemployment, illiteracy, lack of technical education and training and the financial crisis for self-employment which causes mass poverty.

The progress of economic and social status depends on the active participation of an educated, trained and skilled youth force in the development process, but the youth do not get the opportunity to acquire such qualities. Consequently, they are not able to participate in the decision making process of development work as well as in their self-employment. Besides the technology-based education system, technology based institutions and vocational training are not developed adequately. So the youth do not have much opportunity to get technology-based professional education and training that can help them to get jobs, create self-employment, and develop their leadership qualities as well.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

YES Youth blogger group celebrated International Youth Day’ 2017

Tree plantation by youth forum
Tree Plantation
Abdullah Al Mamun: On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth held in Lisbon on 8-12 August 1998 that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. Since then different countries started to observe International Youth Day. The United Nations (UN) International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities. In each year a specific theme is highlighted on the day. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace through focusing a theme on 'Youth Building Peace'.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ICT training and my feelings...

Author: Md. Moin Uddin, Trainee, YES Center
The youth are the great force for the progress of any country and society, but youth in our Bangladeshi society is far behind any development. Every young person has a dream to contribute to the development of the community, country and family after completing their study. But it is fact that the youth of the rural area are less privileged than the urban youth. The urban youth enjoy many opportunities like higher education institutions, skill development training, can use information technology and can connect with the information of the whole world. On the other hand, the youth of the rural area are facing many problems such as lack of employment opportunities, lack of training facilities, lack of economic activities etc. And if a  young person received any training he/she could not utilized the skills due to lack of employment opportunities here. In this circumstance, the YES Center Cox’s Bazar is contributing for creating opportunities for the rural youth to make them active citizens.

I belong to a poor family of Chaillatali village of South Mithachari Uion of Ramu Upazila of Cox's Bazar district. My family tried to give me the opportunity to have higher education, but my family could not pay for the necessary training for me.