26 Jan 2024, 12:52

100 trainee youths get laptops free of cost in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI, Jan 26, 2024 (BSS)- One hundred trainee female youths were given laptops free of cost aimed at transforming them into successful entrepreneurs through income generating activities, particularly e-commerce and call centre agency, in the region.

The trainees coming from different areas in Chapaiunawabganj Sadar, Gomostapur and Shibganj Upazilas were given the laptops with the main thrust of women empowerment through information and communication technology frontier initiative.

On behalf of its Her Power Project, the Department of Information and Communication Technology distributed the laptops at a ceremony held at Joy Silicon Tower of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib High-tech Park here on Thursday afternoon.

State Minister for Post, Telecommunication and ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak attended and addressed the ceremony as chief guest, while Director General of Department of ICT Mostofa Kamal was in the chair.

Social worker Shaheen Akhter Rainy, Panel Mayor of Rajshahi City Corporation Nizam Ul Azim, Project Director of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib High-tech Park Fazlul Haque and Director of Her Power Project Raihana Islam also spoke.
In his remarks, State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the project has been adopted for generating 25,125 successful women entrepreneurs throughout the country.

The project aims to acquire skills through information technology, create new employment opportunities, and increase women's participation in economic activities.

It seeks to produce skilled women workers and entrepreneurs in the technology sector at the upazila level. Through partnerships, it ensures sustainable development, post-training employment, and mentoring at the upazila level.

He hoped that each of the trainees would work as encouragement and inspiration towards generating new scores for more entrepreneurs in their respective areas.

State Minister Palak urged the participants to play their due role in this field after the best uses of the knowledge acquired from the training so that the public in general can derive total benefits of the project.

As a whole the project is intended to empower women and enhance transparency, accountability, and governance across all levels and sectors. It connects citizens, ensuring access to essential services even in the remotest corners of Bangladesh.

Apart from this, the Her Power Project recognizes the need for the full participation of women in ICT-related activities for the long-term economic stability and prosperity of Bangladesh.

By providing training and internship opportunities, the meeting was told that the project has already empowered 6,720 women to pursue careers as entrepreneurs in the ICT business.


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