30 diverse young leaders attend “Freedom Fellows” at Cox’s Bazar


The Preneur Lab Youth and Innovation Trust and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Bangladesh jointly organized a four-day training camp called “Freedom Fellows”, the final stop of which was held at Cox’s Bazar on November 10th.

The training camp brought together large numbers of young people from across the country to discuss topics such as individual freedom, digital rights, economic freedom and civic leadership.

This year, the organizations took the candidates to Cox’s Bazar and took care of everything; including food, accommodation and other necessities for participants.

The first day of the camp took place on November 7 and covered introductory sessions, icebreakers, brief discussions and selection of topics.

The main workshop started on the second day when four separate sessions on four different themes took place. The objective of the first session was “Content Creation and the Power of Storytelling” under the mediation of Arif Nezami. Omar Mostafiz and Tanveer Ahsan called the second session of the day, which focused on “Tolerance, individual freedom”. The objective of the third session was “Fake News & Fact-Checking”. The speaker for this event was social media security consultant Imran Sagar. Rakhshanda Rukham led the last session of the first day of work, which focused on “Digital Rights and Online Privacy”.

The third working day of the workshop was November 9th. That day, three other trainers gave three lessons on three separate themes. Startup Bangladesh (ICT Department) Shidartho Goushami led the first session, which focused on “Innovation and Creativity”. The second session was essentially an open discussion session, while the third session focused on “economic freedom”. The national representative of FNF Bangladesh, Dr Nazmul Hossain, was the speaker for the third session. Participants submitted their video clips created that day.

On the fourth and final working day of the November 10 workshop, five contestants were declared winners for content creation on five different topics. The judges presented their views and comments on the overall content. The workshop ended with the presentation of special prizes with certificates to the winners and certificates of participation with gifts to all participants.


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