Shamimul Islam, Founder and President
Shamimul Islam is Founder and President of Bangladesh Youth Empowerment Society (BYES). He did his Honors and Masters from International Relations of University of Dhaka. He pursued leadership training from Green River Community College of United States under The Study of the United State Student (SUSI) Leadership Program (2008). Shamimul represented Bangladesh in South Asian Youth Camp in India and International Graduate Conference on Climate Change and People in Nepal. He also represented Dhaka University in 15 university campuses of Pakistan. He is one of the contributors of ‘Living Bridges of South Asia’ patronized by US Embassy Delhi. Several other training from USA, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh had much impact on him to equip his dream to make a difference in the society through youth empowerment. So far he has worked for British Council, ANFREL, IDEA and Bdchronicle. He aspires to lead a knowledge based young generation inspired to make a peaceful and economically thrived Bangladesh.
Nabila Hossain, Vice President
Nabila Hossain, Vice President of BYES, is also working as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at American International University Bangladesh (AIUB). As she believes in multitasking, all her life, beside working and studying she always actively participated in extracurricular and voluntary activities. Apart form enjoying academic scholarship during her undergraduate studies at AIUB, in her convocation from AIUB, she was awarded Academic distinction “Summa Cum Laude” (the gold medal) along with “Chairman’s Award” (the leadership Award). She participated in many competitions of Bengali/English debate and public speaking throughout her student life. Being an undergrad student she participated in Study of U.S. Institute for Student Leaders (SUSI), 2008, sponsored by the U. S. State department, as one of the 12 selected students from Bangladesh and 130 students from all over the world. She participated in programs including- campaign on “Make Bangladesh Polio Free”, relief distribution among flood victims, blood-grouping programs under Interact Club of Dhaka South. She was the first female to be a Chairperson of an Interact District Conference of Bangladesh. She believes that her extracurricular activities have taught her how to work as and in a team of people from different parts of the world and also has improved her leadership quality.
Md. Ashiqur Rab, Program Officer
Md. Ashiqur Rab works as Program Officer of Youth in Social Entrepreneurship Development Program at BYES (BYES-YSEDP). He loves to think social and work social. His passion is working with young and under privileged community. He graduated from the University of Dhaka, in BBA, major in Marketing and currently getting MBA there. His several articles on Social Entrepreneurship & Social Marketing were published by Daily Financial Express. He is the co-founder at www.futurestartup.com, countries’ first entrepreneurship blog. He worked as Training Facilitator at a program of Chars Livelihood Program (CLP) of DFID (2012). He also worked with Grameen Communications at the project Social Services on Wheels as Business Entrepreneurship Trainer (2012). He is Bronze (2009) & Silver (2010) level Award Winner of Duke of Edinburg International Award, United Kingdom. Moreover, He worked as General Secretary of Zia Hall Debating Club, University of Dhaka (2011-12). He also worked as Organizer at South Asian Youth Society (2009-10). He dreams to work on building youth as human capital and to create employment & income generation opportunity for the people of Bangladesh.
Md. Jillur Rahim, Communications Officer
Md. Jillur Rahim contributes as a Communications Officer at BYES. He graduated from IIUC with BBA (Hons) degree specializing in Finance & Banking. He is avidly involved in community service. Jillur participated at the Study of U.S. Institutes for Students Leaders Program, a U.S. State Department sponsored program on New Media in Journalism at the University of Oklahoma. He has also attended Asia Institute for Political Economy (AIPE) 2013, a month long summer program at the University of Hong Kong organized by the Fund for American Studies (TFAS) in collaboration with George Mason University, USA . Jillur was one the winning team member of first ever Start Up Weekend Dhaka. His area of interest includes entrepreneurship, leadership, public speaking, civic education and photography. Jillur aspires to lead a change movement by becoming a social entrepreneur through creation of social enterprises.
Md. Asif Iqbal, Administrator
Md. Asif Iqbal works as an Administrator at BYES. His passion is working for youth development and social engagement activities. He is an Engineer, graduated from Computer Science and Engineering, Daffodil International University. He developed several projects, among those Interactive Peer Teaching Video Portal (www.alokito.com) is recommendable. He was involved in extra curricular activities in his College and University life. He worked in Daffodil International University Computer & Programing Club (DIUCPC). He also worked at South Asian Youth Society as an organizer (2009-2010). He participated in different programs and seminars arranged at national level. He dreams to develop technology and software that help to decrease abuses of children and youth through Internet and electronic gadgets.
Kawser Jahan Nazma, Program Associate
Kawser Jahan Nazma is working as Program Associate at BYES. Currently, she is studying at Department of Development Studies in University of Dhaka. Kawser attended in different Programs organized by UN Women, American Center. At University Campus, she has been actively participating in Debate and Public Speaking sessions. She regularly participated in English Debating sessions at Fajilatunnessa Hall Debating Club of Dhaka University. Through her intense interests in extracurricular activities, she volunteered at the several events of CommunityAction (CA) and BYES. She worked as an organizer at ‘Knowledge for Change’ a project sponsored by US State Department. She has got keen interests to contribute for the Society as a public servant. Kawser loves talking to people on social issues and has got strong feelings for the gender equality and women’s participation in different spheres. She believes in active citizenship and respects the social responsibilities. Besides assisting projects and programs, she is much interested on researching on the Prospects of Youth Engagement in Bangladesh. She believes in effective leadership skills to be learnt and to be shared for every public servant.