C-BED Bangladesh completed the first batch training



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“C-BED Bangladesh” stands for Community-Based Enterprise Development Bangladesh.

On October 30, 2020, AISIMAS Impact Centre Kyoto and NPO Youth International Support Association (YISA) launched a pilot program in Bangladesh using ILO’s Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) training tools, with which female university students are learning key entrepreneurial skills for successful professional futures.

On January 26, 2021, the first batch of the pilot wassuccessfully completed by five female students who delivered presentations of wonderful business ideas. The International Labour Organization (ILO) high official team and all members of the C-BED Bangladesh team, students, and Miss Shouly Chann,Cambodian national coordinatorfor ILO, joined the business presentation session as a guest.

There are 18 classes training in total, based on unique peer-learning approaches. Young female university students from diverse backgrounds enable empowering their business ideas while tackling persistent gender inequalities.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, the program was kicked-off virtually, marking an important direction for delivering business pieces of training during unprecedented times.C-BED Bangladesh hopes this training inspires future leaders and equips them with tools to succeed in their business endeavors while closing the gender gap and promoting social equality.

The pilot program is funded by the non-profit organization Kazuko Bhuiyan Welfare Trust with itsassociation, an IT enable company Intradoc International from Bangladesh.

The C-BED program is introduced in Bangladesh for the first time, while C-BED has already been delivered in a dozen countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Expansion of the program to the Bangladeshi community is an exciting step.

For more details please visit the C-BED Bangladesh website: https://c-bed-bd.com/

C-BED Bangladesh is ready forthe next batch training for both female and male studentsrespectively.

We have every trust on CodersTrust, ICT state minister Palak says



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"I feel so proud that a globally reputed organization like CodersTrust has joined this event at my constituency. We have every trust on CodersTrust and we believe our youths will get real quality IT training from them."

ICT State Minister Junaid Ahmed Palak, MP said when he was visiting the CodersTrust stall at the venue of ICT Freelancing Camp and Job Festival 2023.

The two-day long program, held on 17th and 18th February at Gol-e Afroj Govt school premise in Singra, Natore, attracted thousands of youths who wanted to see themselves as future ICT freelancers.

All gathered under a huge pavilion where the state minster talked and later was seen taking a selfie with all the participants who were showing Victory sign.

All who joined the program were overwhelmed with joy, enthusiasm and were committed to see themselves as information technology freelancers in the coming days.

The state minister also distributed certificates among 950 trainees who joined the freelancing camp.

Later in a speech he urged all the youths of his constituency to take the opportunity to be a freelancer and said that no one will remain unemployed in Bangladesh. The country is stepping forward in ICT under the leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina, he added.


CodersTrust chairman Aziz Ahmad, in a personal note in social media, congratulated state minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP for organizing this event. "You created such a movement in building digital workforce in Bangladesh under the leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Hon’ble Advisor of ICT Mr. Sajeeb Wazed Joy. We are so proud to be part of this journey and reiterate our commitment to uphold the continued endeavor in heightening the stature of CodersTrust as the best skill and digital human resources training institute both locally and globally," said Aziz Ahmad.

Nearly two dozens of organizations, authorities, institutions and companies joined the program displaying their IT supports and services

CodersTrust was among the organizations who set their stall at the venue and attracted a huge number of visitors. More than 500 youths dropped their resume into a 'Resume Box' of CodersTrust, set at the stall. They also talked with the mentors of codersTrust at the program venue.   

CodersTrust mentor Soummo Supriya made a presentation on 'In-demand Skills" and urged the participants to be futuristic about choosing their IT learning topics and platforms while CodersTrust Country Director Ataul Gani Osmani joined in a panel discussion on skill development to overcoming barriers of freelancing.

Singra UNO Mahmuda Khatun presided over the program while Humayun Kabir, Project Director of Learning & Earning Development Project under ICT division, upazila Awami League president Sheikh Obaidur Rahman and municipality mayor Zannatul Ferdous spoke on the occasion

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Music and Fine arts in the Field of Mental Health



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The Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) and Krishnapur Nazrul Charcha Kendra, Kolkata have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote the usage of music and fine arts in the field of mental health and behavioural sciences.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed in the presence of Dr. Avinash Sharma, Associate Professor (Psychiatry) and Administrative Officer,

Central Institute of Psychiatry, Dr. Dipanjan Bhattacharjee, Associate Professor and In-charge (Department of Psychiatric Social Work), Dr. Prasad Kannekanti, Assistant Professor (Department of Psychiatric Social Work), Smt. Somerita Mallik, President, Krishnapur Nazrul Charcha Kendra & President, Chhayanat-Kolkata and Mr.Hariom Pachori, Biostatistician, Central Institute of Psychiatry,

Ranchi, India.

