South-South Education Foundation donates laptops for Bangladeshi students

Source: Xinhua News

The laptops were distributed at a ceremony in Dhaka on Monday.

A total of 50 Dhaka University students got the laptops from the South-South Education Foundation in the ceremony during which Bangladeshi State Minister for the Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications & Information Technology, Zunaid Ahmed Palak, was present as chief guest.

"We are scaling up investment in the next generation infrastructure-network, connectivity, knowledge sharing basement. We are also creating global talent pool with cost effective manner by accelerating trainings and making available of the facilities for our youngsters, like- Top-Up It Training for IT and ITES graduates, Learning & Earning for freelancers, Skill enhancement for assuring women empowerment through the IT training etc. for creating internet economy," said Palak.

"We are teaching the best of way building digital Bangladesh to our students and I believe in return they will lead the world within the next century."

Speaking on the occasion, Zhiping Zhang, Vice Chairman of the South South Education Foundation for Sustainable Development, said "I think this is our responsibility to support you (students) to become backbone of your country and backbone of the world."

"Hope you will make best use of the technology to build a brighter world," said Zhang, also Executive President of the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC), an NGO that is supporting the UN development agenda.

"We aim to promote the effective communications between public sectors, private sectors and international financial organizations in order to facilitate the exchange of resources, technology and capital among them," said Jenny Yao, director of Partner Relation of FCSSC.

AK Abdul Momen, president of the High-Level Committee on South-South Cooperation of the UN General Assembly and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, expressed sincere thanks to the foundation.

He, however, expressed the hope that it will provide more laptops to the Bangladeshi students though initially it supported 50 students with one laptop each.