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HBKU’s Maker Majlis honored for winning Sheikh Hasina Youth Volunteer Award

Bangladesh Ambassador to Qatar, HE Mohamed Jashim Uddin presents a crest and certificate of appreciation to Dr M Evren Tok, Vice Dean for Innovation and Community Development and Founder of Maker Majlis.

Doha: Maker Majlis, a platform of the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), was invited to a special award ceremony at the Bangladesh Embassy earlier this month August, to officially recognize his impact on the lives of young people, for which he won the Sheikh Hasina Youth Volunteer Award last year.

Maker Majlis won the “Best Innovative Idea” category for the Middle East, which aimed to “reward individuals and organizations that have come up with the most innovative and creative voluntary initiatives in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic”.

Bangladeshi Ambassador to Qatar, HE Mohamed Jashim Uddin and Third Secretary, Mohamed Nashir Uddin presented Maker Majlis with a crest and certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which co-hosted the Sheikhs Hasina Youth Volunteer Awards with Ministries. youth and sports and cultural affairs. The initiative was organized under the auspices of “Dhaka Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Youth Capital 2020”.

The award specifically recognized Maker Majlis for the impact he has created in the lives of young people by empowering them to embody the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through various events and activities. During the pandemic, a strong program of virtual initiatives such as “Design Post-COVID Humanity” and “Schifa” presented young people around the world with an educational journey to help them design a roadmap for a fairer, more humane inclusive and sustainable.

Dr. M. Evren Tok, Vice Dean for Innovation and Community Development and Founder of Maker Majlis, represented the IEC at the Embassy event, accompanied by Dr. Syed Nazim Ali, Director of the Division of researcher and director of the Center for Islamic Economics and Finance. (CIEF), Dr. Mustafa Osman I. Elamin, Professor of Islam and World Affairs, Bayan Khaled, Researcher, and Alina Zaman, Research Assistant.

Dr. Ibrahim M. Zain, Acting Dean of CIS, said, “We are honored by this recognition for Maker Majlis. Amid the challenges of COVID-19, young people have suffered much of the impact of social isolation during lockdowns. Our virtual programs aimed to keep them connected and find ways to continue to channel their abilities to create social change. Through Maker Majlis, the spirit of the Sheikh Hasina Youth Volunteer Award, which aims to recognize the determination and determination of young volunteers around the world, will be continued. »

Maker Majlis is a space where young leaders can acquire the training and tools needed to unleash their creativity, innovative ideas and Islamic values ​​and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. Workshops, educational programs and events are held in partnership with local, regional and global organizations throughout the year.