The basic objective of this memorandum of understanding is to carry out activities like the development of awareness about various facets of mental health and well-being and increase adjunctive use of art, music, and other relevant forms of fine arts in the promotion of positive mental health and wellness in common people as well as people with psychological issues.

The clinical use of music varies from recreational use to what is known as music therapy, an interpersonal therapeutic process in which music is used as a communicative medium by trained therapists to promote their clients’ mental health. Singing or playing music has been reported to influence subjective health outcomes, including anxiety and depression, positively.Singing in a choir is related to a higher self-rated quality of life and satisfaction with health.

This memorandum of understanding will be a great opportunity for people with psychological problems to learn how to use music to relieve their emotional suffering and pains. Needless to say, this initiative is definitely a nice starting of the Poet Nazrul Studies.

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Multi-Destination Education Expo to be held in capital on 28 January



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Multi-Destination Education Expo to be held in capital on 28 January

Multi-Destination Education Expo to be held in capital on 28 January

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EDUMIG Limited is going to organize a Multi-Destination Education Expo 2023 in the capital city of Bangladesh. The day-long event will be held on 28th January 2023 from 11 am to 5 pm at Hotel Sarina, Banani, Dhaka.

At the event, students wishing to pursue higher education abroad can learn about the admission procedures of universities in Canada, Australia, America, Hong Kong, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, Malaysia, South Korea, and the Schengen countries. Representatives from various universities worldwide will attend the event, where students can avail all the information regarding their higher education abroad, starting from the application procedures to obtaining VISAs.

Mr. Abbas Karimi, the founder of Edumig Ltd, will be inaugurating the event with our esteemed representatives of the mentioned universities at the Multi-Destination Expo 2023, offering up more than a decade of experience.

The Multi-Destination Expo 2023 offers students from all walks of life plenty of opportunities to pursue their higher studies abroad with scholarships. There can be scholarship opportunities of up to 10,000 dollars!

Mr. Abbas Karimi has been successfully helping students with their dreams of studying abroad. Now, he would like to help you with yours. So, please join us at Hotel Sarina and meet with the experienced Edumig Team and the University Representatives. We strive to provide you with a solution for your education abroad.

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Sections of Balkan river become floating garbage dump



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Sections of Balkan river become floating garbage dump

Sections of Balkan river become floating garbage dump

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Tons of waste dumped in poorly regulated riverside landfills or directly into the waterways that flow across three countries end up accumulating behind a trash barrier in the Drina River in eastern Bosnia during the wet weather of winter and early spring.

This week, the barrier once again became the outer edge of a massive floating waste dump crammed with plastic bottles, rusty barrels, used tires, household appliances, driftwood and other garbage picked up by the river from its tributaries.

The river fencing installed by a Bosnian hydroelectric plant, a few kilometers upstream from its dam near Visegrad, has turned the city into an unwilling regional waste site, local environmental activists complain.

Heavy rain and unseasonably warm weather over the past week have caused many rivers and streams in Bosnia, Serbia and Montenegro to overflow, flooding the surrounding areas and forcing scores of people from their homes. Temperatures dropped in many areas on Friday as rain turned into snow.

"We had a lot of rainfall and torrential floods in recent days and a huge inflow of water from (the Drina's tributaries in) Montenegro which is now, fortunately, subsiding," said Dejan Furtula of the environmental group Eko Centar Visegrad.

"Unfortunately, the huge inflow of garbage has not ceased," he added.

The Drina River runs 346 kilometers (215 miles) from the mountains of northwestern Montenegro through Serbia and Bosnia. and some of its tributaries are known for their emerald color and breathtaking scenery. A section along the border between Bosnia and Serbia is popular with river rafters when it's not "garbage season."

Some 10,000 cubic meters (more than 353,000 cubic feet) of waste are estimated to have amassed behind the Drina River trash barrier in recent days, Furtula said.

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