GP launches Explorers 2.0 to upskill youths

Staff Correspondent

8 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Grameenphone has recently launched 'Grameenphone Explorers 2.0' to ensure the possibility of competitive growth of skills and expertise among the future leaders.

The programme began with an engaging orientation session held recently where more than 340 students from across the country had joined, said a press release.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for ICT, addressed the launching event as the chief guest while Yasir Azman, GP CEO was present.

Speaking at the function, Palak said that developing digital skills for the youth is essential for the development of the country.

"Initiatives like Grameenphone Explorer 2.0 are key enablers that help devise how the youth of this country can prepare themselves to contribute to the growth of our great nation and unlock new opportunities for our future generations," he added.

GP Explorers is an upskilling initiative from Grameenphone aims to unleash the youth's potential and transform their mindset towards skills of the future.

This year, GP Explorers 2.0 is set to feature a wide range of virtual and real-time engagements between the participants and mentors, primarily focusing on building their communication proficiency, entrepreneurship skills, and digital skills.

Over 1400 students from 67 renowned educational institutions had initially applied to be a          

part of GP Explorers, from where only 357 were chosen to be eligible for the campaign.

Some 70 percent of the learnings are designed to take place online with interactive digital tools, besides 30 percent live classes involving collaborative activities.

GP Explorers 2.0 will also hold regular counselling and experience sharing sessions for the aspiring youth's deep cognitive support.

In his speech, Yasir Azman said that as we proceed towards the 4th industrial revolution, we have to extract the best of our advantage – our demographic dividend.

"We are optimistic about seeking out more of such future leaders, this time with GP Explorers 2.0, who will contribute and help Bangladesh become a self-sustaining high-income country soon," he added.

Solaiman Alam, Chief Digital and Strategy Officer, Grameenphone, Saad Jashim, Head of Human Resources, British American Tobacco Bangladesh, Syed Tanvir Husain, Chief Human Resources Officer, Grameenphone, Lamiya Bushra, Unit Chief, Human Resources, Mutual Trust Bank, among others, were also present at the event.