Osama Bin Noor was one of the Lecture Series Speakers at Bangladesh YouthFest Gala Round. Bangladesh YouthFest completed its first season in early May of this year with a two-day festival at North South University. Starting its journey in February 2016, Bangladesh YouthFest engaged students from seven divisions of the country with Career Talk, Innovation Showcasing, interactive Lecture Series, extensive Ideation Competition were held in each division.
Osama Bin Noor is the co-founder of Youth Opportunities. He first started writing for a newspaper called ‘Shamatal’, the first community newspaper in Bangladesh, back in high school. In his words, “Being a journalist, I witnessed first-hand crimes, violation of human rights, and a lot of problems which I was not able to do anything about, nor did I have the idea of how to solve these issues. The kid that day grew up to be Osama Bin Noor today.” He talked about the mission and vision of Youth Opportunities and its evolution from its inception in 2012. His session was about how he founded Youth Opportunities by overcoming hardships, and the story of how the idea which started off as a mere Facebook page spread like wildfire. Their website currently averages on 5 lac views per month and they have managed to reach out to 192 countries.
Recently, Osama received an award from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as one of Queen’s Young Leaders 2016. The news made headlines for consecutive days. He has also been featured on Forbes “Thirty Under Thirty” and will be attending the “Thirty Under Thirty” Summit in Singapore. He ended his session by quoting Bruce Lee- “Always be yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”
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